**This post is dark and full of spoilers**
Over the last two seasons of Game of Thrones, it seems that Daenerys Targaryen has been a pretty bad mother to her dragon babies so far.
During Season 7, Dany lost Viserion to the Night King, who turned him into a “Dead Dragon.” In Season 8, Episode 3, we saw Viserion drop dead (literally) after Arya Stark stabbed the Night King and destroyed the Army of the Dead for good. Then, in Season 8, Episode 4, Euron Greyjoy shot Dany’s other dragon-baby, Rhaegal, directly in the face and we watched him drastically fall to his death in the sea. Wild.
Most mothers would be a bit more careful when it comes to their children, but Dany’s stupidity has come full circle as she’s gone from three dragons to one. Despite the several warnings that Cersei’s forces at King’s Landing were far too powerful, Dany trecked on anyway. I guess you can say it was her karma for not listening to her advisors.
The writers of Game of Thrones are dumb as fuck. pic.twitter.com/oxBDLoIVF4
— Noah Isaak (@noahisaak) May 7, 2019
While many fans are angry that both dragons are dead—a new fan theory suggests that maybe Drogon is not the last of the Targaryen dragons.
Redditor u/Justzxcvbnm elaborates on the theory suggesting that Drogon may have left in Season 5—abandoning Dany for a while—to care for/lay dragon eggs.
“This theory says that in the fifth season when Drogon spends almost a whole season gone, he’s actually laying eggs and is in fact a female thats why he was burning fields full of sheep, goats and etc to feed the baby dragons. He’s the only one who disappeared, the only one who drove herds and took them all like roasted sheep.”
The theory goes on to note a scene from the Season 8, Episode 5 promotional teaser, in which Euron Greyjoy looks up at the sky, only to see something that makes his eyes widen—just as the roar of a dragon rings out.
“What made me rethink this theory was after I saw an EP5 promo where Euron Greyjoy looks up at the sky and hears a roar of himself. Hears that the “grunt is very different and gets scared. Since he has seen the dragons for a long time he wouln’t be scared for just a dragon, but what if theres more dragons?”
The fan also addressed arguments that Drogon is a male, citing that Septon Barth (Hand of the King to Jaehaerys I Targaryen) believed that dragons “had no sex defined, meaning that they could change sex if needed”—a belief Master Aemon shared.
There’s also the fact that there’s no *actual* way of knowing the gender of a dragon.
“There’s another theory that is more acceptable, which is that there is no way of knowing the sex of a dragon only if they laid eggs. In the Targaryen family there was a dragon named Vermax and everyone though that he was a male because of his name but then one day he laid eggs. But how would they have eggs without having sex? There is a thing called parthenogenesis, which is an action originated from an egg without fertilization, for example the Komodo Dragon, when it is a female, can simply reproduce without the male!”
In fact, George R.R. Martin himself briefly discussed the sex of Vermax (the dragon of Rhaenyra Targaryen’s eldest son Jacaerys Velaryon) in his new Targaryen history, Fire & Blood:
“Mushroom also claims that Vermax left a clutch of dragon’s eggs at Winterfell, which is equally absurd. Whilst it is true that determining the sex of a living dragon is a nigh on impossible task, no other source mentions Vermax producing so much as a single egg, so it must be assumed that he was male. Septon Barth’s speculation that the dragons change sex at need, being “as mutable as flame,” is too ludicrous to consider.”
Meaning we have confirmation that there’s literally no way to tell the sex of a dragon, maybe because they are gender fluid.
What do you think?