Daenerys Targaryen’s murder at the hands of Jon Snow left fans heartbroken in the Game of Thrones finale.
But perhaps most devastated of all was Drogon, the silver-haired leader’s only surviving dragon, who she raised from birth.
The majestic beast was so crushed by the loss of its mother that it melted the Iron Throne with its fiery breath after realising she had been killed.
It subsequently grabbed her body in its claws and flew off into the distance, leaving many perplexed about what came next.
Amid rising speculation from fans that Drogon could have eaten Daenerys, show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss felt compelled to address the matter.
Daenerys Targaryen was murdered by Jon Snow in the GoT finale. Picture: Supplied.
In an interview included in the final season’s DVD and Blu-ray special features, the pair insisted that Drogon would never do such a thing.
“Drogon’s not going to eat you – he’s not a cat,” Benioff stressed.
“Did you see how gently he was nudging you?”
”He’s not a cat,” Benioff stressed about Daenerys’ dragon. Picture: HBO
”He’s not a cat,” Benioff stressed about Daenerys’ dragon. Picture: HBOSource:Supplied
He is of course referring to the heartbreaking nuzzle from Drogon after understanding that Daenerys was unresponsive.
Instead, they confirmed, Drogon took her to Volantis – the homeland of the Targaryens and the dragons they commanded.
Samwell Tarly noted as much in the finale episode, revealing he saw Drogon flying in that direction.
Now fans are hoping that Drogon could have been taking Daenerys to see Kinvara, a character referenced earlier in the series with the powers of resurrection.
Fans were convinced Drogon ate Daenerys after she died. Picture: Supplied.Source:Foxtel
It seems unlikely we’ll ever get an answer though, as the Targaryen spin-off series House of The Dragon, currently in production, is set long before the events of Game of Thrones.
We’d have to get one hell of a flashforward to see what became of Daenerys after her death.
However, it’s possible author George RR Martin will provide answers when he finishes writing the Song of Ice & Fire saga upon which the show is based.
This artic le originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission