'Game of Thrones' Fans Are Convinced Drogon Had Babies And We're Going To See Them Next Episode
*Game of Thrones season eight spoilers ahead*
It's been a tough old time for Daenerys Targaryen who has gone from three dragons down to one.
In the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, the Mother of Dragons lost Rhaegal when Euron Greyjoy and co brutally shot him out of the sky. Before that, the Night King and his army killed Viserion before turning him into a zombie dragon at the end of season seven.
As it stands, there's only Drogon left, who is no doubt next on Cersi and her army's kill list as the only real remaining threat. Or is it?
A theory which began circulating on Reddit argues that Drogon is in fact a female dragon who went off to birth to a litter of dragons in season five.
The Reddit user explains: "When Drogon spends almost a whole season gone, he's actually laying eggs and is in fact a female that's why he was burning fields full of sheep, goats and etc to feed the baby dragons.
"Hes the only one who disappeared, the only one who drove herds and took them all like roasted sheep."
It's actually SO convincing if you watch the teaser for episode five.
Near the start of the 50-second trailer we see Euron Greyjoy glance towards the sky. Nothing weird about that, right? He could just be marvelling at the weather.
But it's when the trailer shows a shot of the cloudy sky, quickly followed by a second shot of Euron looking up at it that we're convinced something's up. Not only does he look far more fearful this time, we hear the shriek of a dragon - and possibly not just one.
At this point, Euron's seen his fair share of dragon action, so surely seeing Drogon flying in the sky isn't enough to elicit this kind of response. But, I don't know, a sky full of fire-breathing, winged reptiles flying towards him and his army surely resulting in instant death?
Well, that's surely enough to make his blood turn cold.
Plus, there's no way HBO would show this shot of Euron in the trailer twice unless it had some major significance. Like, you guessed it, the fact there's thunder (the official term for a gang of dragons, FYI) of dragons on their way.
And before you delve into the small matter of Drogon being male, listen to this: the theory points out that Septon Barth believed that dragons "had no sex defined" and "they could change sex if needed", which Meistre Aemon agreed with.
It's also worth remembering that Barth spent a lot of time studying dragons as he was the right hand of King Jaehaerys I, meaning if anyone knows dragons, it's this dude.
There's also the suggestion that Drogon was never a male at all, and everyone just assumed he was. The GoT superfan explained in the Targaryen family there was once a dragon called Vermax and everyone assumed he was a male because of his name until he laid eggs.
God we hope this is true and Drogon's babies are on their way to obliterate Cersei's army.
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