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What Really Went Down Between Drogon and Jon Snow During the Game of Thrones Series Finale
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*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

After watching the Game of Thrones series finale, we were left with two big questions on our mind: Does the craft services department get kickbacks for these water bottle and coffee cup placements throughout season eight? Also, why didn't Drogon kill Jon Snow after our protagonist killed Daenerys?

To recap: Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen had a very tough decision to make. He could go on bending the knee to his aunt and queen Daenerys, who burned innocent people and massacred thousands to take the Iron Throne, or he could end the bloodshed now. He decided to end it, taking Daenerys's life with a dagger to the heart during their final makeout sesh.

So why didn't Dany's faithful dragon, her last remaining child, take revenge against the man who murdered his mother? Why didn't Drogon let fire rain down on Jon Snow when he had the chance? In a very intimate moment, Jon stares into Drogon's dragon eyes, and, not sure about you, but all we could think was "RUN, JON, RUN!!!!" Alas, Drogon turned his scaly face toward the Iron Throne instead, breathing fire on the throne 'til it melted into a puddle of liquid swords and molten metal.

The reason for this mercy: Dragons are incredibly intelligent creatures. We think that Drogon realized in that moment that it wasn't Jon that had killed Dany, it was her hunger for power, and her unrelenting desire for the Iron Throne. She would stop at nothing, not even killing innocents and burning everyone alive, to sit on the throne, and she wasn't even going to stop there. Her whole life was dedicated to that sole purpose of ruling the Seven Kingdoms, and even after she murdered everyone in King's Landing for it, she was already firing up her Unsullied and Dothraki armies to continue their conquests. She had let her thirst for power drive her mad, and Drogon realized it wasn't Jon's fault, in the end. It was the symbol of the Iron Throne and all the terrible things it stood for that really killed his dragon queen.

Or, as Twitter user @CrayCrayRules pointed out, Drogon's dumb as rocks and saw the Iron Throne as a bunch of little knives. Dany was killed by a pointy stabby thing, and that chair is made of a bunch of pointy stabby things, he could've thought.

"Take that, knifey chair. My Queen, you have been avenged," the post reads. 

You win, Internet. You win.

RELATED: How ‘Game of Thrones’ Predicted Every Major Character’s Final Fate Ages Ago

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