*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons have had a rough go of things in season eight of Game of Thrones. First Viserion, who was turned into a White Walker (or wight) last season, met his ultimate demise when the Army of the Dead was defeated. Then Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) pal Rhaegal got unexpectedly shot out of the air by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) in episode four. Now, all that’s left of Dany’s “children” is good ol’ Drogon.
It seems pretty lame of the GoT powers that be, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, to kill off all the dragons—especially when they teased there might be more. So, we can’t help but wonder: Is Drogon really the only remaining fire-breather? Maybe not.
One Reddit theory, courtesy of user Justzxcvbnm, making its rounds on the internet suggests—wait for it—Drogon is actually female and she has a whole brood of dragons laying around somewhere. If you remember, Drogon did spend most of season five off on her (?) own, burning fields of animals (weird). Perhaps the dragon was gone because she was laying eggs and had to kill all those farm animals to feed her little ones.
In the episode five promo, Euron does look up into the sky and let out a strange roar—could this be because he sees a flock of dragons? Maybe. Since airplanes don’t exist in Westeros, he’s presumably looking at a dragon.
Before you point out that Drogon has generally been accepted as a male in the series, it’s worth noting that in the books Septon Barth believed dragons were technically genderless and could change their sex as they so desired.
This theory paired with the four dragons on that sword in the opening definitely has us thinking…