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Behind the Scenes Facts About Burning the Khals

Updated 6 Nov 2017 476 votes 149 voters 13.3k views16 items

List RulesVote up the most compelling, fun fact about the Khaleesi's fiery showstopper

There are FIERY SPOILERS in this burning the khals scene list don't read on until you are ready for the dosh khaleen showdown.
 
Are any Targaryens fireproof besides Dany? Considering that one Aerion the Monstrous actually drank wildfire and died screaming, probably not. Daenerys walking out of the fiery temple at Vaes Dothrak is a very big deal. She didn’t need Drogon, Viserion, or Rhaegal to get it done. She just needed little ol' her and her two fanboys to kill the guards and lock the doors from the outside.  
 
The Daenerys khal scene took a lot of people, two locations, one closed set for Emilia Clarke, tons of health and safety personnel, and a lot of liquid propane to set the temple of the khals ablaze. “Book of the Stranger” director Daniel Sackheim worked with many departments in order to make the Mother of Dragons look awesome as she walked proudly out of the khal’s temple in her birthday suit.  
 
Joe Naufahu, who played Khal Moro, just knew that trash-talking the Stallion/Dragon Who Mounts the World wasn’t going to fly. He even braced himself for the call from his mother where she would tell him he got what he deserved. Still, Naufahu and his fellow khals didn’t know their fate until they arrived on set in Spain and saw their fiery demise all set up and waiting for them. That’s a wrap on the khals, everyone.  
 
It took two months to build the temple set and two and a half minutes to watch it all burn to the ground. Production Designer Deborah Riley called the moment very “satisfying.” After all, that’s what the job is all about.  
 
Vote up the most compelling, fun item on this list. Was it the “world’s biggest bonfire” or Jason Momoa’s reaction to what his “boo” did to his former khal pals? You be the judge, because you’re probably better at reading Khaleesi than these guys. 
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