SPOILERS from the depths of the Fourteen Flames! Catch up on Game of Thrones and consult your maester before continuing.
Pull up a sheep, it’s time for some Game of Thrones dragons theories. You know, the ones about the dragon underneath Winterfell or Hodor being able to control them by saying, “Hodor.” What about the horn that Euron Greyjoy has? Is that a dragon whistle? It’s a tricky thing to get a dragon’s cooperation and many have died trying.
There are a lot of dragon fan theories out there and many of them focus on whether you need Targaryen or Valyrian blood to train, ride, and hang out with them. Why was low-born Nettles, who may or may not have had dragon’s blood, able to tame the wild dragon Sheepstealer during the Dance of Dragons? And if Tyrion isn’t a Targ, then why didn’t Viserion and Rhaegal have themselves a Lannister lunchable when he set them free?
Maybe it’s a multitude of things, because just being a Targaryen is not a ticket to ride. Many Targaryens have tried to hatch clutches of dragon eggs or replicate their firepower with disastrous results. Remember that time Aegon IV burned down the Kingswood?
How about these dragons theories? Maybe, just maybe, dragons choose their rider. Either through sacrifice or intent, the dragon knows who’s worthy and who’s not. Or maybe dragons are just as varied as their many riders, possessing common traits but having their own personalities and will.Let’s fly over some Game of Thrones dragon fan theories and see what catches our fiery eye.
Rhaenyra was the daughter of Viserys I. As the firstborn, she challenged younger half-brother Aegon II as heir to the Iron Throne. When he refused to cede the crown, a civil war, the Dance of Dragons, began. Rhaenyra finally took the Iron Throne but quickly became unpopular as more and more heads appeared on pikes at the gates of the city.Her increasing paranoia drove her to call for the killing of Ser Addam Velaryon and a girl named Nettles (both dragonseeds). The decision caused those previously loyal to Rhaenyra to switch allegiance to her brother Aegon II. After an attack at the Dragonpit, she fled King’s Landing, taking refuge at Dragonstone. Her half-brother Aegon II fed her to his dragon Sunfyre.