Drogon the Dragon

Drogon from Game of Thrones is one of the dragons born in the Dothraki Sea, along with Viserion and Rhaegal. He is named after Daenerys’ late husband, Khal Drogo, and is distinguished by his black and red scales and red-black wings. He is the largest and most aggressive of the three hatchlings and became particularly popular thanks to the amazing success of the TV series.


Drogon is a male dragon belonging to Daenerys Targaryen and the eldest brother of Rhaegal and Viserion. He is the largest of her three dragons, as well as the most spirited and aggressive. As such, Daenerys has problems keeping him in control, despite seeing him as her “son”. Many believe Drogon to be a reincarnation of Balerion, the Black dread, due to his being the same colors and of similar personality.

Drogon was the most aggressive and least shy of all three of Daenerys’ dragons. In the TV series, he was fiercely protective of his mother, and would rush to her aid if he sensed she was in danger. He was stubborn and the hardest to control of his siblings. However, he was loyal to her and to them. He was capable of mourning, as he was seen to cry out when his brothers Viserion and Rhaegal were each killed. Drogon also joined Daenerys in mourning Ser Jorah Mormont when he died defending her. When Drogon found Daenerys dead in the arms of her grieving lover, Jon, after he reluctantly assassinated her to stop her destruction, Drogon let out roars of anguish and grief. When she died, Drogon melted the Iron Throne in his desire to vent his anger, unintentionally ensuring no one would ever sit on the corrupting symbol of power ever again. Drogon could also be vengeful, as he was determined to, along with his mother, destroy the Iron Fleet after he watched Rhaegal die at the hands of their commander, Euron Greyjoy. As such, he bore a deep hate for ballistas.

In the books, Drogon is far more vicious and feral, and Daenerys is unable to make him listen to her commands.

In appearance, Drogon was black with red wings, eyes, and frills, and his flames were similar in color. In the TV series, he grew much faster and larger than in the books, reaching the size of a Boeing 747 jet by the events of season 7 after hatching from an egg the size of a cantaloupe in Season 1.

In the months afterwards, Drogon is mentioned to be flying towards Volantis, whereupon the newly elected king of Westeros, Bran Stark, decides to use his magic to search for the dragon. It is not known if Bran ever found Drogon, or what happened to him afterwards.

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