Ever since Game of Thrones first hit the screens in 2011, fans of the program have been through an emotional roller coaster every season. For all that, everyone always anticipated the next season with an almost masochistic delight.
Scenes such as the beheading of Ned Stark at the end of the first season and the infamous Red Wedding communicated in no uncertain terms that every character was at risk (although the fact that Sean Bean played Ned Stark should already have been a clue to the character’s fate). Even fan-favorite Jon Snow wasn’t spared the knife although he was thankfully resurrected the following season.
But all good things must come to an end and both Game of Thrones fans and the people who work on the series are dealing with it in their own way.
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) have managed to translate their on-screen romance into real life and got married recently. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) shared a photo of a pair of bloody sneakers while Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) got herself a House Stark tattoo.
So what did Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons do? Well, for one thing, she didn’t have that mouthful tattooed onto her.
Instead, she got herself inked with her three dragons on the inside of her wrist. She even showed it off on Instagram with the caption “MOD [Mother of Dragons] 4 LYFE!!!!” and “made sure this mamma ain’t NEVER forgetting her babies.”
The tattoo shows the dragons Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion flying in formation. It will be a fitting reminder for the actress long after the show is done of just how influential her dragons were to the whole story.
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It wasn’t really covered in the TV series but in the novels, as soon as the dragons were hatched, magic started to return to the world. So the dragons are important not just for the military advantage that they confer (as clearly and brutally shown on TV) but also for their role as the embodiment of magic.
Towards the end of Season 7, we saw how Viserion was killed and then resurrected by the Night King. It will be interesting to see how Daenerys will face up to her now-undead “child” once Season 8 rolls in. Will she be the one to finally kill Viserion and give him the peace of death that he deserves?
One thing is for sure, the name “Viserion” seems to be an unlucky name! For those who don’t remember, Viserion was the pompous older brother of Daenerys who met an ignominious end when Khal Drogo poured molten gold onto his head.
Either way, we hope that the final season of Game of Thrones gives a fitting ending to the series that we have all come to love.
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