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We Finally Have an Answer to This Major Question from the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

OBVIOUSLY, there are spoilers ahead.


The Game of Thrones finale will likely be a topic of conversation for years to come, so let’s all just get nice and comfy with that. Now that that’s settled, let’s move on to the issue at hand: apparently, we had Drogon all wrong.

In the epic (and controversial) GoT finale, Jon Snow kills Daenerys in a shocking, emotional moment. In reply, Daenerys’ dragon Drogon lets out a bellowing, fiery breath and burns down the Iron Throne. Many fans took this to be Drogon’s retaliation for the killing his master; others saw it as symbolism in regards to the throne and the devastation it caused.

But according to the episode’s script, which has been shared on the Emmys website, none of these fan theories are correct. The real reason Drogon burned the throne? It was a total accident. An excerpt from the scrips reads: “Drogon wants to burn the world but he will not kill Jon. He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone. We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne — not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration.”

Womp, womp. “A dumb bystander?!?” Not a beautiful, intentional metaphor? Needless to say, fans are disappointed in this revelation. “HE WASN’T EVEN AIMING FOR IT?!” one angry Twitter user wrote. “At least it could have been a logical explanation,” lamented another.

Sigh. Will the Game of Thrones heartbreak ever end?