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Daenerys and Drogon in Daznak's Pit - by Marc Simonetti ©

Alias The Winged Shadow
The queen's monster
The black beast
Allegiance Daenerys Targaryen
Race Dragon
Born In 299 AC, at Dothraki Sea
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

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Drogon is one of the dragons born in the Dothraki Sea. Commanded by Daenerys Targaryen, he is named for her dead husband, Drogo.

Drogon is believed to be the reincarnation of Balerion the Black Dread, but Daenerys decides to give him a new name for his new life.[1]

The largest and most aggressive of Daenerys's three dragons, Daenerys has problems reining him in.


See also: Images of Drogon

Drogon's scales are black, his horns and spinal plates are blood red,and his eyes are smouldering red pits.[2]

Drogon's flame is black fire shot with red and the wash of its heat can be felt 30 feet away. His wing flap sounds like the clap of thunder. He bleeds black blood.[2]

As of A Dance with Dragons, Drogon's wings stretch 20 feet from tip-to-tip, black as jet.[2]

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A Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen and hatchling Drogon. © Fantasy Flight Games

Drogon's egg is black as the midnight sea, alive with scarlet ripples and swirls.

The maegi Mirri Maz Duur proclaims that in order to bring new life one must give life. Daenerys burns Drogo's body, along with Mirri Maz Duur herself and the three eggs to give life to Drogon and his brothers, Viserion and Rhaegal.[3]

A Clash of Kings

When Daenerys arrives in Qarth, Drogon along with the other dragons are a marvel to the inhabitants of the ancient city.[1][4][5] Drogon is on her shoulder when she enters Qarth.

When Daenerys receives the news from Quhuru Mo of the Usurper's death black Drogon is seated in her lap, he hisses and pale smoke rises before Daenerys’s face like a veil.

When Daenerys enters the House of the Undying, she has Drogon accompany her. Once inside, Drogon reacts to the visions that Daenerys has. When they come upon the Undying, Drogon defends Daenerys by attacking the pulsating heart that stands at the center of the room, thereby slaying the Undying. This allows Daenerys to escape the House and seems to have seriously damaged the structure itself.[6]

A Storm of Swords

Drogon is slightly larger than the size of a small dog. Drogon is part of the payment that Daenerys agrees to in order to pay for all Unsullied in Astapor. However, once she has received the Unsullied, she orders the Good Masters killed and Drogon returns to Daenerys.[7]

Drogon and Dany take flight for the first time - by Marc Fishman ©

A Feast for Crows

Tales start to reach Westeros of dragons.[8]

A Dance with Dragons

A man appears before Daenerys in her throne room, carrying a sack with bones in it, claiming it is his child Hazzea and that Drogon had killed and eaten her.[9] He calls Drogon the winged shadow. Horrified, Daenerys orders all three dragons to be captured and imprisoned in a pit inside of her Great Pyramid.

Viserion and Rhaegal were eventually chained (though not without cost) in a makeshift dragonpit in the Great Pyramid but Drogon escaped and disappeared.

When the fighting pits are re-opened, Drogon appears in Daznak's Pit, drawn by the noise and smell of blood. Drogon descends into the pit and kills the boar that is present. An animal handler named Harghaz attacks Drogon with a long spear and comes close to slaying Drogon. Daenerys, seeing her "child" in peril, runs to him just when Drogon kills Harghaz. After much difficulty, losing her hair to fire once again, Daenerys manages to mount Drogon and fly away on his back.[2]

Drogon takes Dany to his lair in the Dothraki Sea. Later, just after Drogon has killed and devoured a horse on the Dothraki Sea, he and Daenerys are discovered by the khalasar of Khal Jhaqo.[10]

Known dragonriders of Drogon

Quotes about Drogon

"Khaleesi … there sits Balerion, come again". [1]

-Aggo, to Daenerys

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