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Drogon, by Christopher Burdett © Fantasy Flight Games

Owner Daenerys Targaryen
Species Dragon
Born In 299 ACDothraki sea

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Drogon is one of the dragons born in the Dothraki sea. Commanded by Daenerys Targaryen, he is named for her late husband, Khal Drogo.[1]

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

Appearance and Character

Drogon's scales are black, his horns and spinal plates are blood red, and his eyes are smoldering red pits.[4] His teeth are black as well.[5][4] His flame is black fire shot with red,[6][4] and the wash of its heat can be felt thirty feet away. His wing flap sounds like the clap of thunder. He bleeds black blood.[4]

Drogon is the largest[7] and most aggressive of Daenerys's three dragons. She has problems reining him in.[8]

As of mid-300 AC, Drogon's wings stretch twenty feet from tip-to-tip, black as jet.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Drogon's black egg, on Khal Drogo's funeral pyre. By Julepe © Fantasy Flight Games

At the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen to Khal Drogo, she receives multiple bride gifts, including three petrified dragon eggs from Magister Illyrio Mopatis. Drogon's egg is black as the midnight sea, alive with scarlet ripples and swirls.[9]

The maegi Mirri Maz Duur proclaims that in order to bring new life one has to give life. Daenerys burns Drogo's body, along with Mirri Maz Duur herself and the three eggs, birthing Drogon and his brothers, Viserion and Rhaegal.[10]

A Clash of Kings

Daenerys Targaryen and hatchling Drogon. © Fantasy Flight Games

In the Red Waste, Daenerys names the black dragon Drogon, after her husband Khal Drogo.[1]

When Daenerys arrives in Qarth, Drogon and the other dragons are a marvel to the inhabitants of the ancient city.[1][11][12] Drogon is on her shoulder when she enters Qarth.[11]

When Daenerys receives the news from Quhuru Mo of the news of the death of King Robert Baratheon, the Usurper, Drogon is seated in her lap. He hisses, and pale smoke rises before Daenerys's face like a veil.[11]

When Daenerys enters the House of the Undying, she has Drogon accompany her. Once inside, Drogon reacts to the visions that Daenerys has. When the Undying attack Daenerys, Drogon defends her by attacking the pulsating heart that stands at the center of the room, thereby slaying all of the Undying. This allows Daenerys to escape the House, and seems to seriously damage the structure itself.[13]

A Storm of Swords

Drogon is slightly larger than the size of a small dog. In order to pay for all Unsullied in Astapor, Daenerys agrees to sell Drogon to the Good Masters. However, once she has received the Unsullied, she tells the masters that "a dragon is no slave", and with the command "Dracarys", Drogon looses his flame in Kraznys mo Nakloz's face. Daenerys then commands the Unsullied to attack their former masters, and Drogon joins in with the destruction.[7]

A Feast for Crows

Tales of dragons start to reach Westeros.[14]

A Dance with Dragons

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

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.[2] He calls Drogon the winged shadow. Horrified, Daenerys orders all three dragons to be captured and imprisoned. Viserion and Rhaegal are eventually chained (though not without cost) in a makeshift "dragon pit" in the Great Pyramid, but Drogon escapes and disappears.[15]

When the fighting pits of Meereen are re-opened, Drogon appears above Daznak's Pit, drawn by the noise and smell of blood. Always the largest of Daenerys's three dragons, in the wild he has grown even larger, his wings now measuring twenty feet across. Drogon descends into the pit and kills the boar that had just killed Barsena Blackhair, and begins to devour both corpses. He sets much of the arena ablaze once provoked, and causes chaos and carnage as the citizens flee and trample one another. An animal handler named Harghaz attacks Drogon with a long spear, and comes close to slaying him. Daenerys, seeing her "child" in peril, runs to him just when Drogon kills Harghaz. After much difficulty, losing her hair and clothing after he bathes her in dragonfire, Daenerys manages to use a whip to berate and mount Drogon, then flies away on his back.[4]

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

Drogon takes Daenerys to his lair in Dragonstone in the Dothraki sea. Later, just after Drogon has killed and devoured a horse on the plains, he and Daenerys are discovered by the khalasar of Khal Jhaqo.[8]

Known dragonriders of Drogon

Quotes about Drogon

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

A dragon is no slave.[7]

See also