Game of Thrones Script: Why the Iron Throne was Burned?

It’s about time that we all find out

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Game of Thrones finale is one of the biggest disappointments in the history of television shows. While people were expecting Dany and Jon to rule over the seven kingdoms, he killed Dany and Bran was named at the ruler of six kingdoms while Sansa ruled the North.


Though many fans have been hoping for a Game of Thrones sequel, the hopes are fruitless as HBO has no such plans. The only breather for the hardcore Game of Thrones fans, who cannot forget the series is that they can now know how the bits and pieces of how the series ended the way it did. One such opportunity arrived recently.

Game of Thrones: Why the Iron Throne was Burned?
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Many Games of Thrones fans were impressed by Drogon’s act of burning the Iron Throne, and some even wished that he might have done so because his mother was dead and he blamed it. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. As per the actual script of Game of Thrones Season 8, made available by HBO, Drogon had no idea about the significance of the throne around which the George RR Martin’s books are based. He just burned it because he was angry; his mother was dead, and the throne was nothing but collateral damage.


Another intriguing piece from the Game of Thrones series is that Dany is absolutely dead. Some fans might hope that the Red Woman could revive her as Jon was, but the writers have ensured that it wasn’t a possibility. The script mentions that Drogon heads to the Eastern Sky and fades into the black. As black colour is associated with death, Dany is not coming back.


Game of Thrones Season 8 has plucked up 32 Emmy nominations. Though some of them are well-deserved, especially the ones related to acting, one that fans can’t digest is the Best Writing Category for which David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are nominated. As many fans consider their writing skills to be abysmal, this nomination has been criticized heavily and made fun of on social media.

What do you think of the logic behind the burning of the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones or have you switched to the books?