Could This Game Of Thrones "Ice Dragon" Theory Be True?
There's been a theory circling the internet for years that the final battle between humanity and the Knight King's horde would introduce a terrifying new threat to the Seven Kingdoms: The fabled Ice Dragon.
In 1980, George R.R. Martin released a children's book titled "The Ice Dragon." While the story doesn't have any of the same characters for ASOIAF, it does provide a pretty sweet description of what an Ice Dragon looks like:
The ice dragon was large, half again the size of the scaled green war dragons that Hal and his fellows flew. Adara had heard legends of wild dragons larger than mountains, but she had never seen any. Hal’s dragon was big enough, to be sure, five times the size of a horse, but it was small compared to the ice dragon, and ugly besides.
The ice dragon was a crystalline white, that shade of white that is so hard and cold that it is almost blue. It was covered with hoarfrost, so when it moved its skin broke and crackled as the crust on the snow crackles beneath a man’s boots, and flakes of rime fell off. Its eyes were clear and deep and icy.
While the story of The Ice Dragon hasn't been confirmed to be linked to ASOIAF, Ice Dragons are mentioned in the books as part of Westerosi legends. They are mentioned in a tale that Old Nan told the Stark Children and Jon Snow.
For fans of Game of Thrones, we have come to learn that many Old Nan's bedtime stories often become prophetic. Like the time she told the story about The Long Night, when "The sun hides for years and children are born and live and die, all in darkness."
Obviously this is very circumstantial evidence, but given this information, it's entirely possible we see an Ice Dragon at some point in the final two seasons of the show and possibly even in the books.
If this theory does in fact come to fruition, one could assume that the "Ice Dragon" will likely be one of Daenerys' dragons.
One possible scenario being that one of them dies in an epic battle and is then resurrected by none other than The Night King. Another scenario that some have speculated is that there is in fact an ice dragon laying dormant within The Wall.
To add even more fuel to the speculative fire, when asked if a "dragon White Walker" was possible in the final two seasons at SXSW, showrunner David Benioff replied, "maybe."
That's not a "no" and it's sure as a hell a good enough answer to get me pumped!
This could also be what Kit Harington was referring to in his latest reveal that the last two seasons will be "much bigger in scale" and "break boundaries" with CGI technology.
Winter is coming, and hopefully so is an Ice Dragon!
What do you think, will we see an Ice Dragon at some point in Game of Thrones?
Are there any other theories that you think are more plausible? Let me know in the comments below!