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As the world waits for Game of Thrones Season 7, fans and media get more and more rabid for any and all details regarding the final episodes of HBO's successful series. Today, we're gifted with another speculative nugget that has ties to the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen. We've been told the dragons will be big, and now one guy involved in the design is sharing a bit more that seems to confirm that will be the case in Season 7:
I can't really give you any information about Season 7. HBO is, of course, very sensitive to these things, but you can look at the progression from previous seasons and things get bigger and more visually complex. And as each season moves along I would expect to see some of the things grow. So, the spectacle always gets bigger and bigger and bigger... if you look at what's happened from Season 5 to Season 6, the dragon grew larger.
That comes from Rhythm & Hues Visual Effects Supervisor Derek Spears. Spears and the Rhythm & Hues team are responsible for bringing Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal to life on Game of Thrones. Spears is far less candid than Game of Thrones director Matt Shakman, who said weeks ago the dragons were the size of 747 airplanes. Shakman's comments and Spears statement to Screen Rant all but confirm that dragons will be bigger and better than ever in Game of Thrones.
What Derek Spears and Matt Shakman still haven't confirmed is which dragons are which size. Drogon has been the biggest of the bunch to date, so when Shakman says "the dragons" does he mean Drogon is the size of a 747 and Viserion and Rhaegal are slightly smaller than that? Or have the dragons caught up and are all the same size? Regardless, three big dragons in battle have played out well for the Targaryen family in the past, and helped them unite the Seven Kingdoms Of Westeros for over a century. That alone might means that the times we're going to see Dany in Westeros, we're probably seeing her dragons as well. How will anyone be able to stand against her?
That's always the million-dollar question when you go into a season of Game of Thrones, isn't it? Time and time again we see the show stacks the odds unequivocally in one house's favor, only for a crazy series of events to flip the script and introduce a stronger player to the game. As much as I'm rooting for Dany, I've been burned before into thinking someone was walking their way into being the ruler of Westeros, only to have them slain before my very eyes. If Season 7 ends with Dany dying after all she's went through to make it back to Westeros, I'm not sure I'll be able to handle it.