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Game Of Thrones' Big Dragon Battle May Have Referenced A Former Character, And We're Worried

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Warning! This post contains spoilers for the latest episode of Game Of Thrones! Read at your own risk!

While many Game Of Thrones fans were excited to see Drogon kicking some ass when he swooped in to aide the Dothraki in their battle against the Lannister army, others are calling attention to a small detail that may have referenced a former character, and now we're worried. Could that arrow injury the dragon took be worse than it looks? Here's what fans are saying about the connection between Khal Drogo and Drogon, and how that injury could be bad news for Daenerys.

The moment, which was mentioned by an observant Redditor, has drawn the attention of Game Of Thrones fans, as they note the moment almost appears poetic since the dragon named after the fallen Khal helped lead the Dothraki to victory. Perhaps also poetic, Drogon sustained an injury to his shoulder area, and while it isn't in the same spot as Khal Drogo, it has us worried all the same. Drogo died after his small wound festered into an infection; could Drogon be headed for the same fate?

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That's an excellent question, as Game of Thrones fans know, Qyburn is more than capable of concocting some nasty poisons that can be placed on the tip of an arrow and, given that the siege weapon is his pet project, it doesn't seem impossible he may have thought to lace the arrows with something. Given the fact that Drogo's wound festered under the black magic of Mirri Maz Duur, a potentially poisoned arrow would be an excellent callback to the character, as well as terribly unfortunate for the struggling Khaleesi. Could this be how one of Dany's mightiest dragons meets his end?

Many Game Of Thrones fans (Jason Momoa included) are fans of Drogon, and to snuff out his life like that would be such an anticlimactic end to such a fearsome dragon. Sure Dany would still have Rhaegal and Viserion, but losing her favorite dragon could definitely affect the hopeful queen in a manner not many in Westeros wish to witness. Luckily, Drogon looked to be in decent shape in the trailer for next week's episode, so maybe all these fears propagated by observant fans are just a bunch of nonsense.

Game Of Thrones is all new August 13th at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. This latest episode was jam packed with other nuggets like the one above that fans should definitely read up on if they missed anything. Those all caught up should visit our summer premiere guide to plan for the final best shows of the summer, or perhaps instead look ahead to our fall premiere guide for all the great shows happening then.

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