23 May, Thursday
"Game of Thrones" came to its dramatic conclusion with the series finale, "The Iron Throne," on Sunday night. The titled referred to the iconic seat of power in Westeros around which many of the show's narratives revolved. But partway through the finale, Daenerys Targaryen was killed, and her last living dragon, Drogon, melted the Iron Throne in his rage and grief before flying away with his mother's body.
The Iron Throne is no more. Later in the episode, Bran Stark was elected King of the Six Kingdoms, though we never saw his throne.
Some fans were left wondering why Drogon destroyed the throne but left Jon Snow unharmed, while more still are curious about where he's headed.
Dragons are highly intelligent creatures, and Drogon likely understood the corruptive power of the throne
"Game of Thrones" didn't often highlight how smart Daenerys' dragons were, but there was enough evidence from past scenes and from George R.R. Martin's books to help show the audience that they had personalities of their own.
"Dragons are intelligent," Tyrion said on the sixth season. "More intelligent than men, according to some maesters. They have affection for their friends and fury for their enemies."
They had obviously learned pieces of language, like the "dracarys" fire command Daenerys used throughout the series. But they were also emotionally linked to their mother.
On the fifth and sixth season, Drogon left Meereen and was seen roaming the skies above Valyria when Tyrion and Jorah sailed through the Doom. Drogon returned to rescue Daenerys from the dragonpit of Meereen when she was surrounded by enemies and on the brink of death.