Did [SPOILER] really kill [SPOILER] in the Game of Thrones series finale?

Well, Game of Thrones has officially left our lives forever. Let’s all be sad as that sinks in for a moment. During the episode, there was only one major death that occurred, and it was a  doozy. So, before you venture any further, please beware the SPOILERS after the cut.

Still here? Cool, let’s get into it. As Queen Daenerys Targaryen is surveying the broke throne room in the Red Keep where the Iron Throne called home, she approached the seat forged by Aegon the Conqueror and his dragon Baeleron the Black Dread. She lightly ran her fingers on one of the many swords melted into the seat and turned as if to sit upon it, when she noticed Jon “Aegon Targaryen” Snow watching from a doorway.

You see, Jon had just visited Tyrion Lannister who was being held captive for treason, and Tyrion did his level best to convince Jon that Dany was the wrong person to sit the Iron Throne, and that Jon’s sisters would never be safe because they would never bend the knee. Jon knew this and began to weigh his options as he went to visit Daenerys in the throne room.

Jon angrily recalled how Grey Worm and his Unsullied were killing surrendered Lannister soldiers in the streets, and Dany did not care, telling Jon the men made their choice to follow Cersei and their punishment was death.

She then began to tell Jon all the way he and she would break the wheel and said that those who would not bend the knee would suffer the same punishment as King’s Landing (paraphrasing, of course), and when Jon heard this he knew what he had to do.

As the two embraced and kissed, Jon drew his dagger and stabbed Daenerys Targaryen in the heart, killing her instantly. She never got to sit on the Iron Throne. Drogon, having a connection with his mother, came to the scene and melted the Iron Throne into slag, while decidedly not killing Jon. I guess being a Targaryen has its perks after all.

Having destroyed the one thing that Daenerys coveted most in life, Drogon gently lifted his mother in his claws and flew away across the Narrow Sea…or so it appeared.

And there you have it: Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons, breathed her last breath seemingly suffering from the same madness that caused Jaime Lannister to kill her father. It was, in the end, a bittersweet death.

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