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Game of Thrones season 8 theories: Dragon speculation falls through as fans rage over Daenerys plot

Fans aren't so happy with Dany's current plot, or at the apparent attempt to humanise Cersei

Dragon Rhaegal Death Scene - Game Of Thrones

*Spoiler warning for Game of Thrones season 8 episodes 4 and 5*

After several predictions that all resulted in Daenerys getting more dragons to take King's Landing from Cersei, it turned out that she didn't actually need them.

Following the devastating death of her dragon/child Rhaegal in episode four, it was speculated that Dany would get her hands on some dragon babies that fans believed Drogon had hatched back in season five.

This was fuelled in part by Euron Greyjoy actor Pilou Asbaek, whose character was responsible for Rhaegal's death. In an Instagram post, he teased fans by suggesting what Euron was so worried about in the episode five trailer.

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Dragon babies was the least outlandish of the dragon theories, which also included speculation that Dany would somehow turn into a dragon herself.

Yet Drogon proved more than enough to cause chaos through the city. Unfortunately fans aren't so happy with the show's decision to send Dany spiralling into the same madness that afflicted her father, whilst at the same time appearing to humanise Cersei.

While Cersei’s tears were no doubt because her time as ruler of the Seven Kingdoms was up – and not due to the loss of life - the episode did dedicate a remarkable chunk of time making viewers feel bad for her.

Viewers pointed out that, up until now, Cersei has been the most merciless character on the series and to humanise her in a bid to bring Daenerys down is a problematic move – especially when Dany was doing a good job of vilifying herself.

Along with the dragon theories, the several deaths that unfolded were also vastly different to how fans had predicted them.

Melisandre's "brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes" prophesy for Arya, in particular, went awry as the green-eyed Cersei and her twin brother Jaime met their fate in the bowels of the Red Keep, rather than at the hands of the young assassin.

Game of Thrones concludes with the final episode on 19 May, which will air on HBO in the US and via Sky Atlantic and NowTV in the UK.

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