There are no dragons in Game of Thrones. Daenerys Targaryen is not the Mother of Dragons. There are no dragons in Westeros according to a fiery Game of Thrones Reddit debate.
Apparently, the dragons in Game of Thrones are actually wyverns. This is some Dungeons & Dragons bullsh*t. Redditor 4h0y1m4p1r4t3 came to a mind-blowing revelation while playing Skyrim and shared this image of the difference between a dragon and a wyvern, which is that dragons have four legs and two wings, while wyverns have two legs and wings.
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Sorry, but “Mother of Wyverns” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Then there are the people who argue that wyverns are a subset of dragons, thus making them dragons. The definition of Wyvern: “a dragon with forelegs only, wings, and a barbed tail.”
This observation ignited a nerd war on whether or not there are dragons in Game of Thrones.
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Then there was this post in A Reddit of Ice and Fire that gave George R.R. Martin’s perspective on the highly-contested dragon vs. wyvern debate:
I know this has been covered but reading through fire and blood I saw some more evidence to add to the debate. Martin references Valyria and talks about types of dangerous creatures such as wyverns being there. I’m pretty sure wyverns are also mentioned in one of the early books. Isn’t this clear evidence dragons and wyverns are different in this world? In my eyes shows such as GOT and the Hobbit are making the dragons with two let’s because they are more realistic, a big heavy dragon with four legs taking flight probably would not be believable.
If you want to get super technical, Daenerys isn’t riding dragons or wyverns. Daenerys rides a half-completed amusement ride and a sh*t-ton of CGI.
You can call these Game of Thrones creatures wyverns, fire-drakes, flying lizards, lizard pegasuses, but the fact of the matter is that Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion are definitely dragons. Hopeully the next worthless debate is whether Viserion is an ice dragon or a zombie dragon.
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