HBO has been firmly cryptic with the last season of Game of Thrones, however fans have been managing with the little details they’ve been given. After the company released another poster for the show’s forthcoming season this week, GoT lovers concentrated on some alluring subtleties. The poster demonstrates a closeup of the swords making up the Iron Throne combining into the face of a dragon. Thinking about its dark scales and red eyes, it’s likely Drogon, one of Daenerys Targaryen’s mythical serpents, which was named after her previous spouse, Drogo.
In spite of the fact that the poster didn’t state much—other than “GOT” and the Season 8 release date (April 14)— a few fans still deciphered the representation in an intriguing way: If there’s a dragon associated with the Iron Throne, does that mean a Targaryen will finish up on the honored position before the finish of the show?
While it’s anything but difficult to think this focuses to Daenerys’ future as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, remember Jon Snow is in fact a Targaryen too. In the Season 7 finale, we discovered that his actual parents were Lyanna Stark (Ned’s sister) and Rhaegar Targaryen (Daenerys’ sibling), who were married in secret, giving him a claim to the throne.
Another (less idealistic) result could be that the honored position could be burnt up out and out. The Iron Throne was made by the early Targaryen king Aegon the Conqueror, who gathered the swords of his rivals and merged them together with the blazing breath of his winged serpent, Balerion the Black Dread. Is it conceivable that only a dragon can annihilate the structure?
Eventually, it’s possible the poster is totally random to the plot, much the same as how the “Crypts of Winterfell” teaser released in January had “nothing to do with the series,” as indicated by Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark). It would appear that we won’t discover anything of importance until GoT is back on air in a month.