Saturday, October 01, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 7: Khal Drogo Back as White Walker?

Game of Thrones Season 7: Khal Drogo Back as White Walker?

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While there are numerous spoilers and non-spoilers floating around the Internet about Game of Thrones Season 7, here is another one to titillate fans. The latest buzz is about Khal Drogo, who is apparently coming back in the HBO fantasy series’ upcoming season. Is he returning as a White Walker?

With Jon Snow’s return from the clutches of death in Game of Thrones Season 6, nothing now seems impossible for the show.  Although we have seen Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) meeting his last in Season 1, speculations are high that he might come back in Game of Thrones Season 7.  What has fueled such theories? Of course the rumor mill started churning Khal Drogo’s return stories only after Momoa posted a photograph on his Instagram page.  The image worked as a hint in disguise that went viral shortly, making fans curious and restless at the same time.

An innocent post by the actor provided endless grist to the rumor mill.

The post read:

prideofgypsiesCheeeeehhoooooooooo. @Guinness in Ireland. Drinking mothers milk With my brothers @captainriff dan and david. Love ya GOT the greatest show on earth ALOHA DROGO.

What does it indicate? Could Momoa be in Ireland for the shoot of GOT? This was posited by Glamour Celeb. Is Khal Drogo coming back to Game of Thrones Season 7?

Khal  Drogo is a fearless, ruthless and cruel warrior of the Dothraki, who was married to Daenerys as a part of a deal in Game of Thrones Season 1. In return, Drogo supplied Dothraki troops to support Prince Viserys Targaryen to make a play for the Iron Throne of Westeros.

Later on, Drogo became vegetated as Mirri Maaz Durr. The maegi gave him a poultice to treat his wound. In the first season itself, Daenerys killed him with a pillow to end his misery and Drogo’s body was burnt on a funeral pyre (which is unlike the death of Jon Snow). However, he appeared a few times in Game of Thrones Season 2 in her visions when she visits the House of the Undying.

To date, Khal Drogo never appeared in the series in his living form (after Season 1). So now there is a big question mark over his return in Game of Thrones Season 7. How will the show bring Drogo back from the dead? Here is a very convincing theory.

Khal Drogo can still be resurrected as  Jon Snow was raised from the dead. Earlier, there were some talks about Jon Snow’s half-brother, Rickon Stark, who might return to Game of Thrones Season 7 as a White Walker. How?  Jon did not have Rickon’s body burned after the Battle, in spite of the coming White Walker threat. If the body got discovered by the zombie-like monsters, then they might bring Rickon back from death and force him to join them.

If the same theory can be considered in Khal’s case, is it possible that his body was rescued before it got fully burnt and later on brought back to life by the White Walker in order to increase the strength of their territorial army?

Since there are predictions that Game of Thrones Season 7 may see the White Walker heading towards humans to demolish them, it won’t be wrong to speculate that they would be needing more potent and ruthless warriors like Khal Drogo. However, chances are also high that if Khal Drogo comes back, it could only be in flashbacks or dream sequences.

These are just speculations based on Jason Momoa’s Instagram post. Only time has the answer as to how the story of Game of Thrones Season 7 will proceed.