In what’s sure to be a surprise to no one, we love it when people nerd out to figure out bits of fun, semi-factual information. And the geniuses over at The Daily Dot have done just that with their truly impressive guide to pop culture’s biggest dragons. And yes/of course, that includes Dany Targaryen’s trio of adorable reptilian nincompoops/children, Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion on Game of Thrones. Actually — figuring out just how large they may be is exactly what caused this guide in the first place.
It’s been said already that the dragons in Game of Thrones get big — really, really big — and never really stop growing until they’re dead. We saw an example of this largess when George R.R. Martin debuted a chapter from The World of Ice and Fire, complete with an image of Aegon the Conqueror and his sizeable fella, Balerion, the Black Dread. Dot‘s Rob Price then got all scientific in his hypothesis of what that meant for other popular dragons in our culture, including everyone from Pokémon’s Charizard to The Hobbit‘s Smaug to Harry Potter‘s Hungarian Horntail. It’s equal parts fun and wildly impressive given the research that went into it. All of which you’d do well to read over at the source.
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So, we have to ask: if you could have any one of these dragons for your own, which would you choose? Let us know in the comments.
HT: The Daily Dot