The concluding episode of season 7 Game of Thrones featured lots of fiery minutes, but among the most memorable was that the debut of Daenerys Targaryen’s former friend Viserion within an icy undead flying hellion of a dragon. This triggered numerous questions, some of which can currently be replied following the Emmys published the official script for its episode.
The big debate is if the dragon, that was reanimated after obtaining ice-speared from the neck from the Night King, is a zombie-like wight or a ice dragon, the chilly counterpart into a fire monster. Have a look at this Bustle post that comes back on the not-an-ice-dragon side.
This question got more perplexing after we saw Viserion pummel the Wall using a blue flame, which might have been hot or freezing. Not too fast.
A Reddit discussion pointed a related passage in the script:”A huge chunk of this Wall breaks free before Tormund. The ice dragon awakens off, and we get our first clear look at himand in the Night King on his rear. He has done the exact same thing to Viserion he didn’t Craster’s sons. Just those were infants, which really is a dragon”
Hence that the script specifically describes Viserion within an”ice monster,” that jibes with the description of this mythical monster in HBO’s official episode synopsis.
To add an additional wrinkle, A Song of Fire and Ice scribe George R.R. Martin wrote a novel for young readers called The Ice Dragon, which the writer says is put at the Game of Thrones novels’ universe. It sports a sour, winter-loving breed of dragon that’s obviously another breed from flame dragons.
This did not quell the debate about Reddit, though. Some enthusiasts say Viserion clearly shows indications of becoming a wight-like monster or possibly a dragon type of a White Walker, the leaders who will produce wights.