Things I Like: Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones)

Khal Drogo Game of Thrones HBO Jason Momoa

Many fans of Game of Thrones remember ol’ Khal Drogo very well. He might of only lasted one season, but like Ned Stark he was not ever truly forgotten.

Khal Drogo on horseback Game of Thrones HBO

He’s basically the King of the Dothraki people, except the Dothraki aren’t totally unified so some follow other Khals. However his group is so large than not many would dare challenge him. Viserys Targaryen wanted to use his army to crush King Robert Baratheon and take back the Iron Throne. The only way to gain political alliances is either marriage or gold, and marriage was the key here.

Khal Drogo wedding to Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones HBO

You feel bad for Daenerys Targaryen at first as she’s certainly not one for the culture of the Dothraki and her husband appears to not know her own language. He also seems to treat her like property at first, but I hear this is more of a show thing. He apparently was a much better husband from the start in the books.

Khal Drogo Game of Thrones HBO

But it doesn’t take long for the Khal and the Khaleesi to be in love. Someone pointed out that Khal Drogo does things that are almost or in ways worse than villains like Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton but at least Dany was a good counter in bringing moderation to his savage nature.

Dying Khal Drogo Game of Thrones HBO

However he soon gets a wound and is tricked by an evil witch to make it worse. He ends up as a vegetable and his son comes out a literal monster that never lived more than a day thanks to dark magic. You almost forget it was technically Dany that killed him in an act of mercy. Such a shame to be honest.

Khal Drogo and Rhaego Game of Thrones HBO

You see later in a vision of what it would be like if Khal Drogo and his son Rhaego had lived. Would of been a much different story for Essos and Westeros. Rheago was predicted to have been a warlord even greater than Drogo, and would have crushed nations and free cities alike. That’s the reason the witch made sure to end his existence before it really began.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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