'Game of Thrones' Finale May Have Revealed How Daenerys Comes Back to Life

Melisandre wasn't the only Red Priestess around... 

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Daenerys Targaryen died in the Game of Thrones finale, but in the show’s fantasy world, death isn’t always permanent — just ask Jon Snow. So is it possible that Dany could come back to life in the aftermath of Game of Thrones, maybe even setting up a sequel? One key line from the finale may tease how it happens.

After Dany dies and Drogon flies away with her body, the Game of Thrones finale ends with a new king (Bran) and a small council that includes Tyrion, Sam, Davos, and Bronn.

During a brief meeting, Bran asks about the whereabouts of the dragon. Sam starts to go into detail about how Drogon was last seen “flying east toward…” before Bronn cuts him off, saying, “The farther away, the better.”

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Drogon with a dying Daenerys 

That’s the end of it, and it’s not much to go on, but even the direction east may be enough to clue us into what happens to Drogon next. It’s possible the dragon is simply flying his dead mother to her ancestral home in Old Valyria. Or maybe back to Meereen where Daario is presumably still waiting to hear from his Queen. (If that’s what happens, it could spark a whole new war between Essos and Westeros.)

Then again, maybe Drogon has something else in mind. Rather than simply find a place to lay Dany’s body to rest, maybe the dragon is seeking out someone who can bring the Mother of Dragons back to life.

We know it’s possible. By channeling the Lord of Light, Melisandre was able to revive Jon Snow after he died in Season 5, and Thoros brought Beric back to life seven times using the same magic. Of course, Melisandre and Thoros are both dead, but the Lord of Light still has plenty of living supporters. One in particular stands out: Kinvara.

Kinvara in 'Game of Thrones' Season 6

Kinvara, a high-ranking Red Priestess, appeared briefly in Season 6, traveling from Volantis to Meereen to pledge her support for Daenerys Targaryen. We haven’t seen Kinvara since, but it’s worth noting that in Season 7, Melisandre left Westeros and traveled to Volantis on a mysterious mission. Melisandre already knew she would die in Westeros, but maybe she needed to prepare Kinvara for the task ahead.

Of course, Kinvara isn’t the only Red Woman in Volantis. There’s an entire Red Priesthood of Volantis. So if someone is going to bring Dany back to life, it’s probably going to happen there.


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