[Contains Season 7 Game of Thrones spoilers]
The Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones featured the debut of a dead character’s new, terrifying powers. But fans were not sure exactly what to call Viserion, the dragon that the Night King killed and then resurrected beyond The Wall.
A reanimated Viserion made a big splash in “The Dragon and the Wolf,” appearing at The Wall with the Night King riding on his back as he tore down the wall that kept the undead army from the rest of Westeros.
Game of Thrones released its official script for the season finale as an entry for the Emmy’s, and as a Redditor points out this does help confirm a few things about the finale that we didn’t know for sure.
For one, Tormond is almost certainly not dead. But the script also answers an important distinction about Viserion, who as an undead entity now has a new distinction.
But then a stranger sound comes from the north. Tormund looks to the sky, and sees a mote on the horizon, coming in fast.
It’s moving so fast we don’t get a clear look at it or the NIGHT KING on its back before it is upon us…
EXT. EASTWATCH, NORTH SIDE OF THE WALL
…hitting the Wall with a blast of blue flame.
Bran’s meaningful birds take flight.
A massive chunk of the Wall breaks free ahead of Tormund. The ice dragon glides away, and we get our first clear look at him, and at the Night King on his back. He’s done the same thing to Viserion that he did to Craster’s sons. Only those were babies, and this is a dragon.
So Viserion is an ice dragon. But does he breathe ice? Not according to the wording, which makes it clear that it’s a “blue flame” and not ice. We probably already knew that given The Wall fell like a poorly-constructed supermarket display made of cereal boxes, but alas. Words are important, especially in the
Game of Thrones.