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S07E06 Beyond the Wall; This episode frustrated me:

When Dany showed up to save Jon and the others, why didn't he point out the walkers?

He already knew that killing them also kills their "sired" wights. Instead they waste time only killing wights when at least one could have been hunting the king and the other walkers.

I understand needing to make certain things happen for the plot line but at least make it believable. There is no way he wouldn't have signaled their position as soon as Dany and him made eye contact.

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    Plot armor. Good guys and bad guys have it now. – Nick T Aug 23 '17 at 4:38
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    No white walkers, no season 8. – Federico Aug 23 '17 at 8:18
  • I think he was a bit too busy not getting killed. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 23 '17 at 8:18
  • Dany have nothing which can kill a White Walker and right now immediate danger is from wights which Dany can easily kill by fire. – Ankit Sharma Aug 23 '17 at 9:10
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    He already knew that killing them also kills their "sired" wights: They know nothing Jon Snow. They are only speculating that, that was the case. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 23 '17 at 10:28
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Jon didn't tell her because he was too busy defending the rest of the group from the wights that were trying to get to them.

For all we know the rest of the group could have told Dany when they got on board with Drogon. The reason Drogon didn't attack the White Walkers is that he was likely too far away. So flying off to attack them would mean abandoning Jon, something which I'm sure Dany, and the rest of the group, doesn't want to do.

I can think of two reasons she didn't tell Rhaegal and Viserion:

  1. She can't control them properly, she has a strong bond with them but she is only bound to Drogon so can't properly order them around.
  2. They're off attacking wights and flying around. The odds are that they wouldn't have heard her anyway.

Another reason, though I'm not sure they know it, is that the White Walkers, or at least the Night King, can part fire near them. There is then reason to believe that the dragon fire wouldn't touch them at all.


OOU it would have made for a boring storyline and would end the main plot. Though we'd still have season 8 in the form of who wins the iron throne, I doubt it would keep as many people hooked as when the dead threat was still around.

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    To support your first point, Rhaegal and Viserion seem to mostly follow Drogon's lead, not Dany's. This could be resentment for chaining them in the dungeon or lack of a strong bond with Dany; but it could also just be a case of dragons following alpha males (similar to dogs and wolves). The Walkers shouldn't be able to resist dragonfire though, they are specifically said to be vulnerable to it (they are immune to normal fire, even though the wights are weak to both) – Flater Aug 23 '17 at 8:41
  • @Flater Dragons don't have Flock/Pack instinct, nor do they have Alpha males. Dragons, in the wild, live solitary lives like Grey Ghost, Cannibal and Sheepstealer did on Dragonstone. And gender of Dragons is always changing. Dragons are however creatures of fire and blood and are attracted to battle like Carrion crows are attracted to corpses. – Aegon Aug 23 '17 at 8:43
  • @Flater Has that been said in the show about the dragon fire? I can't remember it. I like your point about following Drogon too though it's also said that dragons like a good fight so it might have been a case of following just for that. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 23 '17 at 8:43
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    @Flater I am making an observation, not an argument mate, there's a difference. And attraction to battle is not my theory, but words of the creator of both books and show. ;) – Aegon Aug 23 '17 at 9:44
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    @AdamCollingwood The stare was the usual dramatic, oh you came! For all we know they slowed time down to make it seem longer. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 25 '17 at 7:54

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