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#1 Roddy DaRwin

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

This has been bothering me since Dany named her dragons. The three are probably male, since she gave each a male name.

Unless I missed something, we know very little about dragons' lifespan, or how they procreate - but I guess it is a fair assumption that there are male and female dragons?

I also assumed that the Targaryens of old made sure their dragons had babies, since we know for a fact there has been several more dragons than the three Aegon and his sisters brought with them.

So, while it should of course be of little concern to her now, should it not bother her that dragons will disapear again once her three die? Meaning, even if she was to regain the Iron Throne, her heirs would eventually have no dragons again?

Unless, of course, it is hard to determine a dragon's gender, and Dany just gave them male names because she did not know...

Am I the only one this is bothering?

(edited for spelling)

Edited by Ser Zanohn, 02 July 2012 - 11:10 AM.


#2 Bright Blue Eyes

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

Dragons change their gender during their lifespan, at least once, maybe several times.

#3 Roddy DaRwin

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

I see. Thanks!

#4 evening gale

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:40 PM

What!? Dragons change their gender?!? Where does it say this? I don't believe it.

#5 Bright Blue Eyes

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

What!? Dragons change their gender?!? Where does it say this? I don't believe it.

Somewhere in five books. Hint: it is the authority on Targs and dragons. And the passage may contain spoilers.

#6 AegonTargaryen

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

Somewhere in five books. Hint: it is the authority on Targs and dragons. And the passage may contain spoilers.


Minor feast spoiler below

Spoiler


#7 evening gale

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

Ok, thank you. I will take you both at your word and not open the spoiler.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:14 AM

I think Bright Blue Eyes has the right of this. I remember something like this in the books. If not changing their gender, they are essentially both, or something to the effect when they feel they need to procreate.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:13 PM

Not that I don't like dragons, I think their badass! But, dany only needs the dragons for one lifetime. I don't imagine they make fantastic pets either. Simply weapons

#10 Roddy DaRwin

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

Do you think Robert would have taken the throne if the mad king had a couple of pet dragons? Hell, do you think he would have tried?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

The thought occurred to me immediately after my comment. Apologies no he would not have

#12 Ser Troye of the Sands

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:19 AM

I don't know about the spoilers because I am not looking at it. However, there was never any indication about gender. Also, the names she chose: Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal, are not necessarily male, they are just named after males. Those could very well be unisex names.

#13 Ser Lewis

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

In some fiction (and also some non fiction) dragons tend to be asexual. I know that the Komodo Dragon can reproduce without mating.

#14 Ser Lewis

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

Do you think Robert would have taken the throne if the mad king had a couple of pet dragons? Hell, do you think he would have tried?


No. I think if Dragon's didnt die out, the Targ's would still be in power but without the madness of the Mad King. Most of the Targaryens insanity comes from them trying to bring the dragons back so I think if they never died out they would have been much more stable rulers.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

It doesn't actually say that dragons change gender, I always took it though that dragons are perhaps gender less.