Looks like Dhaenerys will have her hands full this spring!
Already back in June 2015 it was announced that the dragons will double in size in season 6 of Game of Thrones. In season 5 their wingspan was 60 feet, which means in the upcoming season their wingspan will be an astonishing 120 feet. But exactly how big is 120 feet?
Just out of curiosity I decided to google '120 feet' to find out if the wonderful world of the internet could provide an item of comparison. Well guess what? The internet delivered! Or, to be more precise, the people of China delivered.
Let me introduce you to this extremely large and golden Chinese statue
This grotesquely large statue of Chairman Mao is exactly 120 feet high, which can give us a sense of how enormous Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal will be in the upcoming season. I have to say this is probably the thing I am most excited to see in Game of Thrones season 6, I can't wait to see Dhaenerys and her massive dragons kicking some Dothraki ass!
Will they ever stop growing?
The answer to this question depends on how well Dhaenerys will treat them. In A World of Ice and Fire, the book series the show is based on, it is said that if a dragon is free it won't ever stop growing. But if it kept in captivity its growth will be hindered.
The largest dragon known to men was Balerion the Black Dread, one of the dragons Aegon Targaryen used to conquer Westeros. It was said he could swallow an aurochs whole, and the ancient European aurochs could weigh up to 3,300 lb, which is slightly larger than this car:
As you can see, Balerion was one big motherf***ing beast! And it's not impossible that Drogon will grow to be just as big as Balerion, as it is often said they resemble each other. And it would be cool to see another Targaryen conquer Westeros on a massive black dragon.
One thing we do need to remember is that Balerion died when he was 200 years old, so it's not very likely that Dhaenerys will be alive to see her dragon grow as large as Balerion. But that doesn't mean he won't be big - just look at that Chinese statue!
I can't wait to see what Drogon and Dhaenerys will be up to in the Dothraki Sea, as well as what will happen to Viserion and Rhaegal in Mereen after she left them behind. I wish we could just fast-forward to April 24, because I really need my Game of Thrones fix!