Amongst all of the controversial and shocking moments during Game Of Thrones‘ fourth season finale, there was a touching scene that took place when Daenerys Targaryen was forced to chain up her dragons for, well, acting like dragons.
Thanks to the people over at The Daily Dot, the bittersweet moment has reached new levels of tear-jerking sadness as they’ve set it to the tune of Sarah McLachlan’s song Angel. You know the one; it graced the SPCA commercials that had late night TV watchers alternately sobbing or reaching for their remotes for years. Set as the background for the moment when the Mother of Dragons decides that Rhaegal and Viserion are just too dangerous to be out and about as adolescent dragons, it becomes downright hilarious.
Daenerys’ dragons have gotten to be a handful this season. As The Inquisitr previously reported, a teaser clip that premiered in the lead up to the fourth season focused on just how unruly the dragons could get. The spot opened from the point of view of one of the dragons, flying over the mountains of Qarth.
After the dragon lands in front of Jorah Mormont and Daenerys, Mormont tells her “Your dragons, Khaleesi, they can never be tamed. Not even by their mother.” In an interview special that aired prior to the fourth season, executive producer David Benioff explained that although “when the dragons were first born they were adorable babies,” they would inevitably present challenges as the series progressed.
The dragon-chaining incident was instigated by a scene in which a man in rags presents to Daenerys the charred and burned skeleton of a child, telling her in a shaky voice that one of her dragons was responsible for the girl’s death. As Bustle points out, Drogon, the largest of Daenerys’ three dragons and the one leading the pack, is essentially missing in action after the little girl’s murder, leaving the other two dragons to be chained in their catacomb in his place. The last time anyone saw Drogon, he was apparently flying over the Black Cliffs.
Even without the addition of Sarah McLachlan’s music, fans were heartbroken over the dragon’s fate:
Free the dragons!!!! @GameOfThrones
— Scott Budzien (@scottyd0089) June 16, 2014
dani putting on chains on her dragons, was the most painful thing in this episode. it was drogon’s fault not them.
— Nina (@superstarnina) June 16, 2014
Fans will have to wait for season five or turn to the books to learn the fate of Daenerys’ three dragons, but in the meantime, they’ll have this video to entertain them.
[Image via Ecorazzi]