…not even by their mother.
Can I just talk about this because this is maybe the most amazing depiction of dragons I’ve seen in media lately. I see a lot of depictions where dragons can be kept under ironclad control in different ways, and while I love a lot of those universes — like in Merlin where dragonlords can compel dragons to do what they’re told — I love what Game of Thrones is doing with them beyond all reason. Because these are dragons as animals, just like any other animal… they behave like animals, they’re driven like animals, and they’re unpredictable like animals. Even the most well-trained, docile dog won’t behave flawlessly all the time, they’re not machines… and when the animal you’re dealing with is a very large, flying, fire-breathing lizard, it only makes sense that you’d be dealing with a whole new world of difficulties.
Let’s also talk about how she tries to interfere with three dragons that are showing aggressive eating habits, something that can occur with any pet. Any cat or dog that is considered docile and sweet under any other circumstance can experience aggressive eating habits and if that isn’t trained out of a pet earlier on it never goes away. Even more, if an animal isn’t domesticated they tend to always have this feeding trait, because the wilderness is a hunt for survival.
The dragon is literally doing what it thinks is right; it feels threatened that something is trying to come between it and survival and I really like that this is included in the show.