Game of Thrones axed storyline saw Daenerys Targaryen kill Khal Drogo

Game of Thrones could have turned out so differently, according to leaked scripts which show Daenerys Targaryen’s thirst to kill actually came much sooner than it played out on screen. Her first victim? Hubby Khal Drogo.

Game of Thrones season eight was divisive at best, offensive at its worst. One of the biggest hang-ups being Daenerys’ (played by Emilia Clarke) swift descent to ‘madness’, which even director Neil Marshall has admitted was ‘rushed’.

Way back in season two, the leader of the Dothraki perished when a cut became infected. But in George RR Martin’s original pitch, Daenerys murdered her husband out of revenge for killing her god-awful brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd).

During the HBO series, Dany’s sibling was torturous, abusive and despite his short run was by far one of the biggest pests in Westeros. Subsequently, he was given one of the more gruesome deaths over the course of the eight seasons as Drogo (Jason Momoa) poured melting hot gold on his head.

In a now-deleted tweet from Waterstones, according to, Martin’s leaked pitch read: ‘Over across the narrow sea, Daenerys Targaryen will discover that her new husband, the Dothraki Khal Drogo, has little interest in invading the Seven Kingdoms, much to her brother’s frustration.

‘When Viserys presses his claims past the point of tact or wisdom, Khal Drogo will finally grow annoyed and kill him out of hand, eliminating the Targaryen pretender and leaving Daenerys as the last of her line.

‘Daenerys will bide her time, but she will not forget.

‘When the moment is right, she will kill her husband to avenge her brother, and then flee with a trusted friend into the wilderness beyond Vaes Dothrak. Then she begins to plan for her invasion of the Seven Kingdoms.’

Game of Thrones may have ended almost six months ago, but hidden details from the fantasy epic continue to blow our minds. This week it was revealed ‘Bran’ actually translates to ‘raven’ in Celtic and was the name of a Celtic king. So, with a little help from Google translate, we should have seen the end game coming from a mile away.

Game of Thrones seasons one to eight are available to stream on NOW TV.

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