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HBO’s fantasy phenomenon delivered Westeros’ epic final battle in 2019. Sadly, most Game of Thrones fans were left unsatisfied by the events of the show’s divisive eighth season, and some unforgivable plot holes and continuity errors are still being exposed two years later.

Fans of Game of Thrones are still raging about the baffling events of the fantasy epic’s six episode conclusion.

In the last ever episode of the series – before the upcoming spin-off comes along – the battle for the Iron Throne is brought to a devastating conclusion.

Unfortunately, the series had already lost favour with its audience after dropping Thrones’ most lambasted instalment yet, The Long Night.

This critically panned midseason entry marked the final confrontation with Westeros’ most dreaded foe, The White Walkers.

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Near the start of the episode, a pivotal scene saw Jon Snow (played by Kit Harrington) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) face off against the Night King (Vladimír Furdík).

Their attempts to hold him off are sadly in vain, and it’s eventually Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) who’s able to take him down with her Valyrian steel dagger.

However, some viewers have questioned why Dany was unable to defeat the icy warrior with the help of her dragon, Drogon.

One of the most terrifying moments arrived when the Night King emerged completely unscathed from an engulfing blast of Drogon’s fire.

The origins of these materials remain mysterious, but popular theories maintain both Valyrian steel and dragonglass were originally forged in dragon fire.

If speculation is correct, Drogon’s destructive breath should have at least staggered the Night King, if not completely killing him.

Screen Rant explained: “So if the two only weapons in the world that can apparently kill a White Walker were both possibly made with dragon fire, why doesn’t dragon fire itself do the trick?”

Even without this theory, it’s still pretty convenient that Drogon’s fire, one of the most powerful weapons in Westeros at the time, didn’t so much as singe the approaching walker.

Had Jon and Daenerys been successful in their attempts to slow down the Night King, the contentious deaths of Theon and Jorah may not have happened.

Moreover, Dany finally using her trusted dragon to take down Winterfell’s biggest threat could have been a much more satisfying ending to the war than Arya’s sudden and inexplicable victory.

Hopefully, author George R.R. Martin’s long awaited sequel, The Winds of Winter, can deliver a far more fitting continuation of the series than HBO’s muddled adaptation.

Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available to stream on NowTV.

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