Daenerys Targaryen's dragons gradually increase in size over the course of Game of Thrones (the TV series), and Drogon seems to be the largest.

At the end of season 7 (episodes 6 or 7, shouldn't matter really), how does Drogon's size compare to Balerion the black dread, Aegon I's dragon? Also, is its growth known to have/have not stopped?

  • We don't really have a size for Drogon to be sure. – Edlothiad Aug 21 '17 at 14:51
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    @Edlothiad: We see him all the time, what's not to be sure about? – einpoklum Aug 21 '17 at 14:56
  • @Edlothiad Use men for reference. Jaime is standing next to the skull. Daenerys is standing next to Drogon. Daenerys is a bit shorter than Jaime. We can make an assumption based on that reference – Aegon Aug 21 '17 at 14:58
  • @Aegon how tall is Jaime compared to Daenerys? Do we use they're IRL heights or in-show heights? – Edlothiad Aug 21 '17 at 15:02
  • @Edlothiad IRL Height wouldn't be that different from show height I assume? – Aegon Aug 21 '17 at 15:04

Balerion seems to be bigger - just compare the skull of Balerion to the head of Drogon:

Cersei next to Balerion skull Cersei next to Balerion skull

Jon next to Drogon Jon next to Drogon

But keep in mind that Balerion is much older than Drogon, as he lived for two centuries, so maybe Drogon will keep growing and become larger than Balerion.

EDIT : Here is a video (credits to ABcDexter who linked it here ) that cover the same question. bonus point for using Daenerys as SI for length

  • He looks like he's 2 or 3 times bigger. The skull is one Jon long. If Cersei is ~6 inches shorter than Jon (remember Jon is small). Balerion's head looks at least 2-3 Cersei's long – Edlothiad Aug 21 '17 at 15:05
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    1/2 Jon high, compared to 1.5-2 Cerseis – Edlothiad Aug 21 '17 at 15:05
  • Note that Kit is 1.73m tall and Lena is 1.66 but that's not a lot of diff so Balerion is much bigger – Aegon Aug 21 '17 at 15:05
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    Plus, as dragons seem to be 3D, if we double the size (height, width and length), the total volume is multiplied by 8. If we consider he is 3 times larger, the total volume is multiplied by 27. that's quite a lot – Kepotx Aug 21 '17 at 15:08
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    @Kepotx Seem to be 3D or are? A 2D dragon wouldn't be much use. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 21 '17 at 15:11

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