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, 2017 at 14:51
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    @Edlothiad: We see him all the time, what's not to be sure about?
    – einpoklum
    Aug 21, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 15:02
  • @Edlothiad IRL Height wouldn't be that different from show height I assume?
    – Aegon
    Aug 21, 2017 at 15:04

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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, 2017 at 15:05
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    1/2 Jon high, compared to 1.5-2 Cerseis
    – Edlothiad
    Aug 21, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 15:11

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