In episode 3 we see

The Dothraki getting slaughtered by the undead army.

Keeping that in mind, how many Dothraki are left in Daenerys' army as of the events of Season 8 Episode 5?

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    This question is extremely related, forgot about it initially, but it might not be a dupe "what is left" versus "How did they survive".
    – TheLethalCarrot
    May 16, 2019 at 9:35
  • @TheLethalCarrot i can see the similarities yeah, i'll leave my question here either way to serve as an easier way for people to find an answer May 16, 2019 at 9:38
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    Not really, the answer could be 100%, 0% or anywhere in between it isn't really giving away anything. And anyway it's more accurate, I believe, to what you're asking than what it was changed to before my edit.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    May 16, 2019 at 13:43
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    Exactly in one unit of "Plot amount", denoted ℓ P, is the number of Dothraki, that can be observered either dead or alive, in one unit of "Plot time". This number does not stay constant between observation. There is no known number that is inferior or superior to in one unit of "Plot amount". May 16, 2019 at 14:21
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    My observation is that no matter how few Dothraki you may think Daenerys has, she always has some more. For plot reasons, you can basically assume that she has a Dothraki generator.
    – Natural30
    May 16, 2019 at 17:15

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Half are gone before the ride down to King's Landing. Watch the below scene here.

Grey Worm: Half are gone. Grey Worm removes half of the Unsullied markers.

Jon Snow: The Northmen as well. Jon Snow removes half of the Northmen markers.

Yohn Royce removes half of the Arryn markers.

Dothraki soldier removes half of the Dothraki markers.

Game of Thrones, Season 8 Episode 4, "The Last of the Starks"

The remaining then split with most riding with Jon but some going on the ships to Dragonstone. As they are ambushed at Dragonstone I think we can safely say at least some die here.

Tyrion Lannister: So if all are in agreement Jon and Ser Davos will ride down the Kingsroad with the Northern troops and the bulk of the remaining Dothraki and Unsullied. A smaller group of us will ride to White Harbor, and sail from there to Dragonstone with our queen and her dragons accompanying us from above.

Game of Thrones, Season 8 Episode 4, "The Last of the Starks"

Then in Season 8 episode 5, "The Bells", the Dothraki enter the city and attack, considering they storm the city at least some may have died and I'm pretty sure the horse Arya uses was a Dothraki one. As such we can say there are still Dothraki left, we see them in the preview for the final episode, but we don't know how many exactly.

Season 8 Episode 6 preview showing Dany looking over her remaining forces

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    @TheLethalCarrot the horses have identical snouts, and is definitely Strickland's - imgur.com/a/TkMyYv0 (although the leather bridle appears to be different)
    – Joe
    May 16, 2019 at 11:47
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    It's all pretty neat that in episode 4 they say "half is gone," where in episode 3's Inside the episode the creators explicitly say "What they see is just the end of the Dothraki, essentially." Pretty solid writing, is what that is.
    – JNat
    May 16, 2019 at 12:30
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    @JNat Don't know what you mean the writing this season is excellent and they know their own show inside and out! </s>
    – TheLethalCarrot
    May 16, 2019 at 12:33
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    @Joe Strickland's horse died. You can see it in the show, and it's also confirmed by the post-episode making of, where they explicitly mention the horse dying. They may have reused the same horse (sure looks like it) but it's not the same in-universe horse.
    – Flater
    May 16, 2019 at 12:39
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    As the writers hint at in their interviews - I'm afraid the answer to the question is "Exactly as many are needed in Episode 6".
    – BruceWayne
    May 16, 2019 at 14:43

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