Game of Thrones Quotes Inspired by Khal Drogo

There are many Game of Thrones quotes collections on the web these days. However, there is not much Khal Drogo around.

Khal Drogo is one of the most popular characters in the series, although he only appears in the first season, and in one episode of the second season of a Game of Thrones.  The reason of his popularity could lay in the fact that he is a fearless warrior, a leader of his huge khalasar, and at the same time, he can also be a gentle husband and a lover. There is a bit of a difference between his character in the series and in the book, but we will discuss that a bit later.

Now, in order to tell a story about Khal Drogo, a story must be told about Daenerys Stormborn, because everything we learn about Khal Drogo, we learn through her eyes, at least in the book.

As Daenerys Stormborn is getting ready to be married to Khal Drogo, who in return will provide an army of Dothrakis to her brother Viserys Targaryen so he can win his Iron Throne back, she hears lots of details about her future husband.

Khal Drogo is one of the mightiest khals in Essos. He is, so rich that even his slaves wear golden collars. A hundred thousand men ride in his khalasar, and his palace in Vaes Dothrak has two hundred rooms and doors of solid silver.

Khal Drogo is one of the youngest khals who has such power. Dothrakis respect only those people who are strong and fearless, and Khal Drogo is all that, and more. He is described to Daenerys by her handmaids as handsome, tall, fierce, and fearless in battle, the best rider to ever mount a horse, a demon archer.

When Daenerys first meets Khal Drogo, she sees that all the stories were true. He was a head taller than the tallest man in the room, but light on his feet, as graceful as the panther. With a skin with the color of polished copper, thick moustache bound with gold and bronze rings, he is definitely a sight to see. Khal Drogo's hair is so long that it touches his thighs when it's braided, because a Dothraki only cuts his hair when he is defeated. The length of his hair is only one more sign of his past - he has never been defeated.


The wedding feast that takes place outside the city of Pentos is a barbaric splendor. Half naked people are drinking, dancing wildly, fighting, having sex in front of everyone else, and there are even fights to death.

As Illyrio Mopatis said:

  • "a Dothraki wedding without at least a few deaths is considered a dull event."

All of this shows how wild and fierce Dothrakis are, and the wildest and fiercest of all, their warlord, Khal Drogo.

Of course, there are not so many Khal Drogo quotes, as he didn’t speak a lot. But you can check these out.

Khal Drogo - A gentle husband?

This part is the one that differs in the book and the series Game of Thrones. In the book, after Daenerys and Khal Drogo ride out from the wedding feast where he ignored her for most of the time, he sees that she cries in fear of what will happen on their first wedding night. Khal Drogo treats Daenerys gently - he lets her unbraid his hair, takes her clothes slowly, caresses her gently, massages her shoulders, and when the time comes to have sex, he asks her: "No?" By that time, Daenerys has overcome her fear and feels relaxed enough to answer with a yes. In the series, however, it is shown as a much crueler event.

As the time goes by, and the khalasar travels to Vaes Dothrak to get the blessing for the new bride, a gentle and kind relationship develops between Daenerys and Khal Drogo. He is proud of her when she starts to behave like a real khaleesi, and refuses her brother in his whims.

When Viserys Targaryen gets drunk in Vaes Dothrak and threatens Daenerys and her unborn child, Khal Drogo shows his love for his wife and child, but also his wild Dothraki side, and spills a "crown" of molten gold on his head, killing him.

Still in Vaes Dothrak, a trader from the Westeros tries to poison Daenerys in a promise of lordship from King Robert. Ser Jorah Mormont saves her, and when Khal Drogo learns about this event, the anger and care for his wife make him decide to go and get the Iron Throne for his wife and his son. He refused to do this before because his warriors and himself fear the poison water, the sea, the salty water that no one can drink.

Khal Drogo leads his khalasar to get more slaves so they could buy the ships to take them to Westeros. He is wounded by a rivaling Khal Ogo.

Daenerys seeks help from the maegi, the bloodmage she saved from the Dothraki warriors. Khal Drogoaccepts her help because of his love for Daenerys, but he takes off the poultice that Mirri Maz Duurmade for him, and that leads to infection. He falls from his horse, and most of his khalasar abandons him because "a khal who cannot ride, cannot lead."

However, the infection takes its toll, and there is nothing left to do. Daenerys, feeling desperate, makes Mirri Maz Duur perform a dark ritual, ignoring the warnings that only death can pay for life. Khal Drogo remains alive, but only his body.

The life of his son, Rhaego, is sacrificed, and Daenerys blames Mirri Maz Duur, even though it was actually her fault for losing both Khal Drogo and her son, as Mirri Maz Duur tells her, "That was a lie you told yourself. You knew the price."

Daenerys tries to bring back Khal Drogo's mind, but when she fails and realizes that he is truly lost to her, she kills him with a pillow and prepares the fire funeral. She ties Mirri Maz Duur to the platform, puts the dragon eggs that she got as a wedding gift, and starts the fire. The life of Mirri Maz Duur, her son Rhaego, and Khal Drogo are sacrificed, and three little dragons are born.

In the fire of the funeral, Daenerys sees a spirit of Khal Drogo, smiling at her. Later on, one of the dragons is named in his honor, Drogon.

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