Smaug vs Daenerys and Her Dragons: Why the Hobbit Dragon Would Win Easily
Who would win in a fight: Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons, or Smaug the dragon from The Hobbit?
This is a question that has been bugging me for a long time, and I’m sure many of you have wondered about it too. Well, I’m here to settle this once and for all, with facts and logic. No fanboy bullshit, no biased opinions, just pure analysis.
And the winner is… Smaug!
That’s right, I said it. Smaug would kick Daenerys and her dragons’ asses in a fight, and here’s why:
Size and Strength
Smaug is much bigger and stronger than Daenerys’ dragons. According to the Lord of the Rings wiki, Smaug is estimated to have a wingspan of 150 meters and a length of 180 meters. That’s more than twice the size of Drogon, the largest of Daenerys’ dragons, who has a wingspan of 60 meters and a length of 80 meters according to the Game of Thrones wiki. Smaug could easily crush any of them with his weight or his claws, or rip them apart with his teeth.
Durability and Resistance
Smaug is more durable and resistant than Daenerys’ dragons. He has a near-invulnerable skin that is covered with scales and jewels, except for one weak spot on his chest. He can withstand arrows, swords, axes, hammers, and even a black arrow that pierced his weak spot (barely). Daenerys’ dragons are more vulnerable, as they have been injured by arrows, spears, scorpions, chains, and even a magic ice spear that killed Viserion (temporarily).
Smaug has more potent fire breath than Daenerys’ dragons. He can melt stone and metal with ease, as he did when he destroyed an entire dwarven kingdom with his fire breath. He can also control the intensity and direction of his fire breath, as he did when he played with Bilbo in his lair. Daenerys’ dragons can also breathe fire, but their fire is not as hot or as precise as Smaug’s. They have burned thousands of enemies in battle, but they have also missed some targets or caused collateral damage.
Intelligence and Cunning
Smaug is more intelligent and cunning than Daenerys’ dragons. He can speak and manipulate others with his words, as he did when he tricked Bilbo into revealing his identity and location. He can also sense heat and smell very well, making him hard to sneak up on. Daenerys’ dragons are also intelligent, but they are not as smart or as devious as Smaug. They can follow Daenerys’ commands or act on their own initiative, but they are not very good at strategizing or deceiving.
Why Daenerys Can’t Win
Now, some of you might argue that Daenerys has one factor that could tip the balance in her favor: herself. As the Mother of Dragons, she has a bond with her children that allows her to control them and coordinate their attacks. She can also ride Drogon into battle, giving him more mobility and agility. She is also brave and determined, willing to face any danger for her cause.
But let me tell you why that’s not enough to beat Smaug:
- Daenerys is not a fighter or a warrior. She is a queen and a leader, but she is not skilled in combat or magic. She relies on her dragons and her allies to protect her and fight for her. She has no weapons or armor of her own, except for a small dagger that she rarely uses.
- Daenerys’ bond with her dragons is not perfect or unbreakable. She can command them with her voice, but they do not always obey her or listen to her. They have their own personalities and wills, and sometimes they act against her wishes or interests. They have also shown signs of jealousy or resentment towards each other or towards Daenerys’ other lovers or friends.
- Daenerys’ riding Drogon does not give him much advantage over Smaug. Drogon may be more agile than Smaug, but he is also smaller and weaker than him. Smaug can easily catch up with him or outmaneuver him with his speed and skill. He can also knock him off balance or off the air with his tail or his wings. And if Daenerys falls off Drogon, she is done for.
Therefore, the outcome of the fight would be pretty clear: Smaug would dominate Daenerys and her dragons in a fight, and he would not have to work hard at it. He could kill them quickly with his fire breath or his claws, or toy with them until they gave up or died of exhaustion. He would then claim their corpses and their treasure as his own, and add them to his hoard.
I would rate the difficulty of this fight as 2/10 for Smaug. The titan would have almost no difficulty picking the drake crew apart.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my analysis? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this post! And if you have any other suggestions for fantasy battles, feel free to leave them as well. I might write about them in the future. Cheers!