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Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

  • Status: Reigns on Drachenstein, supports Jon Snow in the fight against Night King
  • Role: Believes she is the last living descendant of the Targaryen, claims the Iron Throne
  • Properties: Ambitious and power conscious, but with a sense of justice
  • Famous quote: "I'm Daenerys storm daughter of old Valyria's blood, and I'll take what's mine!"
  • Relationships: Widow of Khal Drogo; Ex-affair with Daario Naharis; currently in love with Jon Snow

Appearances are deceptive: Despite her elf-like appearance, Daenerys Targaryen, the last living descendant of the overthrown King Aerys II, is very ambitious and power-conscious. She sees herself as the only legitimate ruler over all seven kingdoms of Westeros and is determined to one day conquer the capital King's Landing in order to ascend the Iron Throne.

Raised in exile in far-away Essos and forcibly married by her brother to the Dothraki prince Khal Drogo, she first wins Khal and then the following of his entire Khalasar. After Khal Drogo's death, she hatched three dragons and has been known as "The Mother of Dragons" ever since.

Through tactical sophistication and determination, Daenerys Targaryen also rallied a liberated slave army of Immaculate and liberated the slave city of Seas. But then she fails to preserve tradition, to reconcile the warring camps of former masters and slaves and to rule the city. She escapes an attempt to overthrow her dragon Drogon and is captured by a Khalasar Dothraki.

Appoints Tyrion as her "hand"

But the storm daughter knows what to do: she burns down the temple with the assembled Khals and emerges from the fire as the reborn mother of dragons. The Dothraki make her their leader and follow her to Meereen. For his loyal service in her absence, she appoints Tyrion Lannister "hand of the queen".

Shortly afterwards she receives a surprising visit from Asha and Theon Greyjoy, who propose an alliance. Daenerys agrees and also receives support from Ellaria Sand from Dorne and Olenna Tyrell from Rosengarten. With a huge fleet, her army and the three dragons, Daenerys sails to Westeros in season 7 and claims the castle of her ancestors, "Drachenstein", for himself.

From there she plans her campaign of conquest, but has to accept severe setbacks, because Cersei Lannister is also an intelligent war leader. Daenerys loses her allies Olenna, Asha and Ellaria to her enemies. She therefore decides to take action herself with the fiery power of her three dragons.

Alliance with Jon Snow

Daenerys invites the king of the north, Jon Snow, to Drachenstein so that he can recognize her as the rightful ruler of Westeros. Jon initially refuses. Daenerys still allows him to mine dragon glass. She is impressed by his determination and the confidence of her dragon Drogo towards Jon.

The two get closer and the mother of the dragons even rushes to help Jon when he and his men are stuck in the Eternal Ice, surrounded by the army of the dead. In doing so, however, she loses her dragon Valerion, who is first killed by the Night King and then turned into a revenant.

This traumatic experience makes her ambitions for the Iron Throne take a back seat. She assures Jon of her full support and agrees to a truce with Cersei. On the way to Winterfell, Daenerys and Jon let their feelings run free and spend a night of love together. Neither of them know yet that they are related, because Jon is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen and thus their nephew.

Daenerys has numerous names that she uses again and again: Storm Daughter, Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi, Liberator of the Seas, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the first humans, Mhysa.

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