Dany’s gotta go.
Danaerys Stormbron Targaryen of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Lady of Dragonstone, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, former Queen of Meereen, is a cold-blooded murderer and is every bit as mad as her father King Aerys II Targaryen ever was.
In Game of Thrones, titles seem to be the coup de grace for all who toil, tussle and expire under the skies of Westeros.
And it would seem that for most, the bigger and more ostentatious sounding the name is, the more power it embodies.
Early on, it was very easy for many to cheer Danaerys Stormbron Targaryen as the field vying to sit on the Iron Throne. Indeed, the number of Danaerys dedicated Twitter accounts, and babies named Danaerys that have been born in that span can attest to that.
We’re now in fast approaching the twilight hour for one of the most popular series in the history of HBO, and it seems that some are aghast at what some of their favorites have become less than what fans had hoped they would be.
From the time of Slavers Bay, back when the one affectionately referred to as Dany first adorned herself with the name Breaker of Chains, an eyebrow was raised, the likes of which would make Lt. Spock and Dwayne ‘the Rock” Johnson proud.
I was wary of the troupe that finds a blonde-trestled woman with aspirations of leadership and royalty, being cast in the role of liberator over slaves of any kind. It’s just a bit of a trigger for me. However, not enough of a trigger that it prevented me from becoming very much interested in where the character would go.
As top advisers begin to waiver, and with the death of such close friends as Ser Jorah Mormont and Missandei and lest we forget the deaths of Viserion and Rhaegal at the hands of the Night King and Lannister-allied forces, respectively, Dany’s sanity noticeably buckles. However, she’s been killing people in painful ways since season one. Let’s not act too shocked
With the eventual revelation that Jon Snow had gone all jabber-jaws with news that he’s actually Aegon Targaryen and Varys’ plot against her in favor of Jon, Danaerys has been teetering on the edge of sanity for some time.
Couple that with her dubious Targaryen ancestry, one in which marriages and parentage between siblings are normalized, and her father King Aerys’ “madness”, it was only a matter of time.
Quite frankly, she really needs to get her conqueror “nut” off.
She wants to be feared. She is now a tyrant. One who already believes that the man she loves, and who swears his allegiance to her, has already betrayed her.
Now, the path appears clear for the remaining Stark clan, my dark horses all along, to deal with the Mad Queen and what incredible personal sacrifice that must occur to get rid of her immediately. Arya, Sansa, the whole of Winterfell, and especially Jon Snow, are on the clock to prevent a fiery reign of terror.