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This Little "Game Of Thrones" Detail About Daenerys' Hair Is So Badass

"You've no right to a braid! You've won no victories yet!"

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It's been pretty well-documented that the costume and makeup team on Game of Thrones uses hair in symbolic ways throughout the series.

Sansa has been the biggest example thus far.
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Sansa has been the biggest example thus far.

So I am honestly shocked that we hadn't noticed a glaring, seasons-long trend in Daenerys' hair until now.

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As you probably know, the Dothraki adorn their braids after victories and cut them off after a defeat.

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That's why Khal Drogo had such a looooooong braid.

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And that turns out to be one of a few Dothraki traditions that Dany took to heart, because her braids have multiplied over the seasons as she's won more battles.

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She gained braids after the liberation of Slaver's Bay, and after her victory over the Lannister army.

Cersei's hair transformation could be subject to similar symbolism: It was when she hit rock bottom and seemed defeated at the hands of the High Sparrow that her head was shaved.

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But there's no denying that these are THE BRAIDS OF A CONQUEROR.

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