Daenerys's speech at the end of Season 6, Episode 6 of Game of Thrones was completely epic.
But there was also something about it that was a little...unsettling.
Sure, a lot of people hope she meets Jon Snow and they're like *heart eyes emoji* and team up to beat the White Walkers together and get married and rule Westeros and live happily ever after.
Doesn't it seem much more likely, in a series that makes you root for a guy who pushed a child out of a window, that the seemingly good protagonist actually ends up a villain?
Fans have theorised in the past that Dany will take after her father, the Mad King, and become the Mad Queen (or Khaleesi) – and recent events on the show seem to provide evidence for this.
OK, so she probably believes that this is what the people of Westeros want – but really, she's acting on what SHE wants.
In the books, Dany does express worry that she will go mad like her father – something that has been hinted at on the show. Remember when Ser Barristan told her about the Mad King?
She seemed rather shocked and afraid, and insisted she was nothing like that.
Except, if you look at her recent actions in light of Barristan's words, well... maybe she's not so different after all.
Perhaps the repeated images of Aerys and his wildfire juxtaposed with Daenerys and her dragons in Bran's vision were actually meant to show a closer connection between the two.
Maybe it hints that Dany is coming to destroy Westeros, and not save it.
I mean, she literally promised to break everyone.
On the other hand, she HAS accepted a Lannister into her circle already – so maybe she's more forgiving and less crazy than people give her credit for.
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What do you think?
vote votesDany is going to end up the villain!
vote votesDany is the HERO and will stay that way.
vote votesIt's not so black and white – she will do both good and bad things.
vote votesI don't even care I just want her to make out with Jon Snow.
vote votesWait, but she is probably related to Jon Snow, WHY WOULD SHE MAKE OUT WITH HIM?
vote votesShhh, shhh, let them make out.