GoT Emilia Clarke Everything You Need To Know About Daenerys Targaryen From Season 1 to 7 (Image: HBO)GoT Emilia Clarke Everything You Need To Know About Daenerys Targaryen From Season 1 to 7 Ydraft Editors May 8, 2019 Game of Thrones GoT Emilia Clarke Everything You Need To Know About Daenerys Targaryen From Season 1 to 7: Daenerys Targaryen also know as mother of Dragons, Dany, and Daenerys Stormborn. She is the only daughter of King Aerys II Targaryen and Queen Rhaella Targaryen, who were both ousted from the Iron Throne during Robert Baratheon’s rebellion. Her father died during the Sack of King’s Landing, before she was even born. The usurper Robert Baratheon installed himself as king, having defeated Aerys in the conquest known as Robert’s Rebellion. Her pregnant mother and brother Viserys, fled to the island of Dragonstone, the ancestral home of House Targaryen, to escape Robert. Daenerys’s brother Rhaegar Targaryen was killed in the war by Robert. The forces of House Lannister murdered Rhaegar’s wife, Elia Martell, and their children, Rhaenys and Aegon, during the Sack of King’s Landing. Her mother died as soon after she was born, leaving her an orphan. Her father Aerys II Targaryen also known as the “Mad King” already died during the Sack of King’s Landing. Because Dany was born on a severe summer storm raged, so, she also known as Daenerys Stormborn. Season 1 Daenerys and Khal Drogo, the season 1 was almost everything about the Drogo and Daenerys story. Viserys and Daenerys visited and stayed at the estate of Magister Illyrio Mopatis who has brokered a deal for her to marry Khal Drogo of the Dothraki. She refuses to marry her but Viserys sold her to Drogo in return an army of 40,000 men of Drogo which he plans to use in his invasion of Westeros. Dany views Pentos on the day of her wedding. At the wedding, she accepts a variety of gifts. She receives three dragon eggs from Magister Illyrio, who tells her that they have been turned to stone by the passage of time. Ser Jorah Mormont, a knight of Westeros, brings books about the Seven Kingdoms and offers Viserys his service. She is given a beautiful white mare (later known as “the silver”) by Drogo. On their wedding night, Daenerys is resistant but Drogo continues regardless. After arriving at Vaes Dothrak, Daenerys asks Jorah if he thinks the Dothraki could retake the Seven Kingdoms for her House. Mormont points out the difficulties of persuading them to cross the Narrow Sea, but believes success would be possible if that could be accomplished and if King Robert was foolish enough to meet them in open battle. He says that if their opponents retreated behind stone walls, the Dothraki would not be able to root them out. They move to discussing Jorah’s background and he admits to selling the poachers as slaves to raise money for his expensive wife. When Daenerys asks him where his wife is, Jorah replies that she is with another man in another place. After some times when she was pregnant, unbeknownst to Daenerys, word of her pregnancy reaches King’s Landing, where King Robert Baratheon orders her assassination. Magister Illyrio secretly visits his ally Varys in the city, where they discuss how they will pave the way for the Targaryen restoration. Later on, Daenerys tries to convince Drogo to invade so their son might claim the Iron Throne, but the Dothraki do not trust ships and water their horses cannot drink. Now that Viserys is dead, Drogo does not feel inclined to honor the bargain. A wineseller attempts to poison Daenerys to fulfill Robert’s orders. She is rescued by Ser Jorah, who initially intends to drink the wine to prove a point but then offers it knowingly to the wineseller himself, and Rakharo. Following the assassination attempt, Drogo reverses his decision and swears that he will lead his forces across the Narrow Sea and seize the Seven Kingdoms in blood and fire. Daenerys tries to convince Drogo to take the Iron Throne. According to Mirri Maz Duur, the child is stillborn and deformed, with leathery scaled skin, wings and a stomach filled with grave worms. Duur saves Drogo’s life, but leaves him in a vegetative state. Duur admits she did this deliberately in revenge for the sacking of her village. The ritual that saved Drogo drew its power from the death of Daenerys’s son, causing her child’s stillbirth and monstrous appearance. Daenerys is distraught. Distressed by the lifelessness of Drogo, she tries to stir any sign of life in him but cannot. She is forced to accept he will never truly be alive again, remaining in a vegetative state, and must smother him with a pillow to end it. She constructs a funeral pyre for his body. She places her dragon eggs on it and ties Duur to the Drogo’s funeral pyre to be burned alive in revenge. Ser Jorah believes that she means to die and tries to persuade her not to. At the end of season 1, Daenerys gives a speech to those of her khalasar who are left. She tells them that they are free to go, but if they stay with her she will lead them to a great destiny, then she steps into the blaze. The following morning it is revealed that she has survived, and three newly-hatched dragons are clinging to her body, the first three dragons in the world in a century and a half. Ser Jorah and the remaining Dothraki fall to their knees, proclaiming Daenerys their queen and leader. Season 2 Daenerys observes the red comet. Daenerys leads the remaining remnants of her khalasar across the Red Waste, hoping to find shelter in the far lands of the east. She tries to feed her newborn dragons, but they refuse the raw meat she offers. She regards the dragons as her sons. Daenerys awaits for her bloodriders in the Red Waste. The mare Drogo gave her as a wedding gift dies of exhaustion and Daenerys decides to send her three bloodriders, Rakharo, Aggo and Kovarro, with their remaining horses to explore in three separate directions, knowing that they are her last hope. She then stares at a red comet in the sky above (elsewhere, at Winterfell, Osha believes this comet is in fact an omen for the dragons owned by Daenerys). Aggo’s fate is unknown, but Kovarro returns with an invitation from the great city of Qarth. Daenerys leads her people there and is disappointed at the lukewarm reception she receives. Daenerys and her surviving people are made guests in Xaro’s lavish home. She begins to teach her dragons to cook and eat their own meat, and slowly begin breathing fire on command. She suggests to Doreah that she use her skill as a lover to find out more about Xaro, who happily agrees. Their host holds a reception for Daenerys and she is introduced to Pyat Pree of the Warlocks of Qarth. He demonstrates his magic by replicating himself and invites her to visit his order at the House of the Undying. Daenerys appeals to the Spice King. Later, Daenerys tries to negotiate with the Spice King for ships to return to Westeros. However, he considers it to be too risky an investment – considering that she has no army and has no open supporters in Westeros – and she receives nothing. She states that she will take what is hers, but the Spice King remarks she will have to do it without his ships. Daenerys unsuccessfully appeals to more of the merchant nobles of Qarth to lend her ships. Xaro hosts a council of the Thirteen so Daenerys can appeal to them for aid. During the meeting, Pyat Pree reveals that he was responsible and Xaro announces his intention to seize control of the city, as the new King of Qarth. The warlock uses his magic, creating thirteen duplicates to murder the rest of the Thirteen. Dany flees, but Pyat Pree appears to them, only to be stabbed through the back by Jorah. The stabbed Pyat is revealed to be another one of the duplicates. He repeats his invitation to Daenerys, telling her that her children are at the House of the Undying. Daenerys knows that Xaro has betrayed her. She returns to his palace to confront him and finds Doreah in bed with him. She takes his key and uses it to open his Valyrian stone vault. She is surprised when it is empty, but observes that this proves something can easily come from nothing. On her orders, Doreah and Xaro are locked into the empty vault to die, their pleas cut off by the closing door. Daenerys salvages enough from Xaro’s household to buy a ship. On Jorah’s orders, the Dothraki seize Xaro’s gold and jewels while Daenerys triumphantly watches with her three dragons. Season 3 Daenerys departs from Qarth. Following their journey from Qarth, Daenerys’s ship, Balerion, arrives at the city of Astapor in Slaver’s Bay. By then, Daenerys’s dragons had grown to the size of small dogs. While these dragons were now capable of hunting fish for themselves, they are still not large enough to be used as weapons of war to invade Westeros. Thus, Daenerys needs an army. While the Unsullied, the elite warrior-eunuchs produced in Astapor, are regarded as some of the finest soldiers in the world, Daenerys knows that their being slave-soldiers would become problematic in Westeros, where slavery is outlawed. However, Jorah convinces Daenerys that she has no choice but to settle for this solution since she has no other means of acquiring an army. While Daenerys considers expanding her tiny Dothraki khalasar, most of whom have become seasick since the Dothraki have never traveled on ships before, Jorah explains that the Dothraki would only join her if she were strong. Daenerys is told of the Unsullied regime. Throughout the tour, Kraznys explains that the Unsullied were trained for battle from the age of five, and that only one in four recruits survived the training. He also demonstrates that the Unsullied do not fear pain or death by slicing off the nipple of one soldier, much to Daenerys’s disgust. Daenerys also learns that the Unsullied are trained not to show mercy or weakness by killing a newborn slave child in front of its mother at the end of their training. While Daenerys is outraged by this, she still asks Kraznys how many Unsullied are available. She is told that there are eight thousand soldiers for sale and that she has until the next day to make a decision. Daenerys prepares to exchange Drogon (temporarily). On the day of the exchange, the slave masters and Kraznys, along with the 8,000 Unsullied warriors, meet with Daenerys to complete the deal. Daenerys hands the chained Drogon to Kraznys, who is hostile towards his slave master. Kraznys then gives her the golden whip, the symbol of ownership over the Unsullied. After finalizing the transaction, Daenerys tests her new powers by ordering the Unsullied, in Valyrian, to march forward and then halt. This shocks everyone including Jorah and Barristan, who did not know that she spoke Valyrian. During their journey to Yunkai, the next great city of Slaver’s Bay, Daenerys ordered the Unsullied to elect a commander from their own ranks. The officers ultimately choose Grey Worm, who like all Unsullied, was given the name of a type of vermin. When Daenerys instructed the Unsullied to go back to their own names or pick new ones they like, Grey Worm elected to keep his, as it was the name he had when Daenerys Stormborn set him free She ordered Grey Worm to send a messenger to the city and inform Yunkai’s slaver rulers that they must either surrender or suffer the same fate as Astapor. Razdal then attempted to bribe her by providing her with the gold and ships needed to transport her army to Westeros. In exchange, Daenerys would have to leave Yunkai in peace. In response, Daenerys makes a counter-offer: she will spare the lives of Razdal and the slave-masters of Yunkai if every slave (men, women, and children) in the city were set free, and given as much food, clothing, and property as they could carry in payment for their services. She threatened to show no mercy if Yunkai rejected her offer. Razdal was offended by Daenerys’s demands and threatened to use Yunkai’s “powerful friends” to destroy her. Daenerys ordered her knights to find out more about Yunkai’s “powerful friends” before she decided to attack the city. They eventually discover that these “powerful friends” are the Second Sons, a professional mercenary company. While there are only 2,000 of them, the Second Sons are armored and mounted, enough to cause trouble for the Unsullied. Daenerys meets with the Captains Mero, a Braavosi who is also known as the Titan’s Bastard, and Prendahl na Ghezn, a Ghiscari, and Prendahl’s underling Daario Naharis. After the Second Sons depart, Daenerys instructs Barristan to kill Mero in the event that she had to fight with them. Barristan replies that he would be glad to do so Daenerys anoints Daario to her service. For their assault on Yunkai, the new captain Daario suggested attacking the city through its lightly defended back gate. During that night, Jorah, Daario, and Grey Worm infiltrated the city and fought their way through the slave soldiers guarding the city. Within a few hours, Targaryen forces had captured Yunkai. The following morning, Daenerys addressed the city’s slaves with Missandei serving as her translator. During her speech, Daenerys told the slaves that it was their own choice to reach for their freedom. Season 4 Daenerys sits near the sea with her three dragons, each one about the size of a small horse. Soon, Daenerys returns to her Unsullied army to resume the march to Meereen. On the road to Meereen, Daenerys speaks with Missandei, who tells her queen that Meereen would be wise to fear her approach. Daenerys approaches the gambling commanders The marching army halts and Daenerys goes to the forefront, discovering a slave child nailed to a cross. The child is dead, her hand pointing the way to Meereen, and Ser Jorah tells Daenerys there is one for each mile to the last of the great slave cities, 163 in total Daenerys and her army eventually arrive at the gates of Meereen as she begins her siege. She sends her Unsullied, led by Grey Worm, to sneak into Meereen and start a slave revolt inside the city. The plan is successful, the slaves rise up against their masters, kill some of them and open the gates to Daenerys. She enters the city as a liberator and the freedmen of Meereen celebrate her arrival by shouting “Mhysa” and throwing their old slaves’ collars at her feet. After that, as a meeting with her advisers and commanders of her forces is held in the highest quarters of the Great Pyramid, she is informed that the Second Sons had taken the Meereenese navy, composed of 93 ships. Although she did not command Daario to take them. Some weeks later, Daenerys is irritated to discover Daario in her private quarters. The mercenary tries to give her flowers, but the queen demands to know what he wants. Daario asks to be allowed to indulge in his only two talents: killing men and loving women. Dany counters that the Second Sons are assigned to patrol Meereen and keep the peace, and there are plenty of women in the city that Daario can pursue. Daario says that police work doesn’t do the trick and that the only woman he wants isn’t interested. Daenerys is surprised at Daario’s intrusion. Nonetheless, he confirms that he is sworn to her and that he will continue boring patrol work if that is what the queen wants, and only asks that she occasionally allow him to do what he is actually good at. In response, Daenerys orders him to take off his clothes. Daenerys accepts Jorah’s council. The following morning, as Daario leaves, Jorah enters, observing that he is earlier than most, but later than others. Daenerys brushes off his disapproval and says that she is sending the Second Sons to retake Yunkai. To ensure that slavery is truly dead in that city. Daenerys and Missandei discuss Grey Worm Daenerys is in her chambers with Missandei. The two are talking about Grey Worm and how Missandei caught him gazing while she was bathing naked downstream. Daenerys banishes Jorah from her service Jorah enters the throne room in Meereen. In an audience before her, a seething Daenerys demands an explanation, and Jorah says it is a plot by Tywin Lannister to divide them. Dany counters that the pardon was signed the year they met. Asking him whether he claims the pardon was forged, Jorah admits that it was not. He soon confesses to giving Varys information on Daenerys’s activities in Essos. Daenerys angrily says that his telling them of her pregnancy by Khal Drogo led to her near-poisoning at the hands of a wine merchant. Jorah then protests that his actions stopped her from being poisoned, but Daenerys retorts this was only because he knew it might be coming. Jorah begs for her forgiveness, but Dany rebuffs him, saying he betrayed her, selling her secrets to the man she holds responsible for the death of her family. Daenerys finds difficulty in pleasing her subjects She spares his life, however, and gives him a day to leave Meereen. She warns that if he is seen in the city after that, his head will be thrown into Slaver’s Bay. Jorah is last seen leaving Meereen on a horse. Dany chains Rhaegal and Viserion following the disappearance of Drogon Horrified, Daenerys meets with Missandei and Grey Worm in private to discuss the details of Zalla’s death and how to deal with the growing threat the dragons are posing to the people of Meereen. Realizing that she can no longer control her dragons, Daenerys tells them to head with her to the catacombs under the city. Later, she leads her remaining two dragons, Rhaegal and Viserion, into the catacombs, where they are distracted by sheep carcasses. As they are feeding, Daenerys personally locks huge iron collars around their necks, which are secured by heavy chains. Season 5 Following the removal of the golden harpy from the top of the Great Pyramid and the subsequent murder of White Rat, Daenerys is furious. Daenerys is pleased that the Wise Masters will share their rule with the former slaves but refuses to support Hizdahr’s concession of allowing the fighting pits to reopen. Daenerys attempts to comfort Viserion and Rhaegal Later that night, Daario tries to convince her to reconsider, explaining that he was once a slave who earned his freedom in the pits. The skills he learned ultimately led him to the Second Sons and thence to Daenerys. Upon learning that Drogon hasn’t been seen in weeks, Daario muses on the possibilities of a dragon queen with no dragons. In response, Daenerys visits Rhaegal and Viserion in the catacombs where she imprisoned them. To her horror, they try to attack upon hearing her voice and she is forced to flee. Daenerys is escorted away from the riots by the Unsullied. Later, Mossador goes against Dany’s order and executes the man, angering Daenerys. She decides to sentence Mossador to death, stating that killing the Son of the Harpy broke the law. A crowd gathers to witness Mossador’s execution and Daenerys tells the crowd that when she conquered Meereen she promised freedom and justice, but one cannot exist without the other. Daenerys is escorted away by the Unsullied when riots break out between the freedmen and the masters. Dany is reunited with Drogon She retreats to her pyramid where she wants to spend time alone. She steps out onto her balcony and finds Drogon atop the Great Pyramid. Daenerys is happy to see him and tries reaching out for him, which she hadn’t done since the start of her reign over Meereen, but he flies away. Daenerys is left heartbroken as she gazes at Drogon from the distance. To everyone’s surprise, Daenerys and Hizdahr appear in one of the fighting pits to watch the opening of the games, though Daenerys is visibly uncomfortable at the violent butchery before her, and gets up to leave, she is convinced to stay by Hizdahr. Dany views the fighters training for Daznak’s Pit Daenerys has both Tyrion and Jorah brought before her inside the Great Pyramid. Though she had doubts about the Lannister’s claimed identity, she lets him try and talk her out of executing Jorah. On Tyrion’s advice, she spares Jorah’s life and banishes him from Meereen again (he counseled that she should not kill those devoted to her, but also that Jorah could not be present should she ever claim Westeros) Daenerys asks Tyrion Lannister to be her adviser. Later, over wine, Daenerys and Tyrion speak about their families and past. Daenerys is still thinking about executing Tyrion, mostly as revenge against the Lannisters for betraying her family, but decides not to when she sees Tyrion’s indifference to death. Tyrion warns her that the noble families of Westeros are too busy fighting the game of thrones or exhausted to help her reclaim the Iron Throne, and suggests that she consolidate her power in Meereen and build a new kingdom for herself. Daenerys says she’ll only stay in Meereen long enough to stabilize the situation and likens Westeros’s game of thrones to a spinning wheel, with the Great Houses as spokes. Tyrion dismisses her idealism, noting that others have tried to stop the wheel, but Daenerys firmly declares that she intends to break the wheel, not just stop it. She then informs Tyrion that she will take him on as an advisor, but confiscates his wine – she needs him to communicate in complete sentences. Daenerys is surrounded by a khalasar. Later, Daenerys finds herself far away from Meereen, atop an impressive hill in a sea of green grass. Drogon is still recovering from his wounds and is uninterested in flying back. Unfortunately, he’s also not interested in finding them any food. Daenerys wanders away to find something for them, but is shocked to see a trio of Dothraki bloodriders emerge. Within minutes, an entire khalasar has her surrounded. Understanding what might happen to her, she quickly removes a ring and drops it in the grass, determined to leave a trail. Season 6 Moro observes Daenerys. Now a prisoner of the khalasar, Daenerys is brought before their leader, Khal Moro, enduring remarks about her appearance from her captors. Out of jealousy, Moro’s wives suggest killing Daenerys, though he repeatedly ignores them. Daenerys reveals her identity, but Moro laughs off her titles, saying she is nothing more than his bed slave. Daenerys refuses, revealing herself as the widow of Khal Drogo. As it is forbidden for a khal to sleep with a widowed khaleesi, Moro has a change of heart, cuts her free and promises no one will touch her. A grateful Daenerys promises to reward him with more horses if she is returned to Meereen, but Moro informs her that she will be escorted to the Temple of the Dosh Khaleen in Vaes Dothrak, a home for other widowed khaleesi. Daenerys challenges the khals. At the Khalar vezhven, Daenerys tells the gathered khals that none of them are fit to lead the Dothraki. Daenerys declares that she will lead them herself. After a pause, Moro and the khals burst into laughter. Dany reminds them that her husband, in the same temple in which they all now sit, declared that he would lead a Dothraki army across the Narrow Sea to retake the Iron Throne for his Khaleesi and that all the khals have done since the raid and plunder of villages in lieu of any meaningful conquest. Disgusted with her insolence, Moro declares that she will be raped by each of the khals, then by all of their bloodriders, and then, if she is still alive, by their horses. Daenerys gazes at the bowing khalasar and dosh khaleen. Daenerys’s broad smile deepens at his threats and replies that they won’t have to follow her because this is where they will die. She knocks over the braziers at the center of the temple, setting the entire building aflame. The khals desperately attempt to escape the rapidly spreading fire, only to find the temple’s only door barred, the bodies of the two khaleen guarding it lying dead outside. Moro tries to confront Dany a final time, but she upends the last brazier on him, completing the conflagration. As the flames climb higher, the dosh khaleen and khalasars gather in confusion. Eventually, the doors collapse and Daenerys emerges, naked and unburnt. Many of the assembled bow immediately, with the high priestess and the rest of the dosh khaleen following. Jorah and Daario move to the front of the crowd and bow last. Dany discusses her invasion of Westeros with Daario as they ride for Meereen. On the road back to Meereen, Daenerys stops to outline her plan to Daario for when she returns to the city, asking how many ships would be needed to sail the Dothraki and Unsullied. Daario’s estimated figure of a thousand troubles Daenerys, as no one owns a fleet that large. Though the sellsword believes she is a conqueror more than anything else, Daenerys states that she takes what is hers. The conversation ends when Daenerys senses something in the distance and rides ahead to investigate. A few moments later, she returns on the back of a fully-healed Drogon, declaring all of the khalasar as her bloodriders instead of selecting a select few. She then vows to lead them to conquer Westeros Daenerys meets with the slavers. Daenerys and her entourage then meet with the slave masters Razdal mo Eraz, Belicho Paenymion, and Yezzan zo Qaggaz; representing Yunkai, Volantis, and Astapor respectively. The masters discuss their terms of surrender, announcing they will allow Daenerys and Tyrion to leave the city, while Missandei and the Unsullied will be sold back into slavery, and the dragons will be slaughtered. Daenerys rejects their terms, informing them they aren’t meeting for her surrender, but for theirs. Dany and Yara form an alliance. Later, Daenerys and Tyrion meet with the ironborn Yara and Theon Greyjoy. Yara offers to provide one hundred ships to Daenerys if, in return, she helps them defeat their uncle Euron Greyjoy and recognizes the independence of the Iron Islands. Daario reports to Daenerys that the fleet is nearly ready. He’s eager to see how the Dothraki do on the open sea. Daenerys informs Daario he won’t be joining them, which Daario interprets to mean that he will go on to seize Casterly Rock to cut off the Lannister retreat. Dany clarifies that Daario is to stay in Meereen with the Second Sons, to keep the peace until the city can safely choose its own ruler. Furthermore, she cannot bring her lover to Westeros, as marriage is still her most valuable bargaining chip when considering new alliances. Daario begs her to take him, pointing out that kings have mistresses, and queens should be no different, but Daenerys stands firm. Daario realizes that Tyrion convinced her into leaving him, but admits that it is a good move politically. He muses that no woman can take her place, although Daenerys is sure he will have many more lovers. Daenerys assures him that she’ll leave specific instructions for him to follow in governing the newly-renamed Bay of Dragons. Daenerys and Tyrion discuss the game of thrones. After Daario leaves, Dany goes to see Tyrion, who tries his best to console her. Dany thanks him, but admits that she’s not upset about Daario: rather, she was frightened that she was able to easily dismiss someone who loves her unconditionally. Tyrion says that Daario wasn’t the first man to love Daenerys, and won’t be the last. Dany then turns the topic to Tyrion’s rule of Meereen in her absence. He then says that he gave up on believing in himself or in anyone or anything else, but that he believes in her. Touched, Daenerys gives Tyrion a pin she had made for him: the brooch of the Hand of the Queen. Tyrion, struck with emotion, proceeds to kneel in front of her. Daenerys sails for Westeros. Some time later, Daenerys leads her armada to Westeros. With the Liberation of Slaver’s Bay complete, Daenerys sails the Summer Sea, her three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion fly over the her assembled armada, composed of the horde of Dothraki, Ironborn, Dornishmen, Reachmen, and Unsullied fleet of House Targaryen. Daenerys, clad in Targaryen black, stands on the deck of the flagship with Tyrion, Missandei, and Varys, looking ahead to either the gift of a new ally, or another massive war within House Targaryen for the Iron Throne. Season 7 Daenerys’s arrival at her birthplace. Daenerys arrives on Dragonstone for the first time since she was born, accompanied by Tyrion, Missandei, Varys and Grey Worm. She wastes no time exploring the home of her ancestors, removing one of Stannis Baratheon’s old banners in the process. Later, watching the weather, members of her council comment on how it relates to the night of her birth and the storm that came with it. Daenerys is then visited by Melisandre, who is welcomed due to the number of Red Priests who supported Daenerys in Meereen. Melisandre is immediately pardoned for siding with Stannis and explains to Daenerys that she may have something to do with the prophecy of The Prince That Was Promised. Daenerys points out that she is “no prince”, prompting Missandei to explain that, in the language Melisandre used, the prophecy is gender-neutral. Melisandre further states that Dany has a role to play in the prophecy, as does another – the King in the North, Jon Snow. Tyrion is surprised and questions Melisandre, confirming she is talking about the Jon Snow who is the illegitimate son of Eddard Stark. When Daenerys asks if Tyrion knows him, Tyrion explains he traveled with Jon to Castle Black. Varys asks about Jon, and Daenerys learns of his role as the King in the North and of unifying the Northerners and the wildlings against a common enemy. Clearly intrigued by the sound of this man, Daenerys requests that Tyrion write a letter to Jon, after Tyrion tells her that Jon will prove himself a valuable ally in Dany’s bid to claim the Iron Throne, particularly as the crimes committed by the Lannisters against his family give him enough reason to want Cersei overthrown, asking him to come to Dragonstone and bend the knee. Daenerys at her council meeting. Daenerys later stops the arguing between Ellaria Sand and Tyrion over the assassination of Myrcella Baratheon, to which Daenerys replies Ellaria must respect her Hand. She also agrees with Tyrion over Yara’s idea to attack King’s Landing immediately, and that the Unsullied should attack Casterly Rock while the Westerosi armies lay siege to the capital. When everyone has left the chamber, she requests an audience alone with Olenna Tyrell. Daenerys then tells her that she knows Olenna is on her side due to their mutual hatred for Cersei, rather than a love for Daenerys herself. In response, Olenna encourages Dany to be a dragon, rather than a “sheep”, like the other high lords and ladies. When Jon Snow and Ser Davos Seaworth arrive at Dragonstone, Daenerys sits in the keep’s throne room, waiting for them. After their entrance, Missandei speaks Daenerys’s name and announces her many titles, which stand in stark contrast to Davos simply announcing Jon as “the King in the North”. In the beginning, Daenerys assumes that he has come to bend the knee to her, as she is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, and declared how Jon’s ancestor Torrhen Stark bent knee to the Targaryens and was named Warden of the North, reminding that the eras wherein their Houses collaborated brought prosperity to the Seven Kingdoms. Jon, however, reminds her that any fealty House Stark owed House Targaryen ended when her father murdered his grandfather and uncle (though he accepts her apology on behalf of House Targaryen for the crimes committed against the Starks and he agrees she is not to blame for her father’s sins) and states that his purpose is different; he has come to ask for her help in the coming fight against the Night King and his army of the dead, to which Dany would also need Jon’s help in order to expunge the Night King’s army. Daenerys meets Jon Snow. Dany becomes increasingly annoyed by Jon’s refusal to bend the knee and tells him that since her marriage to Khal Drogo, she’s been through countless ordeals of every kind, but has lived through all of them and even managed to take advantage of certain situations; all because of her faith in herself. That is the reason she believes that since her birth, she has been destined to rule Westeros. However, Jon insists that her kingdom will be nothing more than a graveyard should the Night King win. Jon refuses to bow to Dany. Tyrion takes up and urges them to kneel before Daenerys and, after the war against Cersei, their combined forces would defend the North. Jon refuses both because it may take long to win the Iron Throne from Cersei and, by then, it may already be too late as at that point the Night King’s army may have already bypassed The Wall and marched further down south into the Seven Kingdoms. Jon also explains that he doesn’t know Daenerys at this point, that her claim to the throne rests on her descent from a king his family helped overthrow and he was chosen by his people to lead, so he must lead them as well as he can. Daenerys concedes that this is fair but counters by saying that if he insists on that view, she will count him as a rebel against her rule. Varys tells Daenerys of Euron’s attack. She ends when Varys whispers the events of the assault on the Targaryen fleet by telling Jon that he is not yet in her captivity, leading to Jon and Davos exiting the throne room. Varys then tells Daenerys that Ellaria, the Sand Snakes, Yara Greyjoy and the remaining Greyjoy forces are either dead or captured. She then asks if they have all been taken under control of Euron Greyjoy, the instigator of the attack, unknown of Theon Greyjoy’s abandonment of Yara and his escape from the attack. Daenerys allows Jon to mine dragonglass. Daenerys and Jon meet in privacy at a spot overlooking the sea and the dragons, which roam the skies. She expresses similarities between them in having lost loved ones (Rhaegar and Viserys for Daenerys, Robb and Rickon for Jon) and tries to make him feel like they’re both fighting on the same side, and concedes that given people once thought dragons gone for good, she perhaps should not be so skeptical about the undead, but Jon remains adamant about not bending the knee. Daenerys doesn’t back down either, but she does offer to help him mine the dragonglass he needs and even provide men. He asks then whether she truly believes him, to which Daenerys responds by telling him to hurry and begin his work. Daenerys is informed of Grey Worm and Missandei’s relationship. Days later, Daenerys strolls around Dragonstone with Missandei at her side, both wondering about the fate of the Unsullied. Missandei reveals to the queen that certain things happened between her and Grey Worm, before they get interrupted by Jon Snow. Cave Drawings Jon makes Daenerys believe in the White Walkers. He leads Daenerys through an underground cave, whose walls are rich in dragonglass. He shows her ancient wall drawings, which were made by the children of the forest. They depict the children themselves as well as the First Men and how they banded together to defeat their common enemy, the White Walkers. She is finally awestruck and convinced of Jon’s sayings, promising to defend the North with him when he bends the knee. Although he insists his people would never accept a southern ruler after everything they suffered, Daenerys rhetorically asks him whether his own pride is more important than the lives of the Northmen. Daenerys thinks of attacking King’s Landing. After they leave the cave, Tyrion and Varys deliver news of the Unsullied’s incomplete victory at Casterly Rock and the fall of Highgarden. Enraged at the loss of her allies, Daenerys snaps at Tyrion, accusing him of devising soft plans to protect his family and impulsively suggests flying to the Red Keep and burning it to the ground. She then turns her attention to Jon and asks for his advice. He tells her that all her followers saw her accomplish the impossible and believe she can do so yet again. However, using the dragons to destroy the castles and cities of Westeros would make her no different than the ones she is trying to overthrow. Daenerys burns the Lannister-Tarly army. When the combined armies of Jaime Lannister and Randyll Tarly prepare to finally leave Highgarden, Daenerys’s horde of Dothraki attacks them as they cross the plains of the Reach, with Daenerys herself leading the charge riding on the back of Drogon. The Lannister-Tarly infantry assume an anti-cavalry shield wall, but Daenerys has Drogon blast them with dragonfire, clearing a path through the formation for her warriors to charge. Although the Lannister and Tarly forces fight fiercely and inflict heavy casualties against the Dothraki at first, the combination of dragonfire and cavalry charges overwhelms them, and their formations soon fall apart. Jaime briefly rallies a group of archers to target Daenerys as she dives again, hoping to kill her and leave her forces leaderless, but Drogon pulls up sharply and the arrows glance harmlessly off his scales. Daenerys and Drogon launch dive-bombing attacks from above to destroy the Lannisters’ supply convoy, and the Dothraki mercilessly slaughter every fleeing soldier they find. Seemingly out of nowhere, a giant bolt whizzes right past Drogon as he flies and Daenerys immediately heads for the scorpion to destroy it. Before she can reach it, Bronn (who is manning the weapon) manages to strike Drogon’s wing, causing the dragon to wince in pain and lose his balance. Daenerys attempts to remove a bolt from Drogon. After plummeting nearly to the ground, Drogon regains his balance right in front of the scorpion and incinerates it with his fire-breath. He then lands on the battlefield and demolishes what’s left of the scorpion with an angry swipe of his tail. Daenerys dismounts on the riverbank and tries to pull the bolt out of Drogon’s shoulder. While trying to do so, she turns to see a mounted Jaime galloping towards her with a spear in hand. Drogon moves to protect his mother, shielding her behind his head and shooting a line of fire at him, only for Bronn to save him by tackling him off of his horse into the river. Jon and Daenerys discuss Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal. Back at Dragonstone, Jon Snow watches as Daenerys lands Drogon in front of him. The dragon approaches Jon, who stands his ground. Drogon allows Jon to touch him, to Dany’s astonishment. She dismounts, at which point Drogon flies off, and claims that the “gorgeous beasts” Jon sees are her children. Daenerys informs Jon of her victory over the Lannisters, and then asks him what Davos meant by “taking a knife in the heart for his people.” Jon avoids discussing his resurrection, claiming that Ser Davos gets carried away, but before Daenerys can press him further, they are interrupted by the arrival of Jorah Mormont, who has been cured of his greyscale. Delighted, Daenerys embraces Jorah and introduces him to Jon, who tells him that his father was a great man. Daenerys bids farewell to Jorah. As Jon Snow and his party including Jorah Mormont prepare to depart on boats for Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, Dany and her entourage arrive and bid Jorah farewell. Jorah quips that he is used to saying farewell. When Jon warns Daenerys that there is a chance that he might not return and that she won’t deal with the King in the North anymore, Dany tells him that “she’s grown used to him”. Then Jon wishes her well in the “wars to come”. Daenerys with a concerning look, along with Tyrion watches as Jon Snow and his party depart on their boats for Eastwatch. Daenerys leaves for Eastwatch. Later, she receives a raven from Gendry calling for help beyond the Wall. Against Tyrion’s advice, insisting Jon knew the risks of the mission and everything they’ve done will be for nothing if she dies beyond the Wall, and therefore unable to break the metaphorical “wheel”, Daenerys flies North with her dragons, leaving her army on Dragonstone. Meanwhile, Daenerys and Tyrion (who never knew about Jon’s change of heart in the first place) rip into Jon over his ill-advised action, suggesting that learning to lie just a little might be a good skill. Jon responds by arguing that while such an attitude may or may not have contributed to getting his father killed if no one is willing to speak the truth, then everyone’s word is worthless, and lies will not help them win the coming fight. Tyrion reluctantly decides that he will go and try to talk some reason into Cersei alone. Daenerys and Jon protest, fearing Cersei may have him killed out of spite, but Tyrion insists it’s the only way if they don’t want everything they’ve done to be for nothing and bids them wait. Daenerys and Jon give in to their feelings. Some time after setting sail, Jon knocks on the door of Daenerys’s cabin. She answers and meets his gaze without words. After a moment, he enters, and, with their eyes still locked on one another, shuts the door. Unaware of their biological connection to one another, they finally give into the burgeoning passion between them and make love. Unbeknownst to both of them, Tyrion had also been on his way to speak with his queen, and had seen Jon enter the cabin. 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