Mother of Dragons

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Growing up, Dany knew she had nothing, but was taught she deserved everything (in word, at least, though not often in deed). She suffered many wrongs, hunted in her formative years, abused by her brother, sold to a man who rapes her, although she comes to love him and, consequently, emphasizes with those in similar scenarios. While her brother lived, his birthright took precedent over her own, but when he dies at the hands of the Khal, Dany supersedes him. She is the last Targaryen, and therefore, in her eyes, the rightful queen of Westeros. In fact, she develops a superiority complex early on, thinking of the Dothraki (perhaps rightfully) as brutal “savages," her brother as weaker (again, somewhat rightfully), and her morality as superior to that of Essos as a whole (very much wrongfully). Furthermore, she imposes her moral code suddenly on the cities of the East, causing entire economies to collapse and leaving death and destruction in her fiery wake. Her noble intentions of ending the enslavement of others, a cause rooted in her own suffering, lead her to act rashly. Ever immediate, Dany only sees the problems before her eyes, not the bigger picture. She thinks not of the ramifications of her actions beyond the obvious. Of course, when she learns of the horrific consequences her conquests cause, she attempts to rectify the damage by offering all who desire safety as her followers. A formidable diplomat, she suits the regal persona. Her poker face proves unreadable,
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