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Daenerys Targaryen trivia: 145 facts about the mother of dragons!

Daenerys Targaryen is one of the most beloved characters in the Game of Thrones. Her dragons have a slew of fans.

Will she be the one to sit on the Iron Throne? We will soon find out but until then, let’s remeber her journey this far.

  1. Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels
  2. As well as the television adaptation, Game of Thrones
  3. There she is portrayed by English actress Emilia Clarke
  4. In the novels, she is a prominent point of view character
  5. She is one of the most popular characters in the series
  6. And The New York Times cites her as one of the author’s finest creations
  7. Introduced in 1996’s A Game of Thrones, Daenerys is one of the last two surviving members of the House Targaryen
  8. Who, until fourteen years before the events of the first novel, had ruled Westeros from the Iron Throne for nearly three hundred years
  9. She subsequently appeared in A Clash of Kings (1998) and A Storm of Swords (2000)
  10. Daenerys was one of a few prominent characters not included in 2005’s A Feast for Crows
  11. But returned in the next novel A Dance with Dragons (2011)
  12. In the story, Daenerys is a young woman in her early teens living in Essos
  13. Knowing no other life than one of exile, she remains dependent on her abusive older brother, Viserys
  14. She is forced to marry Dothraki horselord Khal Drogo in exchange for an army for Viserys
  15. Who is to return to Westeros and recapture the Iron Throne
  16. Her brother loses the ability to control her as Daenerys finds herself adapting to life with the khalasar and emerges as strong, confident and courageous
  17. She becomes the heir of the Targaryen dynasty after her brother’s death
  18. And plans to reclaim the Iron Throne herself, seeing it as her birthright
  19. A pregnant Daenerys loses her husband and child
  20. But soon helps hatch three dragons from their eggs
  21. Which regard her as their mother
  22. Providing her with a tactical advantage and prestige
  23. Over time, she struggles to maintain control of her dragons
  24. She also acquires an army with which she conquers the cities of Yunkai, Astapor and Meereen
  25. Determined to end slavery and injustice there
  26. Despite her strong moral compass, she is capable of dealing ruthlessly with her enemies
  27. Particularly the slave masters
  28. After establishing herself as a powerful and relentless ruler, she sails for her homeland of Westeros
  29. Bent on reclaiming the Seven Kingdoms
  30. Well received by critics and fans alike, Clarke received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Daenerys in the HBO series in 2013, 2015, and 2016
  31. She has also earned many other nominations and accolades for her portrayal
  32. Daenerys Targaryen is introduced as the exiled princess of the Targaryen dynasty
  33. Also called “Stormborn”, she and her brother Viserys were smuggled to Essos during the end of Robert’s Rebellion
  34. For most of her life, she has been under the care of Viserys
  35. Whom she fears, as he is abusive to her whenever she displeases him
  36. Viserys marries Daenerys to the powerful Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo in exchange for his military support in an invasion of Westeros
  37. Making Daenerys a Khaleesi, a queen of the Dothraki
  38. During the wedding, exiled knight Ser Jorah Mormont pledges his loyalty to Daenerys
  39. And her benefactor Ilyrio Mopatis gifts her three petrified dragon eggs
  40. Daenerys is at first afraid of her new husband
  41. But after learning the Dothraki language, she begins to understand him and genuinely falls in love with him after learning Drogo is a smart leader and a kind man
  42. After embracing the Dothraki culture, she becomes stronger and rebels against her brother
  43. She later becomes pregnant with Drogo’s son
  44. Who is prophesied by the Dothraki to be the “Stallion Who Mounts the World”
  45. Viserys grows jealous of Daenerys’s popularity and becomes infuriated with Drogo’s lack of urgency in launching an invasion
  46. Prompting him to threaten to cut Daenerys’s unborn son from her womb
  47. Drogo responds by killing Viserys with molten gold
  48. To which Daenerys declares that he was no dragon, because fire cannot kill a dragon
  49. After an unsuccessful assassination attempt on behalf of Robert Baratheon, Drogo vows to Daenerys that he will conquer the Seven Kingdoms for her and their unborn son
  50. However, during their journey Drogo becomes comatose due to an infected wound incurred during a fight with one of his men
  51. Daenerys is forced to seek the help of healer Mirri Maz Duur to save his life using blood magic
  52. Mirri tricks Daenerys by using her unborn son’s life as a sacrifice to heal Drogo but leave him in a permanent catatonic state
  53. Forcing Daenerys to end her husband’s life
  54. Daenerys punishes Mirri by having her tied to Drogo’s funeral pyre
  55. She also lays the three dragon eggs onto Drogo’s body and steps into the fire herself
  56. At daybreak, after the fire is burned down, Daenerys emerges with three baby dragons
  57. Whom she names Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion
  58. Daenerys and the remnants of Drogo’s khalasar wander the Red Waste before being accepted into the city of Qarth
  59. She is hosted by merchant Xaro Xhoan Daxos, a member of Qarth’s ruling council the Thirteen
  60. Daenerys tries to appeal to the Thirteen to support her invasion of Westeros, without success
  61. She returns to Xaro’s manse to find half of her men and servants killed and her dragons gone
  62. Meeting with the Thirteen again to ask for their help in retrieving her dragons
  63. The warlock Pyat Pree claims responsibility and declares that her dragons are being kept in his temple, the House of the Undying
  64. Daenerys travels to the temple, but Pree’s magic separates her from Jorah and leaves her chained with her dragon
  65. Daenerys orders her dragons to immolate Pree
  66. Daenerys then confronts Xaro, who had conspired with Pree and Daenerys’s servant Doreah to seize control of Qarth
  67. Daenerys has Xaro and Doreah sealed in Xaro’s vault
  68. And has her remaining loyalists raid his manse
  69. Using the funds to buy a ship
  70. Daenerys travels to Astapor, a city in Slaver’s Bay
  71. As she arrives, the warlocks of Qarth attempt to assassinate her
  72. But are thwarted by Ser Barristan Selmy, who was Kingsguard to Aerys Targaryen
  73. Daenerys accepts him into her service
  74. Daenerys negotiates with Astapori slaver Kraznys mo Nakloz to purchase an army of Unsullied, elite eunuch soldiers, in exchange for Drogon
  75. Also obtaining the services of Kraznys’s translator Missandei
  76. Upon the completion of the transaction, she has Drogon burn Kraznys alive and orders the Unsullied to sack the city
  77. Kill Astapor’s masters and free its slaves
  78. Daenerys and her army then march on the neighbouring slave city of Yunkai
  79. Who hire the sellsword company the Second Sons to defend the city
  80. The commanders of the Second Sons order their lieutenant, Daario Naharis, to kill Daenerys
  81. However, he is smitten by her beauty and instead brings her the heads of his superiors, pledging the Second Sons’ allegiance
  82. Daario, Jorah, and the Unsullied commander Grey Worm infiltrate Yunkai
  83. Opening the gates for the Targaryen army to conquer the city
  84. Daenerys is received by Yunkai’s freed slaves, who hail her as their “mhysa” (mother)
  85. Daenerys marches on the last city in Slaver’s Bay, Meereen, and seizes control of the city by instigating a slave revolt
  86. She decides to execute 163 Meereenese masters as “justice” for 163 slave children crucified on the road to Meereen
  87. After becoming aware that her council in Astapor has been overthrown and that Yunkai has reverted to slavery, Daenerys decides to stay in Meereen to practice ruling
  88. She also begins a sexual relationship with Daario
  89. After discovering that Jorah was previously spying on her on House Baratheon’s behalf
  90. She is enraged and orders him exiled from the city
  91. Daenerys is later horrified to discover that Drogon has killed a farmer’s child
  92. Although Drogon is unable to be captured, she has Rhaegal and Viserion locked up in Meereen’s catacombs
  93. Daenerys faces a new threat to her rule in the form of the Sons of the Harpy
  94. A resistance movement made of agitated former masters
  95. Her popularity with the freedmen also begins to wane after she publicly executes one of her councillors, Mossador, for killing a captive Son
  96. After the Sons kill Ser Barristan, Daenerys decides that she will attempt to restore peace by reopening Meereen’s fighting pits and taking the Meereenese noble Hizdhar zo Loraq as her husband
  97. While attending a gladiator demonstration, she is confronted by Jorah
  98. Who has brought her the fugitive Tyrion Lannister to appease her
  99. Daenerys accepts Tyrion onto her council, but orders Jorah exiled again
  100. At the reopening of the fighting pits, Jorah saves Daenerys’s life by killing a Son of the Harpy trying to assassinate her
  101. The Sons then launch a massive attack, killing Hizdhar and many other Meereenese noblemen and freedmen
  102. As the Sons corner Daenerys and her councillors, Drogon appears and kills or scares off most of the Sons
  103. As the Unsullied begin to overwhelm the Sons, some begin throwing spears at Drogon, prompting Daenerys to climb onto his back and order him to fly away
  104. Drogon eventually leaves her in the Dothraki Sea, where she is captured by a khalasar
  105. Daenerys is taken to Khal Moro, the leader of the Dothraki horde
  106. Learning that she is the widow of Khal Drogo, Moro tells her she must live out her days among the widows of the Dosh Khaleen in Vaes Dothrak
  107. Once there, Daenerys is told that she is to be judged by the khals for defying tradition and going out into the world following Drogo’s death
  108. During the meeting with the khals, Daenerys declares that only she has enough ambition to lead the Dothraki
  109. When the outraged khals threaten to gang-rape her, Daenerys sets fire to the temple, killing everyone inside but emerging unscathed
  110. Awed, the Dothraki accept her as their Khaleesi
  111. After discovering that Jorah, who had followed her to Vaes Dothrak with Daario, is infected with the terminal disease greyscale, Daenerys orders him to find a cure and return to her services
  112. Before marching on Meereen with Drogon, Daario and the Dothraki
  113. Daenerys returns to Meereen to find it under siege by the joint fleets of Yunkai, Astapor, and Volantis
  114. Who have reneged on an agreement with Tyrion to free their slaves and are trying to reclaim the city
  115. Daenerys deploys all three of her dragons, burning most of the slaver fleet and seizing the ships that survive
  116. The slavers agree to surrender
  117. Soon after, Theon and Yara Greyjoy arrive to offer the Iron Fleet in exchange for Daenerys giving the Iron Islands their independence
  118. And installing Yara as queen of the Iron Islands over their uncle Euron, who had been planning to marry Daenerys
  119. Daenerys agrees to Theon and Yara’s alliance
  120. Varys, meanwhile, secures the support of Ellaria Sand and Olenna Tyrell
  121. Who have lost family members to the Lannisters and want vengeance
  122. Daenerys leaves Daario and the Second Sons in Meereen to keep the peace, names Tyrion Lannister as Hand of the Queen
  123. And sets sail for Westeros at last
  124. Daenerys arrives at the island fortress of Dragonstone, the ancient Targaryen stronghold once held by the late Stannis Baratheon, and finds it abandoned
  125. She sends the Unsullied to take Casterly Rock, and her Greyjoy fleet, along with ships from Dorne, to blockade King’s Landing
  126. The Lannister forces, however, have left Casterly Rock and seized Highgarden and its wealth
  127. And Euron Greyjoy overcomes Yara Greyjoy’s ships
  128. In an effort to gain allies, Daenerys summons the newly named King in the North, Jon Snow, to pledge his fealty to her
  129. Jon refuses, insisting that the White Walkers and their wight army present a more immediate threat than the Lannisters
  130. Receiving word of Highgarden’s fall, Daenerys leads Drogon and the Dothraki to decimate the Lannister caravan
  131. Drogon is injured by a ballista designed specifically to wound dragons, but Daenerys is victorious
  132. The remaining forces submit to her after she commands the dragon to roast a resistant Randyll and Dickon Tarly alive
  133. Jon and a cured Jorah lead an expedition beyond the Wall to capture a wight
  134. Which they will use to convince Cersei Lannister, the self-declared Queen of Westeros, that the threat is real
  135. They are saved from the army of the dead by Daenerys and her dragons
  136. But the Night King kills Viserion with an ice spear
  137. A distraught Daenerys vows to Jon that she will help fight the White Walkers
  138. And Jon accepts her as his queen
  139. The pair and their retainers bring a wight to King’s Landing to convince Cersei of the threat beyond the Wall
  140. Cersei ultimately agrees to a truce, and to aid in the fight against the undead army
  141. While secretly plotting to betray them
  142. Jon and Daenerys finally succumb to their growing feelings for each other and have sex
  143. Unaware that they are related by blood
  144. Neither of them are aware that the Night King has revived Viserion as wight
  145. And breaches the Wall with dragonfire


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