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    ‘Game Of Thrones’: Why Did Daenerys Turn Into Mad Queen?

    Game of Thrones‘ is an American fantasy drama series in which nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, a mystical continent. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently fallen dynasty – the Targaryens – plot to take back their homeland. Each of the Great Houses rules a large region and commands a significant army and power in their own power.

    Directed by David Benioff and D.B. Wiess, the show is based on the fantasy novel, ‘A Song of Fire and Ice‘ written by George R.R. Martin and stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophia Turner, Lena Heady, and Peter Dinklage. Emilia’s Daenerys Targaryen had one of the most interesting character trajectories. So, why did she become the ‘Mad Queen?’

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    Who Is Daenerys Targaryen?

    Daenerys Targaryen, also known as Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea and mother of Dragons was the only daughter of King Aerys Targaryen and Queen Rahella. She was vulnerable under her brother Visery’s constant domination. In the initial seasons, Danny was naive, meek, and timid. But after being betrothed to Drogo, chieftain of Dothraki khalasar, Danny learned to be bold, confident, and skilled of command.

    After Drogo’s demise, she expanded her dominion into Essos, gaining the Unsullied army’s loyalty and liberating Slaver’s Bay from the Ghiscari slave master. Danny is inhumanly resistant to an extreme head and is a capable dragon rider.

    She steeps into something called Targaryen madness, which ultimately runs in her family. The series of unexpected external factors trigger this madness, which turns her into ruthless toward her perceived enemy.

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    How Did Daenerys Become The Mad Queen?

    Daenerys Targaryen transforms into Mad Queen in the penultimate episode ‘The Bell’ ofGames of Thrones‘. This plotline seems to be unfair to Danny’s character growth. Essentially, Danny snapped when she burned down King’s Landing to the ground, losing everything and everyone dearest to her. This action of hers came with a heavy price, she lost a significant amount of her military strength, and her allies Ellaria Sand and Olenna Tyrell also died. Moreover, she also lost the Iron Fleet when Yara was captured by Euron Greyjoy.

    Daenerys extreme actions might be triggered by the destruction of her dreams. She always believed that it was her birthright to become the Queen of Seven Kingdoms, but after discovering that it is Jon Snow, the true heir to the Iron Throne, her dreams were completely shattered. After the Great War was won, she lost even more loved ones when she was amused while returning to Dragonstone. Adding to the loss, Euron killed Rhaegal, and then Missandi was captured and beheaded in front of her on Cersei’s orders.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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