Resilient, strong, and here to right the wrongs of Westeros, Daenerys continues to dominate Game of Thrones this season with her commanding and captivating presence. The newest Game of Thrones collectible trading card set on Quidd, Stormborn, is dedicated to the Mother of Dragon’s most memorable moments from the last seven seasons.
We share ten of our favorite fiery sides of Khaleesi here, along with some of the most notable Daenerys quotes from the last seven seasons.
1. Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Stormborn
Born during a great storm that destroyed the House Targaryen’s final fleet in Robert’s Rebellion, Daenerys’ traumatic start surely instilled a sense of anger and urgency in this female warrior and queen. This “dragon’s daughter” will make sure any that turn against her will “die screaming!”
2. Blood of Old Valyria
Any enemy looking to destroy Dany will face a woman with the “blood of Old Valyria.” Valyria’s power was sourced from the taming and use of dragons in warfare. Dany’s dragons are three of the last surviving remnants of the once unconquerable Valyrian culture.
3. First of Her Name
Women everywhere cheered when Daenerys, “the First of Her Name,” spit fire at Prendahl of the Stormcrows after calling her “woman,” with distain.
“Woman? Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap if I took you for a man.”
4. The Unburnt
Khaleesi has remained ‘Unburnt’ after walking through many roaring flames in the Game of Thrones, always emerging completely untouched and victorious. Our favorite moment was the end of season six, when she emerges from the Temple of the Dosh Khaleen after toppling the Dothraki patriarchy.
5. Queen of Meereen
The Queen of Meereen is the ruler of the Bay of Dragons from the city of Meereen. This Queen will do what Queens do. She will rule.
6. Queen of the Andals and the First Men
The Queen of the Andals and the First Men is unwavering in her claim to the throne. She knows she is the true ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, or the continent of Westeros.
7. Breaker of Chains
“Valar morghulis,” a common way to greet those crossing paths in Braavos, is comparable to the Latin saying “memento mori.” Dany turns the phrase on it’s patriarchal head, and nods at the current and hopefully future state for women in Westeros.
8. Mother of Dragons
With a strong hand, the Mother of Dragons has patiently trained her dragons into mighty hair raising, fire-breathing weapons of mass destruction.
Abused by her brother, only to be sold later on to the violent chieftain, Khal Drogo, Daenerys has shown us she’s stronger, smarter, and tougher than her male oppressors. Such strength won the hearts and loyalty of her Mhysa people, who choose to follow her into a new world.
10. The Dragon Queen
He tried to chain her dragons, but Kraznys Mo Nakloz was in for a fatal surprise. Ordering her dragons to unleash their revenge on the Unsullied’s former owner, Kraznys was extinguished on command for trying to capture Dany and her beasts.
How many more sides of Dany will reveal themselves before the series ends? We hope to see one sitting on The Iron Throne, perhaps with a King at her side?