Happy Birthday Emilia Clarke: 5 Daenerys Targaryen moments that prove Khaleesi deserved a better ending in GoT

Emilia Clarke became a household name as the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, in Game of Thrones. In honour of the actress' 33rd birthday today, i.e. October 23, 2019, here are five Daenerys Targaryen moments that prove why Khaleesi deserved a better ending in GoT.
Emilia Clarke celebrates her 33rd birthday today, i.e. October 23, 2019.Emilia Clarke celebrates her 33rd birthday today, i.e. October 23, 2019.
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Game of Thrones was a show like no other! Built out of the genius mind of Mr. George R.R. Martin, we were taken on a mysterious journey with dragons, kings, queens, love and a whole lot of revenge! While the question on everyone's mind throughout all the seasons was who would win the Iron Throne, the toss-up was mostly between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. GoT changed the lives of its cast especially Emilia Clarke, who became a household name as the Mother of Dragons.

Daenerys was the hot favourite to win the game of thrones but in season 8, much to her fans' dismay, we saw the Mad Queen arise and inevitably, her lover and nephew Jon ended up killing her, thus sealing her fate! If we disregard the final season, there are various badass moments by Khaleesi which prove that Dany deserved a better ending in Game of Thrones. Whether it be when she gave birth to her three dragons or even riding Drogon for the first time, the goosebumps-inducing scenes are endless.

On account of Emilia's 33rd birthday today, i.e. October 23, 2019, here are 5 breathtaking Daenerys Targaryen moments to celebrate Khaleesi:

Daenerys eats the heart of a horse

Game of Thrones Season 1 was especially cruel to Daenerys Targaryen as she had to face the greed of her brother Viserys and the wrath of her husband Khal Drogo. However, we gradually got to see Dany's journey of becoming the Mother of Dragons, she was always destined to be. The first fierce moment that had us going gaga over Khaleesi is when she was made to eat the heart of a horse, as part of a Dothraki ritual. The intense sequence was brilliantly portrayed by Emilia and we could totally understand Drogo's admiration for his Queen.

Daenerys becomes the Mother of Dragons

Losing your husband and unborn son on the same day can be gutwrenching for anyone. But, Daenerys was destined to be something more! Seeing her walk into the line of fire and come out as the Mother of Dragons to end season 1 made Khaleesi an instant fan-favourite. It was at that paticular moment, like Jorah, that we too became followers of Queen Dany.

Daenerys flys Drogon for the first time

Witnessing a touching maternal moment between Danerys and her beloved Drogon in the midst of the Harpy's attack and eventually, seeing Dany become one with her ancestors, riding her dragon was indeed beautiful to witness. The relationship that Daenerys shared with her three dragons is unparalleled with this sequence being at the forefront.  

Daenerys slaughters Jaime's army

Never underestimate Daenerys Targaryen's wrath! Jaime Lannister's face said it all in this sequence as Khaleesi seeks revenge from Cersei Lannister and massacres the entire Lannister army. It was one of those scene-stealing moments that had us say, 'Hail Khaleesi!'

Khaleesi's last speech

Say what you want about Season 8, but a poignant sequence etched in our brains will be Dany's entrance and speech post winning the final war against Cersei Lannister. As Drogon's wings encapture in the background, we see Khaleesi right where she belonged; as the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms! Or, so we thought! Another tip of the hat at Ms. Clarke!

Which is your favourite Khaleesi moment in Game of Thrones? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Happy Birthday, Emilia Clarke!

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