Daenerys Targaryen

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Name: Daenerys Targaryen
Title/Rank: Queen, Princess, Khalessi, Mother of Dragons
Location: Westeros
Status: Alive
Relationships: Aerys Targaryen (father), Rhaella Targaryen (mother), Rhaegar Targaryen (brother), Viserys Targaryen (brother) Khal Drogo (husband), Daario Naharis (lover), Jon Snow (lover)
Fandom: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
Other: played Emilia Clarke
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Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character from A Song of Ice and Fire, and is played by Emilia Clarke on the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

I think she sees something about herself in the slaves she encounters and frees. She sees herself in the women who were abused, so she rescues them, she sees herself in part of the unsullied as they were also taken from their homes and families and raised to be something else[1]




  • In 2016 Daenerys Targaryen was the most popular character in the Meereen storyline on Tumblr[2]
  • In 2017 Daenerys Targaryen was the 7th most popular Game of Thrones character on Archive of Our Own[3]
  • In 2019, during the final season, Daenerys was the third most popular Game of Thrones character on Tumblr[4]

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: modern setting, where she knows or meets other characters from the series
  • High School AU or College AU: common because of her relative age
  • Canon Divergence AU: varies, Daenerys and her family are never sent into exile, she returns at different points during the series
  • Futurefic: often where she was Queen of the Seven Kingdoms
  • Daenerys Lives: she does not die in season 8, or is resurrected
  • No Mad Queen or Dany Stays Sane: stories that ignore, or fix, Daenerys' quick decent into madness



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