From naive bride, to brave Khaleesi, to conquering queen mother of Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has worn many hats -- and she's looked like a boss in all of them.
With "Game of Thrones" returning for its fifth season on Sunday, April 12, we've rounded up the best times that Daenerys shut it down because she'd had enough of this shizz.
When she didn't let Khal Drogo intimidate her.
Most girls would be at least a little bit freaked out upon meeting their husband for the first time and finding out that he's basically a big tattooed side of beef with a vocabulary of "No." But Daenerys, ice cold dragon queen, refused to be flustered.
When she gave Viserys the smackdown he deserved.
You were amply warned, bro.
When she ate that whole damn heart.
This is what's known in the "Game of Thrones" universe as a bloody good time.
When she hatched three whole damn dragons.
P.S., let's also not forget how hard she shut down Ser Jorah right before she walked into the fire.
When she sent Khal Drogo to the great grass plain in the sky.
With her bare hands, no less.
When she didn't dither with idiots.
Enough with the semantics, gentlemen.
When she'd had it with the patriarchy.
Commence arguments about who found this loophole better: Daenerys, or Eowyn from "Lord of the Rings."
When she burned that rude slave master to a crisp.
When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. When you insult Daenerys Targaryen in her own mother tongue, you just straight-up die.
When she made sure her mercenaries knew who was in charge.
Was taking their navy a good idea? Well, yes. But still, you don't do it without asking first.
When she freed the slaves of Meereen.
Mercy is for wimps.
When she told Daario he could get it.
Like Christian Grey, Daenerys Targaryen exercises control in all things.
When she installed herself as Queen.
Realizing that Meereen would tear itself to shreds without leadership in place, Daenerys took responsibility for her actions and stepped up to rule the city she conquered, as one does when one is the boss.
When she summed up her entire character arc in one fell swoop.
In a world where modern-day electronics haven't been invented, this is the closest you can possibly get to a mic drop, which is exactly what it is.
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