How Well Do You Know Daenerys Targaryen?


Game of Thrones is an American fantasy television series which began airing on HBO in 2011. The series, which is set to conclude in either 2018 or 2019, is based on a book series by author George R. R. Martin. The first book in the series is called Game of Thrones.

The series has several interlinked storylines but the three main story arcs are: the battle between houses for The Iron Throne and rule of the Seven Kingdoms, the Knights Watch, a group of men in the North protecting the realm from ghostly figures known as Whitewalkers, and Daenerys Targaryen, the last descendant of the former King Aerys II, who is on a quest to reclaim the throne.

King Aerys II was killed before Daenerys was born. Her mother was pregnant with her when Robert Bathereon and his army seized the throne and murdered the king. Her mother fled the city, along with one of Daenerys' brothers, and she was born soon afterward. Her mother died shortly later and she and her brother were taken into Exile by loyal supporters of her father. When she's introduced in season one, she is with her brother who is looking to buy an army. If you've been hooked on this hit show then let's see how well you know Daenerys Targaryen.

Question 1

What was her brothers name?

To answer this question you're going to have to think back to the beginning of the series. When we first meet Daenerys she is with her brother but he tries to use her to achieve his own objectives. Obviously, he wanted the Iron Throne for himself and was more than prepared to sacrifice his sister to achieve that goal. He thinks that Daenerys is just an object and tends to treat her that way but his abuse catches up with him in a big way.

Question 2

Where does she get her dragon eggs?

When Daenerys first gets her dragon's eggs she is led to believe that they have been turned to stone over the passage of time. But she carries them into the funeral pyre of Khal Drogo anyway and they hatch, revealing tiny dragons. The dragons are of no use to her until they are fully grown and she can use them to help her invade Westeros and take back the Iron Throne. But where does she get the eggs from in the first place?

Question 3

How many dragons does she have?

Daenerys has a clear advantage over the other contenders for the Iron Throne - dragons! When Daenerys gets married to Khal Drogo she receives dragon eggs as a wedding gift. After Drogo dies she builds him a funeral pyre and places the eggs alongside him. She then walks into the flames, much to the dismay of her people. But after the fire burns out they find that she is still alive and the dragons have hatched. How many dragons does Daenerys Targaryen end up with?

Question 4

How are Daenerys and Ser Jorah Mormont connected?

Daenerys first meets Ser Jorah Mormont when she marries Khal Drogo. He arrives at the wedding and gives her books about the Seven Kingdoms as a wedding gift. He is an exiled lord and knight from the North, banished for selling poachers into slavery; a serious crime in Westeros. At first, he offers Viserys his service but after his death, he becomes one of Daenerys' first advisors and even saves her from an assassination attempt. He also develops feelings for her but his love is unrequited.

Question 5

By which of these names is she NOT known?

Daenerys comes from House Targaryen. She is the only daughter of King Aerys II, the "Mad King", and his sister-wife Rhaella. She had two brothers; Rhaegar and Viserys Targaryen. Her father was defeated by Robert Baratheon during the conquest known as Robert's Rebellion and died before she was born. Her mother was pregnant with Daenerys at the time and fled to the island of Dragonstone where she gave birth. Daenerys is known by many names but which of these is not one of them?

Question 6

How was her brother killed?

As with most of the deaths in Game of Thrones, the way that Viserys dies is pretty gruesome. He becomes angry when he realizes that the Dothraki respect Daenerys more than him. He even tries to steal her dragon eggs to buy his own army but is stopped by Ser Jorah. He gets drunk and tries to order Khal Drogo to do his bidding which doesn't work and then threatens Daenerys and her unborn child at which point Drogo has him executed. Do you remember how he dies?

Question 7

How does she deal with the betrayal of Xaro and Doreah?

Xaro Xhoan Daxos vouches for Daenerys and her people at the gates of Qarth, saving them from certain starvation in the Red Waste. He welcomes Daenerys into his lavish home and tells her about his riches. He asks for her hand in marriage and offers to help her in her quest to reclaim The Iron Throne. She considers his offer but when he betrays her. She goes to confront him and finds him in bed with one of her handmaidens. How does she punish them?

Question 8

How many Unsullied soldiers does she take?

At the beginning of season three Daenerys and her people arrive at the city of Astapor in Slavers Bay. Astapor is known for producing The Unsullied, an elite army of slave soldiers who regarded as some of the finest fighters in the world. The owner of the army, Kraznys mo Nakloz, shows her soldiers but frequently insults her, not realizing that she understands Valyrian. She offers him one of her dragons in exchange for the army but once he agrees she orders The Unsullied to kill their former slave masters. How many Unsullied soldiers did she take?

Question 9

What does Khal Drogo give her as a wedding gift?

In season one Daenerys' brother, Viserys brokers a deal with Khal Drogo of the Dothraki. He trades her to Drogo in exchange for an army of 40,000 men, which he plans to use in his invasion of Westeros. Daenerys does not want to marry the Khal but her brother tells her that she doesn't have a choice. She goes ahead with the marriage and slowly starts to realize her power. At her wedding she accepts a number of gifts but can you remember what Khal Drogo gave to her?

Question 10

Daenerys orders the Unsullied to select a leader. Who do they choose?

Daenerys leads everyone, including her advisors, to believe that she plans to trade one of her dragons in order to purchase the army of slave soldiers known as The Unsullied. But when the time comes she turns on the slave masters of Astapor and orders The Unsullied to kill them and sack the city. When this is over she tells them that they are now free men and can choose to leave or fight for her. She instructs them to choose a leader from their ranks, who do they choose?

Question 11

What is her supernatural power?

Daenerys has a very special ability, one that has allowed her to escape certain death on more than one occasion. Magic and magical powers are a common theme in the world of Game Of Thrones. Other characters who seem to have superhuman abilities include Mirri Maz Duur, a witch who uses black magic on Daenerys and Khal Drogo, Pyat Pree, the Qartheen warlock who is eventually killed by one of Daenerys' dragons, and Melisandre AKA "The Red Woman" who advises Stannis Baratheon.

Question 12

How does she punish the witch who causes her child to be stillborn?

After Daenerys marries Khal Drogo they set off to sack villages in order to raise funds for an army. Daenerys is appalled by the way that the women are treated and saves one woman named Mirri Maz Duur. In return, Mirri helps tend to Khal Drogo's injury and helps Daenerys deliver her baby. But she is actually a witch who used black magic to kill the child and leave Drogo in a vegetative state, in revenge for them sacking her village.

Question 13

Why is she sometimes known as Daenerys Stormborn?

In Game of Thrones, Daenerys is known by many different names. Some of them she picks up during her travels and some are from birth. She comes from House Targaryen and is the first woman of that family to be called Daenerys hence the title First of Her Name. When she emerges from the burnt ashes of Khal Drogo's funeral pyre she is unhurt and hence the Dothraki give her the title of The Unburnt. But why is she sometimes called Daenerys Stormborn?

Question 14

What is the name of her large black dragon?

At the end of season five, Daenerys uses one of her dragons to help her escape certain death. She is in the middle of a bad situation when he appears to defend her and she climbs on his back and flies away, landing to a remote mountain location. But the dragon is injured and unable to take her back. She is forced to go looking for her own food and this is when she runs into a group of Dothraki bloodriders who take her prisoner. What was the name of this dragon?

Question 15

Where was Daenerys born?

The Seven Kingdoms is an area located on the continent of Westeros which is ruled by the Lord of the Seven Kingdoms who sits on the Iron Throne in the capital city, King's Landing. Its name dates back to before the War of Conquest, during which seven independent kingdoms existed in the continent. Each of these kingdoms was ruled over by a certain house such as the Lannisters and Starks. Do you know where in this kingdom Daenerys was born?

Question 16

What do the liberated people of Yunkai call her?

After Daenerys takes control of her army of Unsullied soldiers she sacks the city of Astapor with very little effort. Next, she sets her sights on a neighboring city called Yunkai where there are hundreds of thousands of slaves she wants to free. She tells the slave masters of Yunkai to free the slaves or face invasion but they ignore her. She eventually achieves this goal with the help of some new allies and the liberated people revere her with a new name. What do they call her?

Question 17

Which actress plays Daenerys Targaryen?

Believe it or not, the actress who plays Daenerys wasn't the studio's first choice for the role. The original actress was replaced for unknown reasons and this British actress stepped in instead. It was a breakout role for her and she admitted during an interview that she did the funky chicken and robot dance during her audition. By 2017 she was one of the highest paid TV actors raking in about £2 million per episode. Do you remember the name of the actress who plays Daenerys?

Question 18

Who were the Second Sons?

Daenerys tells the slave masters of Yunkai that if they agree to release and compensate all their slaves she will spare their lives. They reject her offer. She tells them that if they refuse she will show them no mercy and they threaten her, saying that her offer is offensive and that they have "powerful friends" who will easily destroy her and her army of Unsullied. She eventually finds out that these friends are a group of 2000 men known as the Second Sons. Who are they?

Question 19

Which Lannister eventually becomes her advisor?

Daenerys has many advisors throughout the series. There's Ser Jorah who she meets when she marries Khal Drogo, who helps her build her army. Then there is Missandei, a slave girl that she encounters while obtaining the Unsullied, who becomes her friend and advisor. Daenerys is a leader who listens to what wise people around her have to say but sometimes makes decisions that go against their advice. After being forced to leave King's Landing one of the Lannisters ends up advising Daenerys, do you remember who?

Question 20

What does she find on the road to Meereen?

After her victory in Yunkai, Daenerys and her army march towards Meereen. Along the way, she chats with her advisors. Missandei tells her that the people of Meereen should fear her approach and Daairo brings her a bunch of flowers, much to her annoyance. The army stops and she rides to the forefront. She doesn't understand what she is seeing and Ser Jorah explains to her. What does Daenerys find on the road to Meereen that upsets her so much?

Question 21

At the Siege of Meereen what does she catapult over the walls?

After a long journey, Daenaerys arrives at Meereen with her army and begins her siege of the city. A riding knight of Meereen challenges her to choose a champion to fight for her in a duel. Daario, commander of the Second Sons steps in and volunteers himself. He quickly defeats the riding knight. Daenerys speaks to the assembled slaves and starts catapulting something over the city walls. Do you remember what is was? Clue: it helped to demonstrate her previous victories.

Question 22

Why does she banish Sir Jorah from her service?

Ser Jorah Mormont was a Lord in the North but he was caught selling slaves and banished into exile. We meet him at the beginning of the series when he helps Daenerys adapt to life as a Khaleesi of the Dothraki, and later becomes one of her most trusted advisors. He falls deeply in love with her but she doesn't feel the same way about him. She eventually dismisses him from her service and orders him to leave but do you remember why she does this?

Question 23

What does she do to the assassin who poses as a wine seller?

After Viserys dies Khal Drogo no longer has any intention of honoring the deal they made. Daenerys pleads with him to fight so that their son might claim the Iron Throne but he is hesitant about crossing the sea. Acting on orders from Robert Bathereon, a wine seller attempts to poison Daenerys. After this attempt on her life, Drogo changes his mind and promises to seize the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys is rescued by Ser Jorah but do you remember how the would-be assassin was punished?

Question 24

How does she kill Khal Moro and the other Khals?

At the Khalar vezhven, Daenerys announces to the khals that she will lead the Dothraki because they aren't fit to be leaders. They laugh in her face. She reminds him that her late husband swore that the Dothraki would help her retake the Iron Throne but they are unmoved. They tell her that she is insolent and sentence her to be raped to death. She smiles at them and tells them that they won't need to follow her because they are going to die. How does she kill them?

Question 25

Who was the magister who hosted the Targaryens in Pentos?

Right at the start of the series Daenerys and her brother were staying in a certain magisters' home. This man was helping Viserys broker a deal to marry Daenerys to Khal Drogo in exchange for an army of 40,000 men to help him take back the Iron Throne. Daenerys didn't want to marry Drogo but her brother intimated her. While they are staying in this home we see Daenerys stepping into a very hot bath without flinching. Do you remember the name of this magister?

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