9 Times Emilia Clarke Owned Game Of Thrones Like An IRL Khaleesi

From naive young bride, to heart-eating Khaleesi, to the powerful Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), breaker of chains, is a woman who knows her worth and won’t accept anything less. She stopped playing dumb a long time ago, and now she answers to no man. Instead, she’s busy showing everyone who’s boss—Dothraki fuckboys and friendzoned spies alike.

With Game of Thrones now in its sixth season, we’ve rounded up all the unforgettable times Daenerys shut shit down because she was tired of living in a boring old man’s world.

1. When She Didn’t Let Khal Drogo Intimidate Her, Even Though He Was Very Intimidating


Daenerys kept her cool upon meeting her betrothed, who was basically a big tattooed stallion with a shallow vocabulary of “No.”

2. When She Gave Viserys The Verbal Smackdown He Deserved


DO IT, KHALEESI. DRAG HIM. (He was warned.)

3. When Daenerys Wouldn’t Take No For An Answer


Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen knows how much she’s worth—and it’s at least 500 Ser Jorahs.

4. When She Ate A Whole Heart


Anything you can do, Dany can do better.

5. Shen She Hatched Three Whole Dragons


And the Mother of Dragons was born! Also, let’s not forget how hard she shut down Ser Jorah before she walked into the fire.

6. When She’d Had It With Mansplaining


Enough with the semantics, gentlemen.

7. When She Was So Over The Patriarchy


In that moment, Dany realized she gave approximately zero fucks about men.

8. When Daenerys Started Showing Everyone Who’s Boss


Rule #1 in the game of thrones: do not insult Daenerys Targaryen in her mother tongue. Unless, of course, you want to die a terrible death.

9. When She Totally Owned Her Sexuality


You can take your shame bell, Septa Unella, and SHOVE IT.