I used to like Daenerys, long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
Then something changed. And after reading the several threads on the forum, including one of my own, I figured out why.
It's not the self-entitlement or the fact that she finishes every sentence with "Queen-Khaleesi-Mother of Dragons." (tho this does not help)
The reason I believe she receives the odium (visible on these forums) is her "favored" status by GRRM.
Unlike every other character in the book, (and excluding TGOT... where I liked her character), Daenerys faces no consequence for her actions or words. And since then, her character has gone downhill. Being boring being her greatest sin (maybe she belongs in the Twilight series), but I digress.
Let's look at characters who had to pay for their foolishness, self-entitlement, treachery, or sins (in no particular order):
- Robert Baratheon
And I can go on. Somewhere, the torments these characters suffer (unprotected by their Creator) are accepted because, we "accepted" GRRM's realpolitik rules...
But when it comes to Daenerys, suddenly Fantasy rules apply to her.
Why does she still retain Selmy and Naharis? Why Mormont? Obviously, we are suppose to be feeling something other to accept this type of loyalty... I mean, anyone who has been loyal to her, suffers. Any town she has saved, suffers.
And yet it seems like she'll be off to Westeros to sit on the Iron Throne...
Again, a digression. The question is, why does author protect her from his own rules? Thoughts?
Edited by Starspear, 28 April 2014 - 01:12 AM.