I've said in other threads that even though I have come to disagree with her personality somewhat and dislike her methods as a ruler, I have to admit that she might be my favorite character in the sense that she is the only one who's really challenged me to such a degree. While I confess I found her chapters difficult to read at times, I think her arc adds a huge layer of complexity to ASOIAF as a whole, and deserves even-handed debate.
A super abridged list of good arguments from other threads to lead off:
--She is/ is not extremely clever and adaptable
--She is/ is not sympathetic on a personal level (and to add, I love the exchanges between Dany and Missendei)
--She is/ is not afraid to use force
--She does/ does not have a good/ consistent method of justice.
--She should/ should not have taken Slaver's Bay
--She should/ should not listen to advice more often
--She does/ does not face adversity
So anyway, I hope this thread catches!
Edit-- I thought it might be a good idea to list a few of the more contentious points of debate in Dany's story-- not a prescriptive list, just those I personally find have changed my opinions as the story progresses:
--Whether she deserves the dragons (and if this compares to the Stark children's innate ability to warg)
--Whether she ought to hold the Iron Throne (based on Targ lineage, her ruling abilities, etc.)
--What would make her a better ruler (or why you think she's a good ruler as is)
--What were her specific mistakes (as a person/ ruler) if you believed she made any
--How do you perceive her abilities to adapt/ outsmart others she moves forward.
--Specific instances that influenced your opinion of her (made you like her/ disagree with her)
Edited by butterbumps!, 22 March 2012 - 10:14 AM.