For myself, I always believed Jon (after I pieced together R+L=J) and Dany would eventually come together and save the realm from the Others, but after a re-read, I find myself thinking FUCK NO.
1.) GRRM would soooo pull this shit. Making Dany into the antagonist when (for many) people believed she would be the "savior." Also, I do think Jon is destined to be the protagonist, and when he said there would be another Dance of the Dragons, it kind of confirmed it...ish. Just it might not be Dany vs Faegon, but MAYBE Jon vs Dany.
2.) Dany has gotten more morally dark as the series went on. Burning MMD I get, but not necessarily agree with. But she goes against her word in Astapor. Leaves cities sacked and does relatively nothing to help get them back on their feet. She wanted those cities a certain way and she conquered it (which is cool and her right by conquest)...but don't get butt-hurt the Starks/Baratheons did the same, not to mention they had much better reasons for doing so. And at least the Starks/Baratheons ensured a stable kingdom for awhile after they conquered it.
3.) She doesn't listen to anyone about anything, unless it is something she wants to hear. She is impulsive and is becoming a little sadist with the torture shit in ADWD (and YES...it IS torture).
4.) As the story progresses, you can see her father in her more and more. I can't give examples right now, but there were more than a few passage on the re-read where I thought that.
5.) Someone pointed out in another thread that you never see Dany's actions outside of her own head. I bet from another POV, a lot of the things she has done would give a better idea of who she actually is. The Quentyn chapter in ADWD is one instance I can recall off-hand.
This dude has come half-way around the world with offerings of help/friendship/courtship, and she treats him like shit. Really??? Come on. Though he did turn out to be a gigantic dumb ass lol
These are some of the things I noticed that tell me she heading down Antag Road.
Agree? Disagree? Proofs?
Edited by Ribupr, 19 December 2012 - 09:39 AM.