What if Daenerys was born second instead of Viserys and invaded westeros during Robert's reign? in General (ASoIaF) Posted November 8 23 hours ago, Lluewhyn said: Hard to say, because so much of their personalities were shaped by their experiences. If Dany was the older one, she might not have the same drive to "reclaim her birthright" that Viserys did, especially since that means she'll be subservient in status to her baby brother. In OTL, Dany was pretty apathetic towards returning to Westeros until a specific chain of events pushes her that way. If Dany is 20-something, why is she going to go along with a plan to marry Khal Drogo without an older brother forcing her? If not, would Illyrio really give her the dragon eggs? Gender and order of birth will not matter in her case. She "woke dragons from stone" and will be seen as the real dragon with the right to rule over all men. It is very sad because Viserys never got the chance to see Daenerys hatch those dragons in the middle of the Dothraki Sea. He would have been the first to kneel and swear his service.