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Assassination of Daenerys Targaryen

Assassination of Daenerys Targaryen

Assassination of Daenerys Targaryen


Daenerys Targaryen


The Assassination of Daenerys Targaryen (in the original: Assassination of Daenerys Targaryen) is an event that takes place after the Battle of King's Landing. It puts an end to the invasion of Daenerys Targaryen, who traveled to Westeros to conquer the Iron Throne.

In the series


Daenerys Targaryen suffered many losses after her trip to Westeros. During the revenant hunt north of the wall, she lost her dragon Viserion, which was then controlled by the Night King.[1] In the battle against the White Walkers, she lost much of her army to the undead revenants and her closest advisor, Ser Jorah Mormont.[2] After another attack by Euron Greyjoy at the battle of Drachenstein, she lost another dragon Rhaegal and her best friend Missandei, who was captured and later executed. She also had to learn that her lover, Jon Schnee, is actually a Targaryen and has a greater claim to the throne than she does. In addition, Jon is more popular with the people of Westeros, which is why they ask him to keep his secret to himself. However, he breaks the promise and little by little more people learn of the secret, which slowly turns people against Daenerys.[3] In the battle for King's Landing, this situation escalates, which means that Daenerys, despite Queen Cersei Lannister's surrender, continues to destroy the city and kill hundreds of thousands of innocents.[4]


Daenerys Targaryen is in the partly destroyed throne room and smilingly walks towards the Iron Throne. Jon enters the room, confronts Daenerys, and tells her about Gray Worm executing the prisoners in King's Landing. Daenerys defends itself, claiming that this is necessary.

Jon is furious and yells at them as there are women and children among the victims who were all cremated. He wants her to forgive Tyrion and let him go. According to Daenerys, this would not work. She explains she wants to break the wheel with Jon at her side and free the world from the tyrants. Jon makes it clear to her that she will be his queen forever. The two kiss and hug when he suddenly sticks a dagger into her heart. He catches her and Daenerys dies in his arms.


Daenerys' dragon Drogon destroys and burns the Iron Throne. Then he grabs his mother's corpse and flies away. Jon Snow is captured and imprisoned for the murder of his queen. Tyrion is then brought before a large council, where it is decided that Bran Stark should rule as the new king over the now six kingdoms. As a punishment, Jon is sent to the wall, where he is supposed to take his oath for the rest of his life.[5]

In the books

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