Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, as well as the television adaptation, Game of Thrones, where she is portrayed by Emilia Clarke.
George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer.
A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin.
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
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In the novels, she is a prominent point of view character.
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She is considered one of the author's finest creations and most popular characters by The New York Times.
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Introduced in 1996's A Game of Thrones, Daenerys is one of the last confirmed members of House Targaryen who, until fifteen years before the events of the first novel, had ruled from the Iron Throne for nearly three hundred years.
She subsequently appeared in A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.
A Clash of Kings is the second novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, an epic fantasy series by American author George R. R. Martin expected to consist of seven volumes.
Daenerys was one of a few prominent characters not included in 2005's A Feast for Crows, but returned in the next novel A Dance with Dragons.
In the story, Daenerys is a young woman in her early teens living in Essos across the narrow sea.
The fictional world in which the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin take place is divided into several continents.
Knowing no other life than one of exile, she remains dependent on her abusive older brother, Viserys.
The timid and meek girl finds herself betrothed to Dothraki horse lord Khal Drogo, to ensure Viserys an army for his return to Westeros and recapture of the Iron Throne.
Despite this, her brother loses the ability to control her as Daenerys finds herself adapting to life with the khalasar and emerges as a strong, confident and courageous woman.
She becomes the heir of the Targaryen dynasty after her brother's death and plans to reclaim the Iron Throne herself, seeing it as her birthright.
A pregnant Daenerys loses her husband and child, but soon helps hatch three dragons from their eggs, which regard her as their mother, providing her with a tactical advantage and prestige.
Over time, she struggles to maintain control of her dragons, which grow dangerous.
She also acquires an army with which she conquers the cities of Yunkai, Astapor and Meereen, determined to end slavery and injustice there.
Despite her strong moral compass, she is capable of dealing ruthlessly with her enemies, particularly the slave masters.
After establishing herself as a powerful and relentless ruler, she sails for her homeland of Westeros, bent on reclaiming the Seven Kingdoms.
Well received by critics and fans alike, Clarke received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Daenerys in the HBO series in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
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She has also earned numerous other nominations and accolades for her portrayal.