This is the Double D's story for better or for worse - and maybe one day I won't find it quite so insulting to its fans - but as the wildfyre went off I truly did not understand why Cersei had not used it to her advantage. How satisfying would it have been for Dany to accidentally torch the city by hitting a wildfyre cache and descend into madness from there?
Instead of being pushed by what, the sight of the castle? I believe there was plenty of source evidence to show Dany may becoming undone, however I cannot buy that she would
1. destroy innocent lives - she has gone on many murderous sounding tirades and acted on those urges many times - but never once vouching for the death of civilians, it was those in power she vanquished.
2. her family's legacy - if she was mad at the people for denying her her birthright why would she then destroy her birthright? And if she was mad about what the Castle and the tyrannical governments before her why would she then murder all those people??
Did I miss something?
Did I miss something?
Watching that dragon fly overhead torching the city reminded me of a cat with a bag on its head running madly to get free. There was no strategy, no thought, nothing, they didn't give us a POV shot because there's no way they could have sold Daenerys as so black and white. They pushed so hard on the "every time a Targarean is born the god's flip a coin" - but Daenerys went from gray to black in a second.
Daenerys has never been my favorite character, and was probably not my top choice for the Throne, however her ascendance to it made sense. It was not the decision to move forward with a Mad Queen story line that was so offensive, it was their going back on the character they spent so long building. Even in insanity I just cannot believe that Dany would burn children - it would have been more believable for her to burn every monarch, lady, and lord - but the children, wives, fathers, families, any form of Dany would have let them live.
That was always the key difference between Dany and Cersei. Cersei destroyed her people to protect her children and Dany loses everything to protect the people. Now Dany is just another crazy Targarean, and she deserved better than to be the Queen of Ashes.