What if there was a story, told from a certain point of view, about a power-obsessed person who destroyed and killed anything that got in their way -- sometimes for the good of many and sometimes for selfish reasons?
What if this person had been promised universal love since they were born and then found out it wasn't true when they grew up, and they were more likely to be hated, because of what their ancestors did?
What if this person had suffered terrible abuse throughout their life and at the moment they believed they had regained some form of stability and love, after losing a host of dear friends and relatives, with the end goal within sight, they almost lost it all?
What if this person showed such tyrannical traits that almost everyone near to them tried to stop them at one point or another, which this person then interpreted as a betrayal?
What if this complex character, whose family had a history of mental illness, had a moment of power to get revenge on one of their most hated enemies and then, in a fit of rage, lashed out at all those people that had caused such hurt, lost control and destroyed everything?
What if the story shifted points of view at that moment and told the story from the view of the victims instead? And who you thought was a hero might have been a villain all along if seen from a different point of view.
Does this sound like a cool story?
I give you Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.
Qarth, Astopor, Yunkai, Meereen, Vaes Dothrak...
But a lot of people think that story sucks.