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Archive for July 9, 2012
I saw an interesting image the other day of Daenerys which I posted on my facebook page. It didn’t seem to have much of a likeness to what I know of her (mostly what I’ve seen in the TV series) but her character fascinates me so I thought it would be nice to do a bit of a feature on her. I started watching the series after hearing Bel and Shady talk about it and I must say it’s a very interesting series, not having read the books or heard about it before then.
Daenerys is a young woman just coming into womanhood, small of stature and very beautiful. She has fair skin and her Targaryen family silver-blonde hair and purple eyes. Also known as Daenerys Stormborn or Dany, she is the last confirmed member of the ancient Targaryen Dynasty.
In her youth, Daenerys was a little frightened girl with little self confidence, meek and malleable. She knew no life other than one of exile, dependent and in fear from her brother Viserys, who was often a cruel, abusive companion, prone to mood swings and fits of violence. His abiding obsession with regaining the crown that he felt was his by birthright instilled in Daenerys a similar belief that reclaiming the Seven Kingdoms was the paramount goal of her life. Her marriage to Khal Drogo at 13 was a turning point for her, adapting to life in the khalasar was harsh, yet slowly she strengthened and blossomed into a strong and confident young woman, a true leader of the khalasar.
Daenerys is the only daughter and youngest child of King Aerys II Targaryen and his sister-wife Queen, Rhaella. Daenerys was conceived during the last month of Robert’s Rebellion that that would ultimately end her family’s reign over the Seven Kingdoms. Her father died during the Sack of King’s Landing before she was even born and her mother died giving birth to her. Daenerys was born on Dragonstone, the family ancestral seat, where her mother and brother Viserys were sent, for safekeeping. On the night of her birth a great storm raged. For this reason she is sometimes called ‘Daenerys Stormborn’.Info from A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Travelling to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in Pandaria and you’ll hear a very familiar tale.
The above two images are very recognisable from the show itself and I think the fourth one is simply gorgeous. I managed to get a rather simple costume in-game compared to some of the other ones I’ve recreated in WoW but this post was really to showcase some of the amazing art I’ve come across lately on the character.