Game of Thrones: Who Should Sit On The Iron Throne? According to Women, Khaleesi. Find Out Why.
The Game of Thrones’ question of who should really sit on the iron throne to rule the seven kingdoms comes down to who you ask. After asking numerous counterparts, friends, family and random strangers the question, it dawned on me that most women I posed the question to, chose Khaleesi as the best candidate to sit on the iron throne. Although I’m with King Robb of the North, I definitely agree with the womens sentiments and believe that Khaleesi could very well be the best candidate to sit on the iron throne. Here’s why:
I posed this question to women in my family, friends, random strangers at parties, Facebook friends and to my Twitter followers and almost all of them had a similar answer, which I can sum up in one word: Empowered.
That’s right, empowered. I chose this word because Khaleesi is constantly underestimated, which somehow still reflects the world’s view of women in our culture today. What? I know, it’s 2013. But to this day, men all over the world still underestimate women on all fronts, whether its in a professional or non-professional environment. It’s just a sad truth.
Khaleesi is empowered. Every single time she gains, she is empowered. Every single time she wins small victories, her people get empowered. There’s a lot of empowerment going on and women obviously love that. In the changing tide of our culture where women are now easily more accepted as being the big dog, it only makes sense that women will want to see the only woman in the picture succeed. It’s clearly that simple. It reflects the camaraderie that women have in our culture today and the lengths that women will go through to make sure that their voices are being heard, much like Khaleesi. God forbid if Khaleesi doesn’t have a happy ending by the way, the creators of this show will have a witch hunt on their hands, no pun intended.
How has Khaleesi been empowered? She has progressed from being a helpless thrall into a fearsome loyal wife, eaten a raw heart to prove her courage to equestrian warrior clan, walked into a funeral pyre to hatch dragons, taken over the city of Qarth with serious force, shown that she has patience to gain in different circumstances, has tricks under her sleeve like speak Valyrian and frees slaves at every chance she gets. At this point in the story, you have to be rooting for Khaleesi. You’d be nuts not to. She has gained power the right way (in a sense), mentally strong-willed and deeply emotional towards the way she wants to conquer and rule. That sounds like the rightful ruler to me.
Here’s some excerpts from women who chimed in:
"Shes the underdog and the true heir. Everyone expects her to fail. We like to see people rise above any tragedy." - Kristee Park
"Khaleesi’s army is strong and plus she has Dragons!" - Ashley Mathews
"Her claim is justified because her family ruled for thousands of years. Only a female can rule King’s Landing and she has come the furthest. She’s the best candidate." - Jenny Gutierrez
"There are numerous reasons why I choose Khaleesi…But she’s the Mother of Dragons, what other reason ydo you need. I want Dragons on my side ;)’ - Amber Melrose Gersten
It also must be noted that they did kill her father and drive her people out of the land. That right there is just cause for her to take back what is (hopefully) rightfully hers. As the story stands right now, it truly seems that she is the rightful heir. Notice I said “seem.” I have a different theory as to why she’s not but we won’t go into that now.
I also dig the fact that after almost each and every answer from all the women that responded (thank you all), when all the seriousness was out of the way, I got this: “Plus she has Dragons!” Love that. Wish I could say that every single time I defended my choice of going with King Robb instead of Khaleesi. Nope.
In the end, women choose Khaleesi because she is empowered. She is the best candidate to sit on the iron throne because of her strength, will, determination and compassion as a leader. It’s also obvious that Khaleesi has the most drive and has the willingness to do whatever it takes to take the iron throne back. The girl is on a mission. You’ve got to respect that.
Plus, queue the music…..she has Dragons.
Daenerys “Khaleesi” Targaryen Eats A Horse Heart:
Khaleesi Gains Unsullied Trust: