As its run is now finished you can hardly accuse me of spoilers. I’m somewhat puzzled by those who object to the heel turn of Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains (I like to call her ‘Kal’ for short as Danny seems a little too familiar).
My main objection to their arguments is there is a certain anachronicity in leadership standards. While I could cite you numerous Biblical massacres (every man, woman, and child) it’s a fairly common signal that the next time I come knocking at your door you best answer.
Here’s an example from completely uncontroversial, well accepted History- Alexander’s Siege of Tyre. You can go there today and see the Mole so I’d say there’s a better than 50% chance it actually happened (I have driven across the causeway to Sears and Oak Islands and my feet are noticeably dry).
All seem rather gruesome and bloodthirsty? Sure, but we don’t have to fight Romans in Teutoburger Wald.