Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones yet, then this is your official warning to go back to HBO Go and watch. And then come back.
Daenerys Targaryen started from the bottom, and now she’s here. As in, she started off as a meek sister to a bad-tempered Targaryen who arranged her marriage to a strange Dothraki man, and now she’s sailing the sea to Westeros with hundreds of ships and a gigantic army. Nothing seems to be stopping her. But don’t start cheering yet — Emilia Clarke (who plays Dany) doesn’t want to jinx anything.
Clarke told EW,“…with Game of Thrones, you know when your character is looking good, that’s when you know you’re not safe. Because [the writers are] all, ‘Oh, do you like her? We’ll kill her!'”
But probably not. When asked if she’s got what it takes to take down Cersei (who is currently sitting on the Iron Throne), Clarke says yes:
“I mean, yeah. That’s what I’m saying. If we talk about this: basically, I’ve got ships, I’ve got manpower, I’ve got dragons that breathe fire, and I apparently cannot be killed. I don’t even have an attractive man who wants to take his shirt off anywhere near me now, so there are no distractions.”
Dany’s got a LOT of ships and manpower. According to Tech Insider, she’s rounded up: the Unsullied, the Tyrells, the Dothraki, the Greyjoys, and the Dornish. That’s like, THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of soldiers fighting for her. Plus, you know, she has dragons. Surprise, Cersei!
As for meeting Jon Snow, that has to happen, right? She’s PROBABLY his aunt, after-all. Here’s what Clarke has to say about that union:
“Yup, but I just don’t know. Those rumors have never been substantiated within the Game of Thrones circle. It’s never been said. So I don’t know. I could kill him. He could kill me. He could be dead before we even meet. I could be dead before we even meet. Arya could kill us both! You never know! Anything’s possible. All I know is winter is coming … and I’m bringing the heat!”
If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that heat is definitely, definitely coming.