Kick-A** Characters: Daenerys Targaryen of A Game of Thrones

Watch our stop-motion tribute to George R. R. Martin's conquering queen, Khaleesi, a.k.a. Mother of Dragons.

One of the last confirmed members of the House of Targaryen, “Stormborn” Daenerys Targaryen is the very definition of kick-a**. After losing her husband and child, she helps hatch three dragons from their eggs, who look to her as their mother and protect her fiercely. She also commands a huge army, by which she takes the cities of Yunkai, Astapor and Meereen, determined to bring justice to their enslaved peoples. Her name, author George R. R. Martin revealed, comes from a blend of Korean and Welsh: ‘Dae’ means greatness and ‘Nerys’ means lord or chief—and she certainly lives up to her moniker.

Watch below as we pay tribute to this self-assured heroine who is one of our favorites in the whole of the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series, because, DRAGONS.

Which character would you like to see us immortalize in felt next? Leave a comment below and let us know—they might end up in a future Papercuts episode!

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GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, and The World of Ice & Fire (with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson). He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.