…this is…too suitable.
spread these broken wings and learn to fly
one queen → sansa stark
Not a queen, a Khaleesi.
#her entire narrative is structured as the origin of a Woman King #from captive bargaining chip princess #to captive queen-Kahleesi used for breeding #to taking control of that role by eating hearts both real and metaphorical; using her love as a means to power #but never consciously; that is the key to her; she has a dark and glorious will to power #but she will never willingly enslave or sell herself or others to gain it #and that makes her different from any other player #and then when the Khalasar was to abandon her after the Khal/King the source of her power as queen died #she took the term Khaleesi; her role within it and transformed it with the birth of her dragons #she burned away the weaknesses inherent in the role of Khaleesi and made it pure power; she with her dragons and magic embodied power #and as she was Khaleesi; so the term Khaleesi transcended what it was and became one with true power #that is; it was no longer attendent upon the Khal; to be Khaleesi was to be King #she is not a queen nor a princess nor any other courtly Westerosi role that might be thrust upon her #she has shaped her title; Khaleesi; made it her own; made it kingly through her own body and agency #she is no queen; she is Khaleesi #she is Woman King #fear the Targaryens; for they will always shape their own titles through the instrument of their bodies #they are conquerors; they will colonize your lands and your power structure and transform it to match their own inherent grandeur #for the dragons are them; they are dragons; there is no separation #and she is coming for all your false titles (okayophelia)
game of thrones meme: four deaths [2/4] → ned stark
“So many vows…they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. No matter what you do, you’re forsaking one vow or the other.”
the wolves will come again
God and his priests and his kings
All were waiting, all will wait as they go over
Held between heaven and hell
As they’re dancing, as they dance over and over…over
let him go, Khaleesi
A woman can preach, a woman can work, a woman can fight, can rule, can conquer, can destroy — just as much as a man can.
My skin has turned to porcelain, to ivory, to steel.