“The Targaryens have always danced too close to madness… madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land.” –Barristan Selmy

Leave it to Ser Barristan (who, at this point in the story, has served three Targaryens) to describe House Targaryen so succinctly. Known for their silvery blonde hair, purple eyes, propensity to be insane, and motherfucking dragons, this house ruled the Seven Kingdoms for nearly 300 years when Robert Baratheon rose up and took the throne from the Aerys II, the Mad King. Legit: Aerys was horrible. He did terrible things, including cooking Ned Stark’s father in his own armor as Ned’s brother watched on, strangling himself trying to save him. My imaginary husband was right to stab him in the back. (Video includes two really fantastic asses, so… NSFW?) Viserys and Daenerys, the only surviving heirs, were spirited across the sea by Ser Willem Darry.

And then, well, Viserys (who was definitely given a thick slice of the Targaryen crazycake) did stupid shit that got his head melted off by Khal Drogo, and Dany stepped it the fuck up to become HBIC.

Dany seems to be a divisive character in the series (especially for book readers as of the latest installment). While most seem to adore her, others do have some valid critiques, not insignificant among them “So. Wait. You’ve never been to Westeros, and you plan to come in with a massive army while riding a dragon to “reclaim” your birthright? Who the fuck do you think you are, little girl?”

Well I’ll tell you who Dany is (and why I love her)—she is the only noble character in the series who seems to give a single fuck about the peasants (or, as GRRM calls them “smallfolk”). In addition to one-upping Abe Lincoln in her emancipation proclamations (and, okay, don’t get me started on the levels of problematic and creepy that took in the show), she is also fiercely devoted to those people (all people, not just the nobles) that she conquers. Misguided or not, she does feel very maternal towards her citizens, especially children. So, while I do think Dany Girl has a lot to learn, I am rooting for her. Not only because I think she truly does possess that Targaryen greatness, and not only because I want to see Dany fly in on her dragons (with two other mystery characters, which I am certain will be discussed in the comments), but also because, of all other options for the throne (the Lannister brood or Stannis) I think she is the best option Westeros has.

But what will she wear once she gets there?

First, she should invest in a leather dress from Prada...





















Since Targaryen colors are red and black, she should couple this with red alligator heels (that also oh so subtly look dragon-y)















Next, let's give dragons a little more love with a purse that looks like a dragon egg















Okay even more dragon love—this necklace looks like scales

("Did you just mix metals?!" you ask. I did and I did it on purpose. 1) It's a myth that you're not allowed to and 2) Dany is a QUEEN. She should have all the precious metals!)

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I'm going to finish off the look with a pair ruby earrings (rubies figure prominently in the death of Dany's brother, Rhaegar)

















And there you have it. I'm not sure these items are conducive to riding dragons, but they would look fabulous sitting on the Iron Throne.

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ETA: I realize this look bears no resemblance to anything Dany wears on the show (though she did wear a lot of leather season 1). As I said to MisfitToy in the comments—Dany tends to be very political and strategic in her wardrobe, incorporating the local flavor of wherever she happens to be. Once she is back in Westeros, I think we will see her really driving home the fact that she is "blood of the dragon."