13 Reasons Why Daenerys Targaryen is a Total Badass

Of all the characters on Game of Thrones—and there are plenty to choose from—no one is quite as fierce as feminist icon Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen. Here are just a few reasons why we think this nomadic warrior and group leader is the true queen of Westeros (as well as a total badass!).

1. She knows that being a woman is not a limitation...

2. ...and she uses her womanhood to her advantage, as she knows others will underestimate her abilities. 

3. She doesn’t let men push her around.

4. She isn’t afraid to say what she wants...

5. ...and she pursues her dreams, no matter how out of reach they may seem.

6. She isn't afraid to be honest.

7. She knows that looking pretty all the time isn't all that important. 

8. She chooses her battles wisely.

9. She always stands up for herself...

10. ...and she is just as willing to stand up for her people. 

11. Let's not forget that she is the Mother of Dragons...

12. ...and that she saved an entire slave army from a misogynistic slave driver. 

13. Best of all, she'd rather be respected by others than feared.