Season 6, Episode 4: Book of the Stranger
Dany uses her handy fire-resistance to kill some khals.
Let’s be honest – Dany has a ton of moments to choose from where she’s either giving some rousing Braveheart-like speech, riding a dragon, freeing slaves, crowd-surfing slaves, or having her dragons set someone on fire. At a certain point, it actually got a little bit old for yours truly because it was as if we were beaten over the head with the idea that she’s the savior, unbeatable, and worthy of being worshipped by the masses. It’s as if the writers keep telling us “Look! There is no other choice! Look again!”
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we get it, guys.
But at the same time, you really can’t deny that watching Dany set a temple full of Khals on fire as she calmly watches them burn to death is really legit.
You’ll recall that in her escape from the ambush at the fighting pits in Mereen, Drogon drops her off in the middle of nowhere, which just happens to have a horde of Dothraki riding past. Perfect timing! Once she’s captured, she’s taken back to their camp and put with the other wives, determined to escape. Daario and Jorah come to save her, but Dany has a better idea of escape.
When we last saw Dany with the Dothraki, she was but a wee Khaleesi who didn’t quite know how to make the testosterone-drunk bloodriders how to respect her position. Drogo had died, so and the remaining riders outright reject her because in their culture, no woman will tell them what to do. So now, as she stood in a temple full of khals repeatedly demeaning her, surrounded by torches, she finally had the upper hand. After making it known who the hell she was and the end they were about to meet, she pushes the torches to the [incredibly flammable] ground, and gives the screaming Khals a proper death by fire and blood.
And as Daenerys Stormborn The Unburnt walked out… unburnt, the Dothraki crowd bows down in awe, and she is finally their true leader.