Game of Thrones: Why Daenerys Was Cersei All Along - Two Sides of the Same Queen

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  • Go to and use code thetake to get 75% off a 3-year plan. Protect yourself online today! | As it turns out, Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister are two sides of the same queen all along, even if they start out essentially as opposites. The final showdown between these two queens has always been the endgame, and their conflict reveals the true message about Game of Thrones. If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon:

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  • Eva Olivia
    Eva Olivia  2 days ago

    The creator of this video is a kneeler.

  • Orion Watson
    Orion Watson  3 days ago

    I love this channel and all its videos except this one. Your points were well explained, and kudos to you guys for effort. However it doesn't make sense ,from what we've gotten from the show since Season 1, at least from my understanding
    Neither Dany, nor Cersei or any character's arc was satisfactorily executed except for Theon,Jorah and perhaps Lyanna Mormont.

    Just my opinion though

  • khaleesi-394
    khaleesi-394  3 days ago +1

    Deanerys has never been cersei and she will never be. D&d switched up their storylines and ruined the show with it as much as they ruined sansa by making her littlefinger 2.0. Both dany and sansa were the role models people were supposed to root for and in the end they both became the playthings of writers who think women shouldn’t have perfectly moraled, actually powerful female characters the way men have so many gary stu’s like jon snow.

  • Kell Harris
    Kell Harris  5 days ago

    If only GrrM was finished with the books when this was written. The outcome would have been about the same but the execution would have been so much better. I really loved the actors for game of throwns Dani and cersei and all off them really are such amazing actors. The affects where awesome and the budget was there. I just feel like the show couldn't fully pull off what George had clearly set up. Here s hopping he can finish it before he passes.

  • Judgemental Budgie

    One of the bad things about this finale is that it gave a green light to all those idiots who've been seeing "hints" of her going mad but straight out ignore other characters acting violent or enjoying someone's death. Thanks god majority of people aren't really that stupid. The rating of the final episode speaks for itself. If they wanted to turn a character mad they should've done at least one more season. I'm not buying this crap, enjoy if you do. Those "hints" are a shitty excuse for a finale that ruined the great 7 seasons (yes season 7 was great compared to this). Poor execution is that, poor. Justify it all you want shrugs

  • Mark Chappell
    Mark Chappell  7 days ago

    How many dragons , please ?

  • Mark Chappell
    Mark Chappell  7 days ago

    A rubber duck in the bath helps ease the pain.

  • Rafael da Silva
    Rafael da Silva  7 days ago

    Great take on the subject. Won't erase the bad taste the awful rushed ending did, but show some good parallel between these two characters.

  • maloos kitty
    maloos kitty  7 days ago +2

    Never liked danny! She gave me the chills that psycho! I knew she was the villain deep down.

  • italianravioli
    italianravioli  7 days ago +1

    What if the scorpions were positioned throughout the city not just on the perimeter. This way Dany's burning of the city is not because of silly bells but because the scorpions are in her way and she will do anything to get the throne. The people living underneath the scorpions will just have to burn. And this can be where one of her dragon babies dies instead of at sea. At first she cautious, making sure she just burns the scorpions but this makes her too vulnerable, losing a dragon, so instead she decides to lay waste to the city. She signals for her army to retreat and then she becomes a wild fire. Uncontrolled white-hot rage. And in an unforeseen powerplay, Dany hunts down, then stabs Cersai in her pregant belly. Jaimie hightails, with Tyrion, across the sea unable to have saved his sister. Jon hightails emotionally refusing to love Dany anymore. Jon kills Dany because she does not quit raging, burning Westeros, and hunting the last Lannisters. This can parallel Alexander The Great's death. With Dany gone, centralized power is gone. Armies are exhausted and there isn't anyone who can mount a fullscale war to reign everyone in, so given this opportunity the rest of the kingdoms declare their independence. King's Landing is ashes. Westeros is significantly more unsafe for the little people.

  • italianravioli
    italianravioli  7 days ago

    What a great video! However, I am not getting NordVPN.

  • Pamela Bezerra
    Pamela Bezerra  7 days ago

    I’m sorry but Dany up to season 8 was nothing like Cersei. Most of these scenes were show creations anyway and not from the books. The Dothraki would’ve destroyed the world if they had the opportunity. I’ve seen Tywin, and Robert, and Stannis, and Melisandre, and Jon Snow, and Sansa, and Littlefinger, and Catelyn, and Varys, and the Hound, and the Mountain, and Bronn, and Jeoffrey do way worse things than Dany and no one compared them to Cersei ou said they were mad or evil. Stop trying to defend the madness that was the end of GOT. It had a childlike plot where things happened in a ridiculous way and that is NOT our fault and we don’t have to like it.

  • Awale Drezzy
    Awale Drezzy  14 days ago +3

    The lesson that many people dont seem to understand even after 8 seasons is that the iron throne is cursed, everyone that wants to sit on it becomes a different,violent and ruthless person and eventually gets killed. Thats why jon never wanted it or even tyrion.

  • Cernunnos  Wild
    Cernunnos Wild  14 days ago

    I guess caveat of this statement is the show. The books maybe a little different. And better written.

  • Eat the Rich
    Eat the Rich  14 days ago

    I mean Dani is a war hero who fought for the people and against slavery...but yeah let's just falsely equivalize them

  • Eristitia
    Eristitia  14 days ago

    Daenerys did not grow up poor. So, only half a minute you already don't know what you're talking about.

  • proserfina21096
    proserfina21096  14 days ago

    They had similarities in each life events but....Cersei never had an ounce of love for the people and Dany had that trait- until she was forced to waste half of King's Landing people because her adviser screwed her up. This is just an opinion .

  • Sandy Stark
    Sandy Stark  14 days ago

    Holy crap. I didn't see all of these parallels.

  • Inès Castellano
    Inès Castellano  14 days ago +1

    Daenerys is the result of bad writing...