In the final season of Game of Thrones, Daenerys (played by Emilia Clarke) turned into the Mad Queen to burn King’s Landing to the ground.
Then, in the final ever episode of the HBO series, she is killed by lover Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in order to stop her fulfilling her prophecy of claiming the Iron Throne.
She had lived her whole life on a mission to reclaim the throne for the Targaryens after it was taken from them when the Mad King Aerys Targaryen.
However, her fate was not meant to be fulfilled and she was killed before ever sitting on the Iron Throne.
Now, one Reddit fan has highlighted how her journey mirrored another character who thought they had a rightful claim to the throne.
Reddit User podteod has compared the two: “I was thinking about Stannis and his purpose in the story, and found that he has many similarities with Daenerys.
“Both were ‘the rightful heirs’ and were motivated by it, and considered the Iron Throne to be their right and duty. Both were linked to the element of fire, Stannis through Melisandre and her religion and Dany through her dragons. They both burned their enemies.
“Both helped Jon against the enemy to the north. Stannis helped against the freefolk and Daenerys against the Dead. Also they were both very influential figures for Jon.
“Both had their closest advisors betray them in favour of Jon Snow (Melisandre and Tyrion/Varys). And they both held Dragonstone as their base of operations.
“They both lost their parents, and two brothers. They were directly involved in the death of the younger ones. (Renly killed by Melisandre, Viserys killed by Drogo while Dany watched).
Game of Thrones: Stannis died chasing the crown like Daenerys
Game of Thrones: Stannis enlisted Melisandre’s magic to get the crown
“Dany brought foreign forces of Dothraki and the Unsullied, and Stannis brought a foreign religion. These things made them look like outsiders to their enemies.
“I think this is not a coincidence, and Stannis’s fate was a warning of what will happen to Daenerys, and that being a rightful heir is not enough to be a good ruler.”
Stannis (Stephen Dillane) believed he was the rightful heir after brother King Robert Baratheon’s (Mark Addy) death.
Instead, Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) took the crown despite not actually being Robert’s son.
Stannis’s life and downfall should have served as a lesson to Daenerys that she cannot just expect to rule without any repercussions.
Game of Thrones: Daenerys was killed before she had chance to fulfil her destiny
He was killed by Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) in vengeance for his killing of Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony).
Despite Renly being his brother he killed him because he wanted the throne for himself and Brienne swore revenge for killing Renly.
Meanwhile, another Reddit clue has suggested why Jon Snow was never meant to be king.
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