Who inspired Daenerys Targaryen's character?
Since its inception, the entire world is going crazy over HBO's famous television series, Game of Thrones. Everyone gets glued to their seats on Sundays when the new episodes arrive, getting addicted to the kind of drama and fantasy that the show presents in front of them.
But, it turns out that we Indians are enjoying this show better than any other country in this world. We get the plot, twists, and turns more profoundly and easily. At some places, we even guess what might happen in the next episode of GoT, and it seems we're pretty good at judging it.
Wondering how does that happen? Well, it's because we have seen, sorry, Indian lands have witnessed the same war for the Iron Throne around 311 BC. Most of us have grown up reading Indian epic and cultural stories, like Ramayana and Mahabharat.
However, Mahabharat is that one epic which has a strikingly common connection to Game of Thrones.
Have a look!
They both have a common approach, and that's leading from the back. Littlefinger and Shakuni both are 'ingenious politicians,' and there's nothing in the world above their cunning tactics. They sound like having a less significant, but they're the one possess bigger endgame in mind.
Like in Mahabharat where Yudhishtir committed a huge mistake, the same happened with Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones. Both of them are 'virtuous to a fault,' and have suffered because of it.
Be it GoT's Stark or Mahabharat's Yudhishtir, both of them had lost everything to trust.
They're free from boundaries. Varys in GoT and Shikhandi in Mahabharat have no particular gender. The best part about their similarities is they both waited for a long time to get what they wanted. Patience is their middle name.
Like Stannis Baratheon who believed throne is his birthright, Duryodhan in Mahabharat believed that only he could rule the world. Baratheon and Duryodhan both were similar concerning having an ego problem, and they fought wars to prove themselves right. But eventually lost in the end.
Life of Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones is quite similar to Draupadi in Mahabharat. Both of them got married into power but faced a lot of misfortune and humiliation. They both have caused a destructive war.
Karna was a warrior, and so is Jon Snow. Both of them didn't know who their mother was. In fact, both of them belonged to a royal blood family and lived unaware of this.
Be it Kunti or Khaleesi (Daenerys Targaryen), both of them took charge of the situation, and their children were their powers. They stayed dignified in most adverse conditions also. Both of them had to leave their first child.
Focused and Eager to learn more things. Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and Arjun in Mahabharat have played one of the most crucial roles. Both of them in their life traveled a lot to learn warfare and had scores to settle.
Born to rule Tyrion from Game of Thrones and Krishna from Mahabharat could've become leaders, but they're wise souls, and they believe in keeping the world at peace. They're great in making strategies, were capable of ruling, and got loved by everyone.
So, what do you think of these similarities? Share your views in the comment.
That's all, folks!