“Game of Thrones” heroine Daenerys has one less supporter these days — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who told NBC news reporter Ali Vitali that the Dragon Queen was no longer the best choice for Westeros.
“Oh, I am so blue about Daenerys,” Warren said at a campaign event on Sunday in New Hampshire. “You know, what can I say? She’s not the best choice now and she’s — it’s gonna be bad tonight. I’m trying to figure out who is gonna be on the Iron Throne, but it sure as heck can’t be Daenerys.”
“No, no, no, no,” she concluded.
It was a significant public reversal for the Massachusetts liberal and presidential hopeful, who only weeks ago, lauded Daenerys and her Targaryen restorationist claim to the throne.
In an essay for The Cut last month, Warren said Daenerys was the best chance for the troubled seven kingdoms given her past performance as an emancipator in earlier seasons during her conquests of the slave-holding city states of Essos.
“Daenerys ‘Stormborn’ Targaryen has been my favorite from the first moment she walked through fire,” Warren wrote. “Dany didn’t grow up in the lavish palace walls of the Red Keep. She was born during the chaos of her father’s overthrow … When we meet Dany in Season 1, she’s a teenager sold off by her abusive elder brother to beefcake warlord Khal Drogo in order to further his political ambitions. Dany might be a princess by birth, but she wasn’t dealt an easy hand.”
Echoing many of her own campaign themes, the piece also derided the now-deceased Cersei Lannister as being the candidate of money and big banks.
“Rather than earn her army, Cersei’s pays for it. She buys 20,000 Golden Company mercenaries — though they arrive without their legendary elephants — with funds from the Iron Bank,” Warren wrote. “Cersei’s betting on the strength of the bank to get her through the biggest fight of her life. It never crosses her mind that the bank could fail, or betray her.”
The “Game of Thrones” series finale airs tonight on HBO at 9 p.m.