She also served a brief tenure as the de facto Queen of the Andals and the First Men and the twenty-first ruler of the Seven Kingdoms , after claiming the throne from her predecessor Cersei I Lannister , who was killed in the Battle of King's Landing. However, she was never formally crowned, nor did she sit upon the Iron Throne. Daenerys was initially a timid, obedient youth. However, as time passed, she gathered confidence and followers, becoming a formidable conquerer and ruler. Daenerys eventually succumbed to the " Targaryen madness " of her ancestors, due to a series of terrible losses among them deaths of ones she loved and cared , and destroyed countless innocent people. As a result, she was assassinated by her nephew and lover Jon Snow to prevent further carnage. Her father died during the Sack of King's Landing before she was even born.
Khaleesi is a Dothraki title referring to the wife of the khal. A khaleesi 's status varies greatly from khalasar to khalasar. She could be very influential, riding beside her husband as he leads, or she could be worth practically less than the khal 's horse; the khal 's bloodriders will sometimes share the khaleesi , but would never be allowed to ride the khal 's horse. It is Dothraki tradition that when a khal dies, his surviving khaleesi must retire to join the crones that rule Vaes Dothrak , known as the dosh khaleen. Daenerys Targaryen , however refused this and instead declared herself a Khaleesi in her own right, forming her own khalasar from what few of Drogo's people hadn't abandoned her. As she continued on her journey, Daenerys more formally pressed her claim to the Iron Throne and thus emphasized the title she felt she had a birthright to, Queen of the Andals and the First Men. She nonetheless continued to claim her Dothraki title, and made sure that " Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea " was included amongst her titles when she was formally announced.
Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. In the novels, she is a prominent point of view character. She is one of the most popular characters in the series, and The New York Times cites her as one of the author's finest creations.