Many fans are rooting for Daenerys to be the one who ultimately takes the Iron Throne, and with all the people who are now on her side, it seems like she has a good chance. She’s going to be one of the major characters in Season 7, so it’s good to take a look back on exactly what happened to her in Season 6. In case you’ve forgotten some details about Dany, here’s a quick look back on the major plots of her storyline from Season 6 of Game of Thrones.
The season started out with Daenerys’ being captured by the Khal Moro of the Dothraki. But Dany is just as good at freeing herself as she is at freeing slaves. She murders the Khals with fire and takes control of the army of Horse Lords. (At this point, Jorah Mormont left to find a cure for greyscale, at her insistence.)
She returns to Meereen, where she defeats the slavers and an attempt at mutiny by the Sons of the Harpy, thanks to some great strategy and advice from Tyrion…and her amazing dragons.
When Euron arrives at the Iron Islands, he admits to killing their father and is elected the new king. Yara and Theon must escape and they take the best ships with them. They leave with a plan to ally themselves with Dany. They arrive at Meereen and make an alliance with Dany, adding their ships to her numbers.
So now Dany has raised a fleet of ships to sail to Westeros. Before they leave, she tells Daario he cannot go with her because she can’t take a lover with her — she will have to marry again to form an alliance.
Meanwhile, Dany and Tyrion are building a bond. While she’s gone, Tyrion suggests freeing the dragons since they have stopped eating. He somehow manages to gain their trust and even touch them, unshackling them and sending them free. This sparks theories about Tyrion and who he might really be.
In a touching scene, she names Tyrion the new Hand of the Queen. It is a moment that means more to him than she has any idea.
At the end of the season, Dany is sailing with her fleet to Westeros, as her dragons fly overhead. She is a powerful force to be reckoned with.