You Win Or You Die: Ranking the 99 Game of Thrones Deaths

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Khal Moro

Dudebro to end all dudebros, Khal Moro wasn’t long for this world when his khalasar captures Daenerys at the end of Season 5. After being married to the impeccably coiffed Khal Drogo, Daenerys simply wouldn’t be kowtowed by another man’s less impressive hair. None of us watching could really blame her, either.

While Daenerys keeps “Khaleesi” on her résumé, she doesn’t adhere to the rules of Dothraki culture. When her husband dies in Season 1, Daenerys doesn’t return to Vaes Dothrak to live out her days with other widows. Rather, she takes Drogo’s people and runs. She has business to attend to, and it doesn’t involve getting caught up with Essos’ version of The Golden Girls. But when she’s abducted by another Dothraki horde, she doesn’t have much of a choice.

That is, until Daario Naharis and Handsomest Man On the Planet Ser Jorah come to the rescue. Their mission may be spoiled by their endless pissing contest, but they at least get to where they need to be. They don’t do much in the way of disposing of Khal Moro and his band of frat boys. But they’re there to provide emotional support for their girl Daenerys, and that’s really all we can ask of those two. They ooooh and aaaah appropriately when Daenerys burns these short-lived enemies to a crisp. It’s not the first time Daenerys pulls this trick—she does specialize in fire type Pokémon, after all. We probably should have seen it coming.

Now, I’m not on board with Daenerys’ destruction of another culture’s holy temple. But Game of Thrones has plenty of characters to spit misogyny without Khal Moro tagging along for the final two seasons. Besides, if he’d stuck around much longer, Daenerys might never have left Essos. And it was about time she did.