9. She can dole out justice when needed
One thing that is coupled by this steadfast moral compass is Dany’s ability to rain down retribution on those who truly deserve it. Her brother Viserys? Oh yeah, later bro. Xaro Xhoan Daxos? Nice try. Or how about this gut-wrenching scene where she orders all the Great Masters of Meereen to be nailed to crosses, much like they nailed the bodies of children to mark Dany’s “welcome” to the city. If there’s a fit punishment, Dany will find it for those who’ve really messed up. It may not always be the correct decision, but things have a funny way of balancing out sometimes.
Dany is a woman who tends to value justice over mercy, though she’s still trying to strike a good balance between the two. If something becomes irredeemable in her eyes, she has no problem cutting out the thing (or the person) who has affected her negatively. Even though it pained her to do so, she was able to exile Ser Jorah Mormont, not once, but twice. Although he’s definitely a fan favorite, no one could deny he had betrayed Dany’s trust. The heavy burden any good leader bears is to distinguish between soft justice and the firm hard slap of ultimate betrayal.
Dany is very much unlike her father who, towards the end of his life, decided to torture people for fun. Whether it was due to some bizarre mental instability or the Targaryen Madness remains to be seen. Though there is hints of sadism in several of Dany’s actions, we can’t pretend that they’re not entirely justified sometimes. We think she’ll be able to keep everything in check by the time she sets foot in Westeros.