The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked
13. Daenerys vs. The Sons of the Harpy
Episode: Season 5, Episode 9, “The Dance of Dragons”
Dany’s journey through Slaver’s Bay gets a bit boring now and again, but this is definitely one of the higher points. When The Sons of the Harpy try to assassinate her in Mereen, since she’s disbanding their slaving ways, she retaliates like she never has before: with her dragon, Drogon, by her side. Drogon swoops in to save his mother, burning her enemies in the process. Boo-yah, bitches. It’s the first time we really see dragon vs. human and it’s also the first time Dany rides a dragon, which just continues to be iconic for future seasons. So it’s pretty monumental. We will, of course, see the dragons do much cooler stuff later on, but this is still a nice example of their loyalty and willingness to fight for their queen.