John Conley, 19, studying history and international affairs at Marquette University.
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Ex nihilo nihil fit.
If Daenerys Targaryen was black, that would have made the show 100 billion times better.
Rather than pulling this awkward white savior shit, it could have been more like “Hey, I realize these people have been dehumanizing you. I’ve been dehumanized too - let me use the resources within my power to make sure that never happens to you again” on some skin-folk kin-folk shit.
100 billion times better.
1) The Targaryen dynasty are the blood of Old Valyria, commonly known as the Valyrian Freehold, a massive empire that spanned much of Essos and was destroyed in an unspecified cataclysm before the events of ASOIAF. Due to their semimystical origins, as well as centuries of bloodline purity (read: inbreeding), Targaryens have very distinct features; pale skin, silvery hair, and purple eyes.
2) Why would this even fuckin’ matter? A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world. The US Civil War and African slavery at the hands of whites never happened in this world; there is no white or black savior complex to be had.
3) The show (and the books) wasn’t “pulling this awkward white savior shit.” Not every story has to have a social justice metaphor.