The Game of Thrones series has always defiled and used women as pawns. However, in its latest episode from Season 6, the women won the Battle of the Bastards.
Instead of the powerful female characters with questionable morals, such as Cersei, Melisandre and Margaery, the creators shone the spotlight on two women to win the Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards. Question is, will one of them also win the Iron Throne?
A year ago, Littlefinger used her as a pawn. She was sold to Ramsay, who in turn degraded and raped her. The Internet exploded with cries of injustice. Some high profile followers even threatened to stop watching the series. In the Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards, however, Sansa has finally shown her transformation. She has shown her capability of pulling the right strings at the right moment despite admitting she lacks military genius.
She assumed Lady Vengeance worth fearing after she hands Ramsay his violent punishment at the jaws of his own killer dogs. Sansa Stark has truly risen from the ashes of her hapless situation.
The mother of the dragons is nearly vanquished when she meets the masters of the slaves. However, she flies sky high to victory with her Drogon. She oversees her two other dragons reducing to ashes the very ships the masters sends to fire over Meereen while Grey Worm kills two of the three masters.
Tyrion lets the third one live to tell the tale that he lived through the Queen’s mercy.
As Daenerys quells the master of the slaves attempt to dethrone her, more reinforcements in the form of the Greyjoy siblings arrive at Meereen. Daenerys and Yara find a common ground on fathers who were bad kings and enter a pact. As a result, Daenerys gets further support for her claim to the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, the Greyjoys find an ally in her in their mission to take the Iron Islands back.
This marks the beginning of Khaleesi’s new quest for the Iron Throne. As these ladies come on top of the Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards, this is just the start for the creators to redeem the roles of women in the series.
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