Game of Thrones Dany Madness Explained! TOO EVIL?

  • Published on May 18, 2019
  • Game of Thrones Dany Mad Queen Analysis! How did Game of Thrones foreshadow Dany's dark turn? This episode was sponsored by Rise of Kings. Download the game here: And new users can use this special gift code worth $9.99: OEVBQA375G
    Is Dany the new villain of Game of Thrones? Why did the series change the character like this -- or was Dany always the secret villain of the series? Erik Voss explains Dany's controversial decision and breaks down the steps that led her to this breaking point. Are critics right to feel betrayed by Dany's turn? Will George R R Martin take Dany in a different direction in the books? Is Dany actually a "tragic hero," and if so, how is her arc different from other famous tragic heroes?
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Comments • 1 616

  • Jo Rat
    Jo Rat 20 days ago

    Horrible ending for a great character, too rushed and for me.

  • Anna
    Anna 21 day ago

    13 episodes? what?

  • Dayri Raudales
    Dayri Raudales 21 day ago

    Amo tus críticas ♡ Casi siempre coincido contigo al 100%

  • Johnny Jay
    Johnny Jay 22 days ago

    “Sad pathetic kid with a sad pathetic toy”. Lmfao. I love it.

  • Angeluz Lacroise
    Angeluz Lacroise 23 days ago

    i love how you try to defend a plot that doesnt make sense.

  • monia 8244
    monia 8244 24 days ago

    How many people Starks kills?Baratheons?Stanis?Jon himself? Cersey,Hound,Aria,Brienne,Dothraki?.Nobody calls them mad.They make Daenerys two persons

  • sssupersssnake
    sssupersssnake 24 days ago

    Why are you justifying bad writing? Sorry, but DISLIKE

  • Hadassah S
    Hadassah S 24 days ago

    What happened to Mira Reed???🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Hadassah S
    Hadassah S 24 days ago

    What about the 2000 horses 🐎 the golden company brought with them from Esos?? I’ll fact check that figure later, but seriously. There were barely any horses in episode 5 🤔

  • Buen Marco
    Buen Marco 24 days ago

    All i wanted was a good story well told. What i got was not perfect, but it was a very good story very well told. Thank you GoT and Erik Voss.

  • Tricks433
    Tricks433 24 days ago

    I enjoyed the Bane reference in this video more than I enjoyed the whole 8th season of GoT.

  • Jim Gainsford
    Jim Gainsford 24 days ago

    For me if was the pace of the story not the story itself that was the problem.Perhaps if the battle of Winterfell had been at the end of season 7 they would have had more time to deal with Danys descent to madness and more time for Cersei ,who was drastically underused this season.

  • Proudpisut Sang-ou-thai

    Thank you for making this video, so now I know that I won't be stay tuned to your channel anymore. Thank you for making your stand in this entertainment industry. There are people like you and your team that why this event with GOT happened in the first place. So yes you can continue to think and this and there will be a people like me who won't withstand this attitude and have upper hands. It's happened all the time and more and more in Hollywood nowadays. It's going to take time, yes but look how far we have come now compare to before. If there a will there is a way. All the respectable criticism from websites to newspapers and the cast of GOT themselves know what the intention and the ideas of people who turn the storylines into the abyss. Kit Harrington said "Disappointed" It's has been call the worth ending of the TV series in history for a reason. Now D&D will take care of star wars? Well, good luck with that. Then again start wars fan already being noisy about too many women figures in the star wars worlds AGAIN speak the volume of you know what?!

    SMiRK THE ALIEN 24 days ago

    You're tearing me apart, Lisa!

  • Bobster Granny
    Bobster Granny 24 days ago

    Guys it’s inbreeding!!!!!

  • jonbooz
    jonbooz 24 days ago

    Danny was so evil, NR hasn't posted anything in forever. What happened? You guys okay? I got theories that'll make it all good guys I promise.

  • Odysseus Mavrigata
    Odysseus Mavrigata 25 days ago

    No. Just inept writing.

  • Andrew Show studios
    Andrew Show studios 25 days ago +1

    So can you make a video about that please

  • Andrew Show studios
    Andrew Show studios 25 days ago

    And the guardians weren’t assemble

  • Andrew Show studios
    Andrew Show studios 25 days ago

    Science thanks had his army in 2014 and guardians villains did took place in 2014

  • Andrew Show studios
    Andrew Show studios 25 days ago

    Hey Erick Voss can you make a video of what happen to ronnin

  • komikero
    komikero 25 days ago +1

    You guys dead or what? Life is passing you by! By the time your videos come out, nobody's gonna care about GOT anymore.

  • Ash
    Ash 25 days ago

    This was the most non sense season ever of GOT

  • Ryan Corbin
    Ryan Corbin 25 days ago

    Grateful for shit...good to know

  • suchanda chowdhury
    suchanda chowdhury 25 days ago

    Where is the last ever Westeros Weekly???

  • Baagii Pro
    Baagii Pro 25 days ago

    I didn't enjoy season 8. Not even little bit

  • Baagii Pro
    Baagii Pro 25 days ago +2

    Episode 6 is still 100% bullsh*t and 80 minutes wasted that i am never getting back

  • Gulperi Salman
    Gulperi Salman 25 days ago

    The night king and Dany died the same way

  • Zanos Square
    Zanos Square 25 days ago

    Also what if they are going to do 2 more seasons and just lied about it? Drogon could have taken Danny tothe red priestess in essos or someone else who could resurrect the dead.

  • Zanos Square
    Zanos Square 25 days ago

    Humans are truly the worst. We are setting our own planet on fire, in addition to a history of violence genocide and cruelty. Every leader has killed. Your tax dollars pay others to kill people for you. You are not as innocent as you want to believe. You are all naive idealistic and lack a basic sense of reality.

  • Mark Filby
    Mark Filby 25 days ago

    It doesn't feel weird

  • William Avila
    William Avila 25 days ago

    i definitely think they made this season way too fast and too few episodes to really grasp the idea that danny made that transition to a tyrant. we needed few episodes to adjust that shes too evil and find a more suitable king or queen but HBO said noooo we need to end this fast. Hey i enjoyed the 1-7 seasons is just that s8 not my fave season.(separation anxiety lol)

  • edgar romero
    edgar romero 25 days ago

    Dont forget about JAX from Sons of Anarchy!! Tragic hero.

  • Thomas Lozada
    Thomas Lozada 25 days ago

    This shit was trashhhhhh

  • rotexor
    rotexor 25 days ago +1

    Where did series finale reaction go? I was in the middle of watching it when it disappeared.

    • NickNow
      NickNow 25 days ago

      I think they took it down because they posted it too late

  • Caden _t_k
    Caden _t_k 25 days ago +1

    Legend has it, Drogon is still flying to this day

  • WakingTheWitch
    WakingTheWitch 25 days ago

    I have a cat named Humbert Humbert, and I have no regrets. He also isn't really into kittens.

  • Wolf Warner
    Wolf Warner 25 days ago

    Too Evil

  • NYC1E1
    NYC1E1 26 days ago +1

    Nice video but I'm still not buying it. If Daenerys would've just taken Kings Landing in the beginning none of the following trash would've happened...

  • Weener Woman
    Weener Woman 26 days ago

    sorry but they could have left us wanting more...It wasnt was poor writing ...not Martin but HBO totally screwed the pooch on this....Who in the hell was in charge of this mess....An Epic like this deserved more...All of my friends are disappointed....we could have done it better

  • Illisil
    Illisil 26 days ago

    That entire episode is analogous to the firebombing of Dresden.

  • Izzy Sullivan
    Izzy Sullivan 26 days ago

    I think we all get how Dany became the "Mad Queen", but it's simply so out of character. I don't buy it at all. Again, foreshadowing isn't everything. This episode was pure garbage.

  • adultButterfly88
    adultButterfly88 26 days ago +1

    Hahah I literally cannot wait to hear Erik’s opinion on the last episode! I think I’m genuinely more excited for that than I was for the entire last episode of GOT!! 😂😂

  • Aryany Funes
    Aryany Funes 26 days ago

    I wonder what Robb Stark would have done if he had a freaking dragon.

  • BluePrintAnimations
    BluePrintAnimations 26 days ago +1

    I’m worried folks! NR haven’t uploaded in 2 days’!

  • Braden Young
    Braden Young 26 days ago

    john should be king sence his mother was a star but his father is a targerian

  • Memes Are Man
    Memes Are Man 26 days ago +1

    I never even saw game of thrones. Still, this channels amassing if they where Fortnite the vest or code is what I would use lol

  • Chris Mak
    Chris Mak 26 days ago

    Epic Fail season 8! They blew it!!

  • Abood Abood
    Abood Abood 26 days ago


  • Vahid Frzh
    Vahid Frzh 26 days ago

    even You can't save the shitty wirting

  • swordwhale1
    swordwhale1 26 days ago

    Excellent as always! For those of us who have not watched one single episode, not one... this is a great way to see what the hoopla was about! Always love Eric Voss's enthusiastic dissections of plot.

  • Haisha Wang
    Haisha Wang 26 days ago

    can you stop comparing GOT to Breaking Bad? it's a humiliation towards Vince Gilligan

  • Song Weaver
    Song Weaver 26 days ago

    Say it with me. Foreshadowing is not character development.

  • Madholm
    Madholm 26 days ago +1

    Not nearly critical enough about the terrible writing.

  • Facu Fillo
    Facu Fillo 26 days ago +1

    I'm waiting for honest critics

  • Clod Vi
    Clod Vi 26 days ago +1

    i'm ok with the madness stuff, but not like this...this is poor writing

  • Whit Kreigh
    Whit Kreigh 26 days ago +1

    Sick burn at the end. It is so basic lol

  • Juwangsang
    Juwangsang 26 days ago

    You eather die as a hero or see yourself beacome the villan

  • Starchick Productions
    Starchick Productions 26 days ago

    Branch the broken, king of the six kingdoms, grown root and stem

  • Ebony Davis
    Ebony Davis 26 days ago

    I like your attempt to make sense of this but I'm still not buying that they could have told the end of the story better. I don't mind Dany's arc, but how it is delivered

  • Steve Zytveld
    Steve Zytveld 26 days ago

    Well done, Sir. Well. Done.

  • Tela Mere
    Tela Mere 26 days ago

    Inbreeding. Don't do it

  • Refilwe Chaba
    Refilwe Chaba 26 days ago


  • Jimini Parking
    Jimini Parking 26 days ago

    BTS is better

  • Jimini Parking
    Jimini Parking 26 days ago

    Erik, you are so cute i like your tummy and your beard. I would like to touch them..

    • Dad
      Dad 25 days ago

      All you k-weibos are creeps.

  • Sam48
    Sam48 26 days ago

    Maybe it was the dragon that lost its shit!

  • Chevy Schell
    Chevy Schell 26 days ago

    I'm a Pyromaniac like Denaerys. Pyros use fire, play with fire, set fire to everything! No excuses, no explanations. Any opportunity, fire, fire, fire!!! Confused? I'm not. Tragic Hero, Maybe.

  • Horizon
    Horizon 26 days ago +1


  • kelvin webley
    kelvin webley 26 days ago

    Foreshadowing really isn't character development

  • Sherif Opel
    Sherif Opel 26 days ago

    Disappointed.. The whole season has been poor. Finding phrases to justify the writers choice is frankly encouraging bad and lazy writing. D&D should never get a chance to write anything again. Subverting expectation should not be a reason to manipulate a story arch. Let's shame bad and lazy materials and praise good ones.. ✌🏿

  • Alejandro Gangotena
    Alejandro Gangotena 26 days ago

    Daenerys´s psychological arc was the only thing done perfectly in this season.

  • Zhang SongQuan
    Zhang SongQuan 26 days ago

    What is dead will never die. Just like a shit season 8.

  • Raul Almaraz
    Raul Almaraz 26 days ago

    Can't wait until you see your favorite character win the throne and try to defend the writers

  • Bibooschka
    Bibooschka 26 days ago

    “Every time D&D makes a writing decision, the Gods flip a coin and the audience hold their breath”

  • Regina Morris
    Regina Morris 26 days ago

    The ending was good but I'm sad for Jon Snow but he did get to live

  • Dr. Luis Carlos Rodriguez Ph.D

    WTH? You can’t be serious. Besides what you stated, is there another reason for what you stated? Sounds/Reads like you are making excuses.

  • Andrew Luke
    Andrew Luke 26 days ago

    In a week of tantrums, kudos speaking up for Benioff and Weiss. They've a decade of incredible work here.

  • Kris Van Boven
    Kris Van Boven 26 days ago

    Where is the link for the party today ?

    XTREME BLAZE 27 days ago +1

    Honestly im okay...with how game of thrones turned out. Seasons 1-6 were nothing less of incredible. I just wish S7 and S8 kept it 10 episodes each. Definitely wouldve fit everything to make it seem deserved of the creation of the *mad queen*

  • meghan.renate
    meghan.renate 27 days ago

    The Room reference was A+!

  • lucifer lavey
    lucifer lavey 27 days ago

    This season has been fantastic, IMO.

  • PCOA
    PCOA 27 days ago

    John Snow is a useless, overly hyped, painfully naive damsel in constant distress, has piss poor decision making skills and will make a terrible king. @ someone else bc there's no debate.

  • Gavin Chapple
    Gavin Chapple 27 days ago

    Well done Eric highlighting being grateful for GOT total story...a lot of the criticism comes from ENTITLED so called fans!

  • Graham Belfield
    Graham Belfield 27 days ago

    So right! this disappointment argument forgets that in both TV and book series GOT is a nihilistic drama, not some sentimental soap opera melodrama! critics? SHAME....SHAME...SHAME...

  • Anna Petropoulou
    Anna Petropoulou 27 days ago

    Thank you! That's exactly what I needed to hear before the final episode. I love all GOT characters, they've all got edges and I appreciate 'grey' characters. Your explanation for Danys turn is fantastic and hopefully GRR Martin will explain it beautifully in the books

  • Carl Santon
    Carl Santon 27 days ago

    the soy is strong in this one

  • Stoneryoda 937
    Stoneryoda 937 27 days ago

    Nice Room reference Vos

  • Thomas Sabal
    Thomas Sabal 27 days ago

    How is Dany a tyrant?

  • Johnnyluh
    Johnnyluh 27 days ago

    Way too forgiving and optomistic towards this crap...

    MahCHESTRO 27 days ago

    I agree. Even tho i very much dislike this season i'm still gonna watch and enjoy it. Last season anyway so it can't get any worse.

  • Alex Maysonet
    Alex Maysonet 27 days ago

    Is it possible that Aegon Targaryen will rule Westeros with his two sisters once again?!

  • Rhianna Redmoon
    Rhianna Redmoon 27 days ago

    It was masterfully said in a meme on Facebook....... "That moment when you save the game before doing something fun, just to see what happens" (only to go back to that save and continue playing the game) I feel that describes episode 5 of season 8 very well

  • Jay B- Wick or Snow??
    Jay B- Wick or Snow?? 27 days ago

    Hell Yeah Voss!!

  • Matthew Bottcher
    Matthew Bottcher 27 days ago

    To quote another USclipr: “Foreshadowing is not character development”

  • Behrouz K
    Behrouz K 27 days ago

    You know what would be great? If Bran was leading the Drago for the whole time and Danny was just following up with it

  • Patrick Holman
    Patrick Holman 27 days ago +1

    Wheres Meera and Howland?

  • Ron Davis
    Ron Davis 27 days ago

    100% agree. Maybe the salty fans should read Macbeth (or watch the Michael Fassbender movie) where they can witness how a fairly notable writer, Bill Shakespeare, takes a noble character through a similar arc quite quickly. Stories must end, and films must by necessity condense real life situations into manageable time slots. Relax and enjoy GOT fans; it's ok if battle strategies aren't 100% logical, your watching fantasy. Your supposed to be concentrating on the perils of human nature, not the physics of dragon fire.

  • Cathrine Rogers
    Cathrine Rogers 27 days ago

    Clearly I wish the last two seasons were 10 episodes HOWEVER they are extended episodes AND I am 100% satisfied with what is happening

  • Deborah Kogan
    Deborah Kogan 27 days ago

    Great analysis! Yes, I agree with you, that there was enough foreshadowing, and we should appreciate it as it stands.

  • Topbins
    Topbins 27 days ago

    They could have made 40 episodes out of the last 2 seasons