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  • Harsher in Hindsight: After The Reveal in 6x10 Maester Aemon pointing out how terrible it is for a Targaryen to be alone in the world proves to be terribly correct in 5x10 once Maester Aemon has died, removing a vital ally to his great-grandnephew Jon Snow, who is quickly assassinated.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: After The Reveal in 6x10 Maester Aemon lamenting how terrible is being a Targaryen alone in the world with Jon suddenly breaking into the room at the end of this line is delightfully hilarious to rewatch.
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  • She Really Can Act: During the dragon-feeding scene, Daenerys's Valyrian dialogue is notably more natural and chilling and less narmful because she's speaking to a smaller crowd rather than giving a stilted, hammy speech, adding to the tension of the scene.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Daenerys may act irrationally in this episode because of Ser Barristan's death, but her actions aren't far from characters that are seen as evil or at least morally ambiguous (including her own father, the Mad King): she has a man roasted alive without even conceding him a trial and then threatens to do the same to Hizdahr. She then changes her mind and orders him to marry her, but then she gloats with Daario that she will never be faithful to Hizdahr. Her actions are presented as somehow empowering, but it can be argued that they would have been shown as villainous had another character done them. Given events in later seasons this might not have been unintentional at all, but foreshadowing.
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