10. It is Her Birthright
R+L may equal J, but Daenerys is still the most legit candidate to be crowned queen. While Robert Baratheon’s conquest may have technically altered the rights to the throne, it was never meant to fall to him or his descendants. He may have held the oaths of all the lords of the Seven Kingdoms, but according to birthright and all those who still support House Targaryen as the rightful rulers, Daenerys is the once and future queen.
As the sole surviving legitimate heir to the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen (sorry, Young Griff, but you don’t even exist here), it’s hard to deny the royalty of her DNA. Yes, Jon Snow is also a Targaryen and the son of Dany’s older brother, which would normally trump her. But Jon was most likely born out of wedlock. If it arose that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark got secretly hitched before he popped out, that would change things. But as it stands, the three-eyed Bran is seeing blanks, and no one has a stronger claim to the Iron Throne than Daenerys. This will surely help her find plenty of backing when the time comes to take it. That is unless Gendry decides to stop rowing.
9. She Aspires to Rule
A key ingredient to becoming a successful king or queen is that you have to want it. There are plenty of reasons why Jon Snow could win the Game of Thrones, but the he probably won’t because he has no aspiration to do so. Even if everyone learned he was the son of Rhaegar, he is more likely to pass on the crown than fight for it. Dany, on the other hand, has only one goal in life, and that is to rule the Seven Kingdoms.
Of course, wanting to sit on the Iron Throne does not guarantee a spot there. It does, however, greatly increase your chances – just ask Cersei. And while no one expects her to stay there long, the former Queen Mother proves where a singular focus to rule will get you. But Cersei’s shortcomings will almost certainly spell her doom, while Daenerys’ strengths will ensure she remains in charge for the long haul. In the end, the most likely scenario finds Jon Snow, regardless of his legitimacy, either giving up his life to save the world or being content to let Dany rule it. Then again, this is Game of Thrones we’re talking about ,so there’s always the chance that both of them will end up dead by the next episode and Samwell Tarly becomes king.