Is Cersei a better strategist than Daenerys??

Cersei and Daenerys

 Is Cersei a better strategist than Daenerys??

Whhaaatttt!!!!!! Cersei ??




These must be your reactions after reading the headline!!

And there are no spoilers here of e05, so read it mates, I am not Varys I won’t betray you!!

We all know that it’s going to be Cersei vs Dany. So why don’t we find out who is better at being a strategist.


On one hand is a Mad Queen who blew up the Great Sept Of Baelor

and on the other is

“Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons”

Even Einstein didn’t had these much honors.(Drum rolls…..)

But is a king known by the qualities he possess or by the decisions he make??


We know that Daenerys became queen in s01 after the death of KhalDrogo. She lead the khalasar and went on to add number of titles by acquiring more tribes. At that time she had a great advisor as Ser Jorah Mormont(The StoneMan). As time went by her wit and Jorah’s tactics worked fluently till he was sent to search remedy for his greyscale disorder.

Since that time Daenerys has been vulnerable, yes she had GreyWorm and Missandei but none were strong enough advisor, they both were seemingly Yes man. She has been looking for a good council since then. And then joined The Imp (Tyrion) who is indeed a great manipulator and strategist. We all remember his trial by combat what a masterpiece. Then joined Lord Varys who still seems fishy to me.


But wait a min. We have reached till s07e03 and in the last few episodes, isn’t Daenerys making mistakes. Daenerys was looking for overkill and wanted to attack kings landing. (Dragons’ breathing heavily!!) But that wasn’t the optimal way Tyrion recommended her to take on Casterly Rock with the Unsullied. But as we come to know there are not enough Lannisters thanks to brains of one handed incestful lover Jamie.


Talking of his other half , Cersei , She has always been close to the throne since the starting of the show. Robert, Jeoffrey, Tommen. Her desrire for the throne was visible to all from the dawn of the show. One of the the most hated character. Kingship came to her as a hierarchical gift from the death of Tommen. We all know what he did at the Great Sept Of Baelor. Which makes us believe that she is ruthless and does not care for anyone.

But now talking of her council, Jamie who indeed is valor and smart is by her side every time. Qyburn the Master of Whisperers, who is trained in medical arts has recently found a way to confront the dragons, Jamie’s advice to not guard the Casterly rock was a good move as Unsullied indeed attacked there. Well I am not sure whose side Varys is on, if he is spying on Dany then it is a huge benefit to the Mad Queen. And now her to be husband Euron has also joined hands with her.

We all know Cersei is behaving like a perfect daughter to the Mad King!! , By being the superlative form of mad. She is less experienced than Daenerys in being Queen but she posses a good council at present and is playing with her mind whereas Daenerys is very eager to take over the Kings Landing and is being advised by the Imp.

I think Daenerys is ahead at this point of time but Cersei is no Fool. We shall wait and watch this Monday.

P.S.- Well the e04 is leaked and I won’t spoil it for you but would say that Daenerys is heading towards killing Cersei.Please do watch the telecast on HBO too they spend 600 crores on one episode.(Bill Gates raises his eyebrows)


Penned By: Manish Baraskar