5 Reasons Why Lord Varys is Betting Big on Daenerys Targaryen

Lord Varys once said “ Storms come and go, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling.” He is the Master of Whisperers on the small council, a Spy master, sometimes even called a Spider. He is one of the most important character of the Game of Thrones series, someone who drives the narrative forward, without being a central character.

He is an argumentative intellectual, an astute observer, a skilled informant and a trusted advisor. His allegiance lies with House Targaryen and he is part of a so called “Targaryen restoration” club. He believes Daenerys Targaryen is the only one who can bring peace and prosperity in the seven kingdoms. He has managed to convince Tyrion Lannister to travel to Meereen and help her claim the Iron Throne.

Here is the list of reasons why Lord Varys is betting big on Daenerys Stormborn to sit on the Iron Throne:

Daenerys is not like Mad King, she is a kind and compassionate leader:

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One of the reasons why Daenerys Stormborn is a respected figure in the east is because she enjoys massive support of the common people. She has managed to win the trust and confidence of common folk in the territory under her rule, and even opened the fighting pits to respect the ancient traditions of Meereen.

 

Only House Targaryen can bring stability to the realm

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Lord Varys has always believed that when there was Targaryen rule in Westeros, there was stability in the realm. Once House Targaryen was overthrown by Robert Baratheon’s rebellion supported by Lannisters and other powerful houses, the entire realm descended into chaos and instability.

 

Daenerys is now a winnable player for Iron Throne:

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Daenerys Targaryen is not alone anymore, she commands huge resources in terms of men and territory. Lord Varys has brought Tyrion Lannister to help Dany in the governance of Mereen and broker alliances with other major houses. If she can unite the Slaver’s Bay to her cause, bring Dothraki forces on board and strike an alliance with House Tyrell (which is possible), she will be unstoppable and can easily crush anyone who comes in her path.

 

Daenerys stands a fighting chance to defeat the Whitewalkers:

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Lord Varys perhaps knows that only Daenerys stand a chance against Whitewalkers as she is the “mother of dragons” and only fire can fight ice.

 

Daenerys Targaryen is a Pacifist:

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One of the key trait that distinguishes between Lord Varys and Little finger is that the former is a peace-loving individual while the latter is the self-proclaimed agent of chaos. Dany also believes in maintaining social harmony and peace. She is against senseless violence, she is an able ruler not a conqueror.

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