In honor of this Game of Thrones star, we've collected a number of GIFs of Clarke being totally awesome in her role as the Mother of Dragons; raising her children, answering injustice with justice and, yes, having sex.
This is Game of Thrones after all.
So click through the following gallery now and then pay tribute to Daenerys Targaryen in the only appropriate way out there: go free some slaves.
Tyrion: Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you. Jon: What the hell do you know about being a bastard? Tyrion: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.