Fans mercilessly mock new waxwork of Daenerys from 'Game of Thrones'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
The real Daenerys (Credit: HBO)

Citizens of the seven kingdoms have rallied together to ridicule a new waxwork of Emilia Clarke’s mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.

The rather less than uncanny sculpture has just been unveiled by the National Wax Museum in Dublin, in time for the HBO series’ last ever season.

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And it’s likeness to the British actress is being vocally called into question, after the museum posted a snap of its latest addition online.


“Oh my god WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HER,” said one follower.

Added another: “If I was Emilia Clarke I’d be untagging myself from this post.”

“This looks like Katie Hopkins after a night out, what did they do to my dragon queen?” said another.

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One simply suggested ‘Dracarys’, the High Valyrian word Daenerys utters to her dragons when she wants them to burn something – or someone – to cinders.

“It’s our first wax work this year and we’re delighted to add an extra woman to the museum,” the museum’s head of marketing Laoise Keaveney told Dublin radio station FM104.

(Credit: PA)

“Game of Thrones obviously is huge in Ireland and it’s filmed in Ireland and we thought the best thing is to add a woman from Game of Thrones to the museum.

“She stands in our grand hall of fame now.”

It’s not the first time the museum has been called on the likeness of one of its exhibits.

It also caught some not inconsiderable flack after it unveiled its approximation of MMA fighter Conor McGregor in 2017.


Game of Thrones continues on Monday on Sky Atlantic, with the joint forces of the north set to take on the army of the dead in a climactic battle at Winterfell.