A comparison between Scarlet Witch and Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen is unfair

There have been mixed reactions from fans to the villainous turn The Scarlet Witch took in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but comparing her to Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones is ridiculously unfair.

 Though some similarities may exist between the storylines of these two megastars, fans of both franchises disagree about how their character arcs resembled each other in some ways but were drastically different in others. There are many things in common between the two characters: they both go from protectors to unhinged mass murderers.

In the first place, and perhaps most importantly, given the events of WandaVision, it makes sense for Wanda that she would resort to such drastic, horrific measures to find her children.

The Darkhold is commonly known as the 'Book of the Damned,' and Doctor Strange says in Multiverse of Madness that it corrupts everything it touches. That notion is reaffirmed and demonstrated throughout the film as well.

The Darkhold has completely corrupted Wanda, and she is one of the best villains we've seen in the MCU, besides Thanos. The Darkhold laid the foundation for Wanda's career as a villain.

There has been nothing quite like Wanda's story arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and any comparison with the way the Game of Thrones writers butchered Daenerys' character, turning her from a benevolent conqueror to a sadistic tyrant, seems unfair.

Wanda's character may seem a bit one-dimensional in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness because she is proven to be the villain from the start.

Sam Raimi's vision of Wanda was inspired by classic horror films like Carrie, The Ring, and others from that genre. Raimi's vision for Wanda is close to perfection; she is both terrifying and relatable at the same time.

Game of Thrones' character arc for Daenerys Targaryen is wonderful for the first seven seasons. However, it dramatically changes in the final season without explanation other than poor pacing and writing choices.

Regarding Daenerys' dramatic switch from the show's beloved heroic conqueror to the show's most evil and despised character, the dramatic shift seen by the audience is totally perplexing and completely contrary to everything that has come before.

But now that we've had more time to reflect on Game of Thrones and its bizarre final season, it is evident that the show and many of its central characters suffered from a rushed script and a shortened season, in which audiences had grown to love and know many of its central characters.

Wanda commits horrible atrocities like the Scarlet Witch when she is desperate to find her children, but ultimately it is love that drives her to act in such a manner. Mothers' love and connection to their children are the most powerful things on Earth.

As a result of the lack of a foundation for the drastic change in her character, Daenerys Targaryen in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones commits horrifying atrocities that have no clear motive.

 We are reminded of Wanda's motivations and the scenes in which she is with her kids throughout the film as she commits horrific acts of cruelty. However, this does not justify Wanda's actions in any way. Nevertheless, knowing she cannot be with her children makes one empathize with her constant suffering.

This movie is not without its villain, Wanda, but it is she from Earth-838 who gets through to the Scarlet Witch, telling her that her children will be loved. She is the hero (in part).

In addition to ridding herself of temptation, Wanda ensures that the Darkhold's power cannot corrupt anyone ever again. Despite the horrific atrocities that Wanda commits at the end of the movie, she makes an effort to make things right at the end, which gives her some redemption.

As opposed to Daenerys Targaryen's arc in Game of Thrones, she doesn't find redemption. From a beloved conqueror, she becomes a ruthless dictator despised and feared by all those who once loved and praised her.

There is a character in the story who undergoes a dramatic personality change over time, which makes sense within the context of the narrative— one of the characters comes to terms with the tragic error of her ways and seeks redemption — while the other has a massive character change that renders her detested and unsympathetic,

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