6. Daenerys Disrobed by Her Brother
The first episode of “Game of Thrones” started off on a high note by establishing power dynamics and intentions through shocking actions like this one. Viserys (Harry Lloyd) takes off his young sister’s clothes and strokes her “woman’s body” while threatening her in the bathroom before she is to meet the strange Dothraki man he’s arranged for her to marry. It’s a scene that instantly made everyone feel violated and sympathetic for the young Targaryen girl, and a moment that would serve as a stark (no pun intended) contrast to the powerful woman she becomes.