Daenerys Targaryen Wouldn't Feed People To Her Dragons And Force Some Guy To Marry Her
Daenerys Targaryen has a whole mouthful of titles, from "The Unburnt" and "Breaker Of Chains" to "Mother Of Dragons." And while fans of the show might add "Maker Of Human Torches" and "Askteller Of Marriage Proposals" to that already lengthy list of monikers, book fans know that the real Daenerys doesn't deserve them. Mostly.
Although she did have Drogon incinerate Kraznys mo Nakloz in Astapor, nowhere in the books did Daenerys line up the heads of Meereenese families and feed them to her dragons as means of intimidation. What difference does it make? A lot, when it comes to Daenerys' character. It's said many times how she's a better, kinder, far less crazy person than her father Aerys was. Yet feeding people to a dragon was exactly the sort of thing Aerys would do, if Aerys had a dragon to feed.
"He doesn't eat store brand."
With the exception of allowing the torture of a wine seller's daughters (which she did out of grief and anger), in the books, Daenerys' use of violence is restrained and soberly considered. She crucified the Good Masters because they crucified slave children. She burned Kraznys mo Nakloz because he was a piece of shit. The books even make the point that although Daenerys has taken hostages from every wealthy family in Meereen, everyone knows she won't hurt them, so keeping the hostages is mostly pointless. Using dragons to intimidate and kill people she doesn't know to be guilty is outside her character.
There's also the small matter of her marriage to Hizdahr zo Loraq. In the books, Hizdahr is her suitor and the marriage is a political union that's agreed upon by both parties. But in the show, she informs him that he'll be marrying her while he's on his knees in fear for his life.
Not the first nor the last time this show struggled with the concept of consent.
This isn't a small thing either; Daenerys is doing exactly what Cersei did to Sansa when she married her off to Tyrion. Daenerys doesn't have to be a saint, but when she's exactly as bad as her nemesis, it does kind of muck up her character arc a bit.
Littlefinger Would Never Risk Someone As Valuable As Sansa On A Loose Cannon Like Ramsay Bolton
There are no two ways about it, Littlefinger is a manipulative turd. That said, he's also a smart turd, and has a healthy instinct for self-preservation. So while we're very sure he doesn't have Sansa's best interests at heart -- in the show or in the books -- we're also pretty certain he wouldn't hand her over to someone who might feed her to actual dogs. He places great value on Sansa, never mind that it's for all the wrong reasons.
"No, it's not creepy! It's just that you look like your mom, who I really wanted to bone, you see?"