Forget democracy, the Divine Right is back with a vengeance! Look around at television like The Borgias or games like Elder Scrolls. Hell, unless you live under asphalt yourself, you probably noticed they are even popping up in parking lots (British King Richard III’s remains were found under a Leicester motor park in February). The king who allegedly died crying “a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse,” has, it turns out, been trampled under the weight of countless horsepower over the last century.
And now, after a Game of Thrones so awesome that it is instantly seared into our collective conscious, even little Daenerys Targaryen has finally earned her imposing title of Khaleesi. The Mother of Dragons won her army and legitimacy in such an explosive way that she may have just bargained her way into the best of pop culture’s monarchs. Thus we at Den of Geek have decided to explore exactly that with a list of the 20 best kings, queens, emperors, monarchs or whoever else may wear a pointy hat.