Daenerys Targaryen – Game of Thrones
While there’s no doubt about the fact that every Game of Thrones character is iconic in their own right, there was something about Daenerys Targaryan that made everyone weak at the knees. Most people know that Emilia Clarke absolutely smashed this role, but it seems as though she wasn’t the first pick for the showrunners. To begin with, they cast Tamzin Merchant as this character, and she even starred in the unaired pilot of the show. When changes were made for the first official season, though, they decided that Emilia was a better fit.