Is war ethical when one side has a massive “technological” (or magical) advantage over the other one? Is it ethical to attack the enemy by burning them alive — and sending them to a truly horrible death?
I would argue that Daenerys’ decision to immolate Lannister soldiers was less than ethical. Jon Snow warned Daenerys before she left that “burning castles” would make her no better than the Lannisters and all the other cruel leaders who went before her.
Burning people at the stake is considered to be an exceptionally painful form execution, one so horrific that it is rarely practiced outside of ISIS dominated regions.
Should Dany have used Drogon to burn the Lannister men alive?