They were people people living their lives. Again, it's a matter of perspective and we only ever see hers, and as an audience are far more sympathetic because slavery is so abhorrent in the 21st Century, but this is a time and land where slaves are the norm. She's imposing her will and rapidly casting judgement. And as I said a few posts up, when she passes judgement, she loses all empathy for that person. She never displays guilt or remorse, even when she tells Sam about his family.
Her freeing the slaves and unsullied also comes from two aspects of her personality. The first is genuine empathy having effectively been a slave herself in the first season. But the second is that it feeds her narcissism. She is their savior. She doesn't get that in Westeros. In fact, she has a propaganda war raged against her and even after the pivotal role she played in the battle with the Night King, she's still seen as the foreigner. With the loss of her allies and closest friends and advisors, she no longer has anyone to feed the narcissist in her and snaps.
She doesn't show empathy for her enemies. But they've always been people who have in her mind hurt/wronged others. She gave the Tarly's, who were not only enemies but arguably traitors as well, a chance to accept her rule. And when two of them still opposed her, she showed no remorse for her enemies.
But there's no such arguments to be made for the babies she slaughtered in King's Landing.
And while she does want to be seen as a savior, the absence of that, or even losing more friends, doesn't change the fact that she never targeted completely innocent people before. And on the note of being loved, the seven kingdoms would love her once Jon and everyone sung her praises of how she saved them from the Whitewalkers. They could have spread that message across the world after they removed Cercei. They could have painted her as the hero. But instead she chose to become the worst mass murderer in the history of the series.Last edited by Hiku - on 15 May 2019