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Question: Who will end up on the Iron Throne? (Game of Thrones)
#1Jon Snow / Aegon Targaryen, Sixth of His Name  
#2Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name  
#3Sansa Stark, First of Her Name  
#4Tyrion Lannister, Speaker of the House of Lords  
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« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2019, 09:57:27 am »

Don't care anymore.

The fanbase has just completely ruined any enjoyment I have for this show.
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« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2019, 10:23:15 am »

With King's Landing destroyed and Jon not wanting the throne, there's only two likely possibilities.

1. Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name

2. The Seven Kingdoms regain their independence.

Something that the books but not the show made pretty clear was that Westeros is currently more stable and peaceful than it ever was as multiple kingdoms. The area between the Reach, the Stormlands, and Dorne was a march constantly facing invasion or attack. The Crownlands as well was a no-mans-land constantly being invaded. The North and the Vale were also at each other’s throats over the Sisters. The Riverlands has been invaded at times by the Stormlands, Westerlands, Vale and most recently conquered by the Iron Islands, who would also raid up and down the coast. With the major exception of the North, I think most of the Westerosi nobility understands that things are better as is and would want the Iron Throne to continue on.
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« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2019, 11:13:53 am »

With King's Landing destroyed and Jon not wanting the throne, there's only two likely possibilities.

1. Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name

2. The Seven Kingdoms regain their independence.


Or Jon realizes he must take the Throne.

Or a new dynasty starts, not claiming to be a continuation of the Targaryen dynasty.

Or Westeros begins to take the first steps towards democracy, with a House of Lords electing and advising a new monarch and to determine every succession so transitions remain peaceful and no "bad eggs" come to the throne simply due to "birthright."

Or some combination: the North, Iron Islands, and Dorne become independent. The rest become more centralized under a stronger monarch, as one united kingdom, but with some kind of Magna Carta and creation of a House of Lords.

Or maybe there's some more magical ending, something that couldn't happen in our own real world.
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« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2019, 11:50:39 am »

Don't care anymore.

The fanbase has just completely ruined any enjoyment I have for this show.

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« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2019, 02:13:57 pm »

With King's Landing destroyed and Jon not wanting the throne, there's only two likely possibilities.

1. Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name

2. The Seven Kingdoms regain their independence.

Something that the books but not the show made pretty clear was that Westeros is currently more stable and peaceful than it ever was as multiple kingdoms. The area between the Reach, the Stormlands, and Dorne was a march constantly facing invasion or attack. The Crownlands as well was a no-mans-land constantly being invaded. The North and the Vale were also at each otherís throats over the Sisters. The Riverlands has been invaded at times by the Stormlands, Westerlands, Vale and most recently conquered by the Iron Islands, who would also raid up and down the coast. With the major exception of the North, I think most of the Westerosi nobility understands that things are better as is and would want the Iron Throne to continue on.

Things weren't exactly quiet under the Targaryens in the books. If Daenerys is gone, then even if they are still alive, Drogon, the Dothraki, and the Unsullied have no particular reason to stay in Westeros. (I could even see Jon flying off on Drogon, never to be seen in Westeros again as a possible ending.) The North has the only sizable body of Westerosi soldiers right now, but Jon doesn't want the throne and Sansa is in favor of devolution.

I suppose Jon could be guilted into taking the throne (if they can find it in the ruins of the Red Keep) but he's unlikely to leave heirs. (For that matter neither is Daenerys.)
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« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2019, 05:32:24 pm »

Betting markets say the poll is underestimating Bran
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« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2019, 09:48:06 pm »

Betting markets say the poll is underestimating Bran

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« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2019, 09:54:04 pm »

It's weird, but the thing I found more offensive out of all the illogical stuff was precisely making Bran king. There's just so many reasons as to why that is A. a terrible idea, B. makes no narrative sense, and C. there's no way the Lords of Westeros would willingly go along with it that it's really hard to believe that's the choice for king in the end.

Particularly coming from a story which actually tries - at least in the books - to address political consequences, which alone would make King Bran a nonstarter. 
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« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2019, 10:00:15 pm »

Bizarre that Dorne, historically the most independent of the seven kingdoms and the only one with a more-or-less intact military, would voluntarily remain part of the realm while the north brexits. Of course, they also introduced a new Martell (?) after they killed off all of them, and lord knows what Jeff Martell thinks about geopolitics, but.
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« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2019, 10:18:30 pm »

It's weird, but the thing I found more offensive out of all the illogical stuff was precisely making Bran king. There's just so many reasons as to why that is A. a terrible idea, B. makes no narrative sense, and C. there's no way the Lords of Westeros would willingly go along with it that it's really hard to believe that's the choice for king in the end.

Particularly coming from a story which actually tries - at least in the books - to address political consequences, which alone would make King Bran a nonstarter. 

The selection was so weird that it got me hoping that there'd be a last minute reveal that he used some kind of enhanced warging / mind control powers to convince them to pick him, and that this was some final Revenge of the Children of the Forest, where they had incepted their master plan into his brain to control humanity through him.
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« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2019, 10:32:45 pm »

Bronn as Master of Coin is ludicrous, altho not entirely since he now has Highgarden, but his actually getting it is.

Arya wanting to go west of Westeros is something I expect will be explained in the books as it certainly wasn't in the series.

Dorne is more dependent on trade than the North is, so it staying while the North goes was believable.

Bran as king might have more sense if they'd brought up the idea of an elected king first. Once you do that, Bran's a pretty logical choice.
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« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2019, 11:11:11 pm »

In Season 6, Arya talks about going west of Westeros after trying to leave the Faceless Men, when she's with the actress.
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