No One On 'Game Of Thrones' Will End Up With The Iron Throne & Here's Why

Throughout this entire series, we've watched the Lannisters, Starks, Baratheons, Tyrells, Targaryens, and even the Free Folk waging wars, marrying each other, conquering lands, and forging alliances all for the Iron Throne. Or so Game of Thrones may have you believe. Even though the Iron Throne stands as the symbol of the highest power in all of Westeros, we may never actually know or care who takes it. In fact, I think no one will end up with the Iron Throne on Game of Thrones.

Let me explain. In Season 1, we were made to believe that the Iron Throne was everything, and everything was the Iron Throne. But, as the show and the characters have progressed, their thirst for power, for enlightenment, and for freedom has evolved past it. The only characters I can imagine being hungry for the Iron Throne for the long run would be Cersei, Ramsay, Petyr Baelish, Margaery, and the number one stunner Lady Olenna. But I doubt any of them will actually get there. Cersei has too many enemies and holds too many grudges; Ramsay (and Petyr) are bound to be murdered; and the Tyrell women, though whip-smart, I think would rather live a secure life — and if you've ever watched Game of Thrones, you know that the big cheese is usually the biggest target.

When it comes to the characters with the most drive and the most compelling stories, they're likely the ones to reject the Iron Throne. Take a look.

Arya Stark

As much as she may want to revenge her family, she's taken on a new life and identity in the House of Black and White. She'd rather be out in the world, fighting for justice than sat on a throne.

Tyrion Lannister

He killed his father with a crossbow while he was going to the bathroom. Tyrion cares not for thrones of any kind. He can have his money and wine anywhere... and, honestly, he'd rather be left alone with his riches in the end.

Sansa Stark


Brienne of Tarth

Is she brave? Yes. Does she fight on the side of justice? 100 per-cent. Does she care to be the leader of Westeros? Nay. She's a one-woman army, who was sworn to protect the Starks, and she'll do just that until the day she dies.

Bran Stark

Homeboy has greensight and can see through the eyes of his direwolf. He's more of a mystic than a king. Also, HODOR.

Jon Snow

He's dead. Or is he?

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys is the likeliest of all the characters to rule them all. But, like she said, she aims to break the wheel of power. Dany is her own agent — taking the Iron Throne would be taking over someone else's title. She'd rather make her own. Wherever Daenerys Targaryen lands, it'll be on something much greater than the Iron Throne. Westeros just hasn't seen it yet. No one has.

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