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30 July 2015 @ 06:22 pm
July Question Meme: Day Thirty  
Asked by verdande_mi:

Who do you think will eventually end up on the Iron Throne?


Well, in my headcanon I personally would love to see, after defeating the Others/Wights and taking down the dangerous people in that world, Daenerys reclaiming the Throne, but ultimately will have a joint-ruling with Jon Snow while appointing Sansa Stark to be of assistance as well, including her being the rightful heir as Ruler of the North. Arianne Martell and Margaery Tyrell will also join Daenerys rule the Seven Kingdoms and create a democracy all across Westeros.

But in terms of book canon, I believe the Iron Throne will become obsolete in the end. There's been so much death and betrayal over who gets to sit on that Iron Throne that it wouldn't matter anymore. There are bigger threats to deal with and whoever is left alive in the end will probably want the Iron Throne destroyed, realizing that it would only create more problems with history repeating itself all over again. Unless the series ends with a pessimistic tone, which I'm really hoping not.
 
 
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Lauren: Twelveeowyn on July 31st, 2015 09:51 am (UTC)
But in terms of book canon, I believe the Iron Throne will become obsolete in the end.

This. I think it's already becoming quickly irrelevant.
Renée: Daenerys. Not a queen; a khaleesi.rogueslayer452 on July 31st, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
I feel that the audience, like the characters, have gotten too concerned over who we personally want to sit on the Throne that we've lost sight on the actual threats that are looming over that world. In the end it really doesn't matter who sits on that Iron Throne and supposedly has power, since that power will become automatically irrelevant when that threat is affecting everyone and everything.

We've also seen that it doesn't really matter who sits on that throne if they aren't someone that the people can trust, listen and respect. If someone doesn't have that command and presence, hasn't proven to the people that they actually care about them rather than just having power, then what's the point? Someone will want to overthrow them anyway, and the cycle repeats itself all over again.

(Essentially, if in the end people are still alive, the system definitely needs to change, whether it's the uniting of the remaining Houses or something else entirely.)
Julie: Noein ★ titansragnarok_08 on July 31st, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC)
There's been so much death and betrayal over who gets to sit on that Iron Throne that it wouldn't matter anymore. There are bigger threats to deal with and whoever is left alive in the end will probably want the Iron Throne destroyed, realizing that it would only create more problems with history repeating itself all over again.

I believe that so much.

Creature Of Hobbit: daenarystellshannon815 on July 31st, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
Personally I'm rooting for Daenarys at the moment. I have no idea what will end up happening though.
Renée: Daenerys Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on August 1st, 2015 03:21 am (UTC)
I'm definitely rooting for her on principle because I want her to reclaim what was stolen from her family. I also feel like she has a good heart and can be a good ruler, what she's been going through in the series, especially with Meereen, is something for her to learn regarding the politics of ruling.
verdande_miverdande_mi on August 2nd, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, this sums up what I think well too. I do not see how the Iron Throne and how the lands are governed now can be seen as something to continue when the war is over. It is hard to imagine there being much "state control" left at all and indeed there will be bigger troubles than fighting each other over land and revenge.
Galadriel.: Batman ✽ Catwomansixphanel on August 4th, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
I love both your headcanon and book canon. In fact, your headcanon sounds like mine except for the fact that Margaery and Sansa would rule together in the north <3 MY GAY QUEENS. cough.