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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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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.)