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Who should sit upon the Iron Throne?? (Game of Thrones)

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  • booinyoureyesbooinyoureyes Member Posts: 6,162
    Jon Snow
    In all seriousness, I'd have taken Robb over everyone. Since he was not an option I went with my boy Jon.

    Robb got screwed by his choices with women (a common mistake) but aside from that he was not only successful but a just ruler, which is far, far more important.

    BlackravenNecomancerAristillius
  • CorvinoCorvino Member Posts: 2,269
    Other (explain)
    Robb was a successful tactician but a poor strategist. He's not entirely unlike his father in that respect. He won every battle but lost the war. Both were too honourable and inflexible to play the Game of Thrones well.

    (Not necessarily a criticism - GRRM presents a Machiavellian world. A truly good, morally inflexible person will always struggle in one.)

    [Deleted User]
  • smeagolheartsmeagolheart Member Posts: 7,296
    edited March 2014
    Daenerys Targaryen
    I'm not buying that Dany is Azhor Ahai reborn.

    According to the prophecy recounted by Melisandre, after a long summer, Azor Ahai will be reborn amidst smoke and salt wielding the flaming sword Lightbringer to defend the world from R'hllor's nemesis, the Others (White Walkers).

    This matches up almost perfectly with:

    Jon Snow
    Jon's wounds smoke while Bowen Marsh cries, providing the prophesized salt, and Ser Patrek's bloody, star laden heraldry is in the air above.
    When Melisandre looks into her fires for Azor Ahai, she sees only things to do with Jon or snow. It's almost funny how she get frustrated because she's sure she should be seeing Stannis.
    Jon Snow has a dream where he fights the Others with a red sword burning in his hand.
    If having the Blood of the Dragon is a prerequisite, if Jon's father is truly Rhaegar, Jon would satisfy that prerequisite. He would be the grandson of Aerys and Rhaella and thus come from their line.
    Jon chose his duty to the Night's Watch over his love for Ygritte. He indirectly caused her death by warning Castle Black of the incoming wildling raid. Similar to Azor Ahai sacrificing Nissa Nissa to complete Lightbringer.

    Further Conjecturing:
    http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/96929-an-analysis-of-the-prophecies-concerning-azor-ahai-and-the-prince-that-was-promised-spoilers-books-1-5long-post/

    BlackravenCorvinoNonnahswriterAristillius
  • NonnahswriterNonnahswriter Member Posts: 2,520
    Tyrion Lannister
    LadyRhian said:

    looks like grumpy cat doesn't want the throne...

    Which is why he'd be the best!

    Wait.

    Blackravenjackjackbooinyoureyes
  • ArchaosArchaos Member Posts: 1,419
    edited April 2014
    Daenerys Targaryen
    Who should sit on the Iron Throne? Sarevok of course. ;)

    In all seriousness, Daenerys is the most interesting character in the series.

    Everyone else is some random or political person, while Daenerys is like "I HAVE DRAGONS. Plus I'm immune to fire. Did I say that I HAVE FREAKING DRAGONS?!"

    If she's killed off, I pretty lose the biggest reason to watch the show.

    JuliusBorisov
  • smeagolheartsmeagolheart Member Posts: 7,296
    Daenerys Targaryen
    Archaos said:

    Who should sit on the Iron Throne? Sarevok of course. ;)

    In all seriousness, Daenerys is the most interesting character in the series.

    Everyone else is some random or political person, while Daenerys is like "I HAVE DRAGONS. Plus I'm immune to fire. Did I say that I HAVE FREAKING DRAGONS?!"

    If she's killed off, I pretty lose the biggest reason to watch the show.

    I think if she dies it will be at the end of the series. She'll either win and the series will end or she'll die and the series will end.

  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,450
    Cersei Lannister
    Whoops, I meant to vote for Daenarys, not Cersei. I *hate* Cersei. LOL, what a misclick! That's the first time I ever misclicked the wrong poll option.

    I just saw Season 3, episode 4 last night, where

    Daenarys uses the Unsullied and her dragons to raze the slaver city to the ground. I actually cheered aloud and started laughing with glee when she ordered the one dragon to fry the slaver lord. The shot at the end of her three dragons flying above her army of 8,000 was like, the coolest thing I've ever seen. GoT>LoTR.

    JuliusBorisov[Deleted User]
  • AyiekieAyiekie Member Posts: 857
    Other (explain)
    Nobody, because monarchy is terrible and so is pretty much everyone in GoT.

    It'll probably be Daenerys, because she's a special and unique snowflake and also there has to be some sort of payoff for an eternity of her wandering around being irrelevant to the rest of the plot.

    NecomancerCrevsDaakJuliusBorisovBlackraven
  • booinyoureyesbooinyoureyes Member Posts: 6,162
    Jon Snow

    Stannis of course, a just and honourable King, and Robert's one true heir after the Baratheons overthrew the tyrannical Targaeryens.

    I came back to necro this topic midway through tonight's episode of GoTs just to see if anyone picked this [email protected] to sit on the throne and see how their feelings have changed (if they are not book readers, presumably). Needless to say I was shocked enough.

    I'm guessing @Blackraven would have a new candidate. I used to like Stannis but now I think his campaign has gone... up in flames.

    I imagine the morale of his men would suffer due to his actions. Look forward to seeing that unfold, hopefully in the remainder of this episode.

    BlackravenJuliusBorisovNonnahswriter
  • WilburWilbur Member Posts: 1,173
    Jaime Lannister
    Jamie ftw

    Blackraven
  • SmilingSwordSmilingSword Member Posts: 827
    edited June 2015
    Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
    I say Littlefinger, with Tyrion as a close second choice because well they are both incredibly intelligent, they are both masters of the game, "with Littlefinger being the better player" and either would most probably make for the best ruler Westeros could hope for.

    On a side note:
    I can still not fathom the popularity for the incredibility inbred, possibly insane, completely useless, child queen that is Daenerys Targaryen. The women is a moron, but hey I'll chock it up to the same reason why in real life people like Kanye and Kim are famous.

    Before you start, yes she has DRAGONS!!!!!
    what does she do will her dragons?
    .....
    Exactly bugger all that's what, besides locking them for being dragons. She is not only a moron, but also a huge douche.
    She never even tries to train her dragons, what did she think was gonna happen?

    Post edited by SmilingSword on
  • NonnahswriterNonnahswriter Member Posts: 2,520
    Tyrion Lannister

    I say Littlefinger, with Tyrion as a close second choice because well they are both incredibly intelligent, they are both masters of the game, "with Littlefinger being the better player" and either would most probably make for the best ruler Westeros could hope for.

    On a side note:
    I can still not fathom the popularity for the incredibility inbred, possibly insane, completely useless, child queen that is Daenerys Targaryen. The women is a moron, but hey I'll chock it up to the same reason why in real life people like Kanye and Kim are famous.

    Before you start, yes she has DRAGONS!!!!!
    what does she do will her dragons?
    .....
    Exactly bugger all that's what, besides locking them for being dragons. She is not only a moron, but also a huge douche.
    She never even tries to train her dragons, what did she think was gonna happen?

    She got to ride one last night, which gives her major points in badassery.



    It's kinda sad though, after what the tv show writers did to Stannis and made everyone hate him. Now the only runner in the race with any amount of goodness in her is Daeny, which is a shame. Variety, people. I liked Stannis before last night; I thought he was a real contender. Not anymore--now I've only got Daeny to root for, and you're right, she's definitely made some stupid decisions over this season.

    JuliusBorisov
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,980
    edited June 2015
    Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
    Well now that the TV show is no longer following the books, and thus any character could now magically appear, I now instead pick @Bengoshi. Long may he reign :)

    NonnahswriterJuliusBorisovbooinyoureyes
  • the_spyderthe_spyder Member Posts: 5,017
    Other (explain)
    I vote for Ned Stark. I think he had the best attitude about the whole thing.

    as far as it goes, Tyrion is my favorite and I think he would do a good job. But I think that he is more of a 'Hand' than a King. I think that Danni has the best shot at it. Three fire breathing dragons should be able to handle the White walkers quite nicely, and she is shaping up to be quite the ruler. And if she keeps Tyrion by her side, she couldn't go wrong.

    JuliusBorisovbooinyoureyes
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 19,705
    edited June 2015
    Daenerys Targaryen
    elminster said:

    l now instead pick @Bengoshi. Long may he reign :)

    No. That was some other man. I am no one, and my only brothers wear robes of black and white.

    Post edited by JuliusBorisov on
    Nonnahswriterbooinyoureyeselminster
  • SmilingSwordSmilingSword Member Posts: 827
    Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
    Damn I hate I can't undo my vote. Just remembered Euron Greyjoy the crow's eye. Don't know how I forgot about him, he quickly became my one of my favorite characters in the books. Really should reread those, just so I can remember whats cannon.
    The man captains "the silent" a ship crewed completely by mutes, mutes because Euron ripped out all their tongues.
    He killed Warlock stole their magic brew and now has awesome blue lips and also visions.

    “ We are the ironborn, and once we were conquerors. Our writ ran everywhere the sound of the waves was heard. My brother would have be content with the cold and dismal north, my niece with even less ... but I shall give you Lannisport. Highgarden. The Arbor. Oldtown. The riverlands and the Reach, the kingswood and the rainwood, Dorne and the marches, the Mountains of the Moon and the Vale of Arryn, Tarth and the Stepstones. I say we take it all! I say, we take Westeros. ”

    – Euron, at the kingsmoot

    Sadly I he hasn't been cast as far as I know, so all I can do is hope he and the rest of his brothers pop up at some point.

  • KamigoroshiKamigoroshi Member Posts: 5,309
    Other (explain)
    I do not know who will be sitting on the IRON throne. But what I know is that person will sure as hell gonna have some serious haemorrhoid issues within his or her royal tenure.

    Protip: a slime or pudding throne would be way healthier. And warmer to boot.

    booinyoureyesNonnahswriterJuliusBorisov
  • the_spyderthe_spyder Member Posts: 5,017
  • CoryNewbCoryNewb Member Posts: 1,330
    Hodor
    With Bran on his lap....

  • TheElfTheElf Member Posts: 798


    I came back to necro this topic midway through tonight's episode of GoTs just to see if anyone picked this [email protected] to sit on the throne and see how their feelings have changed (if they are not book readers, presumably). Needless to say I was shocked enough.

    Haven't seen the ep yet, but I've had it spoiled for me. I love Stannis, and I think I'm just going to pretend it didn't happen since
    it didn't in the books (although it still might) and is probably the biggest departure so far.

    So I'm still rooting for him, although I suspect the who will win the throne question will be phased out by the White walkers soon.

    BlackravenNonnahswriter
  • the_spyderthe_spyder Member Posts: 5,017
    Other (explain)
    @TheElf - my biggest problem with Stannis is not the horrible thing that happened in the most recent episode (although that was shocking and horrible). It's the fact that he is NOT in control in any way, shape or form. He is this pathetic pawn who is manipulated at every turn by another entity. And it is totally shameless how easily he is swayed and made blind to the fact that he is not elevating HIS destiny, but hers.

    A vote for him is a vote basically for 'The power behind the throne' as he is not his own man. Plus

    We all know that Sir Davos HAS to kill him now.

    booinyoureyes
  • TheElfTheElf Member Posts: 798
    That's how I saw him at first too, but he's certainly grown on me. He's maybe my favorite character now. I think he's been a great depiction of the sort of person that almost no one would like in real life (but would love in fiction) but really would probably be the best thing for the kingdom. I know people complain about GRRM killing off all their faves, I really haven't minded any of the deaths so far, but if this one happens in book 6 I think I might get fan rage. :/

    Blackraven
  • the_spyderthe_spyder Member Posts: 5,017
    Other (explain)
    Oh, don't get me wrong, I really liked his personality and how he is written. But that doesn't change my point above. At every single choice he has made, it was the red witch who coerced him into it. This great destiny that he is supposed to have, is all her manipulating him up to it. This charge for Winterfell was her doing and he would have known better had she not convinced him to do it. If left to his own devices, he would have never left his castle and certainly would not now be the power that he is today.

    Oh, her magical powers are real (within the context of the story). Certainly her 'plan' has the backing of some REALLY effective powers, but she is basically using him as a pawn and making HIM pay the price for everything.

    And once he wins (always assuming that he does), she will have no more need of him. I bet his life expectancy is on the short side once that happens. Or maybe she will keep him around as a puppet king?

    As far as the thread is concerned, I think that the power behind Stannis (if not the man himself) is rivaled only by Danni's Dragons. Funny how they both have 'anni' in the middle of their names. Coincidence?

  • SmilingSwordSmilingSword Member Posts: 827
    edited June 2015
    Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
    I'm liking Stannis a lot more in the show than in the books, yes he did a bad thing last ep, but what were his other options? Ser Onion knight said it himself, they didn't have enough food to make the trip back to Castle Black and they had no chance of taking Winterfell with the storm going and all. So do a terrible thing, that gives you a chance at victory or everybody freezes to death. Not much of a choice if you ask me.

    More importantly where is my Kingsmoot??????

    Also been wondering where are Irri and Jhiqui, also the bloodriders?

    Edit: never mind, seems Jhiqui vanished and they killed Irri ages ago.

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