Who is going to win the game of thrones?

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” 

That’s an understatement.

The whole point of GOT is a bunch of turds fighting, killing, and screwing their way to a horribly unconformable metal chair.

There are A LOT of characters vying for the Iron Throne. At the end someone is going to win unless the writers have been trolling us for years and we find out the whole thing is a dream. 

GOT has an extremely high mortality rate and pretty much no one is safe. At this point in the show, it is a safe bet anyone who is still alive in the books is going to make it far in the show.

With the Season Six premiere tomorrow, I’ve decided to do a ranking of all the characters fighting for the sword chair from least likely to most likely.

Tell me in the comments if you agree or disagree. I enjoy a spirited virtual nerd fight.

SPOILERS BELOW!

Ramsey Bolton

For starters, he’s a crazy bastard. He literally cut off a man’s penis. Think about that. He’s also isolated in the North even though he is  technically the rightful heir of Winterfell. We learned in Season One the North is  pretty much B.F.E in the GOT universe. Ramsey is mentally unstable and a complete psycho. Even with Sansa Stark as a wife, it’s going to be hard for him to take that throne from miles away and without much support.

Stannis Baratheon

A quick Google search will give you various theories on the fate of much hated character. Stannis still might be in the running for the Throne. If he is, he’s going to have to dump the red witch bitch and stop being such a turd. Being the brother of a former King, Stannis has a good claim to the Throne. Now with the Lannister incest being public knowledge, Stannis has an ever greater claim as it would be easy to overthrow technically illegitimate children a.k.a Tommen. No one is cheering for you, bro. He also killed his own brother with magic and his own child so he’s a great dude.

Daenerys Targaryen

The clear fan favorite has been seemingly wasting time for YEARS!  It’s like come on, girl you got freakin’ dragons.THREE OF THEM! You could march into Kings Landing right the hell now and burn everything but the Iron Throne to the ground and take it for yourself. As someone who writes fiction, I understand writers can’t do that because of those pesky plots. It seems to me that she would have made it a lot farther by now. Dany would be a fair and just leader for the Seven Kingdoms. She’s also a bit cocky and is miles away from where she needs to be. Shift ass, Dany we want to see you win.

Cersei Lannister

Everyone’s favorite drunk is so close to the Iron Throne she can taste it. She’s been the Queen before (and is currently The Queen Mother) so it would be easy for her to get the coveted spot again. However, there is the now famous Maggy the Frog prophecy stating a younger more beautiful queen will be her downfall, she will out live all of her children, and that she will be choked to death. Cersei is evil and terrible so it would be a  total slap in the face if she did in fact become Queen again. However, the prophecy is obviously important and is going to involve other characters. Sorry haters, Cersei ain’t goin’ nowhere.

Littlefinger aka Petyr Baelish

He’s powerful, sneaky, and knows everything about everyone. He has nothing to lose and will do anything to get ahead. He doesn’t have a claim but he’s not one to be underestimated. It probably won’t happen, although it’s still fun to think he might swoop in, kill everyone, and sit his happy ass on the Throne.

Margaery Tyrell

Girlfriend is already the Queen and knows how to work it. Even though she was arrested in Season Five, Margaery has power and her name on her side.Her family is also powerful and let’s not forget her BAMF grandmother helped killed Joffrey. I expect to see big things from her in Season Six as she is believed to be the younger queen in the prophecy. With that being said, Margaery still doesn’t seem to be that important of a character in the long run even though her role has been beefed up in the last few seasons.

Jon Snow

Not likely. He’s probably some sort of snow zombie now and would melt in Kings Landing. Besides, do we really want someone knows nothing to be the ruler of the realm? Even though R+L=J is probably correct, Snow doesn’t have a chance even as a fan favorite, UNLESS some insane fantasy magic happens and he is resurrected and joins forces with Dany or someone else. Fan theories have been pointing to Snow as winning the Throne for years. It would be poetic justice to see a bastard and former member of the Night’s Watch as King.

A Random Stark

“Where the f*ck are Bran and Rickon Stark?” is question that has been on the minds of GOT fans for almost two years now. Season Six promises their return so it’s possible the forgotten Stark kids are ready (and old enough now) to understand the concept of and take revenge on those who betrayed their family.In the first seasons, the show was Stark and Snow heavy which seemed to imply their later importance. Also, Arya, Sansa, and Ned’s brother, Benjen shouldn’t be discounted as potential rulers.

If anyone deserves to be on the Iron Throne, it’s Sansa. Out of all the characters in this fandom, Sansa has suffered the most. I mean she saw her own father beheaded, lost her whole family, was held hostage, and raped. Give the poor girl a break. 

None of the above/no one/everybody dies

Considering the death toll and the influx of characters on this show, any of these options should surprise no one. Television shows historically have had abysmal endings. Remember Dexter and True Blood? Considering the consistent high-quality of GOT, a shitty ending is less-likely. Still, you should prepare yourself for Crap of Thrones just in case.

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