Total Nerd Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?  

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List Rules Vote up the surviving 'Game Of Thrones' characters you think are most likely to end up sitting on the Iron Throne when the HBO series finishes up its run.

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For eight seasons, we all wondered who would end up with their buttcheeks on the Iron Throne as the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms on Game of Thrones. Way back in Season 1, Cersei Lannister told Ned Stark, "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die," and the subsequent liberation of Ned's head from his cumbersome body proved how right she was. After that, Cersei spent her fair share of time on the most coveted seat in Westeros, succeeding her husband Robert Baratheon, her demonic spawn Joffrey, and, of course, dear sweet Tommen.

None of them could hold on to power, though, so it wasn't a surprise when Cersei's reign didn't continue unabated. Dany briefly returned a Targaryen to the seat of power, but Jon Snow remained very "Jon Snow" and murdered his lover before she could harm any more innocents. 

While the Iron Throne itself is gone (thanks to an angry Drogon) Bran Stark ended up Westeros's rightful ruler. As Tyrion said, stories unite people, and to Tyrion, no one's story was as powerful as Bran the Broken's. Jon made his way back to the Night Watch, Arya Stark went to discover what was west of Westereos, and Sansa Stark served as the Queen of the newly independent North. 

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3,337 1,056
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Kit Harington
2
1,942 1,519
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Peter Dinklage
3
1,896 1,834
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #3 Emilia Clarke
4
1,637 1,652
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Sophie Turner
5
1,106 1,526
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Maisie Williams
6
1,118 1,599
Gendry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Joe Dempsie
7
702 986
Night King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #6 Vladimir Furdik
8
503 1,736
Bran Stark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Isaac Hempstead-Wright
9
372 1,842
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #9 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
10
339 1,974
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #10 Lena Headey
11
247 1,597
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Gwendoline Christie
12
250 1,663
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Jerome Flynn
13
238 1,575
Davos Seaworth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Liam Cunningham
14
219 1,657
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #14 Conleth Hill
15
186 1,412
Tormund Giantsbane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Kristofer Hivju
16
118 830
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #16 Iain Glen
17
165 1,332
Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Daniel Portman
18
161 1,407
Hot Pie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Ben Hawkey
19
110 907
Missandei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #20
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148 1,366
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #20 Rory McCann
21
127 1,158
Yara Greyjoy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Gemma Whelan
22
99 1,182
Grey Worm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Jacob Anderson
23
63 702
Theon Greyjoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #22 Alfie Allen
24
53 682
Melisandre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
voting closed at #24 Carice van Houten
25
62 1,104
Gilly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Hannah Murray