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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.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

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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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Kit Harington
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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Peter Dinklage
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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
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Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Sophie Turner
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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Maisie Williams
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Gendry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Joe Dempsie
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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 The Night King Vladimir Furdik
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bronn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Jerome Flynn
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Davos Seaworth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Liam Cunningham
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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
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Tormund Giantsbane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Tormund Giantsbane Kristofer Hivju
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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
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Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Daniel Portman
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Hot Pie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Ben Hawkey
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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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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
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Yara Greyjoy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Gemma Whelan
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Grey Worm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Grey Worm Jacob Anderson
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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
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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
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Gilly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Sit On The Iron Throne When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends?
Hannah Murray