After the divisive fifth episode of Game of Thrones Season 8, "The Bells," fans were almost certain that Daenerys Targaryen would perish in the series finale. Foreshadowing had audiences believing that there would be an epic battle for the Iron Throne, but it turned out to be more of a whisper than a bang.
An unsuspecting Mother of Dragons met her end in the arms of her lover/nephew, Jon Snow, after he said she would always be his Queen. Drogon melted the Iron Throne and then took his mother's body away, leaving Westeros without a Queen. In the end, Bran Stark was made king by an oligarchy of lords and ladies and Daenerys - who spent most of her life chasing the throne - never had the opportunity to rule.