10 Years of Game of Thrones: Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen or Tyrion Lannister: Who deserved the Iron Throne?

While it's been a decade since we first feasted our eyes upon Game of Thrones, we're curious to know who you think deserved the Iron Throne. Vote in our poll and comment below.
Cersei Lannister and Robb Stark are also in the running. 10 Years of Game of Thrones: Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen or Tyrion Lannister: Who deserved the Iron Throne?
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It's hard to believe that the legendary series Game of Thrones completes 10 years since its premiere, dating back to April 17, 2011. For eight glorious seasons, diehard fans were taken on an otherwordly journey with larger than life characters who we came to love and even hate. However, season 8 in particular, was largely panned by the audience as they weren't happy in the least when it came to the ending.

*SPOILERS ALERT* As the Iron Throne was burned to ashes by Drogon post Jon Snow (Kit Harington) killing Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Bran Stark (Isac Hempstead Wright) was elected as the King of the Seven Kingdoms while Sansa Stark was chosen as the Queen in the North. For fans, there were several other candidates, who they personally felt deserved to rule over Westeros instead of Bran. First up, we have Jon Snow, who didn't get to kill The Night King (the honour was bestowed upon Arya Stark!) and was further banished to The Wall.

For all the sacrifices Jon did in the name of protecting humanity, throughout the eight seasons, was made banal by his anti-climatic ending. Many truly rooted for him to win the whole damn thing and finally get his deserved credit in the scheme of things. At least, Snow got to reunite with his beloved dire wolf Ghost. Some even envisioned a joint ruling between Jon and Daenerys Targaryen, who unfortunately was swiftly transformed into the Mad Queen to justify her untimely death. As Daenerys won the last war against Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), we got to see Daenerys in her element for a New York minute, alongside Drogon as she took her place as the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. The rest is history and we'll never know how Westeros could have been under Targaryen's rule.

On the other hand, we have Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), a character unanimously loved by all. While Tyrion eventually joined Bran Stark's council as the Hand of the King, who wouldn't have liked to see the fellow Lannister sitting proudly on the Iron Throne. Some were even rooting for Cersei Lannister to win the last war and continue on as the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms because that would be a sure delight to watch; her ruthlessness in action mode. Even the way she and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) died was... questionable, to say the least. Cersei and Jaime deserved at least a good death.

Our final candidate is the late Robb Stark, who we know was killed tragically during the Red Wedding. However, early on, Robb was considered the best option to take over as the King of the Seven Kingdoms because he didn't just have the acumen to defeat the tyrant Tywin Lannister in a witty manner but he also had a kind heart, reminiscent of his father the late Ned Stark. It's just that love took over duty for Mr. Stark! But can you imagine how Westeros would have been if Robb was able to completely defeat Tywin and win the Iron Throne?

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This begs the question; Which Game of Thrones character deserved the Iron Throne? Vote in our poll below and don't forget to let Pinkvilla know why you picked the particular GoT character in the comments section below. Also, do comment if you have another character in mind you wished would have won the Iron Throne.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Danny

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Little finger, he started it by killing Jon Aron in the beginning

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Sansa

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Stannis baratheon

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

The one true king!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Khaleesi all the way!!!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

John Snow

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Should've let Rob Stark live he was most prepared for king.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

No reboots, just leave it be. Can't always be like the book.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Jon Snow

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Daenerys targaryen

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

One n only Daenerys

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Danny all the way

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Daenerys 100%

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Onion knight!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Right on,. The onion knight

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Daenerys. She went through so much and tried to do good and help people the entire series until they turned her character into a bad person. Cersi was evil and deserved to die alone and scared. Daenerys should have only burned her alive and saved the people. Hands down best show I've ever seen in my life with the most dissapointing ending. It ruined the whole thing.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Oh please. She talked about burning entire cities to the ground as early as Season 2. She was always a bad person. She felt she deserved the throne, and she used whatever tactics could get her there. Bad people can still do good things. Trump ordered troops home from Afghanistan. He's still not a good person. She championed against slavery (but so would have Jon or Bran or Tyrion or any of the "good" characters). She gained loyalty from slave soldiers she granted freedom to. It wasn't some selfless act. She doesn't do selfless acts. She was always all about Dany. Filled with madness and rage just begging to come out. Tried to do good and help people the entire series? She tried to help herself. She was never truly benevolent. Look how much work it took for Jon to convince her to go North and fight the whitewalkers instead of directly to the throne.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Daenerys Targaryen

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Only daenerys

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

John Snow always

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon snow...the one true king

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon snow

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Danny

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

John snow if he didn't kill daenerys

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

, and had made her his queen.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon SNOW

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

As Samwell Tarly said, the king of the seven kingdoms should have been elected by the people by voting.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

ARAY STARK ONLY

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon snow is the one who deserve the iron Throne

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

John Snow, without any doubt.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Daenerys

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

daenerys targaryen

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Of course daenerys...

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon snow

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

It was always Bran; he was the chess master

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

The young wolf

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon Snow

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon Snow deserved the king in the seven kingdom

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Emilia clarke

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon Snow

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Emilia Clarke ❤️

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

The Night King, with newly transformed Cersei as his icy hearted and icy eyed undead bride!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

After Tyrion's Jon's betrayal I would've been happy with cerci being on the throne.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Daenerys of course

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

None of the above!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jon Snow

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

She saves him three times. So he kills her

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

exactly!!! i didnt understand why he did such thing after swearing his loyalty to her

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

She kind of hiroshima-ed the whole city so its fair

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Three times? I remember twice. First during beyond the wall and second during battle of Winterfell. When did she save her third time?

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Jhon snow

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Tyrion Lannister, The Dwarf King

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

John snow always

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

He didn't want it.

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