After eight seasons, 73 episodes, and one final 80-minute chapter, we now know who is the ruler of Westeros. At the very end of Game of Thrones, it is Bran Stark, played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who ends up on top.
Fans were on the edge of their seats throughout the final episode with constant drama, including Jon Snow fatally stabbing Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons, after her actions turned both the show’s characters and fans against her. Snow was subsequently exiled back to the Night’s Watch.
Sansa Stark, who some fans thought could command Westeros, was crowned Queen of the North.
While the question throughout this season was who would ultimately sit on the Iron Throne, the literal answer is nobody. Drogon burned down the throne when he saw Daenerys laying lifeless on the ground.
Bran Stark was actually the odds-on favorite according to Las Vegas sportsbooks. He was -500, in front of Sansa Stark, at +400, Tyrion Lannister, at +750, and Jon Snow, at +800.
However, fans on social media weren’t as pleased with Bran ending up as the ruler.
A popular meme said he was like the classmate who showed up at the end of a group project, but still got an A grade.
We want to know what you thought of the finale! Let us know on social media, @AfterBuzzTV!