I finally know what will happen in Season 8 of Game of Thrones and how the series will end. I have been keeping tabs on a YouTube channel called Talking Thrones for years and he was right about everything about Season 7 before it was even aired. Because of this, I have no reason to doubt the revelations he presented.
George R. R. Martin did warn us that the story would have a bitter-sweet ending and now I finally understand what he meant. Let’s start with the bitter part of the ending. Ultimately, no one gets the Iron Throne in the end. The reason for this is because it was destroyed after Cersei was defeated. Daenerys Targaryen does ultimately win the Iron Throne, but she decides to destroy it because it is the wheel she wanted to break all along. Besides, even though she would have had the Iron Throne the price would have been too great because of the catastrophic loss of life both in the War of the Five Kings and the new Long Night. Therefore, Daenerys would no longer see the Iron Throne worth it. With the Iron Throne ceasing to exist, the Seven Kingdoms will also be disbanded. So, here is the overview of the bitter part of the ending: Seven Kingdoms ravaged, untold thousands slaughtered, and bloodlines severed. And for what? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! Everyone who has died in the fight for the Iron Throne throughout the series has died in vain!
Due to this revelation, I think the Iron Throne is the One Ring of Game of Thrones. Both are objects of power that can corrupt whoever wields them and cause mass destruction. In addition, the only way Middle-Earth and Westeros can know peace is the destruction of both the One Ring and the Iron Throne.
More aspects of the bitter part of the ending will involve over two thirds of the remaining characters being wiped out while fighting both the White Walkers and Cersei. After fulfilling his purpose as the three-eyed raven, Bran Stark will lose all of his greensight powers and die. King’s Landing will be in ruins after the final battle against Cersei, but most of the wildfire will not go off. Winterfell and almost every castle in the North will be in ruins and the battlefield where the White Walkers are defeated will be littered with tens of thousands of corpses.
Now for the sweet part of the ending. Even though two thirds of the characters we have come to know and love will die, the survivors will have a happy ending as they rebuilt Westeros. Each kingdom will become independent and a new series of rules are put in place to prevent the rise of another tyrant like Cersei. Among the surviving characters will be Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Gendry, Tyrion Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, the Hound, Bronn, Samwell Tarly, Gilly, Little Sam, and Daenerys’s remaining two dragons Drogon and Rhaegal. When the Seven Kingdoms become independent, Sansa and Arya Stark will rule the North, Jaime and Tyrion Lannister will rule the Westerlands, Samwell Tarly and Gilly will rule Hornhill and possibly the entire Reach, Gendry will be legitimized as a Baratheon and rule the Stormlands, and Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen will rule Dragonstone and possibly the Crownlands to raise their children and dragons. With the dawn and spring approaching, Westeros is beginning to stabilize and peace is restored though at a terrible cost.
Another aspect of the bitter part of the ending is that even though the Iron Throne will be destroyed and peace is restored to the realm, there is no way of knowing how long that peace will last. The possibility exists that someone in the distant future may develop ambitions to conquer the Seven Kingdoms under a single banner start the cycle of corruption, war, and treachery all over again. For example, even though Jon Snow and Daenerys may be content to live out their days on Dragonstone, their descendants may follow in Aegon the Conqueror’s footsteps.
Overall, this is the ending I would like out of all the possible scenarios and I look forward to seeing it next year.