It's over. After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a whole load of surprises, critically-acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones has come to its conclusion. After drying our eyes and waving goodbye to some of our favourite ever characters to grace the small screen, we've gone back and picked out some of the biggest things that happened in the series finale. Here's a look at what went down...
7. Tyrion was arrested for treason
Learning that Tyrion had gone behind her back to free his brother Jaime from her clutches, Daenerys was angrier than ever before at her Hand. Before being given the opportunity to strip him of his title however, Tyrion removed his own Hand of the King pin, throwing it down the stairs of King's Landings' entrance, then being taken away by Unsullied soldiers.
Jon spent a moment with Tyrion in his makeshift cell, doing his best to excuse Dany's behaviour. In the end though, the last remaining Lannister would finally break through Jon's wall and convince him that Dany wasn't the Queen she had always promised to be. Which leads us on to our next point...
6. Jon killed Daenerys
Despite his best intentions, Jon decided that he must take the life of his lover and Queen, in an act he did for the good of the Seven Kingdoms and their future. After sticking her in the heart with his dagger, Drogon rose to the Throne room, nudging the Mother of Dragons but eventually realising that she had left this world. His reaction was heartbreaking, to say the least! After showing his distress, and melting the Iron Throne in the process, he picked up Dany's body and took to the skies.
5. Bran was chosen as the new King
Though Edmure Tully fancied himself as the next King, Tyrion put forward the name Bran the Broken to take up the responsibilities of leader. Though he's a man that is unable to bear children, the leaders of each of the regions of the Seven Kingdoms decided that every monarch would be decided by those who followed them, rather than through a family relation. This changes the future of the Seven Kingdoms forever, and Bran looked more than happy to slip into the role.
4. Sansa declared the North an independent state
As Bran was being declared the leader of the Seven Kingdoms, Sansa Stark stepped up for the North and said that the region would act as an independent state, as it had done in the past. This was agreed by all of those in attendance, and meant that upon her return to Winterfell, Sansa would be declared the Queen of the North. It was one of the final episode's most beautiful moments; seeing the evolution of Sansa's character result in something so special was a huge delight for the millions watching.
3. Tyrion became Hand of the King
Though Grey Worm was demanding a more violent justice for Tyrion's betrayal of Daenerys, the new King of the (now six) Kingdoms decided that the bad decisions Tyrion had made would be fixed by the Lannister himself, who would once again serve as Hand. Though this didn't please the leader of the Unsullied, he was told to take his men and a ship to enjoy uninhabited territory, and start a new life.
2. Arya departed for West of Westeros
Despite being told she could visit her family at any time, Arya decided that exploring was to be her future. With all the maps ending at Westeros, she jumped at the opportunity to go West and find out what's lurking there. This would be the perfect opportunity for Maisie Williams to return to the fan-favourite character of Arya in the future, should she wish to continue the adventure with the young Stark girl.
1. Jon was send to the Night's Watch to live out his days
He never wanted to rule. He never wanted the throne. All he wanted was peace for his family, and a life he could enjoy, whilst keeping his head on his shoulders. That is close to what Jon got in the series finale, being told he was banished to the Night's Watch once more. Whilst there, he will be unable to take a wife or have children, and will instead protect the Seven Kingdoms from any other incoming threats.
This would be another brilliant way to spinoff from the main series, but Kit Harington has already said he doesn't want to return to Thrones at any point in the future. Whether he'll still be in the same frame of mind in a few years remains to be seen, but it would be interesting to see why he was leading a small army of Wildlings into the forests. Is there yet another threat we don't know anything about? Maybe one day, we'll find out...
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