Sadly, Game of Thrones just has two seasons left; we have only 13 more episodes to speculate, cry and be utterly horrified over. With Ramsay's beautifully orchestrated death, the show has almost run out of characters we truly despise, so it's time for the big endgame.
This will likely involve Khaleesi overthrowing Westeros' brutal political system, or "break[ing] the wheel" as she calls it:
“Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell, they’re all just spokes on a wheel. This one’s on top and that one’s on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. We’re not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel.”
We will finally receive answers to questions that have been building for years. Now that we know Jon Snow's true lineage, here's the biggest question that must be answered: how exactly will Daenerys Targaryen break the wheel of power in Westeros?
Why Dorne Is So Important
Westeros was originally united when Aegon Targaryen and his two sister-wives — Rhaenys and Visenya — traveled across the Narrow Sea to escape the Doom of Valyria volcanic cataclysm, and realized that the Seven Kingdoms needed order. The Targaryens issued ultimatums to the most powerful people in Westeros: you can keep your land and titles by bending the knee, or have it burnt to a crisp. There was only one kingdom that refused their offer — and that was Dorne.
Luckily for Dany, the Dornish people have already sworn their allegiance to the rightful heir of the Iron Throne (is she, though?). Dorne will make the perfect alliance for Dany, Tyrion and Varys because it not only gives them a place to dock their ships, but an isolated location to prepare for an all-out assault if the other rulers decide to not bend the knee, and instead, face the wrath of her dragons.
By allying with Dorne, this places Dany far ahead of Aegon the Conqueror — and it will ultimately save valuable soldiers for the upcoming fight, whether it'll be against humans or the dreaded White Walkers.
What Will Happen When Dany Finally Meets Jon And Sansa?
Dany proclaimed that the same families keep taking turns ruling Westeros, which must come to an end in order to best serve the people. Let's see: Stannis Baretheon is dead; Walder Frey met his demise by the hands of Arya Stark; and almost all of the Tyrells were murdered by Cersei at Ser Loras' trial (except for the Queen of Thorns).
Hopefully, Dany will become allies with the Starks, especially if she discovers her blood relationship to Jon Snow. Remember, Jon's not one to seek power; his only concern is stopping the bloody White Walkers and saving as many lives as possible. This will most likely end in a deal: Jon will help Dany secure Westeros if she'll back him up when the real threat arises from the north.
But one must also watch out for the newly empowered Sansa Stark. At the end of last season, it was hard to tell whether Sansa was satisfied by the north proclaiming Jon its king, or whether she thought he was stealing her rightful place as heir to Winterfell.
Another unknown factor is Littlefinger. Hopefully, Sansa will not fall for any of his tricks and instead make him pay for setting up her marriage to the monstrosity that was Ramsay Bolton. One might suspect that Brianne of Tarth will behead Littlefinger, but the Starks have a tradition in which the one who gives the order is the one who follows through with the order.
Cersei Is NOT Going Down Without A Fight
The biggest obstacle standing in Dany's way is, of course, the woman currently sitting on the Iron Throne. We'll keep the speculation to a minimal, but it's likely that she will join forces with Euron Greyjoy from the Iron Islands (and the massive fleet he's building). If you're familiar with the books, then you know one thing: they both are crazier than a toddler who just snorted rails of sugar before bedtime!
Tyrion might've talked Dany out of attacking King's Landing, but don't put it past these two to try to frame Dany and have the people turn against her in one last attempt to retain control.
Lastly, one of the most anticipated moments for Season 7 will be when Cersei and Tyrion meet for the first time since Tywin's death. Tyrion showing how much he despises his sister in public will go a long way in winning over the people to Dany's side, due to how much the people of King's Landing similarly disdain the newly appointed queen of Westeros.
How The Wheel Will Be Broken
One can only hope that the show doesn't end with everyone being slaughtered by the White Walkers, but instead in something far more hopeful. Let's just agree for a moment that our heroes end up victorious against those wretched beasts from the north. What then?
Daenerys has endured unspeakable tragedies and has seen life from multiple viewpoints; she truly understands the struggles of the common people. This makes her fit to rule, but unfortunately, it's not enough. The people shouldn't be ruled anymore.
With the system that Westeros currently has in place, people will always claim they have certain blood that entitles them to riches and power as their birthright. Even with Daenerys in charge for a time, the wheel will keep spinning.
This leaves only one option for Dany to truly break the wheel: she foregoes being queen of Westeros and instead holds elections for each kingdom, giving a voice to the common people. That's right, democracy is the only way to truly break the wheel.
This means that they will get rid of the Iron Throne, which symbolizes a time when the people had no power and only a few families ruled Westeros. This won't be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.
Will Dany break the wheel? Or will another character — Jon? Sansa? Tyrion? — wind up on the throne? Could Game of Thrones resist any kind of happy ending? Whatever happens at the conclusion of the series, we'll know for sure just 13 episodes from now!
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