It took eight seasons, a two-year break, and countless deaths, but Game of Thrones finally ended last night with its story. There are still spin-off TV shows and future installments of George R. R. Martin's novels, but this is the last time we see our favorite characters on screen. And, for the most part, "The Iron Throne" managed to deliver a satisfying conclusion to a long and intricate story. Here is the reason.
Neither Dany nor Jon has landed on the Iron Throne.
Since the first season, when she finally stepped out of the shadows of her abusive brother and emerged, we are on the side of Daenerys Targaryen that she had the inner strength of a queen. Over the next few years, we saw them freeing slaves and fiercely retaliating against the oppressors of Essos, but it was not until this shortened final season that we saw that this was not necessarily a fitting ruler. Dany has evolved from an outsider to a freedom fighter, who is exactly the dictator they claim to despise. Her last scene was a perfect bookend for the tragedy of Daenerys Targaryen; She reached the throne and even reached out, but never sat down as queen.
Similarly, Jon was praised as the truly born heir to the throne since his legacy was unveiled in Season Seven ̵
Well, who lands on the throne? Bran Stark may have been a left-wing decision, but who better helps the people of Westeros avoid the mistakes of the past than the only person who can actually remember everyone?
There were no more weddings
Weddings tend to go horribly wrong in Westeros, and so it was probably best that the long-anticipated union of Jon and Dany never took place. No other characters were stopped either; Maybe they rely on Arya's rejection of Gendry's suggestion. Series finals often marry couples in the name of graduation and give them children who call them dead characters (we look at you, JK Rowling), which made it all the more refreshing to see Sansa, Arya, and Jon
In the end, no one was Azor Ahai.
The promised prince's prophecy was an important point in the original books, and the entire series was left unsolved in the final, and that's not a bad thing. Jon's decision to kill Dany was his own, not the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. This more corresponded to the themes of Game of Thrones in the first place that we must be prepared to live with the consequences of our actions. After eight seasons full of witches, warlocks and sorcerers, Game of Thrones (19459003) retired from all its mystical elements in the final, focusing exclusively on what makes the show so intriguing: its characters.