Who won the Game of Thrones finale? Well, it's complicated

CNET | 5/20/2019 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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In the end, the surviving Stark children went their separate ways.

Every game has a winner, right? So who won Game of Thrones, which ended its eight-season run on HBO Sunday night?

Series - Series - Books - Answer

As you might expect from a series based on an unfinished series of gigantic, complex books, it's not a simple answer.

If the answer to that question is "who now sits on the Iron Throne," well, ha ha ha boo hoo hoo. Drogon, Daenerys Targaryen's lone surviving dragon, melted the throne into little drips of lava-like liquid metal while mourning the Mother of Dragons. Honestly, it was ugly anyway.

Answer - Question - Rules - Seven - Kingdoms

But maybe the answer to that question is, "who now rules the Seven Kingdoms?" Which has a similar answer: Nobody rules the SEVEN Kingdoms, because Sansa Stark had the North pull a Brexit and go independent. So now there are six kingdoms, and they agreed to be ruled by Bran Stark, who has the unpleasant regnal nickname Bran the Broken.

What Brienne really wrote: 'Jaime hit it and quit it'

Bran - Well - Tyrion - Bran - Course

Why Bran? Well, Tyrion picked him, saying "he knew he'd never walk, so he learned to fly." Bran, of course, lost the use of his legs in the first episode when Jaime Lannister tossed him out a Winterfell window for catching him engaged in twincest with Cersei. But he gained all kinds of wacky three-eyed-raven warging powers, and he is Ned Stark's trueborn son, so ... let's go with it, I guess? Not really sure Sansa had to blurt out that his nether parts will nether be making any children, but what's a big sis for if not to humiliate you in front of everyone you know?

Maybe, though, the answer is who received a satisfying ending, after all these fits and starts and Red Weddings and battles and torture scenes.

Case - Tie

In that case, it's a tie...
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