Over the past month, Game of Thrones fans have been voting in HBO’s presidential-style election to determine who should end up on the Iron Throne.
Four candidates each campaigned, along with a running mate – Daenerys Targaryen with Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow with Lyanna Mormont, Cersei Lannister with Qyburn and Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish with Sansa Stark.
An impressive 1.66 million votes were cast and yet it remained a very close run thing among three of the candidates. Daenerys and Littlefinger polled within 1% of each other, and were just a few points off the eventual winner…
Spare a thought, though, for Cersei who, despite being firmly ensconced on the Iron Throne at the end of season six, still only convinced a measly 2% she should be there at the end.
But what does this actually mean? There are just 13 episodes of the fantasy drama left to come yet the penultimate of George RR Martin’s novels is still to be released, so the show’s producers need an answer to the question ‘who will win the Game of Thrones?’ and they need it now.
Could this be it? Game of Thrones was never a democracy but can 1.66 million people be wrong…?