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This "Game Of Thrones" Theory Says Tyrion Was Actually King And Honestly, It Checks Out

Tyrion Lannister: winner of the game of thrones.

Game of Thrones may have ended a week ago, but that hasn't stopped fans, myself included, from thinking about the show.

Now, the latest theory comes to us from Reddit user u/AgnostosTheosLogos. They break down the major chain of events in the final episodes of Season 8 and conclude that Tyrion was actually King* and winner of the game of thrones.

Here's why it checks out:

1. Cersei was Queen, but died.

2. Dany, the usurper, also died.

3. Jon, who killed Dany, did not want the throne.

4. Therefore, Tyrion — who was the next family member by blood to Cersei, the last ruler — was actually the winner and thus, King.

Now, some fans argued that Gendry was the rightful heir, but as u/AgnostosTheosLogos also pointed out, in the eyes of the Lannister/Baratheon line, he was still a bastard, so not eligible for the crown.

And while Tyrion picked Bran to be the new ruler in the series finale, it's pretty clear that Tyrion may as well have been King himself. I mean, Bran literally left him to run the small council meeting like, "You got this."

Honestly? I can't see a fault with this argument/theory and I 100% support the idea that Tyrion Lannister won the game of thrones.

And you can read the entire original Reddit thread here (it's pretty long, FYI) or just this more "organized" version:

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