'Game of Thrones' fans had a big issue with Tyrion after the finale episode
The final episode of the final season of Game of Thrones aired this week, and fans have some serious opinions about what went down. I think for the most part we're all agreed that it's great that Sansa Stark ended up as Queen of the North, but there were some other major moments that people have all kinds of disagreements over.
Last week we saw Daenerys turn on King's Landing, burning the city down and plenty of innocent bystanders in the process. At the start of this final episode, we saw her in full control of the city, and looking pretty terrifying as she did so.
Here's her speech to her Dothraki forces
She also knew that it was Tyrion who freed Jaime from his confinement last episode, which meant she now had a treasonous Hand to the Queen. That's when the Lannister pulled the 'you can't fire me if I quit first' trick and dramatically threw his pin to the ground, before being imprisoned by her forces for his crime.
By time Tyrion next sees the light of day, Jon has tragically killed Daenerys to stop her from doing the same thing she did to King's Landing to the rest of the world. Soon enough, Jon has been imprisoned and the lords of Westeros have assembled to figure out who should rule over whatever is left of them.
Tyrion reveals who the true ruler of Westeros should be:
That's when Tyrion gives one of his patented monologues, this time discussing who exactly should be the ruler of the Kingdom, based on one thing: their story. In his speech, he says:
"What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories. There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it.
"And who has a better story than Bran the Broken? The boy who fell from a high tower and lived. He knew he’d never walk again, so he learned to fly. He crossed beyond the Wall, a crippled boy, and became the Three-Eyed Raven. He is our memory, the keeper of all our stories. The wars, weddings, births, massacres, famines. Our triumphs, our defeats, our past. Who better to lead us into the future?"
The idea of a story being more powerful than anything else when it comes to uniting people is an interesting one (and ironic, given how divided GoT fans are right now), but fans quickly pointed out the issue with his statement.
After all, there are probably quite a few people who have had far more exciting and interesting stories over the course of the show.
In fact, I'd wager that all the remaining other members of the Stark family had much better stories of overcoming the odds.
Whoever ended up on the Iron Throne, there would have been some fans who were deeply disappointed, but this choice definitely upset a lot of people. Sorry Bran, your story isn't quite as compelling as your siblings.