Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale: Bastards can be Kings

The Game of Thrones season 6 finale episode will be remembered as the most phenomenal thing achieved by any production studio/show-creator. We all thought that D&D can’t possibly top “Battle of the Bastards” episode, we were plain wrong as this one rolled up a whole spectrum of emotions in just one hour. We had Cersei Lannister anointed as the “Queen of Westeros” after she burnt the Sept of Baelor to the ground using the wildfire, killing all the sparrows and the Tyrells (Lord Mace Tyrell, Margery Tyrell, Loras Tyrell). She executed the most diabolical act which even Mad King failed to pull off as he was stabbed by Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer.

Lord Varys successfully forged an alliance with House Martell and House Tyrell as Daenerys Stormborn begins her invasion of Westeros with the huge armada, the Greyjoys, the unsullied, the Dothraki horde and the three dragons. She made Tyrion Lannister as the “Hand of the Queen”.

The biggest fan theory of all times R+L = J was finally confirmed as Bran completes his vision of Tower of Joy and now knows that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark and Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. In the Winterfell, Lady Lyanna Mormont led the campaign to make Jon Snow/ White wolf as “King in the North”. It brought back memories of Robb Stark being anointed by the Northern Lords to avenge the beheading of Lord Eddard Stark. The question on everyone’s mind is if he can be King in the North, can he also be King of Westeros?

Let’s keep R+L = J aside for a moment, technically speaking a Bastard cannot inherit his father’s property, but if he is born of royal blood, the rules are different. If there is no other heir in the line of succession of the King except the Bastard, then it’s possible to anoint him, for instance, Gendry Baratheon (an illegitimate child of King Robert) could have become King as Tommen was actually a son of Cersei and Jaime Lannister. In the episode, Dany told Daario Naharis that she will have to marry someone to solidify her control over the Westeros. She has the largest army and the dragons, key allies in Martells, Tyrells, Greyjoys, House Tarly would love a Targaryen on the Iron Throne as they fought beside the Mad King at the time of Robert’s rebellion. The only place where she has no allies is the North, so what if she is married to Jon Snow?

Note: Marriage between siblings is a common tradition in the House Targaryen.

 

 

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