Move Over, Dany and Jon: ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Think This True-Born Stark Is the Real Heir to the Iron Throne

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Three days later, and we’re still obsessing over the season-eight premiere. And one of the biggest revelations came when Sam Tarly let the Direwolf outta the bag, per se, and revealed something the audience knew already: that both protagonists in Game of Thrones are from House Targaryen. But we’ve lived through six seasons believing our hero, Jon Snow, was a Stark.

Sure, Jon's been brought back from the dead, led the battle to take back Winterfell, saved countless Wildling lives and has ridden a dragon (!). But it seems everyone still thinks a true-born Stark deserves the Iron Throne. According to data visualization tool Visme and using odds from betting site Bovada, here is who GoT fans think will sit on the Iron Throne.

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The Three-Eyed Raven himself! Oddsmakers think Bran Stark will eventually rule the seven kingdoms and sit on the Iron Throne, and he's a hard bet to beat. We mean, he can see past, present and he's basically unstoppable. (Yep, watch out, Jaime.)

Jon Snow came in a close second, though, 22.2 percent compared to Bran’s 25 percent. Daenerys came in third with 16.7 percent. Even Jon and Daenerys’s possible future baby got 6.7 percent of the vote...and we’re totally on board with Baby Targaryen’s team.

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Visme also used data analysis to predict that Euron Greyjoy will be the first major character to die on Game of Thrones. (Damn, that "no elephants" thing may really come back to bite him.)

Tune in to the next episode of GoT on Sunday, April 21, on HBO at 9 p.m. (And it's King Three-Eyed Raven to you.)

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Roberta Fiorito

Senior Editor, Branded Content + Cohost, Royally Obsessed Podcast

In her 8 years at Gallery Media Group, Roberta has written about fashion, beauty, news, trends and the royal family. She is currently Senior Editor of Branded Content at...
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