As people have said, no proclaimed king in Westeros can actually back themselves up with "right to the throne". At the start of aCoK, I was expecting a Robb-Renly alliance, although : about half of aCoK and Robb didn't show us how much he is Eddard Stark reborn; we've only seen war leader Robb, not governor Robb. Although I wouldn't mind Tyrion claiming the kingdom if his Lannister sister and father and cousin and nephews died, lol : end of aCoK Finally, @whoever said the North should be emancipated, wouldn't it be fair to free the already-almost-independent Dorne territory too? What about the Iron Islands? Everyone would want some kingship for breakfast.