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I'm confused that the title is still "King of the Andals and the First Men" even though the North seceded, making strong First Men blood a minority. Wouldn't it be "King of the Andals and the Rhoynar"?

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11 minutes ago, hallam said:

Arya killed the Night King and can slit any of their throats if she chooses. So she gets a seat at any table she wants.

Brienne led the army in the field against the AoD.

If being important to the fight against the zombies and having the ability to kill other lords is the only qualification needed to be on the Great Council, every wildling and every northern lord/soldier should have been there too. And I'm sure the other lords are very pleased that their King gets to be chosen by someone because they can "can slit any of their throats".

Did anyone in the south even care about the NK? Hell, even the northerners barely saw him as a threat until the day of battle.

11 minutes ago, hallam said:

Davos is going to be needed as he is the only one there with naval experience. Which is pretty important when your primary concern is how to ship the Dothraki and Unsullied somewhere else.

I guess you kinda forgot about Yara, just like D&D.

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Tyrion did more than that. The very first thing he does is to establish that the monarchy will be elective from this point on.

To be enforced by what?  The Targaryen's took the throne and united the seven kingdoms by force of arms.  Baratheon took the throne by force of arms by uniting enough of the great houses.  Cersei took the throne by political maneuvering and force of arms.  Daenarys would have taken it by force of arms and a dragon.  Brann was granted it because there was a northern army camped outside the gates.

So from this point on really means until someone amasses enough political and military power to take (and possibly hold) it.  Considering Brann didn't bother to warn anyone about the impending destruction of Kings Landing what makes you think he is going to suddenly become this great strategist and spy master?  

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1 hour ago, RFL said:

So from this point on really means until someone amasses enough political and military power to take (and possibly hold) it. 

Like almost every elective monarchy in our history then. It won't last as pretty much all elective monarchies go hereditary succession eventually.

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none of this matters because the show runners didn't give a fuck enough to have actual reasons for any of this shit. let it goooo

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Reasons? There's two armies and nobody in charge. Davos sends for help. Popular support is for Jon and Tyrion - local lads. Grey Worm is seen as a hostile foreign invader and war criminal  but he did fight against the dead and has a nasty army backing him so has to  be handled carefully. Grey Worm has no reason to want to stay in Westeros but demands justice for his queen.

There was scope for all kinds of onscreen scheming and subterfuge in the gap between Dany's death and the council but if the show follows that storyline the story gets dragged out further and further and risks getting boring. 

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Another point is that none of the surviving Lord Paramounts / representatives of regions would be too happy with a member of another large "South Westerosi" family becoming the King. Stark outsider (moreover wheelchair bound and deceptively weak looking) ensures that a Tully will not rule over Westerlands, Prince of Dorne over Reach... Etc.

This is emphasized when the North secedes. Now the new King is a total outsider. Kinda similar situation to, say, Sweden when instead of choosing own king they elected Marshal of France and born Frenchman for a new king. 

 

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