Originally Posted by Ursa major
I was merely trying to point out that by the end of the series, the identity of the occupant of the Iron Throne, if there is one, may not be that important (or could even be irrelevant). I'm not saying this is my prediction, only that it's possible.
Yeah, assuming The Others invade and there's an almighty battle with the dragons, which seems to be the generally accepted belief, who can what sort of state the world will be in at the end of it. As Ursa says, there may not be
an Iron Throne to claim. Kings Landing might be nuked. And, to take that further, who can say that there won't be another "Doom of Valyria", except it could be the "Doom of Westeros" and the land itself may not be in the same shape at the end of the story as it was at the start. Anything is possible!