Game of Thrones has finally reached its conclusion and no matter where you stand on the outcome, there has to be a nod to those that survived from the very first episode.
Entitled 'Winter Is Coming', the first outing for Game of Thrones was back in 2011 but featured some of the mainstays of the series, some of whom made the complete journey.
There could have been more but Daenerys Targaryen fell on Jon Snow's sword, or he pushed a dagger into her heart while they enjoyed a last kiss, but it meant that five characters managed to survive the full eight seasons.
Here's who they are and what fate has been bestowed upon them as the curtain comes down on one of the biggest global TV phenomenons there has ever been;
Jon decided to go back to the snowy climes of the north after finding himself out of favour in Westeros, after Grey Worm and the Unsullied didn't share Jon's view about killing Daenerys.
Upon his release, there was no Iron Throne for Jon, or even King of the North, as he went beyond the wall with Tormund Giantsbane and his loyal direwolf, Ghost.
A new life beckons in the woods, though after all that has happened, Jon is probably looking forward to just chilling out for a while.
There was only one thing on Sansa's mind and that was becoming queen. She had her sights set upon the Iron Throne but after this was gifted to her brother Bran, Sansa took the moment to perform a lightning Brexit , and declare the north as an independent kingdom.
Of course, that meant Sansa got the coronation she wanted, even if it is just the North and nothing more.
Arya was just a child when she first appeared in the first episode and one of the biggest journeys of the series has seen her transform into a deadly assassin.
She arrived in King's Landing with revenge in mind as she looked to be the one who kills Cersei Lannister.
Arya then feels peace is the way forward after a word in the ear from The Hound and after King's Landing was razed to the floor, she decided on an explorer's life for her.
While her siblings Bran and Sansa took all the ruling rights, Arya decided to see what was beyond where the map finished.
Tyrion has a rollercoaster ride to finish his time on Game of Thrones, as he was imprisoned for turning his back on Daenerys after she burned his city and its inhabitants.
It looked like he may lose his life to a sword wielded by Grey Worm or one his compatriots but in another twist, he managed to talk his way out of death and actually propose the crowning of Bran Stark on the Iron Throne.
He was duly made the king's hand when this idea was backed and Tyrion was once again set on a path of influence.
After all the blood, sweat and tears spent by countless others for the sake of taking the Iron Throne, it is ironic that Bran was handed the task of ruling over the seven kingdoms without really lifting a finger.
Of course, Bran seems the best person in hindsight, as he will rule justly, and has all-seeing powers as the Three-Eyed Raven, which is going to help when ruling such a vast area.
The fact that he can see through time might explain why he didn't get too involved in fighting for the throne, as he probably saw that he would be given it in the end anyway.
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