Season 7 has just reached a dramatic climax, and the game of thrones is poised for more intrigue in 2018. The long winter may have come for Westeros but sadly the long wait is all we can look forward to until Season 8 hits our screens next year.
As we all search around for something to tide us over, look back on the seven seasons and imagine who has what it takes to seize the Iron Throne. We know Game of Thrones is rich in parallels for our world. Machiavellian power politics and court intrigue. Climate change analogies or lessons in political or gender theory. But the range of brilliant or violent characters also show us contrasting approaches to leadership.
Let’s unpack them a little, and you can ask yourself a question: which Game of Thrones leader are you?
So who do you think will claim the Iron Throne for good? Whose leadership style will win out?
Or will all the death and destruction be for nothing as the Night King flies south on an undead dragon?
This article originally appeared on The Mandarin, September 5, 2017.
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