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'Game of Thrones': Vanity Fair asks who should sit on the Iron Throne

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Game Of Thrones Vanity Fair
Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair

The little-watched and rarely-discussed HBO series Game of Thrones got the Annie Leibovitz treatment for this month’s Vanity Fair cover, with the cast coming together on the rocky shores of Northern Ireland Westeros for a rare moment of peace/not-actively-trying-to-murder-each-other. Between takes, Vanity Fair asked each cast member who they personally think should sit on the Iron Throne. The answers may surprise you!

Well, one answer won’t surprise you: Lots of people nominate Tyrion, because he’s great. But Jack Gleeson — out of character but still doing his best Joffrey simmering-homicidal glower — thinks Hodor should be in charge. “He’s got good leadership policies,” he say, “And a sound political policy.”

Meanwhile, the somewhat-beloved Emilia Clarke suggests that Daenerys could co-run the country with her devoted attendant Jorah Mormont. “They could have a bum cheek each!” says Daenerys of House Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons. Disappointingly, nobody nominates Davos Seaworth.* Watch the clip:

Also, here’s the cover, if you’re in the mood to look at attractive people at their most attractive. Tyrion’s Face Scar is totes for the 2010s what Nick Fury’s Eyepatch was to the 1960s.

*SPOILER ALERT: Davos is the best. #ReadTheBooks