Thinking about the dragonpit scene a lot recently and I think here’s where DD fucked up They received these bullets from GRRM and ordered them this way, at least for the viewers: 1. Bran is king 2. Wheel (primogeniture) is broken 3. Jon, the rightful King, doesn’t take the Throne I have a feeling the book telling (lol) would go more like this: Tyrion and others realize the conquest/rule by lineage can’t continue, given Dany’s turn, Robert’s Rebellion, War of the Five Kings, etc. Jon is the rightful heir under the old system, but he makes clear he’s not interested and nobody wants a Targaryen anyway after the Mad Queen and Mad King. That gives the plotters the opportunity to try the new system. They start looking for candidates that literally cannot have kids so as to guarantee a second selection process takes place in the future. Bran is at the top of that list and the rest falls into place. The book would do this in like ten chapters, the show did it in ten minutes and out of order. There are some suggestions that the characters have “thought” about this but it was just too truncated to feel right, and again the ordering seems wrong.