Game of Thrones is finally nearing to its end and the excitement is only intensifying. Everyone was curious to see who would emerge victorious in the Battle of Winterfell. It turns out that Arya Stark was preparing for this one moment her entire life. She was the one to finally end the Night King and his army of Wights. But we are still left wondering, who will be on the Iron Throne? Right now, we have two major players. Daenerys Targaryan (Emilia Clarke) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).
Logically speaking, ( Kit Harrington) Jon Snow or Aegon Targaryen is the true heir to the throne. But it seems like that out of love for Dany, or perhaps a lack of interest in ruling, he will give up the position to her. They might just get married to each other and rule the Seven kingdoms together. The fact that they’re related won’t really matter since they are Targaryens.
In either case, Jon Snow is not a fan of Cersei Lannister. Well, at this point, no one is. Except of course Theon’s annoying masochistic uncle Euron. And maybe those elephants she couldn’t stop talking about.
But by the end of the day, it seems that two main contestants are going head to head. That’s Khaleesi and Cersei. Let’s assess who has the resources to win the Iron Throne, something they’ve lusted after literally all their lives.
Who Has the Bigger Army: Dany or Cersei?
Fortunately, to some keen minded fans of Game of Thrones, we have an accurate assessment of the army size. Before the Battle of Winterfell, Khaleesi has about ten thousand Northerners, ten thousand Vale soldiers, less than eight thousand Unsullied and less than a hundred thousand of Dothraki.
During Game of Thrones’ season 8 episode 3 ‘Battle of Winterfell’, the Dothraki were completely destroyed by the Wight army. Moreover, Jon’s army and the Unsullied suffered a huge blow as well, decreasing their numbers significantly.
Due to the darkness, it’s hard to quote exact numbers of the survivors. We just know of those main members who survived: Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, Daenerys and both her dragons, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Gendry, Tyrion Lannister, Podrick, Samwell Tarly, Tormund Giantsbane, Grey Worm, Missandei, Varys, and Jon Snow.
Whereas, Cersei’s army is numbered at about a total of sixty thousand: 20 000 she bought from the Golden company, remainder of the Lannister army that’s believed to be about 10,000 and Euron’s Iron born of approximately 30,000.
Overall, we can’t be exact about the numbers. But it seems like Cersei’s army may have a larger number. Moreover, the fact the she selfishly didn’t send hers to fight alongside the Northerners against the Night King works well in her favor. The soldiers will be in a better position to fight Dany’s army.
Better Weaponry: Dany Or Cersei?
Daenerys Targaryen has two dragons. But we have seen that they’re not completely invincible. They were shot down by the Night King and then we got our zombie dragon. Plus, Bronn even managed to shoot Drogon.
Though, dragons are dragons. They can breathe out fire and annihilate anyone that Khaleesi orders them to. So, they’re a really great defense for Cersei’s army.
However, it’s not like Cersei is completely defenseless. Remember the wildfire she used to blow up the Sept of Baelor in the season 6? Well, she still has plenty of that left. Qybrun’s necromancy powers can be utilized as well.
It seems like both Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister have about an equal amount in terms of resources. Perhaps, it will be a matter of luck that dictates who will be on the Iron Throne. And by luck we mean who George R.R. Martin, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss deemed worthy enough.