There’s only one winner when you play the game of thrones and this time around the clear winner was this guy:
Ser Bronn of the Blackwater not only wasn’t in the starting lineup when the game started, he wasn’t even in the league. But when the ash finally settled the former sellsword was not only head of his own house but also Lord of Highgarden, Lord Paramount of the Reach and Master of Coin – meaning this dude is the richest guy in Westeros.
I’d call that complete and total victory considering he has no enemies and seems to get along famously with just about everyone he encounters, even the dudes he got paid to kill.
So while Bran the Broken may have gotten the Iron Throne and Sansa is finally the Queen she always wanted to be, it’s Lord Bronn Master of Coin who is the true victor.