(Spoiler alert for the “Game of Thrones” season 6 finale. You have been warned.)
There were a number of scenes in the season 6 finale of “Game of Thrones” that could have served as the final shot, but only one could have that honor.
The winner was Daenerys, Tyrion, Missandei, Yara, Theon and Varys on the deck of a ship sailing toward Westeros. The shot pulls back and shows the full fleet of ships, and it’s a doozy. This is the fleet, and the army, that will attempt to take Westeros for Daenerys in the upcoming season.
The full shot shows just an astonishing number of ships — the fleet is a combination of ships from the Iron Islands, the former Wise Masters of Slaver’s Bay and others, and the force is ridiculously huge.
So we wondered how many we saw in that shot, to see exactly how formidable this fleet was. It’s not an easy task, since a lot of the ships we see are very small, and distinguishing some of the individual ships is difficult. Nonetheless, we think we came up with a number that is pretty close.
By our count, that shot contains somewhere around 350 ships. Daenerys may have more overall, but we believe 350 is a reasonably accurate count for what we were shown.
This should make it the largest fleet around Westeros, surely, what with the Royal Fleet having been divided between Stannis and Lannisters during the War of the Five Kings, and much of them destroyed in the subsequent battles — and, of course, that about 100 of the ships in Daenerys’ fleet are from the Iron Fleet.
Does that mean Daenerys’ conquest of Westeros is going to be a cakewalk? Almost certainly not, considering the way “Game of Thrones” usually goes. Nonetheless, with this kind of force heading their way, Cersei and everyone else clinging to power on the continent should be very, very afraid.