When it comes to “ending in an obvious manner,” it seems that any ending with Jon Snow commanding the seven realms would be kind of obvious. In the season eight premiere, everyone is suddenly turning on Daenerys, and the audience is reminded constantly that he’s the heir to the Iron Throne because he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. But I think it would be kind of a shame for him to take it, since he’s just okay at everything. Meanwhile, Sansa has shown herself to be smarter than Jon (see: “Battle of the Bastards,” when she warned him about Ramsay). Arya is just as deadly. Daenerys has freed people from chains and commands literal dragons. Cersei is much more strategic. And Jaime has had the bigger change of heart.