Being referred to as Robert Baratheon, the king of the seven kingdoms of Westeros, presidentiable Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has been tagged as the rightful owner of the presidential seat or as the netizens described, the Iron Throne .
Not long ago after announcing his candidacy, netizens around the world were amused by a post on Facebook comparing the presidential candidates to the characters of the hit American TV series, Game of Thrones. Mar Roxas was characterized as Stannis Baratheon, Grace Poe as Cersei Lannister, Miriam Defensor as Daenerys Targaryen, Jejomar Binay as Joffrey Baratheon and Rody Duterte as Robert Baratheon.
Just today, Davao graphic artist Jon Jose, uploaded a picture showing Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sitting on the Iron Throne of the famous TV series with the caption:
"BRACE YOURSELVES, CHANGE IS COMING
Honorable Rodrigo Roa Duterte, First of His Name, Child of the land of Datu Ete, Rody The Punisher of the Unjust, King of the Land Of Promise, Ruler of the Southern Island Mindanao, Conqueror of the North, The Bearer of the Flag of The Three Islands LuzViMinda, The Rightful President, and Father of Eagles."
This passage contains a list of Duterte's title based on his background, as what a king or a royal blood in the Game of Throne's fictional time period is being presented or introduced in a crowd.