The final act of 2015's Mad Max is concerned with a race back to the citadel, where Furiosa and her party remark that as all war parties are out hunting, the Citadel is relatively undefended, with only "Joe's war pups and a handful of War boys too sickly to fight" left behind.
Max, Furiosa, the Vuvalini and the Breeders seek to punch through enemy lines and make it back to the citadel first, to claim it... but why?
How would they hope to defend the sanctuary against the remainder of the war parties, albeit with their leadership removed?
By their own distinction, the Citadel remains defenceless. The Vuvalini are wiped out in their entirety and Max abdicates, leaving only a near death Furiosa to defend the Citadel?