And Lannister Makes Three. Does The Red Wedding Foreshadow Cersei's Death?
As they usually do, a theory posted to Reddit makes a more than compelling argument with regards to the fate of the current Queen of Westeros, Cersei Lannister.
It seems those heads of house whom were responsible for the Red Wedding, where Robb Stark and company were slaughtered, are all being “revenged” in manners which mirror those of of the main members of House Stark who were murdered that night.
It doesn’t take the furthest stretch of the imagination to see this one come to fruition, even though it will ruffle the feathers of those whom are clinging to the “Valonqar” prophecy from the books. This particular part of Maggy the Frog’s prophecy from Season 5 hasn’t yet made its way into the TV show, but it’s still damn intriguing.
For those unfamiliar, the word “Valonqar” is High Valyrian for "little brother" and as fans of the books will tell you, it was explicitly used by the witch when she told Cersei Lannister her future.
After hearing the prophecy, Cersei was convinced her youngest brother, Tyrion, is the valonqar. However, fans of the book will be quick to argue it is indeed Jaime Lannister who will kill her, but given his “hero” arc of sorts in the show, I don’t think it’s likely.
Jaime Lannister is many things, but in no way would he ever harm one of his children, ever. He protected Joffrey for fuck sake, so Cersei and her child are more than safe from the Kingslayer. Come to think of it, not being a little brother aside, offing a pregnant woman and her child seems a bit out of Arya’s wheelhouse as well, so we can cross her off the list.
Really, there’s only one character who could meet the book lovers’ criteria of being a little brother, and seeing how despicable he is on the show, Euron Greyjoy makes a strong argument out to be the Valonqar.
And so another mystery we’ve got to wait for until the Game of Thrones premiere next summer. Will the Kingslayer slay a Queen? Will the Avengers of Winterfell conquer King’s Landing? Who will claim the Iron Throne? How in the fuck do you kill an ice dragon? All questions we hope they answer when the show returns. Thankfully, one question from the Season 7 finale has already been answered for us.
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