With the Game of Thrones endgame near, we thought we had it figured out. Now Jaime Lannister is here to say, Oh hell Snow.
Jaime will kill Cersei.
It makes sense.
The pair have always had a conflicted relationship. Theyre siblings; Theyre lovers. Now, shes burned a whole bunch of people alive and the reason Jaime became the Kingslayer in the first place was to stop King Aerys from burning people alive.
Its complicated. But its a popular theory.
Theres also a prophecy about Cersei in George R.R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the inspiration for Game of Thrones. We got an abbreviated version of it in the Season 5 premiere, but a part from the book that got cut out of the show reads, The valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.
Valonqar is said to be High Valyrian for little brother.
It all seems to work out perfectly that Jaime would be the one to take down Cersei a little too perfectly if you ask Jaime himself, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
The Huffington Post recently talked to Coster-Waldau about a variety of topics, including being a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and his partnership with Google Street View to raise awareness on climate change, since winter is coming. We also asked about the idea that Jaime could kill Cersei.
Its a theory but it has a beautiful, romantic, tragic thing [to it], Coster-Waldau said before adding, Its probably too obvious.
The actor said that, ultimately, he had no ideahow it would all turn out.
If thats true, and Coster-Waldau doesnt know, we can probably count on Cersei surviving through Season 7. Filming on the season is wrapping.
But is Jaime killing Cersei really too obvious?
In Martins books, Tyrion complains, Prophecy is like a half-trained mule. It looks as though it might be useful, but the moment you trust in it, it kicks you in the head.
If were not buying that the prophecy is about Jaime, there are some other possibilities. (After all, the prophecy says the valonqar will wrap his hands around Cerseis throat. Last time we checked, Jaime had just one.)
Tyrion is another choice to cause Cerseis demise, but hes obvious, too.
Hes also Cerseis younger sibling and clearly doesnt see eye-to-eye with her, especially since she tried to have him executed for Joffreys murder.
That put a damper on the relationship.
Another strong possibility is Sansa.As weve said, the shows version of Cerseis prophecy is abbreviated, but it does mention that someone will come to destroy her.
Youll be queen for a time. Then comes another younger, more beautiful to cast you down and take all you hold dear.
With Margaery now gone (R.I.P., Marg), Sansa is a leading candidate to fit the prediction of the younger, more beautiful person to take down Cersei.
Perhaps instead of little brother, the valonqar is actually a little dove, aka Cerseis nickname for Sansa.
The culprits could also be Arya, whom actress Lena Headey said she wants to take down Cersei, or Dany because, duh, shes the Mother of Dragons.
Or, as theorized by many,Jaime could kill Cersei. Like Coster-Waldau admitted, at this point, he doesnt even know.
Will Jaime go from Kingslayer to kin-slayer?
Cersei did kill all those people, and Jaime, like all Lannisters, always pays his debts.
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