Whoa, This Crazy ‘GoT’ Theory About How Cersei Might Die Is Blowing Our Minds
Warning: Spoilers (and a totally genius theory) ahead.
As viewers of Sunday night’s Game of Thrones episode know, Cersei Lannister is pregnant again with her brother Jamie’s child (yep, ew).
Now, remember back in season five when we saw Maggy the Frog, a fortune-telling witch with unfortunate dermatologic issues, creepily predict young Cersei's future? Maggy delivered three predictions: that Cersei will wed the king, that someone younger will cast her down and that she will have three children—all of which have come true.
But in the George R. R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire book series that the hit show is based on, the witch also told Cersei something much more ominous. Maggy reveals to Cersei: "And when your tears have drowned you, the Valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you." Yikes.
"Valonqar" means "little brother" in Valyrian (that’s GoT speak), so a lot of people have assumed that this means that Tyrion will one day kill his sister.
But what if—wait for it—Cersei's unborn child is whom the prophecy is referring? OK, stay with us here: If Cersei dies in childbirth, then technically (kinda, sorta) she will be killed by her younger brother Jaime (you know, since he got her pregnant) and will thereby fulfill the prophecy. (#Queenslayer).