By now, every Game Of Thrones fan knows the prophecy that supposedly predicts Cersei Lannister’s fate.
WARNING: Spoilers for Game Of Thrones Season 8, Episode One.
According to Seer Maggy The Frog, Cersei is supposedly destined to meet her death at the hands of the ‘Valonqar’. This is the High Valyrian word for ‘little brother’.
Of course, there are a lot of ‘little brothers’ running around on Game Of Thrones, many of whom would like to take down the Queen.
Let’s take a look at the likely suspects, and a new contender Cersei has placed in the race through her own manipulations.
The Likely Suspects
Cersei initially believed the prophecy to refer to her own ‘little’ brother, Tyrion Lannister. After her younger twin brother/lover Jaime’s betrayal in Season seven, it has probably occurred to her that he is also a candidate. This realisation may be behind her decision to hire Bronn to assassinate both brothers.
However, there is one important point that Cersei has failed to take into account, the prophecy never specified that her little brother would be the killer, just a little brother. And as mentioned earlier, there are plenty of little brothers in Game Of Thrones.
With news of his true parentage, Jon Snow has been revealed as the little brother of murdered royal children Rhaenys and Aegon. We also have the Hound who is the little brother of The Mountain.
Another important thing to note is that Valyrian terms aren’t often gender specific. This brings the little sisters of Game Of Thrones into play as well. One popular theory is that Arya Stark, possibly wearing Jaime’s face, could be the one to get the kill, crossing one of the final names off her list.
Then, we have Cersei’s not so beloved new fiance..
The Trouble with Euron
Euron Greyjoy is the ‘little brother’ to Balon Greyjoy, whom he murdered in order to claim the Salt Throne as his own.
He formed an alliance with Cersei in season seven, however Euron has proven a little less open to her manipulations than she would usually like. That won’t, it seems stop her from trying.
After Cersei finally relents to Euron’s, er, charms in the season eight premiere, Euron happily declares that he will soon put a Prince in her belly. The problem? Cersei is already pregnant with Jaime’s child.
However, the wheels clearly begin to turn in Cersei’s head. If she marries Euron quickly, she can claim the child is his and name it as a legitimate heir to the Iron Throne.
But, as we have already seen, Euron has quite a temper. If Cersei goes ahead with this plot, only for Euron to later discover that the child is not his, he would be furious – furious enough to kill.
Could Euron be Cersei’s Valonquar?