'Game of Thrones' will come full circle with Cersei meeting Ned Stark's fate, suggests new fan theory
Sansa got her revenge on Ramsay Bolton by feeding him to his beloved hounds, and Cersei too may face a similar fate tinged with poetic justice
As the final season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ inches closer to the finale, there is one death that fans are strongly rooting for – the Queen B herself, Cersei Lannister (Lena Heady). This first half of the season was solely focused on beating the army of the white walkers and killing the Night King (Vladimir Furdik), but now that the War of Winterfell is done with, we have only one question in mind – which rightful heir will sit on the Iron Throne.
Currently occupied by Cersei, the Throne and the power to rule the seven kingdoms of Westeros is what drove many good leaders to war, and inevitable death. The only one to remain alive despite multiple assassination attempts against her is Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), who is the only living legitimate child of the late Mad King. She has already declared her war against Cersei, and now with Missendei's (Nathalie Emmanuel) capture and murder, there is nothing stopping her from burning King’s Landing down.
Cersei as a character has inspired hate in a lot of us, with her hateful ways. More often than not, we have fantasised about her poetic death, which according to prophecies and fan theories could be at the hands of her younger brother Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), twin Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the girl who has her on top of her “to kill” list Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), or the woman waiting to murder her and take her spot on the Iron Throne, Daenerys.
One of the most compelling theories about Cersei’s death involved her head on a spike. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) has been through a lot, and it is difficult to understand which of her experiences was the worst – being forced to watch her father getting tortured, killed and see his head on a spike or living with a monster of a husband who raped her daily. However, one thing is for sure, as she told the Hound (Rory McCann) in the previously aired season 8 episode 4, she is no longer a “little bird.”
She got her revenge on Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), by feeding him to his beloved hounds, and thinking back on that makes us appreciate Sansa’s inclination for irony and sense of poetic justice. Although she has bitter memories of King’s Landing and is possibly terrified of Cersei, Sansa may return to get her revenge on the people that murdered her father, aka Cersei.
Moreover, she may come to King’s Landing for another reason – to ensure that her brother Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) doesn’t get played by the Dragon Queen. She believes that Jon deserves to sit on the throne and that Danny has inherited certain tendencies of her father who was nicknamed the Mad King. She believes Jon can be a better king than Daenerys, and she probably might come over to save the day, when the rest of the realm loses their battle against Cersei.
She has proved to be a great leader with a loyal following, and under her orders, the North may unite again for the war at King’s Landing where Cersei and the Golden Company is defeated, after which she will display the head of a murdered Cersei on a spike.
‘Game of Thrones’ has only two more episodes to prove or disprove this theory, but we sure hope it comes through.
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