Game of Thrones Season 8 preview: Cersei Lannister's unborn child could be the key to peace with the White Walkers

At the end of season 7, we see Cersei reveal her unborn child to Jaime, if the manipulative Queen is not lying, her new spawn could be key to ending the war with the White Walkers


                            Game of Thrones Season 8 preview: Cersei Lannister's unborn child could be the key to peace with the White Walkers

'Game of Thrones' takes a viewer through so many twists and turns, that even the most implausible theories start to glimmer with some line of truth behind them. Most of the theories that come into light these days revolve around Cersei Lannister, the conquering Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, and it's not for no reason Cersei makes her way into the spotlight.

Cersei has been one of the most controversial characters since the inception of the 'Game of Thrones' series back in April of 2011. It's not only because of her incest-loving, war-mongering or massacre-fueling tendencies that Cersei has been one of the most hated characters on 'Game of Thrones'; her sheer will to harm and completely obliterate anyone who stands in her way without so much as batting an eyelid, is downright disturbing, even in a gore-friendly show like 'Game of Thrones'.

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in 'Game of Thrones'.
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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in 'Game of Thrones'.
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The Queen of the Andals and the First Men has been known to be fiercely protective of her kin, and we've seen the extent she would go to, in order to protect her own, or take revenge on those who hurt her family. She tried to get Tyrion Lannister (her own brother whom she despises) killed because she thought he was responsible for the poisoning and subsequent death of her son, Joffery Baratheon. While Cersei certainly does value her children, her love comes out of a fear she may lose some important pawns in her game.

Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy in 'Game of Thrones'
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Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy in 'Game of Thrones'
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In season 7 episode 5, we see Cersei beckon Jaime not to leave and finally pull out a wild card saying she's pregnant. Jaime, getting tired of Cersei's manipulative ways, decides to pull out of her game and proceeds to go to battle against Daenerys. But it is still unknown as to whether Jaime Lannister (Cersei's brother) is the father of her unborn child or someone a bit saltier from the Iron Islands, namely, Euron Greyjoy. Theories have surfaced Euron Greyjoy is the father of the illegitimate child, and if those theories hold true, this little baby may just be a sacrificial lamb for the White Walkers.

Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik as the Night King in 'Game of Thrones'.
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Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik as the Night King in 'Game of Thrones'.
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Cersei has said she would kill any baby of hers unless it's by her brother, Jaime, and if the baby is Euron Greyjoy's instead of Jaime's, Cersei will not think twice before offering up her baby to the icicle hoarders. The Night King and the White Walkers had made a pact with the First Men who landed in Westeros that they would provide the White Walkers with a regular supply of babies for their White Walker Army and the humans breaking the pact has led to an invasion by White Walkers.

In order to restart the pact, the White Walkers made with the humans, Cersei may offer up her baby as a sacrifice to the Night King. This would essentially see Cersei ruling supreme over all the lands of Westeros and Essos, while also getting rid of the baby she may have kept.

'Game of Thrones' season 8 will release April 14, only on HBO.



 

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