'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Let's be honest, Cersei Lannister deserves to keep her throne. Here's why

She went from being driven around by men to having the Iron Throne completely to herself, and now she is not ready to give it up at any cost


                            'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Let's be honest, Cersei Lannister deserves to keep her throne. Here's why

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) went from being the mother of three dead children to the first female ruler of Westeros, and very soon just like all the other kings who had descended into madness over the Iron Throne, Cersei is on her way to becoming completely insane.

When all the rest have put aside their battles and travelled north to fight the dead, Cersei stayed behind in spite of her brother, Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), repeatedly insisting she help out in the war. She dreamt an unreal dream of maintaining a long dynasty of rulers, without even considering that she has no heir left to take over the throne after her. Worst of all, Cersei is a Queen with no alliance, which practically means she is no Queen, but for now, let's give it to her. 

Yet, somewhere she deserves to keep her throne, at least while she is alive. Unlike the other female characters on the show who have always been supported by the people around them, Cersei never really had anyone on her side other than her twin brother, Jamie. After she was literally given away like a commodity by her father, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), to King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), when they, together, won the war against the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, she never found happiness in her marriage.

She lost her first born within a few days of his birth, and over the course of the series, lost the three children whom she had with Jamie. Left alone, the throne is more than just a symbol of royalty for her. To Cersei, the throne is the symbol of that relentless power she never knew she needed.

Cersei was not ready to leave behind the throne even when Jamie requested her to. (IMDb)
Cersei was not ready to leave behind the throne even when Jamie requested her to. (IMDb)

She almost lost the throne when she had to step down from her position to Queen Regent when her youngest, and then only surviving son Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) married Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). That was the fulfilment of one of the many prophecies that she was told as a child by a witch named Maggy the Frog.

Maggy had claimed that Cersei would be queen but she would be replaced by a younger and more beautiful Queen, which in this case was Margaery. This was the third prophecy to have come true, the other two being she marrying a king and not a prince, and the eventual death of her three children. However, Cersei's doom seems to be right around the corner since the witch had made a fourth prediction. 

Maggy told 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." Most theories regarding Cersei claim that this "valonqar"- a High Valyrian term for "little brother"- is actually Jamie, who, by now, is concerned of his sister's obsession with the throne.

However, it seems Cersei will be able to keep her throne for a while, since toward the end of Season 7, she indicated to Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) that she was pregnant. Considering she is telling the truth and it is not a scheme to gain Jamie's attention, chances are Cersei will meet her death at childbirth, just like her mother.

Cersei might die in the same way as her mother did. (IMDb)
Cersei might die in the same way as her mother did. (IMDb)

Even then, her death could be caused by Jamie since he has been the father of all her children, and by planting the seed of a fourth child, Jamie might have unknowingly pushed Cersei towards her death. Death looms large around the queen since there are many who are literally teaming up to cut her throat. Several theories also state, since Arya Stark herself wants to kill Cersei, she might just do so wearing Jamie's mask.

Whatever it is, Cersei will eventually die and chances are she will not leave any heirs behind. Considering that she has literally been alone and treated like a price tag by all the men around her, she should have her throne for as long as she is alive. Let's be honest, winter is here and people will die, so why not let the Mad Queen live her days as she wants! 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premieres on HBO April 14.