Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4: Will Jaime Lannister become Queenslayer in 'The Last War'

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4: Will Jaime Lannister become Queenslayer in 'The Last War'

With the ending of 'Game of Thrones' on May 19, all the fan theories that have governed the show for eight long years will come to an end. 

With season 8 going full throttle, some fan theories have come true while some have been dismissed. Jon Snow's lineage has proved to be true, while White Walker's theory died with Arya Stark stabbing the Night King in the previous episode. 

Now, only one crucial theory remains. With Cersei Lannister and her Greyjoy partner as the ultimate villains, the question of who will kill Cersei Lannister prevails till date. The hint is that her death has already been predicted. 

Cersei Lannister played by Lena Headey (Source: HBO)

When Cersei was a little girl, she met a fortune teller named Maggy the Frog. Curious Cersei asked the fortune teller many questions pertaining to her being the queen and her demise. "When will I wed the prince?" asked Cersei to which Maggy responded "never. You will wed the king." Maggy prophecized that Cersei will be the queen until "there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear." 


Because of this fear, Cersei killed Margaery Tyrell who Cersei feared was the younger and more beautiful girl who would “cast her down.” But now, the prophecy extends to two young leading women Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark, who are both, coming for her. 

When Cersei enquired "will the king and I have children?" the fortune teller responded; "Oh, aye. Six-and-ten for him, and three for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds, she said. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you."

"Valonqar" has been the subject of debate among Game of Thrones fans as it's said to mean "little brother" in High Valyrian. When Cersei figured, she was convinced that it was Tyrion who was destined to kill her, so she should try to kill him first, as she has been for several years now. She also thinks it's Tyrion who killed Joffrey. Tyrion however, did kill their father, so Cersei is assured that it is Tyrion who will kill her. 


 Tyrion Lannister played by Peter Dinklage (HBO)

But with 'Game of Thrones' and all its twists and turns, fans have long believed that the prophecy of her little brother killing her actually hints to Jaime Lannister, her twin and her partner. Since Jamie was born minutes after Cersei, he qualifies as her little brother. Known as 'Kingslayer' the theory is that Jaime’s final arc will have him becoming the “Queenslayer” as well.

Now Jamie has been the person Cersei has trusted the most till date. The siblings had children together, and as prophecized, all of them died. Jamie's resentment towards Cersei has started ever since she declared him a traitor for helping the Starks fight the dead. She even hired Bronn to kill both him and Tyrion.


Jamie Lannister played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (HBO)

Cersei has lived in fear because of these prophecies and her failure to prevent it has made her even more of a vile character. With only three more episodes to go and with the Winterfell team advancing to King's Landing in the fourth episode, it won't be long before we can answer if Jamie will be the 'Valonqar,' to kill Cersei. 

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