Game of Thrones Season 8 preview: Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister and the wedding that could end the war!
If Jon Snow marries Cersei, we may finally get to see the end of her tyrannical rule over the Seven Kingdoms.
Over the course of seven seasons 'Games of Thrones' has taken fans on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but for the Queen of Death, aka Cersei Lannister, viewers have reserved just one sentiment: contempt.
Most fans may revel in the idea of Cersei's death, and may even welcome such a fate with pleasure, just like how Joffrey Baratheon met his gruesome and completely justified end in season four, fans had kept hoping Cersei would meet a similar fate season after season.
However, so well has Lena Headey played the part of this manipulative queen that fans across the world are in awe of the fact that she has survived so long in the 'Game of Thrones' universe, given George RR Martin's penchant of bumping off pretty much everyone he introduces, and are looking forward with dread for the big part she is expected to play in the upcoming eighth season.
The fact that she has made to the finale of 'GOT' begs the question why.
Martin is known for throwing fans off their guard and keeping Cersei alive till the end game is no mere coincidence or stroke of luck for the murderous Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
With the upcoming onslaught of White Walkers, the kingdoms need to unite in order to defeat a foe unlike any they've ever faced before, and the union of two kingdoms can only be accomplished through war or marriage.
Cersei may be one of the most evil humans in 'GOT', but she's also one of the most calculative.
Cersei has more enemies than friends and with Jon Snow refusing to call her his queen, could we really see a reunion of this unlikely couple?
Jon Snow is heavily implied in 'GOT' to be the Azor Ahai (a legendary hero who is prophesied to fight the Great Other), and in order to win the great war to come, he must first fulfill a prophecy, according to which, "our champion will be reborn to wake dragons from stone and reforge the great sword Lightbringer that defeated the darkness those thousands of years ago. If the old tales are true, a terrible weapon forged with a loving wife's heart."
Jon Snow has actually fulfilled part of the prophecy: when he came back from the dead (reborn), and woke the dragons from the stone (getting in touch with his Targaryen roots after death), but the last part is yet to come.
In order to make the legendary sword, Lightbringer, Jon Snow will hopefully marry Cersei, who may not be a loving wife, but a necessity in order to fulfill the prophecy.
The old Lightbringer was perfected only after Azor Ahai forged the sword for 100 days and then plunged it into his wife's heart.
Not only will Jon Snow get one of the most powerful weapons in the 'GOT' universe, but if this unholy union takes place, he will have the armies of both the King's Landing and Winterfell, along with his knowledge on how to defeat the White Walkers which could secure his place as the rightful King of the Seven Kingdoms, while simultaneously getting rid of Cersei as well (Yay!).
So, if Jon Snow marries Cersei, we may finally get to see the end of her tyrannical rule over the Seven Kingdoms.
'Game of Thrones' season 8 is slated to premiere on April 14 on HBO.