Cersei’s character arc is one that I find incredibly intriguing. She is a woman that is the living embodiment of grey, one who will destroy everyone and everything that gets in her way and yet she would do anything for her children. A mother’s love is the purest kind there is after all, isn’t it.
There is a dark cloud that hangs over Cersei however and this is the prophecy performed on Cersei when she was still a child, the prophecy that she drowned her own friend, Melara over. The prophecy that went:
Cersei: When will I wed the prince?
Maggy: Never. You will wed the king.
Cersei: I will be queen, though?
Maggy: Aye. Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.[
Cersei: Will the king and I have children?
Maggy: 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
The thing that stands out to me in the prophecy, and I have highlighted it, is the use of the term valonqar. Valonqar in valyrian literally means little brother.
Will Jaime kill Cersei?
Funnily enough it’s at this point we stop asking who will kill our queen regent but which brother it will be, the great golden lion, her lover and confidante, her one and only true love with Brienne the beauty by his side or
Or, will it be Tyrion?
The twisted little monkey demon whom she loathes with a passion and who returns those feelings tenfold. The half man who is accompanied with the literal dragon with a laundry list of titles herself, Daenarys. She is also younger and beautiful other come in to steal her crown.
So the question remains who is going to bring about Cersei’s demise? The obvious option seems like Tyrion after all to say they loathe each other would be the understatement of the century but the answer that most ties in with George’s writing would be her lover reenacting the murder of the mad king on his beloved Cersei.
Tough choice, you decide and please feel free to direct your opinions to the comments section, we can discuss this further.