Season seven ended and left us with some old questions answered as well as new questions forming. Who will survive the impending bloodshed against the White Walkers in the North?
Who will survive Cersei’s merciless slaughter to the South? Who will rise above all others and rightfully sit in the Iron Throne, rebuilding the Seven Kingdoms as we know it and hopefully restoring peace?
While we can only speculate and draw theories from the show as well as what was left behind from the A Song of Ice and Fire books, somethings can be expected to definitely happen before it’s all over.
Following some of the patterns we’ve seen in the HBO show, it can be said that the eighth and final season will not only cut loose ends but leave us wondering what will happen in Westeros, Essos, Sothoryos, and Ulthos once it’s all said and done.
There are major spoilers for the A Game of Thrones show as well as the books in this article, so heed this warning and do not scroll down if you’re not caught up to season seven!
16 – Cersei’s Prophecy
In the show, we saw Maggy the Frog give Cersei only 3 prophecies that have come true, in one way or another – she’d marry the King, she’d be Queen until a more beautiful one took over, and she’d have 3 children, all of which would die.
There is one more prophecy in A Song of Ice and Fire that didn’t make it to the show, one that states “and when your tears and drowned you, the Valonqar (little brother in High Valyrian) shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
We ended season 7 with Cersei currently pregnant with her fourth child produced by the incestuous relationship between her and her twin brother, Jamie. In a twisted way, that child could be how her “little brother” Jaime kills her – maybe she’s killed because she’s pregnant, maybe she dies due to childbirth complications.
Another few possible theories state that Tyrion Lannister could be the Valonqar in questions, killing her later on, or that Jaime himself will kill her while trying to prevent a Mad Queen from reigning. Yet another twist on the prophecy would be if Arya Stark managed to kill either of her brothers, then wears their face and kills her.