HBO finally released the first official images from the much-hyped Game of Thrones Season 7 looking incredibly awesome. While they do not give away many details to our dismay, it did drop a hint at the leads’ whereabouts when the season begins. Cersei (Lena Headey), for instance, is still on the iron throne reigning King’s Landing where we last saw her but this time, Jaime is finally by her side. But is he really there to protect his sister/lover? A new theory suggests he’s not.
One of the photos features the two Lannisters both looking away from the camera with their emotions seemingly vague and untelling of their fate in the seventh season. However, eagle-eyed fans agree that there is something meaningful and downright suspicious with the sword that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s character is holding.
If you zoom-in on the blade’s top end, you’ll notice it’s decorated with red gems and golden bands. If it looks familiar, it’s because the sword already made an appearance in Game of Thrones Season 4 when Joffrey used it to destroy the book Tyrion gave him as a gift. Unless we’re mistaken, that sword hasn’t been seen since Joffrey’s (Jack Gleeson) death. But what about it? Why is it important?
According to Metro, its mere reappearance on the series is already a source of significance. Fans should know by now that no detail, however small, makes it into a Game of Thrones promotional material by accident. So, many are believing the Valyrian weapon which happens to be named Widow’s Wail might lead to the widowed Lannister’s demise.
It follows Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s near slip-up while teasing Cersei’s potential love rival, which could potentially lead Jaime to end Cersei’s reign. After all, Maggy the Frog’s prophecy already revealed that one of her brothers will choke the current Queen to death.
The popular notion is that Tyrion will be the one responsible for her demise, considering how awful Cersei treated him in the series. However, Jaime’s arc in the sixth season hints at him growing a conscience and turning against Cersei, who was seen previously turning into an evil Queen. As usual, we’ll have to wait and see who the culprit is when the show returns this summer.
But one Game of Thrones Season 7 theory predicts Cersei and Jaime will have a fall out when she declines to help Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow against the looming threat of the White Walkers. Here’s what might happen, per Redditor awayforthelads:
Jon needs to provide proof that the Undead are real. So, he goes beyond the Wall with Hound, Beric, Thoros and Tormund to capture one. They succeed, but Beric and Viserion die in the process. They bring the undead to [King’s Landing] (they have a temporary truce with the Lannisters) and show him to Cersei at the Dragonpit. She loses her shit. She agrees to unite their armies against the [White Walkers]. But at the last moment, she betrays them and doesn’t send troops, so that the WW will thin out their forces. Jaime is mad and leaves her. He rides North to join the armies.
Who else would likely end Cersei’s reign?
Meanwhile, there’s a separate theory that predicts Cersei’s death. Should Jaime stay loyal to his sister, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) will reportedly be the one to kill the female Lannister.
Cersei’s prophecy states: “When your tears have drowned you, the Valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.” The Valonqar, according to Reddit user dremling, is Valyrian for the little brother. Assuming it isn’t Tyrion, it could be anyone’s little brother with a Valyrian blood.
The revelation that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are Jon’s real parents means he has Valyrian blood. He’s also the little brother of Rhaenys and Aegon and he has a desire to kill Cersei, so he could be the true Valonqar.
However, others believe that Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), who has Cersei on her kill list, could also be the murderer in question. While she’s not a little brother, there’s a chance the term Valonqar is gender neutral. Plus, it’s worth noting that Arya also disguised herself as a boy in early seasons of the show. What do you think?
Game of Thrones Season 7 returns on HBO this July.
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