Cersei Lannister seems more and more like the Mad Queen every day on Game of Thrones
. And you have to wonder: How much more is Jaime willing to take?
Jaime is still completely loyal to Cersei. He's doing her bidding, leading her army, and killing her enemies like Lady Olenna. But you can see their relationship starting to crack under the surface, the distance between them, and the tension starting to mount.
Olenna said it best during her epic takedown right before she died. Cersei's a "disease," and Jaime's going to regret his role in spreading it.
Cersei has already started pushing Jaime's buttons by using wildfire to blow up the Sept even though he killed the Mad King to stop him from using that very thing. She had sex with him even though he said no (which he previously did to her too) and then revealed their incestuous relationship to her servants. And she promised to marry Euron Greyjoy even though Jaime can't stand him and he openly antagonizes Jaime.
Cersei is also getting more and more paranoid and more and more ruthless. She used the wildfire, thinks she has enemies all around her and forced Ellaria to watch her daughter die right out of reach. The way she got revenge on Ellaria is very reminiscent of the way the Mad King forced Brandon Stark to watch his father burn alive.
It looks like Cersei's behavior is only going to get worse. And it's only a matter of time before Cersei pushes Jaime too far. So Jaime could really become the Queenslayer
and kill the Mad Queen just like he became the Kingslayer when he killed the Mad King.
This would obviously fill Maggy the Frog's Volanqar prophecy. Maggy told Cersei that the Valonqar would choke her to death. Volanqar means "little brother" in High Valyrian. While Cersei thought it was Tyrion, it could be Jaime since Cersei was born before her twin brother. And now that Jaime knows Tyrion definitely didn't kill Joffrey, his feelings about his siblings have to be even more complicated.
There was even a hint to the prophecy in Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere
. When Cersei and Jaime were talking on Cersei's new giant map of Westeros, she was standing on a region called the Neck and Jaime was standing next to the Fingers.
But that's not all. There are even some theories, according
, that Jaime could become the Prince that was Promised after he kills Cersei. Some fans believe he'll use Joffrey's sword, Widow's Wail, to kill Cersei and it will become the Lightbringer sword in the prophecy. Similarly, the original Azor Ahai created his Lightbringer by stabbing his wife Nissa Nissa in the heart. The Widow's Wail sword even made an appearance during "The Queen's Justice,"
which could be a hint that the sword will have a bigger role soon.
Other theories suggest that "Lord of Light" is a mistranslation of "Goldenhand," since Jaime has a golden hand, and that Jaime's hand will actually become the Lightbringer after he strangles Cersei.
Do you think Cersei will push Jaime too far? Will he end up killing his sister? And could Jaime be the Prince that was Promised? Leave your comments below!
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