Game of Thrones Season 7 May End in Wildfire
With Season 7 of Game of Thrones set to premier this July, the rumor mill is spinning faster than ever. At the heart of this whirlwind of whispers is the question of the Mad Queen.
When Cersei Lannister was a child, a fortuneteller named Maggy the Frog foretold that Cersei would marry a king, and that the king would have 20 children while Cersei would have three. This part of the prophecy, as we know, came to fruition early on in the series, with Cersei marrying Robert Baratheon, who fathered numerous bastards while Cersei gave birth to three children by her brother Jaime.
But the prophecy takes a darker turn when Maggy tells Cersei that a "younger, more beautiful queen" will take all she holds dear (this likely explains her hostility towards both Sansa and Margaery in the earlier seasons). As for her children, Maggy claims that “Gold will be their crowns, and gold will be their shrouds,” referencing Joffrey, who died after becoming king, and Myrcella, killed after her betrothal to the prince of Dorne.
The worst part, the part that has haunted Cersei since childhood, is Maggy’s assertion that “The valonqar (“little brother”) shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you” (although this part only appears in the books).
In typical Lannister fashion, Cersei has always believed that the valonqar who will choke the life from her is Tyrion; but what of Jaime, born just after Cersei and who, as we know, has no qualms against killing those in power?
The Kingslayer earned his nickname assassinating the Mad King Aerys to shield King’s Landing from a blitzkrieg of wildfire, and Bran’s vision in Season 6 seems to suggest the possibility of another onslaught.
What does this all have to do with Cersei?
The Queen is seen becoming increasingly less predictable, and one can only imagine what could happen were her last child to die as the prophecy predicted. And let’s be real, how many times has Cersei angrily talked about burning cities to the ground to get what she wants? She was even the one who secretly instructed the pyromancers in Season 2 to continue synthesizing wildfire, and hiding it in secret caches the way Aerys did.
Presuming Daenerys doesn’t take after her father and Cersei becomes the Mad Queen after all, it’s no big leap from her possession of wildfire to history repeating itself - the Kingslayer just may become the Queenslayer.