It is only a matter of time before Cersei Lannister finds herself unceremoniously evicted from her place on the Iron Throne. If there has been one constant in Westeros, it has been the revolving door of rulers. Undoubtedly, Cersei will meet the same fate as her children and husband but fans are speculating as to who will be the one to perform the deed.
Online book Sportsbook has listed Jaime Lannister as a -200 favorite to be the man who kills his sister. Tensions have been building between the fraternal twins for some time and you could really see the differences magnified during the first episode of season 7.
Jaime once killed King Aerys II Targaryen, a.k.a. The Mad King, due to his psychopathy and bloodlust. Though Cersei is not nearly on the same level as The Mad King, she is on her way with her lone moral compass, her children, all dead. “The Kingslayer” may have started the series performing some unsavory deeds but we have learned over time that he lives by a certain moral code.
If you remember, Cersei has a flashback earlier in the shows to a time when she spoke to a witch named Maggy at a young age. Maggy told Cersei “You’ll be queen for a time. Then comes another, younger more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear.” In the books, though – yes, I’m going to be that guy – Maggy goes on to say “And when tears have drowned you, the Valonqar shall wrap his hands around your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
“Valonqar” means “little brother” in Valyrian. Many have interpreted this to mean Tyrion Lannister, who is being listed at +750, but Cersei was actually born slightly before Jaime, meaning that he too is technically her little brother as well.
Of course, at the same time, Cersei is basically on the hit list of every significant player in Westeros. You can get anyone other than Jaime or Tyrion Lannister to put Cersei down for her eternal slumber at +115. The most obvious character in play is Arya Stark.
Arya has kept a list of the people in Westeros who have done her and her family wrong, a list that she would recite nightly as she went to sleep. So far, that list has dwindled from nine down to two. Only The Mountain and Cersei remain on that list and in the Sportsbook episode of season 7, Arya reiterated that she plans to kill Cersei.