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Cersei Lannister is one of many bad-ass women on television, but she's arguably the most calculated of them all. As we've seen in the past, she can hold a grudge like no other. We all know that old saying - hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Taking this into account, it was only a matter of time before Cersei retaliated and launched an attack on The Faith (mainly the High Sparrow) for the humiliation she faced when having to complete the walk of atonement. Well, "No One" saw Cersei finally give in to her better nature and her plan has most certainly been set in motion.
Cersei was never going to accept tradition and stand a traditional trial but it appears that Tommen's announcement may have forced her hand. No trial by combat? This means that Cersei is going to have to resort to drastic measures but then again, that's something that she has always been so good at. If Cersei continues on this path, then we know it's only a matter of time before more blood is shed. But who will fall in Cersei's path of destruction? Let's take a look at the possible victims of Cersei's violence.
1. The High Sparrow
Lets be honest, Cersei would love the opportunity to unleash Clegane on the High Sparrow. Fortunately for the Sparrow, this is not likely to happen any time soon as he's highly protected by the Faith militants. Moreover, now that Tommen is an ally of the Faith Cersei will have to play her cards right and strike at the just the right moment. Now is not the time for violence against the High Sparrow, that will most certainly come later. Perhaps at her trial - If Cersei is forced to stand a traditional trial, then more humiliation and disgrace lie in her future. There's no doubt that Cersei will do everything in her power to prevent this from happening, so perhaps her resurrected friend can intervene. She will stop at nothing in her pursuit of revenge and it's obvious that she wants blood, and she may get it from the leader of this sinister cult.
2. Margaery Tyrell
Lets face it: Cersei and Margaery have never seen eye to eye and probably never will. Who can forget that sinister grin on Cersei's face when Margaery was taken away by the Faith militants last season. Cersei is arguably envious of the power that Margaery has as Queen, not to mention that the fact that she's young than her. Cersei would relish the opportunity to unleash some violence on Margaery but somehow the timings not quite right. Right now, they both share a common foe in the High Sparrow, so perhaps it'd be more appropriate for them to work together and defeat the Faith before they go back to stabbing each other in the back. Moreover, Margaery appears to be planning her own scheme behind the High Sparrows back. But what is she up to?
3. Lancel Lannister
Lance and Cersei have had somewhat of a complicated history, but ever since Lancel joined the Faith they've become strictly enemies. Lancel was almost Clegane's next victim this week but luckily for him, Cersei called off her protector. If matters continue to heat up as we head towards Cersei's trial, then perhaps making an example of her former cousin would be the perfect way to display the unimaginable power that she has in her possession.
4. Tommen Baratheon
I know. You're probably thinking that I'm crazy to put Tommen on this list, but if we think about it it's not that difficult to imagine. Cersei barely gets the opportunity to speak to her son ever since he joined the Faith and they are clearly drifting apart - he no longer comes to his mother for guidance. If an all out war does ensue, then perhaps Tommen could get caught in the crossfire. Or perhaps Cersei will have had enough of Tommen's immature ways and kill him. Unlikely, but this is Game of Thrones after all.
With only two episodes left this season, who knows where Cersei will turn to unleash her anger and her angry bodyguard. I'm quaking at the thought of it!