Queen Cersei was in the limelight in the final moments of the most recent season of Game of Thrones, having once and for all confirmed to us that her wrath knows absolutely no bounds. And while the Lannister has been proving her Machiavellian tendencies right from the very start of the series, it was her final wildfire blow-out and horrific revenge on Septa Unella that cemented her position as the baddest b*itch in Westeros:
Indeed, you've really got to give it to the woman — she's definitely winning that Iron Throne game right about now. That's until Daenerys Targaryen finally completes her journey over the Narrow Sea with an enormous fleet and a trio of dragons circling over her golden head to challenge her reign of terror, of course.
Looking ahead to the future, we can assume that things are likely to go haywire for the Mad Queen once again. And actress Lena Headey is also pretty certain her character is en route to meeting her end; and guess what, she imagines it as being as unpleasant as ever.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Headey appeared hopeful that a greatly-anticipated confrontation between her character and the Mother of Dragons will take place in the next season. Moreover, with the additional pain of all her beloved children being dead, and her strained relationship with her brother Jaime in flux, Queen Cersei is not going to be a pretty sight to behold.
Yet, as for who will actually put a stop to the Mad Queen's life once and for all, Headey has some intriguing ideas. For starters, she wouldn't mind if her character met her end via:
"A great death by Arya."
Alternatively, the task was plopped in Peter Dinklage's character's lap. Speaking of her on-screen brother Tyrion, the actress said:
"No one would relish her death as much as he would.”
Agreed — after all, she has been a real ol' witch to him from the day he was born, hasn't she?
As you've probably noticed though, the above completely turns a blind eye to the possibility that her other brother Jaime will be the one to force her to take her last breath. Turning back to the gradually unravelling prophesy from Maggy the Frog, which has already correctly predicted the deaths of Cersei's children, we know that she'll die at the hands of the "Valonqar," which is the word for "little brother" in High Valyrian.
Considering her twin was born moments after her, he is technically her younger sibling — as is Tyrion. However, the prophesy doesn't appear to be restricted to the Lannister family tree and if we gather a greater picture, it's possible that there is a much larger world of little brothers or even sisters (many argue that the term may even be gender-neutral) at large.
Essentially, there are many possibilities for who could kill Cersei, but one thing has to remain clear: If it happens, the death has to be just as horrendous and sickening as the Mad Queen deserves.
Do you think Cersei will die in the next season?
[Sources: Entertainment Weekly]