“The true enemy won’t wait out the storm. He brings the storm.” — Jon Snow
“I am the storm, brother. The first storm and the last.” — Euron Greyjoy
The last shot of the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale showed Daenerys Targaryen sailing across the sea towards Westeros. With a Dothraki horde, Yara's ships, the Unsullied and the Second Sons, she has an impressive army, not to mention the three bloody great dragons flapping around overhead. Cersei's mass murder at the Sept of Baelor may have put her on the Iron Throne, but how long can she keep it with Dany's forces approaching?
At this point, the only hope Cersei has is by forging an alliance with other strongest, maddest ruler in Westeros: Euron Greyjoy. And you know what Dany says about that:
''The best way to make alliances... is with marriage."
Cersei Marries Euron Greyjoy: The Evidence
You can't ask for better evidence than Game of Thrones's head honcho himself. George R. R. Martin revealed a new chapter from his long-awaited Winds of Winter, written from the point of view of Euron Greyjoy's brother, Aeron Damphair, the Priest of the Drowned God. In the chapter, Euron force-feeds Aeron some Shade of the Evening — the blue stuff the Warlocks in Qarth drink to make prophecies — and he sees a vision:
''He saw his brother on the Iron Throne again, but Euron was no longer human. He seemed more squid than man, a monster fathered by a kraken of the deep, his face a mass of writhing tentacles. Beside him stood a shadow in woman’s form, long and tall and terrible, her hands alive with pale white fire. Dwarves capered for their amusement, male and female, naked and misshapen, locked in carnal embrace, biting and tearing at each other as Euron and his mate laughed and laughed and laughed…''
Let's Break Down Aeron's Vision About Euron's Bride
''A shadow in woman’s form, long and tall and terrible, her hands alive with pale white fire.''
Remember that the Winds of Winter novel is set before the events in the Season 6 Finale. The 'pale white fire' of Aeron's vision may foreshadow Cersei's wildfire massacre in the Great Sept of Baelor.
''Dwarves capered for their amusement... naked and misshapen.''
If there's one thing Cersei hates, it's dwarves. She holds Tyrion responsible for killing Joffrey, and is petrified that an old prophecy foretells of her death at the hands of her ''Little Brother,'' whom she has always expected to be Tyrion. In the books, she is so paranoid about Tyrion killing her that she sends thugs out to kill dwarves all over Westeros.
''Euron and his mate laughed and laughed and laughed.''
... because they're both totally bloody mad. Sure, the woman could be Melisandre, who's conveniently left Jon's side and been exiled to plotlines new. She could be an entirely new book character. These are all possibilities. But, seriously, how can Cersei possibly last more than a couple of episodes once Dany gets to Westeros if she doesn't ally with Euron Greyjoy?
Euron Greyjoy is Cersei's Only Hope
Dragon breath melts stone. Aegon I Targaryen and his sisters Rhaenys and Visenya only had 1000 men, but with three fully grown dragons — Vhagar, Meraxes and Balerion the Black Dread — they conquered six of the Seven Kingdoms*. Cersei can't hide away in the Red Keep and shoot wildfire at Dany until she goes away. Add to that the fact that Cersei is incredibly unpopular — adding the might of Dorne and House Martell to Dany's cause — and she really is up the Trident without a paddle.
Here's how it could go down:
- Dany turns down Euron's offer of marriage (and his so-called ''big cock'')
- Euron has a strop and looks for another Queen to marry
- Cersei realizes she's buggered without some help (and, let's face it, at this point in the game, the only major player not on Dany's side is Euron)
- Euron & Cersei give Dany a run for her money with Euron's plundered pirate sorcery and his DRAGON HORN
Euron Greyjoy's Dragon Horn
Nope, that's not just a euphemism for his silly penis. In the novels, Euron Greyjoy has a Dragon Horn, which supposedly has the power to control dragons. Nobody's exactly sure how it controls them, but anyone who wants to take Dany on is going to have to fuck with her dragons in some way: three dragons can conquer an empire, remember. Besides, wouldn't it be boring if Dany didn't get seriously challenged and just flounced into Westeros and took the Iron Throne in only a couple of episodes?
In the Game of Thrones books, one of Euron's crew blows the Dragon Horn at the Kingsmoot and it blackens his lungs and makes his ears bleed, killing him. The show didn't introduce the horn at the Kingsmoot, so the current theory is that Samwell Tarly found the horn when he discovered the cache of Dragonglass beyond The Wall.
Sam is currently at Oldtown, and Euron strikes Oldtown in the novels — this could set things up perfectly for Euron acquiring his new Dragon Horn just in time to really shit in Daenerys's cornflakes. If the Dragon Horn in the show is combined with the Horn of Winter (another book horn that doesn't feature in the show), then Euron would have the power to control dragons and bring down The Wall.
Phew. It's a lot of speculation, but there seems to be merit to the ''Cersei marries Euron'' theory... but what do you guys think?
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*Dorne proved stubborn, as usual.