Cersei may have changed her circumstances following the events of Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10, but will the one person she trusted most in the world be the one to put her down? Warning: the following article contains spoilers for the Season 6 finale.
The things we do for love. That was the line uttered by Jaime Lannister that sent the Seven Kingdoms into political turmoil back in the Game of Thrones series premiere, and now, just as Bran fell from a tower and started a new era of political intrigue, Tommen falls from a tower and ends it. After Cersei's bold move in which she killed all of her rivals in Baelor's Sept with wildfire, there's seemingly no one left to stop her. Margaery and the High Sparrow died in the green flames, and Cersei is now sat on the Iron Throne. With no more children left to protect, you can bet that she's going to be more ruthless than ever before, so ruthless in fact, that we think her own brother Jaime might bring a premature end to her reign in order to save the Seven Kingdoms. But why would Jaime do that?
Simply put, after Cersei used the wildfire to murder her political opponents and seize power, Jaime doesn't love her anymore. Jaime didn't murder the Mad King and gain the title of Kingslayer because he wanted power, he did it because he heard about Aerys' plot to use the wildfire to burn everyone in King's Landing, and so he assassinated the ruler to stop that from happening. The assassination was a noble act rather than a selfish one, and yet as Jaime looks on Cersei sat on the Iron Throne in the closing moments of the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale, she represents everything that he stood against. She's just as ruthless as Aerys was, and her decision to blow up Baelor's Sept was a selfish act rather than a noble one.
Furthermore, in A Feast for Crows (note: we can't remember if this has been prophesied in the TV show yet or not so cautionary spoiler warning) Maggy the Frog prophesied that Cersei's death will come at the hands of the Valonqar (which translates to younger brother). While she presumes this to be Tyrion, given Jaime's anger towards Cersei for using the Wildfire, it could very easily turn out to be Jaime. Maggy the Frog's prophecies have come true so far, so what's to stop this one happening? And will this turn of events finally allow Jaime to leave Cersei for good and go join Brienne? Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has admitted that in Game of Thrones Season 6 Jaime does love Brienne, and with Dany fast approaching with her ships, could Jaime kill Cersei so that Daenerys can take the throne? For regular updates on Game of Thrones, click the green subscribe button below. Would you like to see Jaime kill Cersei?