Queen Cersei Lannister has made one of the most shocking revelations in the recent episode of “Game of Thrones.” In “Eastwatch,” Cersei informs Jamie that she is pregnant with Jamie’s child. While the news is accepted without question by Jamie, fans of the show aren’t quite as convinced that Cersei is telling the truth. Here’s why:

Cersei is a master manipulator

If there is any child of Tywin Lannister who has mastered the art of politics and manipulation, it is none other than his only daughter Cersei. From battle plans to plots, Cersei has proven herself to be every inch the Lannister.

Even when the chips were down and all hopes seem lost, Cersei displayed her pride as Tywin’s daughter and decimated her enemies in one fell swoop and in explosive fashion. When strapped for resources to fund her war, Cersei hit two birds with one storm by raiding High Garden to secure Tyrell’s gold and killed her nemesis, Olenna Tyrell in the process. In so doing, Cersei ensured the backing of the Iron Bank to strengthen her army against Daenerys’ attack on King’s Landing.

Fans believe that Cersei’s revelation was intended to keep Jamie in check after seeing him falter over the loot train attack. Cersei also sensed that upon learning that it was Olenna and not Tyrion who killed Joffrey, her twin and lover may become more understanding of Tyrion’s position as Daenerys’ hand of the queen.

Fans also noticed that Cersei dropped the pregnancy bomb just as she was reminding Jamie to never betray her again.

The early prophecy

Another evidence that Cersei was lying about her pregnancy was the prophecy made by the witch Maggy the Frog when a young Cersei Lannister visited her to learn about her future. Cersei asked three questions about becoming queen, her children, and her rule.

The telltale indication that Cersei is not pregnant is Maggy the Frog’s prediction. “The king will have 20 children, and you will have three. Gold will be their crowns. Gold, their shrouds,” the witch said.

Fans believe that the crowns being referred to by the witch were the golden hair of Joffrey, Tommen, and Myrcella. The shrouds referred to is believed be the golden shrouds that cloaked them in their deaths as the children of King Robert Baratheon.

Because the prophecy was very specific, it would be difficult for fans to believe that Cersei is with another child. It would also be out of character for the Queen on the Iron Throne to make a public announcement that she is with Jamie’s child as it would jeopardize her position as the rightful ruler of Westeros.