The identity of the Valonqar in Maggy the Frog’s prophecy remains a mystery to this day. Speculations point to either Jaime or Tyrion Lannister as the “little brother” who will kill Cersei in “Game of ThronesSeason 8. However, given Jaime’s last conversation with her sister in Season 7, it would not be hard to believe if he is the Valonqar. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, seems to think so.

Season 7 recap

The look of disbelief on Jaime’s face when he heard Cersei threaten his life could be a foreshadowing of her fate.

His look meant he finally saw his sister’s true colors. When Jaime turned his back on Cersei and left, it was to tell her that he has had enough of her. They are over. Whatever happens to the queen moving forward is not on his conscience.

Jaime as the Valonqar

Even though Jaime left Cersei, they may see each other again. After all, Maggy the Frog predicted that the Queen of The Seven Kingdoms would die at the hands of her little brother. A flashback in Season 5 showed a teenaged Cersei having her future told.

She told the teenaged Cersei that she would marry a king and become queen. She would also have three children. These all came true when she married King Robert Baratheon instead of Rhaegar Targaryen and had three children with Jaime. Cersei also became Queen of The Seven Kingdoms. Interestingly, in her prophecy, Maggy the Frog mentioned that Cersei dies when the Valonqar wraps his hands around her throat.

Cersei has two brothers, Tyrion and Jaime, the latter being her twin, although born a few minutes after her. Tyrion is the youngest, but a prominent theory claims that he is not really a Lannister, but a Targaryen. This leaves Jaime as her kin and the likely Valonqar mentioned in the prophecy.

Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau agrees with the theory that his character is destined to murder Cersei. He tells InStyle that it would be "beautiful" and that “It makes sense," since Jaime killed the Mad King.

Still, he hopes that this does not happen, since Cersei is supposedly pregnant with Jaime’s child. He says it would be like the "Red Wedding 2" if this happens (in reference to the death of Robb Stark and his mother Catelyn).

Season 7 scene foreshadows Jaime as the Valonqar

The Season 7 premiere also hinted that Jaime is the Valonqar. In the map room scene, Cersei stood in the region of the map called “The Neck” and Jaime on “The Fingers.” Their position eerily coincides with the words of the prophecy, “the Valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.” Nonetheless, we cannot be sure yet if Jaime is indeed the Valonqar in the prophecy.

We will know for certain in two years’ time when “Game of Thrones” Season 8 airs.

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