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Odds Favor Jaime Lannister Killing Cersei in Season 8 of Game of Thrones, Arya Listed at 5-2 Odds

Bryan Thiel

by Bryan Thiel in Entertainment

Updated Jul 7, 2020 · 3:10 PM PDT

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Jaime Lannister is favored to kill his sister in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. Photo by HBO.
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We’ve told you how likely Cersei Lannister is to die. We’ve also told you about when she’s most likely to die.

But one thing we haven’t dealt with, is who’s most likely to kill her.

While there are plenty of people throughout Westeros with a grudge against her, most don’t have the guts to pull off the feat. But her brother does. And with them now at odds, does he have the motivation?

Who Will Kill Cersei Lannister?

Who Will Kill Cersei Lannister? Odds
Jaime Lannister +150
Arya Stark +250
Field +400
Tyrion Lannister +500
Cersei Lives +600
Sansa Stark +600
Daenerys Targaryen +750
Brienne +1200
The Hound +1400

Odds taken 04/12/2019

Jaime Lannister unsurprisingly is at the top of the table.

He now has the motivation to kill the … uh … mother … of his children, and a lot of evidence backs up his claim to top spot.

Will Jaime Lannister Kill Cersei?

Well for one, he was already double crossed by her, and made to look like a fool.

When we last left off, Jaime had convinced Cersei to aid in the war against the Undead. Then, during preparations, Cersei announced that it was simply lip service.


She would simply allowed the North and the Undead to beat up on each other, picking apart the winner. Furious, and intent on keeping his word, Jaime is now squarely against his sister, siding with Jon, Daenerys and Tyrion.

So he has the motivation.

By this point, you’ve heard of the Valonqar. Valonqar translates to little brother, and Maggy the Frog told a young Cersei that the Valonqar would choke the life from her.

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Maybe that’s what Cersei meant when she said this to Jaime before he left:

“One more yet to come.”

At face value, it looks like Cersei is promising Jaime that she’ll kill him. But perhaps she’s acknowledging her own mortality to the one she expects to kill her.

Jaime May Not Be the One to Do it

There has been a lot of discussion over what exactly Valonqar means. Most maintain it directly translates to little brother. But, like the Azor Ahai prophecy, it’s not a guarantee.

If it does mean Cersei’s little brother, then it’s either Jaime or Tyrion.

If it isn’t directly referencing her little brother, we can add in The Hound. However, if it suddenly just means “Younger Sibling” then it opens up almost the whole field.

I mean, technically, if Cersei is REALLY pregnant, the baby could kill her. It would be a Lannister and a younger sibling to her first three children if we’re going the generic direction.

Who WILL Kill Cersei Lannister?

Poetically it should be Jaime Lannister. With their falling out in Season 7 and how, uh, “close” they’ve been, it makes sense.

Tyrion at +500 is the only other place we would go with this bet.


Not because we don’t believe that some of these prophecies will be misinterpreted, but we don’t believe ALL of them will be.

One of them has to be taken literally and ring true. And if anyone other than a Lannister marks Cersei’s end, it could stand to dull the impact.

Pick: Jaime Lannister (+150)

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