This Scene From 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 May Confirm Cersei's Successor

by Adam Silvers

Winter is here and "Game of Thrones" season six is over, but that doesn't mean the "GoT" conversation is going anywhere. Now, we're all looking ahead to what's sure to be an epic, albeit shortened, season seven.

At the end of the season six finale, "The Winds of Winter," we saw Cersei sitting on the Iron Throne after blowing up the Sept of Baelor, Jon Snow becoming the King in the North after winning the "Battle of the Bastards" and Daenerys Targaryen sailing toward King's Landing after securing a fleet and a fighting force.

Based on several theories and an HBO blog post, we can pretty much confirm R (Rhaegar Targaryen) + L (Lyanna Stark) = J (Jon Snow, or possibly Jaehaerys Targaryen), which would mean Jon Snow has the truest claim to the Iron Throne.

However, according to this scene from season five of "Game of Thrones," it may not be Jon Snow who ends up wearing the crown.

You'll recall the scene from season five where a young Cersei Lannister has a conversation with a witch.

Cersei asks the witch when she will marry her prince, but is told she'll instead marry a king (Robert Baratheon). Then, the witch tells Cersei she'll be queen, but only for a time...


...until someone "younger and more beautiful" enters the picture (Daenerys Targaryen).


This witch also told Cersei she'd lose all her children, which we know happened. So, considering this witch has been right with everything else in her prophecy, why wouldn't you believe this?


At the moment, Cersei sits on the Iron Throne, but Daenerys is coming, and she's bringing her army and legitimate claim with her.

Citations: "Oh yes. you will be queen, for a time..." (Imgur)