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Cersei Lannister is one of the most bad-ass women on television, but she’s arguably the most calculated of them all. As we’ve seen in the past, she can hold a grudge like no other. We all know that old saying – hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Taking all of this into account, we knew it was only a matter of time before Cersei retaliated and launched an attack on The Faith (mainly the High Sparroe) for the humiliation she faced when having to complete the walk of atonement. Well, “No One” saw Cersei finally give in to her better nature.
We knew that Cersei would never stand for a traditional trial but it appears that Tommen’s announcement may have put a kink in her plan. No trial by combat? This means that Cersei is going to have to resort to drastic measures but then again, that’s something that she has always been so good at. Let’s take a look at the possible victims of Cersei’s violence.
1. The High Sparrow
We all know that Cersei would love the opportunity to unleash Clegane on the High Sparrow. Fortunately for the Sparrow, he’s protected and this is unlikely to happen anytime soon. If Cersei stands trial then perhaps her resurrected friend can intervene because after all, Cersei will stop at nothing in her pursuit of revenge. She wants blood, and she may get it from the leader of this sinister cult.
2. Margaery Tyrell
Lets face it: Cersei and Margaery have never seen eye to eye and probably never will. Who can forget that look of enjoyment when Margaery was taken away by the Faith militants last season. Cersei is arguably envious of the power that Margaery would have as Queen, not to mention that she’s young than her. Cersei would relish the opportunity to unleash some violence on Margaery but somehow the timings not quite right. Moreover, Margaery appears to be behind the High Sparrows back. But what is she up to?
3. Lancel Lannister
These two have had somewhat of a complicated history, but ever since Lancel joined the Faith they’ve become strictly enemies. Lancel was almost Clegane’s next victim this week but luckily for him, Cersei called off her protector. If matters continue to heat up as we head towards Cersei’s trial, then perhaps making an example of her former cousin would be the perfect way to display the unimaginable power that she has in her possession.
4. Tommen Baratheon
I know. You’re probably thinking that I’m crazy to put Tommen on this list, but if we think about it it’s not that difficult to imagine. Cerise barely gets the opportunity to speak to her son ever since he joined the Faith, they are clearly drifting apart. If an all out war does ensue, then perhaps Tommen could get caught in the crossfire. Or perhaps Cersei will have had enough of Tommen’s immature ways and kill him. Unlikely, but this is Game of Thrones after all.
With only two episodes left this season, who knows where Cersei will turn to unleash her anger and her angry bodyguard. I’m quaking at the thought of it!
Who do you think will be Cersei’s first victim in her quest for revenge? Tell me in the comments below!