Game of Thrones: What are Cersei and Qyburn Planning?

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** Possible spoilers and speculation ahead **

cersei qyburn no oneAfter King Tommen forbade trials by combat in the eighth episode of Game of Thrones season 6, it looked like the High Sparrow had finally managed to defeat Cersei Lannister. But it turns out she may have another way of getting out of this mess as was evident from this conversation between her and Qyburn:

Qyburn: Your grace, that old rumor you told me about—my Little Birds investigated.

Cersei: Tell me. Was it a rumor or something more?

Qyburn: More, Your Grace. So much more.

cersei burn them allAs expected, fans have already begun decrypting this secret exchange between the two and many believe that Qyburn was referring to the wildfire cache hidden by the Mad King, somewhere in King’s Landing. The theory suggests that Cersei is on her way to become the Mad Queen as she had already threatened to burn the city multiple times and with everyone against her at the moment, she may decide to ‘burn them all’, just like Aerys Targaryen.

Bran’s visions [below] as well as Tyrion’s quote [above] about Mad King and wildfire are also believed to be a foreshadowing of the events to come. Also, in an interview The High Sparrow actor Jonathan Pryce revealed that something unpleasant is about to happen during Cersei’s trial. Click here to read what he said.



  1. Does anybody think the discussion could also refer to the ‘rumour’ of Robert Baratheon’s bastards? If that is what they are talking about then it could be that Cersei plans to reveal one of them (Gendry?) to be Robert’s real (though illegitimate) son whilst admitting that Tommen isn’t really Robert’s son.

    1. I would not be surprised if the ultimate plot twist is that Cersei realises all her children will die as prophesied by Maggy the Frog. With Joffrey and Myrcella already dead, Cersei may assume that Tommen’s fate is secured one way or another. She may then decide she will be the one to do it, rather than letting fate decide for her. Tommen has betrayed her. She most likely feels he is a lost cause and a direct threat to her survival, therefore knowing he will die regardless then it will be by her hand instead.

    2. I certainly thought about it being about the bastard that was smuggled out only to return. I’ve been very disappointed about the entire disappearance to be honest. It would be great if she announces at her trial that she and Robert had no legitimate children but knew of a bastard that was Roberts.

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