When the season six finale of Game of Thrones drew to a close, Daenerys was headed towards the Seven Kingdoms with her fleet of ships and the Dothraki army (but no winter coat, unfortunately). Meanwhile, Cersei had just assumed her newly minted place as Queen of the Iron thrones. You know what that means? BADASS LADY SHOWDOWN.
I mean, it seems pretty obvious that Daenerys has the upper hand. This fact was not lost on Emilia Clarke, who gave a post-finale interview to Entertainment Weekly about her predictions for season seven, which as we all know is anybody’s game now that we’ve moved past the books:
Speaking other queens, you have to think Cersei doesn’t stand a chance. You got dragons, the Unsullied and the Dothraki. She can barely control anybody around her aside from a gang of street kids.
I mean, yeah. That’s what I’m saying. If we talk about this: basically, I’ve got ships, I’ve got manpower, I’ve got dragons that breath fire, and I apparently cannot be killed. I don’t even have an attractive man who wants to take his shirt off anywhere near me now, so there are no distractions.
Interestingly enough, someone over at BuzzFeed pointed out that Jaime Lannister earned himself the title “Kingslayer” by taking down Mad King Aerys II, who had threatened to burn down King’s Landing with wildfire rather than surrender it to Robert Baratheon. And now, his very own sister-lover has burned down a not-insignificant portion of King’s Landing with, you guessed it, wildfire. With nowhere to go, could Cersei attempt the same next season, only to be stopped by her own brother?
Let the year-long speculation begin!
(Via Entertainment Weekly)