Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones live here, in this post. If you're not caught up, this is not the place for you. 

Ever since season 1, episode 1 of Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister has been a living embodiment of pure evil. After Bran Stark caught her and her twin brother, Jaime, boning in a tower, Cersei encouraged Jaime to push the young boy out of the very-high window, in the hopes of killing Bran and keeping their incestuous relationship a secret. As we now know, Bran survived that fall, but lost his ability to walk. He became the Three-Eyed Raven eventually, a more powerful figure than most, perhaps even including Cersei, but the Lannister queen had it out for him. That's Cersei's unwavering trait: a willingness to do whatever it takes, enact any level of violence necessary, and shit on anyone and everyone who challenges her quest to be on top.

That's why the fan theory I'm about to introduce is so damn delicious. But first, some background—as has been mentioned several times throughout the series, Cersei received a devastating prophecy as a young girl that predicted her fate. Fortune teller Maggy the Frog told her the following:

Three [children] for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar ("Little Brother") shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.

The first part already came true: Cersei's three children all died because of her relentless quest for the crown. But then, she announced she was pregnant in season 7, confusing fans who have been keeping tabs on the prophecy. Thankfully, Redditor  CashWho came through Monday and posed a question to the GoT subreddit that got some wheels turning:

She's definitely gonna die in childbirth right? The kid will be a male, thus fulfilling the "Little Brother" requirement and she'll be dead, thus fulfilling the "only have 3 children" requirement. Couple that with her dying the way Tyrion was born and we've got us some wonderful poetic justice imo.

Cersei always assumed that Tyrion would betray her, possibly even by conspiring in her death. She's hated and taunted him since he was born for "killing" their mother during childbirth. If she dies in the same way, it would be macabre, but a truly fitting way for the ruthless ruler to meet her demise. This theory feels even stronger when you twist it a bit to account for the fact that Jaime is Cersei's younger brother (by mere moments) and the father of this unborn child, checking off the murderous "Little Brother" element.  

Season 7 is officially over, and season 8 is at least a year away. All we can do in the meantime is keep making educated guesses about where our favorite and most-hated characters are headed next. Oh yeah—we can also watch the behind-the-scenes series that HBO is releasing over the next several weeks. That'll hold us for at least a couple of months. And then...