How Game of Thrones Gave This Prophecy An Unexpected Twist

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Game of Thrones may not adhere to all of the usual fantasy storytelling tropes, but this series does love its prophecies. From the Azor Ahai to Melisandre’s final warning to Arya, prophecies are Game of Thrones’ bread and butter — even if those prophecies generally don’t work out as planned. That was very much the case with one of the (book) series’ most notable prophecies, the Valonqar, which involves a young Cersei Lannister being told how she would die.

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