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The woods witch, Maggy the Frog, prophesied to a teenage Cersei that she would have only three children, and that each would die before their mother.

If Cersei is really with child, can she carry to term in spite of this prediction? If not, why would she lie?

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    Why would she lie?: The same reason most of what she says is a lie - To get people to trust her and manipulate them into a position she wants them in. Aug 30 '17 at 8:12
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    Cersei already had a black-haired child with Robert (she tells this to Catelyn in S01E02), so this is already her fifth child! So I think the prophesy was either not true, or the prophesy was talking about children that make it out of infancy, which might mean this child will not survive very long...
    – Fae
    Aug 30 '17 at 8:42
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    This is just speculation until we see the next season - if that gets confirmed, if she doesn't die first
    – Luciano
    Aug 30 '17 at 9:33
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    Clearly speculative and therefore opinion based.
    – Paulie_D
    Aug 30 '17 at 10:48
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I think she is. As we see in the season 7 finale, her pregnancy had an effect on her decision to deal with Jaime's supposed betrayal (the way she sees it):

J: Are you going to order him to kill me? I'm the only one you have left. Our children are gone, our father is gone. It's just me and you now.

S: There's one more yet to come.

At this time, her intentions had been already revealed and there was no reason for her to lie or manipulate anyone.

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I don't think so. I believe she is playing Tyrion and Jaime. The "after show behind the scenes" segment referred to this.

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    Can you add evidence of the after show behind the scenes referring to this? Aug 30 '17 at 8:13
  • At 3.34 of the HBO "extras" for the episode, David Benioff says that it seems Cersei is bluffing (they show her touching her stomach while talking to Tyrion) and that Tyrion might be falling for her bluff when he comments that she is pregnant.
    – Cin
    Aug 31 '17 at 4:00
  • I agree with you. It's not coincidence that she needs Jamie and Tyrion to be in her court and then she comes out with the I'm pregnant news. Shes most likely lying to the men(Jamie, euron) to have a hold over them giving them hope of a baby.
    – Anu7
    May 8 '19 at 10:11

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