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'Game Of Thrones' Fan Theory Reckons Cersei Is The Mother Of This Character

'Game Of Thrones' Fan Theory Reckons Cersei Is The Mother Of This Character

It's a tenuous link, but it could be true.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

As the last episode of the penultimate season of Game of Thrones gets closer, fan theories are coming up left, right and centre. There has been plenty of attention paid to Jon Snow's parentage, mainly because we all reckon we know who it is and he's still in the dark. But there are a few other characters who have questionable storylines.

One Redditor has pondered who Gendry's parents really are.

While he's acknowledged as a bastard son of Robert Baratheon, the user questions whether his mother is actually Cersei Lannister.


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Roniza's theory reads: "In the second episode [of the first season], Cersei tells Cat about her lost baby with Robert. She tells her he was black-haired. Afterwards, in the fourth episode, Ned find out that Jon Arryn talked to Gendry before he died about his mother.

"Gendry says his mother was blonde.

"I think it's possible Cersei faked her son's death (Gendry) and sent him away, so the rightful heir to the throne will be the child of her and Jaime (which is the then not born yet Joffrey). All of Gendry's memory from his mother in her yellow hair.

"We also know that Robert didn't know about Gendry's existence, which makes sense because Gendry is the son he thought he lost."


Officially, Gendry's mother was a tavern wench and died when he was young; however, one Redditor, who supports the fan theory, says: "Cersei, in the books, reflects on how she used to dress as a tavern wench to sneak out and meet Jamie."

While the idea could be possible, another user explains why it doesn't hold up: "I feel like from the perspective of the books, the evidence doesn't really hold up. Basically, the only hard evidence here is that his mother is blonde. But the thing is in the books, that was mentioned for a reason.

"There was a much more detailed investigation by Ned, centred on the idea of dark hair vs blonde hair genetics. Basically, part of what was convincing Ned of Joffrey's parentage was that every one of Robert's bastards had dark hair, helping prove that both parents of Cersei's children must be blonde."

While the parentage of a minor character doesn't seem like it should grab headlines, it would throw a serious spanner in the works in terms of the heir to the Iron Throne if the Lannisters stay in power.

We've still got another season left so all that drama could unfold soon.

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