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==[[Sandor Clegane]]==
 
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Sandor Clegane is the younger brother to his brother [[Gregor Clegane|Gregor]] and was for a very long time in service for House Lannister, at least as [[Joffrey Baratheon]]'s sworn shield and member of the [[Kingsguard]]. During the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] he deserted and encountered [[Arya Stark]]. He travelled together with her through the devastated [[Riverlands]] until he was left behind by Arya after he was badly wounded. His fate is unknown until now.  Some believe that he is still alive. If he is, he could also be the Valonquar because of his despise for the Lannisters.
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Sandor Clegane is the younger brother to his sibling [[Gregor Clegane|Gregor]] and was for a very long time in service for House Lannister, at least as [[Joffrey Baratheon]]'s sworn shield and member of the [[Kingsguard]]. During the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] he deserted and encountered [[Arya Stark]]. He travelled together with her through the devastated [[Riverlands]] until he was left behind by Arya after he was badly wounded. His fate is unknown until now.  Some believe that he is still alive. If he is, he could also be the Valonquar because of his despise for the Lannisters.
  
 
==[[Trystane Martell]]==
 
==[[Trystane Martell]]==

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In her youth Cersei Lannister received a prophecy from Maggy the frog that she would die at the hands of the "Valonqar", which is the word for "little brother" in High Valyrian. No one person has been confirmed to fill this role; given the circumstances, it could refer to anyone who is a younger sibling.

Several of the people hypothesized as the Valonqar are younger sisters, because it is not solidly established that the word must refer to a male sibling. It is entirely possible that Valonqar is a gender-neutral term; that High Valyrian uses the male gender when gender is actually unknown; that Maggy is not fluent enough in High Valyrian to know or to correctly employ the gender differentiation; that she is actually speaking one of the dialects of the Free Cities that might not completely agree with High Valyrian regarding this word; or even that the word is simply being innacurately spoken and understood by Cersei or by Septa Saranella, who is so far the only source of the translation into "little brother". As a result, the Valonqar is generally considered to be only slightly more likely to be a man than it is to be a woman. It is worth noting that the name "Maggy" is itself suspected to be a misrepresentation of the title of Maegi.

People suspected of being the Valonqar include:


Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister is the youngest brother of Cersei. Cersei treated Tyrion poorly from shortly after his birth, and suspects him of being the valonqar. Tyrion blames Cersei for Mandon Moore's attempt on his life and for Tyrion's trial.

Jaime Lannister

Jaime is Cersei's twin brother, but was born after her, and is therefore her younger brother. They have shared an incestuous relationship since youth, but drifted apart after Tyrion's trial.

Aegon Targaryen

Aegon Targaryen, son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell, was the younger brother of Rhaenys Targaryen. Rhaenys and Elia died at hands of Lannister forces. If the person claiming to be Aegon really is Aegon, he has plenty of reasons to want to kill Cersei.

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen was the younger sister to her brothers Rhaegar and Viserys and as one of the contenders for the Iron Throne also has plenty of reasons to kill Cersei.

The surviving Stark-children

After the death of their parents and older brother Robb all of the Stark Children (Bran, Sansa, Rickon and Arya) have reasons enough to kill Cercei. Arya has gone as far as to include Cersei on a list of people she wishes to kill.

Stannis Baratheon

Stannis is the younger brother of Cersei's former husband, King Robert. He is attempting to overthrow Cersei.

Brynden Rivers

Brynden Rivers was a younger brother to a few siblings, the Great Bastards, but unlike the Blackfyres he was a Targaryen-Loyalist. Still alive beneath the Wall he could also be the Valonqar.

Tommen Baratheon

The valonqar passage was a fragment of Maggy's response to Cersei's third question, regarding her, and king's, children. Thus it could be read as "you will see all your children die, and then the youngest will kill you". That would require Tommen to die, rise from dead and only then strange someone to death, like Ser Waymar Royce in the series' prologue.

The Sand Snakes (except Obara)

The Sand Snakes are the daughters of Oberyn Martell and nieces to Elia Martell, both were killed by the hands of the Lannister-man Gregor Clegane. All Sand Snakes have reasons enough to kill Cercei but because of the circumstance that Obara isn't a younger sibling to anyone she won't fit the prophecy. Her younger sisters Nymeria, Tyene, Sarella or possibly Elia could be candidates, the other three Sand Snakes seem unlikely because of their youth.

Sandor Clegane

Sandor Clegane is the younger brother to his sibling Gregor and was for a very long time in service for House Lannister, at least as Joffrey Baratheon's sworn shield and member of the Kingsguard. During the Battle of the Blackwater he deserted and encountered Arya Stark. He travelled together with her through the devastated Riverlands until he was left behind by Arya after he was badly wounded. His fate is unknown until now. Some believe that he is still alive. If he is, he could also be the Valonquar because of his despise for the Lannisters.

Trystane Martell

Trystane is the younger brother to Arianne and Quentyn Martell. As part of a marriage pact orchestrated by Tyrion Lannister, he was betrothed to Myrcella Baratheon. Cersei planned to kill him as part of a plot to get her daughter back to King's Landing. If Trystane would get knowledge of this he has another reason for revenge besides the fact that his uncle and aunt died by the hands of the Lannisters.

See Also

References and Notes