Cersei and Jaime planning their defense

Part of what makes Game of Thrones such a massive cultural event every Sunday is because of how passionate the fans are. Aside from the novels and long running TV series, there is also no shortage of popular fan theories about how the tale of Westeros will eventually end. And all it takes is one misplaced word to re-ignite certain theories, no matter how far fetched they are. Case in point: Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor) accidentally referred to Cersei and Jaime's father as the Mad King, adding fuel to a long running theory that the Lannister children may actually be part Targaryen, and not Tywin's flesh and blood.

Kristian Nairn recently appeared on the British show Thronecast, which recaps each new episode of Game of Thrones. When discussing the conflicting feelings Jaime may feel for his newly crowned twin, Nairn said:

The family history being their father, obviously the Mad King. I think he maybe sees his sister starting to descend into something similar.

This slip sent the internet ablaze, as the hardcore Game of Thrones theorists thought that Hodor may have revealed a major plot twist for the series. But its much more likely that Nairn simply misspoke. In fact, he eventually addressed this snafu via Twitter.

Everyone step away from your keyboards, because it looks like Jaime and Cersei are most likely not Dany's siblings. That would just be too crazy, even for Game of Thrones standards.

The Lannister's lineage has been a subject of conversation for quite some time now. Game of Thrones isn't one to shy away from paternity scandals, as we just learned that Jon Snow was in fact the son of Lyanna Stark, and not the bastard of Ned. And considering that Tywin Lannister's children were a set of twins and a dwarf, it seemed that something funky may be happening in their bloodline.

And with Tyrion now serving as the Queen's Hand, many believe that he'll one day ride on the back of one of Dany's dragons. He seemed to have a connection to them when he released them from their captivity in Season 6, which made many believe that he may have some Targaryen blood running through his veins. If Tyrion was actually not Twyin's then it would help explain the hatred that he constantly felt from his father. Furthermore, Tywin's last words to the imp was that he was "no son of mine", which seemed to help fuel the speculation.

Cersei and Jaime are almost definitely not Targaryens, but its fun to speculate about the final two seasons of Game of Thrones. Season 7 is currently airing Sundays on HBO, and you can check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

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