35 Facts About Jaime Lannister


Jaime Lannister is a member of House Lannister, the wealthiest and one of the most powerful families in the kingdom of Westeros.

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Jaime Lannister is the elder son of Tywin Lannister, twin brother of Cersei, with whom he has a longstanding incestuous relationship, and brother of Tyrion.

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Jaime Lannister is one of the most popular characters in both versions of the series.

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Jaime Lannister's twin is Cersei, the Queen of Westeros by virtue of her marriage to King Robert Baratheon.

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Jaime Lannister admits these crimes to Catelyn Stark in A Clash of Kings, and tells her a horrific story of Aerys Targaryen's cruelty.

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Jaime Lannister later explains to Brienne that he killed Aerys because the king had planned to incinerate all of King's Landing and its inhabitants rather than let it fall into Robert's hands.

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When Jaime Lannister is released to be sent back to King's Landing in deference to his father, he first saves Brienne, who has been thrown into a bear pit for the mercenaries' amusement.

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Remember, Jaime Lannister isn't just trying to kill Bran because he's an annoying little kid.

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Jaime Lannister accompanies the royal family to Winterfell, where King Robert Baratheon hopes to persuade his old friend Ned Stark to serve as Hand of the King.

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Mikal Gilmore of Rolling Stone noted in 2014 that the moment in which Jaime Lannister pushes Bran to his likely death "grabs you by the throat".

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Jaime Lannister admits to pushing Bran out the tower window, to his incest with Cersei and to fathering her children.

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Jaime Lannister is freed by Catelyn and sent to King's Landing to exchange for Sansa and Arya, escorted by Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister's cousin Ser Cleos Frey.

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Jaime Lannister passes the sword on to Brienne and tasks her with finding and protecting the fugitive Sansa Stark.

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Jaime Lannister tries to reconcile Kevan and Cersei, in hopes that Kevan will take the role of Hand.

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Cersei orders Jaime Lannister to go to Riverrun and dislodge Ser Brynden "Blackfish" Tully.

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Jaime Lannister takes the tongueless Ser Ilyn Payne with him to teach him to fight with his left hand, using the lessons to confess to his numerous crimes.

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Jaime Lannister is portrayed by Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the HBO adaptation Game of Thrones.

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The turning point was when Jaime Lannister was captured and chained up by the Starks—an ordeal that humbled him, humanized him, and eventually left him without a sword hand, struggling to find a new, post-Kingslayer identity for himself.

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Jaime Lannister was a compromised, conflicted asshole—but he was basically trying to do the right thing.

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Jaime Lannister has experienced profound losses over the last two seasons.

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Jaime Lannister must know that this is the worst possible way that he could hurt her.

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Not only does raping Cersei remind his sister of her repeated, humiliating violation, Jaime Lannister is poisoning their own relationship, the thing that had been Cersei's antidote to the miseries of her marriage.

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Except Jaime Lannister, who was given a considerable amount of screen time this week in order to establish a little more complexity in his character.

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Jaime Lannister is soon recaptured by Robb's bannermen, but the anger of Torrhen's father Rickard proves fatal for Robb's campaign in the coming months.

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Jaime Lannister reveals to Brienne the truth about why he killed the Mad King Aerys during Robert's Rebellion.

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Jaime Lannister convinces Tywin to spare Tyrion in return for leaving the Kingsguard, though Tyrion later chooses trial by combat.

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Cersei guilts Jaime Lannister for releasing Tyrion, and Jaime Lannister later admits to Bronn that he intends to kill Tyrion the next time they meet.

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At Myrcella's funeral, Jaime Lannister confronts the religious leader, the High Sparrow, for having forced Cersei to walk naked through the streets of King's Landing as punishment for adultery, but is forced to stand down at the arrival of the Faith Militant.

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Jaime Lannister is sent to Riverrun with Bronn to assist House Frey in reclaiming the castle from Brynden "Blackfish" Tully and the occupying Tully forces.

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Brienne fails in this task, therefore Jaime Lannister tries to peacefully persuade Edmure into surrendering the castle.

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Jaime Lannister sees Brienne and Podrick fleeing by boat from the castle walls, but only waves a discreet farewell and does not alert his men.

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Jaime Lannister arrives in Winterfell and encounters Bran, who has been waiting for him in the courtyard.

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Brienne vouches for Jaime Lannister, citing his protection of her from Roose Bolton's soldiers, and Sansa and Jon Snow let him live.

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Jaime Lannister speaks with Brienne and declares that he wishes to fight under her command in the upcoming battle against the White Walkers.

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Jaime Lannister enters King's Landing during the battle between Daenerys' and Cersei's forces.

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