Jaime Lannister

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Name: Jaime Lannister
Occupation: Kingsguard, Commander of the Lannister army
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Fandom: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
Other: played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Jaime Lannister by ElliCrown (2014)
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Jaime Lannister is a fictional character from A Song of Ice and Fire, and is played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Jaime's story is one of a man who is asking himself for the first time what he expects of himself... He writes in the White Book his deeds both good and bad, and realizes that the rest of the blank space is for him to write. This sends him on a journey of self reflection and remembering the qualities of those he looked/looks up to.[1]

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Person Ship
Brienne of Tarth Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth
Cersei Lannister Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister
Sansa Stark Jaime Lannister/Sansa Stark
Bronn Bronn/Jaime Lannister
Lyanna Stark Jaime Lannister/Lyanna Stark
Elia Martell Jaime Lannister/Elia Martell
Arya Stark Jaime Lannister/Arya Stark
Daenerys Targaryen Daenerys Targaryen/Jaime Lannister

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  • Modern AU: modern setting, where he knows or meets other characters from the series
  • Pastfic: Jaime's childhood at Casterly Rock, his early days as a kingsguard, his early relationship with Cersei
  • Arranged Marriage: a marriage is arranged for political reasons, usually by Tywin, in some variations Jaime never enters the Kingsguard or he is removed from it
  • Futurefic: varies, he returns to Casterly Rock, sometimes he is married with children, or he makes a heroic sacrifice
  • Post - A Dance With Dragons: at the end of the last book Jaime's story ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, this storyline was not adapted on the television series, so fanfiction writers have tried to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Jaime Lives: Jaime does not die in season 8
  • Fix-it: unhappy with the conclusion of Jaime's story many fans will try "fixing it", this may mean having Jaime alive and giving him a happy ending, or rewriting how and why he died

Controversies

  • Sept Scene: Many fans construed the Jaime/Cersei sex scene in the sept as rape, although the show-runners denied it as such, and were very disappointed by the changes because the sex had been consensual in the books.[4] Also, it goes against Jaime's overall depiction, because he is one of the few characters in the series that is adamantly against rape.[5]
  • Show Characterization: Many fans were disappointed in the television adaptation of Jaime Lannister, particularly in the later seasons. Some felt he varied too greatly from his book counterpart. Others point out that Game of Thrones contradicts its own showverse canon by having Jaime continue to support Cersei when she has repeatedly violated his basic ideals.[6][7]

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