Jaime Lannister

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Character
Name: Jaime Lannister
Occupation: Kingsguard, Commander of the Lannister army
Title/Rank: Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Ser
Location: Westeros
Status: Alive
Relationships: Tywin Lannister (father), Cersei Lannister (sister, lover), Tyrion Lannister (brother), Joffery Baratheon (son), Myrcella Baratheon (daughter), Tommen Baratheon (son)
Fandom: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
Other: played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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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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  • 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

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.[3] Also, it goes against Jaime's overall depiction, because he is one of the few characters in the series that is adamantly against rape.[4]
  • Show Characterization: Many fans were disappointed in the television adaptation of Jaime Lannister, peculiarly in the later seasons. Some felt he varied too greatly from his book counterpart. Well 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.[5][6]

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