The links between Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister could be key to the GoT finale and hold us.

Warning: this post contains GOT spoilers.

Arguably the best thing to come out the final series of Game of Thrones (some would argue the only good thing about series eight, but we’re not that harsh), is all the extremely clever callbacks to previous seasons.

We’ve been fascinated by how the writers managed to weave in dialogue and parallels that foreshadow future events in seemingly innocuous ways throughout the eight seasons – with some characters predicting future events all the way back in season one.

Basically, we should all have been on high alert from the get-go as there were so many clues to how the serious will eventually end.

Of course, with so many characters, and so much dialogue, it’s hard to predict what was just idle chit-chat and what has major relevance to the finale.

Chuck in all the fan theories, and foreshadowing is even more difficult to decipher.

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The latest Game of Thrones fan theory that’s piqued our interest features two men who’ve had a hell of a wild ride: Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister.

Jon Snow went from being the bastard of Winterfell to the true heir to the Iron Throne. Villainous Jaime Lannister was en route to the redemption of the century when at the final minute, he rushed back to Cersei and ended up dying with her.


On the surface, it’s hard to see any similarities between the pair besides the fact they’re both good looking blokes who have slept with family members. Ahem. But, as Vanity Fair points out, even their first meeting was super significant.

Back in the first ever episode when they both still looked sprightly and didn’t have the weight of the world on their shoulders, Jaime was, well, a bit of a pompous d*ck to Jon when they met in Winterfell.

Jon was about to head off to the Night’s Watch and Jaime menacingly asked if he’d ever killed anyone before sarcastically telling him:

“We’re grateful to have good strong men like you protecting us.”

Jaime Lannister and Jon Snow’s tense first meeting in Winterfell. Post continues after video.

Which is a funny turn of events when you consider next time Jaime ended up in Winterfell it was to serve Jon. But we digress.


They don’t pop in scenes for nothing, so were we witnessing the start of a very strange character parallel set-up?

Because seven seasons later and Jon has way more in common with Jaime Lannister.

You could argue he’s in the exact same position as Jaime was before he killed Daenerys’ father, the Mad King, except this time it’s Dany who has (sadly) become the Mad Queen.

Jon, like Jaime before him, watches innocents being annihilated by dragonfire and wildfire.

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Dany's destruction. Source: HBO.

Jaime actually explained to Brienne in season three that his reasoning for killing him and becoming ‘Kingslayer’ or a ‘Man without honour’ for life was because of how much the Mad King loved wildfire as a weapon:

The Mad King was obsessed with it. He loved to watch people burn, the way their skin blackened and blistered and melted off their bones. He burned lords he didn't like. He burned Hands who disobeyed him. He burned anyone who was against him. Before long, half the country was against him. Aerys saw traitors everywhere. So he had his pyromancers place caches of wildfire all over the city. Beneath the Sept of Baelor and the slums of Flea Bottom. Under houses, stables, taverns. Even beneath the Red Keep itself.

And yep, that wildfire was blowing up all over the joint when Dany and Drogon came to town. And poor Jon, like Jaime before him, witnessed the whole thing.

Ultimately both Jon and Jaime have/had a choice to make when it comes to taking down a Mad Targaryen.  It could be one final  tragic parallel.

Do you think Jon Snow is going to go Queenslayer on us? Tell us in the comments.

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