I think it would be kind of poetic Arya Stark I’m Not A Lady I Never Have Been That’s Not Me Shirt to have Jaime kill Cersei the same way, and for the same reasons, as he killed the Mad King. If Cersei plots to destroy the Invading fAegon army and the City with wildfire and Jaime finds out about it, I believe the parallels between the two situations could drive him to action. Would make Jaime Kingslayer, Queen Slayer, and Kinslayer, the most hated man in history. And he’ll have done it all to save innocent people. Seems super fitting to me.
This is why Jaime is my absolute favorite character Arya Stark I’m Not A Lady I Never Have Been That’s Not Me Shirt, he’s just so damn complicated. Yeh, so do I. Everyone seems really anti it on this board and others though! On one hand, some of the criticism of Jon killing Dany is that it plays into the trope of men having to kill power hungry women, ala X-Men the Last Stand, and Jaime killing Cersei would be along similar lines. But I’d argue there are some clear differences in that narrative, given that a) they’ve arguably set up Cersei being irredeemable in a way they never did with Dany and b) it’s echoing both the valonqar prophecy and Jaime’s previous actions.
Speaking as a woman Arya Stark I’m Not A Lady I Never Have Been That’s Not Me Shirt, I have no problem with men killing powerful women if it serves a narrative purpose. I think the show’s criticism mainly came for if they had Jaime kill Cersei in Episode 5 and Jon killing Daenerys in Episode 6 in a similar way (because she’s power hungry and “crazy”), which I can totally see. It would have seemed a bit sexist, and been very lazy from a storytelling angle as well.
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