Game of Thrones: Jaime and Cersei Lannister were destined to die together – here’s why

Game of Thrones brought every character’s story to an end in the final season of the show earlier this year.

Jaime Lannister (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) had perhaps one of the more complex stories throughout the eight seasons.

While he began his journey as one of the more brooding villains, his association with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) became more of an issue than he had anticipated.

The pair were caught having sex by Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in episode one, which prompted Jaime to throw the boy out of the window, leaving him paralysed.

Viewers have begun pointing out that, since that moment, the twins’ lives and stories have been linked.

From Jaime’s capture in season three, which saw him lose his hand, to Cersei’s imprisonment in season five where her head was shaved; the show has kept each of the Lannister twins’ fates aligned, one way or another.

The final nail in the coffin for the twins was shown off in the final two episodes of Game of Thrones.

After all Jaime had been put through by Cersei, he found himself drawn to her.

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) imprisoned Jaime, however he was released by his brother Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), allowing him to escape.

From this moment in the show, all Jaime cared about was getting back to his sister as quickly as possible.

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Eventually, Jaime did find Cersei once again – but he was too late, as they were trapped by Daenerys and were ultimately crushed by the building they were hiding out in.

Fans of the show began discussing this event, and one pointed out: “They came in this world together they left the world together, and are reunited forever for eternity as one.”

Meanwhile viewers of the show have been theorising about Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) name, and why Ned Stark (Sean Bean) gave it to him.

While his real name was in fact Aegon Targaryen, Ned couldn’t reveal that information, so he named him Jon instead.

Viewers have been speculating Jon was in fact named after Jon Arryn, who was killed off before the first episode aired.

Reddit-user zaupillyer explained: “In the Middle Ages, practically every boy of royal birth was named Edward or Henry after their fathers or grandfathers.

“Some after their father’s friends, etc. So yes, there are a lot of young people named Robert in Game of Thrones.

“Robb Stark [Richard Madden], Robert Arryn [Lino Facioli] (as he’s known in the books, in the show he is Sweetrobin), Robert Baratheon [Mark Addy], etc. There are actually quite a few other characters named Robert or some variation of it in the books.

“Probably since Jon Arryn was Ned Stark’s father figure and fought in the rebellion but also because Jon is a common name in the North. Jon ‘Greatjon’ Umber and Jon ‘Smalljon’ Umber,” the fan added.

Could this have been the real reason Jon was given this name after all?

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