Game of Thrones: Is Jaime Lannister’s armor a hint of his allegiance?


Now everyone has had time to look through the Game of Thrones images, it’s time to look at one in particular. Jaime Lannister has some interesting armor, but what could it mean?

Game of Thrones Season 8 is almost here. It’s a bittersweet moment, as it means we’ll finally learn how it all ends but it means that one of the most epic TV shows in recent years is over. The photos arriving for the premiere certainly add to the bittersweetness.

Now you’ve had time to look at each and every one of them, it’s time to break down one in particular. Jaime Lannister is wearing some interesting armor but what exactly does it mean? Could we possibly see him join the north?

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That’s certainly what it feels like. His armor is almost identical to Robb Stark’s from the third season. And I say almost because it’s definitely not identical. Yet it is more like armor from the north than anywhere else in Westeros and it’s certainly not his own armor.

Does this mean he’s switched sides? We last saw him heading north, his gut telling him that something wasn’t right and that there was the chance of the Whitewalkers invading. Once he gets there, he’ll learn the full truth of what’s happened and this could be where we pick up with him. Could we see him in the north’s armor because he’s chosen that side?

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Alternatively, he could have killed someone from the north on the way. Steal the armor to fit in; that seems like something Jaime from the past would do and we know he’s not a completely changed man.

Remember Jaime covered up his gold hand because it was so recognizable. On his own and currently not anyone’s favorite Lannister (although better than his twin sister), he was at the risk of being killed on the way. He needed to get to Jon, Sansa, or even Arya before being killed and fitting in with the northern armor would certainly do the trick.

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He’s got rid of the lion shoulder pads and opted for the rustic look. It’s easier to blend in with the scenery with the darker armor, especially as the Long Night rolls in. While in one sense its a shift in his allegiance, it’s also a sign that he just wants to survive and he has the mind to do that.

My gut is going with him trying to fit in. However, once he gets to Winterfell (because there’s no way someone like Jaime would be killed off before even getting to Winterfell since he’s lasted so long), he’ll likely keep the armor to show his shift in allegiance.

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Why do you think Jaime has the northern armor? What do you hope to see in Game of Thrones Season 8? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres on Apr. 14 at 9/8c on HBO.