Game of Thrones’ Jaime (played by Nikolai Coster-Waldau) has been one of the HBO show’s most divisive characters.
The first season saw him push young Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) from a high window, leaving him unable to walk.
What’s more, he’s been having an incestuous affair with his sister Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) since before the show even started.
But fans love him for his honest ways and seemingly good morals when compared with the rest of his evil family.
Now, one Reddit user appears to have found an interesting link between him and deceased Ned Stark (Sean Bean) which could have big consequences for the finale.
LowerIntroduction noted Maester Aemon’s (Peter Vaughan) theoretical question (“What is honour compared to a woman’s love?”) from season one, appears to have drawn the unlikely pair together.
Ned sacrificed his pride for the love of his sister, Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) and raised her illegitimate son Jon Snow (Kit Harington) as his own.
Even though the action left him disgraced in the eyes of many, the former northern leader proved he was a good guy at heart.
Much was the same with Jaime, who famously played the Mad King Aerys Targaryen (David Rintoul) which again left his reputation tarnished but actually was a good and correct thing to do.
What’s more, Jaime’s mindless pushing of Bran was actually a dedication of his love for Cersei.
The Reddit user continues: “Which is why Jaime finally walking away from Cersei and deciding to go fight the White Walkers is so damn powerful. It even kind of mirrors Ned waking away from Robert when he orders Dany to be killed.
“These characters become heroes because they’re able to do the right thing regardless of this love.
“So when Jaime finally walks away from Cersei, he’s being just as honourable as Ned Stark, who was the pinnacle of honour his whole life; Jaime’s finally living up to what he could be.
“He refuses to choose love over honour anymore, and finally chooses what is morally right. His development is nothing short of amazing.”
However, if Jaime does follow a similar character trajectory as Ned, it can surely only spell death for him.
Will the blonde-haired hero make it out alive? Or will he be another casualty of the show?