Really doe? Like one of the biggest reasons that Brienne followed Renly was because she was in love with him and he showed her kindness by dancing with her when no one else would. That is why she was a kick ass warrior and was willing to die for him. She was still kick ass in love with Renly. Why is it a stretch for her to fall in love with Jaime when he did much more for her than dancing? He saved her from being raped. He saved her from a bear by putting his body on the line. He told her things he never told another soul. And he’s fucking handsome as all get out too.
It doesn’t make her less kick ass to be in love with him. Just means she’s a human being with human feelings who has fallen in love.
I hate how so many people equate love with femininity and therefore weakness.
Or even more accurately with women who aren’t traditional love interests as not being as bad ass if they are in love or the insistence that this has to be a brotp because she is not traditionally beautiful. Meanwhile people eat up Sandor and Sansa like it going out of style. I’m not saying that as a insult to people who like that pairing. I’m saying that it is interesting that our reactions to the traditional beauty and the beast trope is acceptable when a male is the beast. But if a woman is less than a runway model they are seen as someone unworthy of romantic love.
You all despise me. Kingslayer. Oathbreaker. A man without honor. […] “Burn them all,” he said. “Burn them in their homes. Burn them in their beds.” Tell me, if your precious Renly commanded you to kill your own father and stand by while thousands of men, women, and children burned alive, would you have done it? Would you have kept your oath then? […] When the king turned to flee, I drove my sword into his back. “Burn them all,” he kept saying. “Burn them all.” I don’t think he expected to die. He– he meant to burn with the rest of us and rise again, reborn as a dragon to turn his enemies to ash. I slit his throat to make sure that didn’t happen. That’s where Ned Stark found me…
GoT meme | Relationships [4/9] → Jaime & Brienne”Gods kow why i bother. She is the least companionable creature i’ve ever had the misfortune to meet.”
atonement for guilt.
Jaime Lannister does not feel guilty for any of the things he has done, as he deemed them (and still does) necessary for the safety of his family and himself. He does not regret killing Aerys because he did it to save King’s Landing. He does not regret his relationship with Cersei because “I am not ashamed of loving you, only of the things I’ve done to hide it”. He does not regret attacking Ned in the streets of King’s Landing because he did it for Tyrion. He does not regret pushing Bran and crippling him because he did it to protect his secret. He does not regret anything.
Jaime Lannister’s arc is not a redemption arc. It’s an identity arc. It’s a matter of semantics, truly, and the confusion comes from the fact that people misread many of Jaime’s statements as symptom of regret, which is not the point. An identity arc is different from a redemption arc. An identity arc means that Jaime Lannister, after losing everything (his hand, which he identified with, Cersei, his father, his brother, all the things he cred about) throw himself into the role of Lord Commander to balance the void of sense that follows the absence of all these things. Without these components, Jaime Lannister does not know who he is, because all he was hinged on those factors. Hence, the reason behind Jaime Lannister’s action is the desperate search for identity, not redemption.
One would think Jaime threatening to fling Edmure’s newborn baby against the walls of Riverrun with a trebuchet would… kinda give that away.
If people need to descend their newfound love for Jaime on a redemption pulled out of their asses, then I’m sorry, but LMAO at them and their poor reading abilities to be honest.