favorite male characters » Jaime Lannister (Asoiaf/Game of Thrones)
Jaime’s rage kept him walking. I am stronger than they know, he told himself. I am still a Lannister. I am still a knight of the Kingsguard. He would reach Harrenhal, and then King’s Landing. He would live. And I will pay this debt with interest.
A lot of things have happened to this guy and he doesn’t quite look like the young golden Lannister boy any more. There’s a scene where he arrives in King’s Landing and it’s just standing in the streets. I thought that was so interesting because you only truly have power if someone gives you that power. You can’t just say “I’m strong.” Someone has to give it to you at some point. Here, you have a guy who is used to being at the top of the food chain, he’s used to people reacting to his mere presence. Now, the reactions to his presence are so different.
— Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jaime returning to King’s Landing [x
“Everyday that he remains a prisoner, the less our name commands respect. If another house can seize one of our own and hold him captive with impunity, we are no longer a house to be feared. I need you to become the man you were always meant to be.”