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There Might Be Some Dark Symbolism Behind Jaime's Armor On "Game Of Thrones"

Jaime, girl, let's talk this through.

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Jaime Lannister, for one very brave and stupid moment, thought he could attack a grounded, injured Drogon and unarmed Dany with a single spear — and he almost got fried.

However, he was tackled and saved at the last moment by someone who appears to be Bronn. The final scene of the episode showed Jaime floating downwards, weighed down by his armor, to an unknown fate.

While we all emotionally process this, let's take some time to talk about Jaime's armor. We've seen him in many sets of armor over the years — from his different Kingsguard designs to the more traditional Lannister armor.

So far this season, we've seen both Jaime and Cersei emulate their father Twyin's style. However, Cersei seems to be moving even further away from her house colors.

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It would make sense — she and Jaime are the only two remaining members of House Lannister. Their children and bloodline are dead, and Tyrion has pledged allegiance to Daenerys.

It's even more pronounced in his choice of armor. All season, Jaime's worn classic Lannister armor — heavy, gaudy, gold, and covered in red and lions — and in the same design as his father.

The Lannister men have all worn a similar armor style in the past.

"Your mother's dead," Tywin said in the scene, "before long I'll be dead. And you, and your brother, and your sister, and all of her children. All of us dead; all of us rotting in the ground. It's the family name that lives on. It's all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor, but family."

Fast-forward and here's Jaime now. His children are dead, his father is dead, his brother is waging war against him, and he's doing battle in order to try and do what his father told him to do all those years ago: Preserve his family name.

Keely Flaherty is a senior entertainment writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Keely Flaherty at keely.flaherty@buzzfeed.com.

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