Is GoT Dropping A Major Hint By Changing This Unique Characteristic Of The Lannisters?

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Game of Thrones might be set in the fictional universe created by George R. R. Martin but ever since the HBO series entered our lives, we have realised that the show and its characters are much more to us than a figment of Martin’s imagination.

The most shocking moment for the viewers around the world was Ned Stark’s beheading. We all were in shock because the man we thought to be the hero was now dead.

Ned’s death was almost certain after he confronted Cersei about her children’s parentage.

Ned's death was almost certain after he confronted Cersei about her children's parentage.

In Season 1 episode Ned Stark confronted Cersei about her relationship with Jaime and she confirmed that her kids were not Baratheon.

And how did Ned Stark find out that Joffrey wasn’t really Robert’s son?

In the old book ‘The Lineage And Histories Of The Great Houses Of The Seven Kingdoms’, Ned finds out that all Baratheon men carried black hair, until Joffrey. And that’s when it strikes him that Joffrey isn’t Robert’s blood.

The Lannisters have always been shown as the people who came from the rich land of Casterly Rock and has golden hair.

From season one onwards we saw the unique characteristic of Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion over and over again.

Their Hair

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Cersei’s golden hair was long and flowy

Jaime had blonde hair way back and Joffrey got his blonde hair from his father Jaime.

Jaime was one of the bad guys back then and it was his blonde hair that gave away Joffrey’s parentage.

Even Tyrion had a head of golden hair.

But quite a lot of things have changed in the past six seasons.

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Jaime isn’t as blonde anymore.

And neither is Tyrion.

Cersei’s locks have been chopped off but her hair is still golden like Lannisters are supposed to be.

In a show where even the minutest of details tells a story, we’re certain that this change in hair colour isn’t an oversight by the makers.

We wonder what the thought was behind the significant change in Jaime and Tyrion’s hair colour. From being blonde-haired men in Season 1, the two men are now seen with darker hair.

The show makers haven’t explained this but we have a theory.

In the past seven seasons, we have witnessed a massive change in Tyrion Lannister.
Tyrion was established as a wine drinking dwarf who loved the company of women but has since transformed into one of the wisest characters in the Seven Kingdoms.

Jaime was introduced as the man who had killed the previous king. He was the man who threw Bran off the tower to protect his incestuous relationship and was hated by the audience.

But since then, we have started to sympathise with Jaime, after he lost his hand. He might not be the best guy but he’s certainly not an evil man.

The two Lannister men have grown to be more likeable and positive than what they were introduced as but Cersei has stayed just as evil as she was in the beginning. In fact, she has gotten worse and her constant blonde hair probably explains that.

Is the change in Tyrion and Jaime’s hair colour a sign for their changed personalities? Does it signal that the two men have outgrown the Lannister stereotype of being evil while Cersei has stayed the same?
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I think the Mad King did impregnate J. Lannister, but so did Tywin which resulted in the fraternal twins. Cersei is the Mad Kings progeny but Jamie is a Lannister as is Tyrion.

  2. It was what Sansa said that made Ned Stark realise Joffrey wasn’t Robert’s son – ‘..he (Joffrey) is nothing like Robert, he’s a lion not a stag, and our children will have yellow hair….’ The book, ‘The Lineage And Histories Of The Great Houses Of The Seven Kingdoms’, merely confirmed it. Like the theory of their changing hair colour – maturing with years – heralds changes in their personality. Don’t lets forget how Jamie was with Brienne

  3. As far as the Mad King getting Johanna Lannister pregnant, I think it’s pretty cut and dry, not quite as complicated as the fraternal twins thing…

    I think Jaime and cersei are both tywins, tyrion is not..tywins always said “you are no son of mine” and made many off handed comments, especially in th books, about how tyrion is not his blood, that he was born of something far more evil, (the Mad King)..even tyrion began to doubt he was saying that JUST because he’s a dwarf, it’s also because tyrion is half of the man tywin hates most..I fully believe we will find out, that like jon, tyrion is a targaryen..the dragon has THREE heads, remember?

    As for Jaime, I think he is definitely tywins, he just ended up with more of his mothers heart in the end, especially after all he’s gone through..cersei is just tywin to the bone..but I also believe Jaime is the valanquar that will kill cersei, not tyrion..I also don’t see Jaime surviving in the end..his death is going to be the most bittersweet and redeeming, and probably heart breaking, of anyone..

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