How tall is Brienne von Tarth

Brienne in the 8th season of "Game of Thrones": is she killing Cersei out of love for Jaime Lannister?

Robin Hood, King Arthur and Lancelot - all these well-known characters from literature and film have one thing in common: They are men. Even if Brienne von Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) - a supporting character from "Game of Thrones" who will certainly play a bigger role in the eighth season of the fantasy series - belongs to the opposite sex, she is perhaps the bravest, smartest and most graceful Knight figure of the entire story.

Before we consider Brienne's fate in the grand finale in our series, which deals with the most important "Game of Thrones" characters, let's take a look at her previous adventures.

Brienne in seasons 1 through 7

We first met Brienne von Tarth in "Game of Thrones" in the second season of the series. The war for the throne is still in its infancy, but Brienne is ready to position herself and put her fighting strength into the service of the Kingsguard of Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony). Her dream will come true after proving her skills with sword and horse. But she can't serve Renly for long. She stands next to him with Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) when he is killed by a mysterious shadow creature sent by Melisandre (Carice van Houten). He dies in her arms and his guards mistake her for the murderess. She flees and a short time later swears allegiance to Catelyn.

So it is that Catelyn gives her an important job. Brienne is supposed to bring Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) captured by the Starks to Königmund and exchange him for her captive daughters Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams). On the trip to the capital, Jaime and Brienne get to know and appreciate each other. The prisoner exchange goes wrong, however, and Jaime and Brienne's journey together does not end until the fourth season. During the entire time, both of them save each other again and again, Jaime loses a hand and with Brienne wins a confidante who even unintentionally makes his sister and lover Cersei (Lena Headey) jealous. As a token of gratitude and admiration, Jaime gives Brienne a sword, armor and the squire Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman).

In the following seasons Brienne carries out various assignments for Jaime and the Starks, fights on her way against Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann) and tries to protect the Stark girls. In the seventh season of "Game of Thrones", Brienne is there when Cersei is to be convinced in King's Landing that her empire is not threatened by the other supposed kings, but by the White Walkers and the army of the undead. Although Cersei sees a zombie with her own eyes and is shocked, she does not want to do anything about this threat at first. It is Brienne who urgently asks Jaime to speak to Cersei's conscience. In fact, he breaks with Cersei at the end of the seventh season and leaves King's Landing for the north. Is it possible that his thoughts are with Brienne?

Every viewer should have noticed that the chemistry between Brienne and Jaimie fits perfectly. The fact that the two could feel more for each other than a deep friendship is more of a theory so far - which some "Game of Thrones" fans believe. On closer inspection, however, the matter doesn't seem so absurd ...

That Jaime wants to die one day in the arms of his great love, he already revealed in the fifth season of "Game of Thrones". At the time we were pretty sure that he was thinking of his twin sister and of course not Brienne. But after the end of the seventh season it is not clear whether the regicide still longs for Cersei. He even parted with his family coat of arms on the way north. But why Brienne instead of Cersei?

The Reddit user SCBeauty is sure, that a love story between Brienne and Jaime in the spirit of "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin was. In 1987, Martin's series “Beauty and the Beast” ran on US television, in which beauty dies in the arms of the beast after giving birth to their child. In "Game of Thrones" it is Jaime who is considered a handsome boy and who actually speaks of a "beast" when he talks about his first encounter with Brienne.

Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau himself said that Jaime could actually find the “love of his life” in the final season of “Game of Thrones”. In an interview with the Huffington Post he listed a few plot contingencies, but didn't really want to confirm any of the possibilities. A new love was part of the party.

"Yellow hair, blue eyes, the tallest woman you have ever seen"

And then there is the very obvious interest of Tormund Riesentod (Kristofer Hivju) in Brienne. In the seventh season he explained to Sandor Clegane: "A beauty is waiting for me in Winterfell. Yellow hair, blue eyes, the tallest woman you have ever seen. Almost your size. I want to make babies with her. Imagine that. Big monsters. You could conquer the world". We do not know whether Tormund is serious about his words. We think it is very unlikely that he would have a chance at Brienne. She is definitely anything but enthusiastic about Tormund. We think it's pretty certain that the two will see each other again.

We won't find out whether and to whom Brienne gives her heart until the last season of “Game of Thrones”. We think it is not unlikely that she and Jaime feel more for each other than just friendship. After all, the fantasy series has surprised us several times with unforeseen twists and turns, and it was often the secondary characters that suddenly became the focus of the plot. However, it remains to be seen whether there is even room for a love affair in times of great battles.

But maybe it is actually a love affair that ultimately decides the fight for the throne. For example, if Cersei really does become Mad Queen, she will probably have to be gotten out of the way. Her brother Jaime may have regicide experience but would probably not kill his sister. However, Brienne has many reasons to send the blonde queen to the afterlife for good. Even if she is not alone with it ...

The eighth season of "Game Of Thrones" starts in the night of April 14th to 15th, 2019 on Sky.

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