Matching Star Wars characters with their Game of Thrones counterparts

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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., All Rights Reserved

Han Solo and Jaime Lannister

Both Han Solo and Jaime Lannister seem to have this swagger tendency to them.

In Star Wars, Han is one of the best pilots in the galaxy, and of course completed the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. In Game of Thrones, Jaime is highly regarded as one of the best swordsman in the Seven Kingdoms (until losing his right hand). One of his most notable moments is killing the mad king. Of course, that leads to his nickname of “the Kingslayer.”

Han and Jaime also appear at times to be selfish individuals, but deep down, they know what is right and they must do what is ethical. For Han, he is a main player in contributing to the fall of the Empire despite potentially having other interests in making some money and not risking his life.

For Jaime, he’s had a dark past where he’s done plenty of malicious things, but he sets forth to Winterfell to help Jon Snow and company defeat the Army of the Dead.

So, while Han and Jaime may have this side to them where all they care about is themselves, deep down, they actually are decent human beings, even if they deny it. For Jaime, he seems to be torn by his past, and very well may believe that deep down he is not a good person. But, as the series progresses in Game of Thrones, we see a side of Jaime that can best be summed up as decency.

On a much lesser degree, the same can be said for Han in deciding to remain with the Rebellion.