We could have seen a very different monarch on the Iron Throne.
Game of Thrones saw a total of four monarchs sit upon that iconic throne of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
In the first season, the land was ruled by King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) before he was succeeded by the evil boy-king Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson).
After Joffrey was murdered, he was succeeded by his younger and passive brother Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman).
However, Tommen eventually committed suicide and was succeeded by his scheming mother Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).
It could have gone down very differently though, as the original outline (via Insider ) that author George R R Martin sent publishers for A Song of Ice and Fire revealed that another major character would have sat on the Iron Throne: Ser Jaime Lannister.
Martin wrote: “Jaime Lannister will follow Joffrey on the throne of the Seven Kingdoms, by the simple expedient of killing everyone ahead of him in the line of succession and blaming his brother Tyrion for the murders.
It also adds: “Exiled, Tyrion will change sides, making common cause with the surviving Starks to bring his brother down…”
The released novels in the series haven’t seen Jaime anywhere near taking the throne so it looks like some of the plotlines transferred to Cersei.
It would certainly have made things more interesting for the golden-handed Lannister sibling.
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