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Ed Sheeran has already become a controversial appearance in the Game of Thrones universe. While the public started an online riot against such a cast selection, it is worthy to remember that this TV show is not at its first such stunt. Coldplay’s Will Champion was present in the show just in time to witness the Red Wedding. At the time, nobody debated the singer about his performance. However, unlucky Ed Sheeran sparked quite an Internet outrage. Nonetheless, his role as a Lannister soldier might hold more importance for the main plot in the future episodes.
The Song of the Lannister Soldier Is a Vestige of Tyrion’s Cruelest Experience
Ed Sheeran’s character has already done a tremendous service for the most popular TV show of all times. The soldier and his band interpreted something that they say it is a new song. In reality, the lyrics appeared in George R. R. Martin’s novels. They depict the relationship between Tyrion Lannister and Shae which ended up being a double edged sword. In the books, Tyrion also muttered fragments of the song when he strangled the love of his life.
The main question is why producers selected such a piece that talks of a long-gone moment. First of all, the song dissuaded the precarious and vengeful side of Arya from slaughtering the men with Lannister armors. The little Stark girl encountered too many brutes in such an army to tell the good from the bad ones anymore. Therefore, without this sign of humanity from their part, Arya wouldn’t have waited to discover their true nature and would have summoned her Needle to end their lives.
Jaime Lannister’s Fate Is Not Depleted of Epic Events Yet
However, there might be more to this Hands of Gold song than meets the eye. The show proved numerous times that it has a large appetite for hints. The lyrics are also referring to some hands of gold. This might indicate that the Lannister house has another catastrophic event in store. The Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister, might realize that he has to repeat his past decision to hinder his sister/ lover from destroying King’s Landing even further through regicide.
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