German Olympian skates to ‘Game of Thrones’ dressed as Jaime Lannister

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister.

We’re pretty sure that figure skating isn’t a thing in Westeros — although if the Night King gets his way, the whole place will be primed for it — but if it were, German figure skater Paul Fentz would’ve wowed the royals with his tribute to the Kingslayer himself during the men’s long program competition Friday night in this year’s Winter Olympics.

Fentz is apparently a huge fan of Game of Thrones, because his four-and-a-half minute program was set to music from the Season 7 soundtrack and his costume would’ve made Jaime Lannister proud, from the Kingsguard breastplate-inspired top to the golden glove on his right hand:

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Photo courtesy of NBC.

He even added a strip of red cloth at the wrist to indicate where the Kingslayer’s hand was cut off! That’s attention to detail if I’ve ever seen it.

Fentz didn’t skate the best program of his career and placed relatively low, missing out on a medal in the long program, but the internet went wild over his performance and obvious love for Thrones. Even commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski were enthralled, with Lipinski noting that the performance “was not his best, but a Lannister always pays his debts.” Weir must have thought better of Fentz’s routine, however — he teased Lipinski for being “like Cersei” for her criticism. No word from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau yet on what he thought of Fentz’s performance.

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    1. I still want to know why the Free Folk haven’t invented cross-country skis yet. Would help them get around north of the Wall a lot faster.

      Since Westeros thankfully hasn’t discovered gunpowder yet, their Olympic events would be limited to the monoathlon, of course…

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    2. About time someone did that, but I guess Winter is Coming a bit late (as it is this year in Germany, with Winter only arriving in February).

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    3. The Russian junior synchronized skating team Crystal Ice is skating to GoT this season as well and their routine is magnificent! Please report on it, too, it would make my day and it’s totally worth checking out. They are also going to be representing Russia at the junior world championships in March.

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    4. Firannion: I still want to know why the Free Folk haven’t invented cross-country skis yet. Would help them get around north of the Wall a lot faster.

      LOL. Ya gotta wonder why the wildlings didn’t get around to more efficient transportation techniques like skis and sleighs over several thousand years. Hmm. The Frostfangs could have hosted great entertainment and sport.

      Kudos to the German skater for bringing Djawadi’s music to the ice rink.

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    5. Is Jaime Lannister’s theme (“Kingslayer”) or the House Lannister theme (“A Lannister Always Pays His Debts”, both from the Season 3 OST ) used in the medley?
      Oh well… 0:00 – 1:46

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    6. Tereza,

      Michael Brzina at least had a Thrones-like costume. Paul Fenz just seemed to be wearing a fan t-shirt. The headline “dressed as Jaime Lannister” was a real stretch, just click-bait.

      Really enjoyed all the skating, though!

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    7. zandru:
      Tereza,
      Michael Brzina at least had a Thrones-like costume. Paul Fenz just seemed to be wearing a fan t-shirt. The headline “dressed as Jaime Lannister” was a real stretch, just click-bait.
      Really enjoyed all the skating, though!

      Březina’s costume wasn’t looking more Thrones-like. Both costumes look silly and like a fan t-shirt, which they are at the bottom line.

      But props to everyone who uses Djawadi’s music, indeed.

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    8. zandru,
      And it’s not a stretch if you actually read the post and looked at the details:

      the Kingsguard breastplate-inspired top to the golden glove on his right hand:

      He even added a strip of red cloth at the wrist to indicate where the Kingslayer’s hand was cut off! That’s attention to detail if I’ve ever seen it.

      But the golden glove would have made a bigger impression if the whole right arm wasn’t gold as well, imo.

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    9. Was a pity he fell those couple of times during his performance. If it wasn’t for that I reckon this guy would have been up the medals. Ramin’s music is great and inspirational for any ice dancer to perform to 🙂

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