Ser Jaime Lannister is the current Lord Commander of the Kingsguard and has been part of the Kingsguard for over twenty years since he was a teenager, the youngest Kingsguard ever. He was appointed to the position by King Aerys II Targaryen. At the conclusion of Robert's Rebellion, Jaime's father Tywin betrayed King Aerys and as the Lannister soldiers sacked King's Landing King Aerys remained holed up inside the Red Keep. Despite being sworn by oaths to protect the king as a member of the Kingsguard, Jaime ultimately turned his own sword on Aerys, slaying him at the foot of the Iron Throne itself. For this infamous act, he is known throughout the Seven Kingdoms as "the Kingslayer".
He was forgiven his breaking of his vows by King Robert Baratheon and permitted to remain in the Kingsguard as part of Robert's alliance with House Lannister, along with the marriage of Jaime's twin sister Cersei to Robert.
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