Game Of Thrones might have killed off a major character without us even knowing
By this point, you'd think we'd have seen and learned everything there was to know about Game of Thrones, but there's always a little bit more lurking beneath the surface.
In that final season, a lot happened, but chief among them were the fatalities we suffered in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Notable among them were Ser Jorah Mormont, Theon Greyjoy, Jaime and Cersei Lannister as well as the Mother of Dragons herself Daenerys Targaryen, but let's focus for a second on just one, whose untimely demise ultimately shaped the final two episodes of Game of Thrones.
This is who I am talking about:
Missandei. Dear sweet, innocent Missandei. Of course, those of you familiar with TV Tropes knew that something was about to go down with her character, and so it proved. But once the credits rolled on the final episode of Game of Thrones, there's another character's death that we just didn't think about. Especially if you go by the books.
Let's go back to Missandei, and specifically, a conversation she had with Greyworm where the couple pledged to head to Missandei's hometown Naath, where they'd peacefully live out their days. At the end of the series, Greyworm is seen heading to Naath to fulfill that promise, but that's not the bittersweet ending it appears at the time. It's pretty much all bitter.
Here's the thing; Naath might be full of peace and rainbows and butterflies, but one thing that Game of Thrones neglects to mention is that those butterflies will kill you dead in horrifying fashion. Those little flappy insects are harmless to Naath natives, but to anybody else, they give you the innocuous-sounding butterfly disease.
What does that involve, huh? Flitting from flower to flower with no care in the world? Actually, it makes sufferers dance until they sweat blood and their skin falls off, leaving them die in agony.
Maybe the dancing would look something like this (only with more blood and less Missandei):
So Greyworm and his newly established house are pretty much resigning themselves to a horrifying off-screen death. Also, one hell of a dance party.
For those of you who have a soft spot for Greyworm, it's possible this doesn't go down in the shows - the butterfly fever is only mentioned in the books, and you'd have to think that Missandei would be aware that her hometown kills everyone that isn't from there in grisly fashion. But then again, this is Game of Thrones.