Game of Thrones may be over but information is still being revealed regarding the future of the series and character’s fates beyond the closing credits. Viewers said goodbye to many characters, including fan favorite Grey Worm, portrayed by Jacob Anderson. Grey Worm was last scene in the final episode setting sail for Naath with the other Unsullied. Naath was the homeland of Missandei, who perished at the hands of Cersei. The Unsullied journeyed there to honor Missandei’s memory but unfortunately, according to Jacob Anderson and Floor8, Grey Worm’s final fate isn’t a happy one.
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The Game of Thrones spinoff book A World of Ice and Fire reveals some unpleasant facts about Naath, which is known as the Isle of Butterflies due to its huge and deadly butterfly population. Each butterfly carries a disease that targets foreigners. George R.R. Martin wrote about the isle in this grim passage:
Fever is the first sign of the plague, followed by painful spasms that make it seem as if victims are dancing wildly and uncontrollably. In the last stage, the afflicted sweat blood, and their flesh sloughs from their bones.
Yikes. Well, you can see where this is going.
Jacob Anderson revealed in an interview MTV Movie Awards, where he revealed the Unsullied are all going to die, probably as soon they land on Naath’s shores. He noted that although this bit of lore wasn’t in the show, but the creators, David Benioff and D.B. Wise, told him it was real after he asked about it. So yeah, the Unsullied are just going to die as soon as they land on Naath, which is a bit of a downer.
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Well, that’s a disappointing end for the character but its at least not ‘explicitly’ canon, so you’re free to disregard it. Or don’t and accept that Grey Worm dies a horrible death of butterfly related diseases. No happy endings in Game of Thrones, right?
On Tuesday, the trailer we’ve all been waiting for dropped. The epic trailer for Game of Throne’s final season dropped and oh boy, it is a doozy.
Among the spine-tingling images highlighted in the trailer are:
+ Cersei sitting alone in her throne room, crying as she sips a glass of wine. Cersei upset? This doesn’t bode well at all…
+ Jon Snow and Daenerys, side by side, standing before Drogon and Rhaegal. It seems the fan theories are coming true, as it looks like Jon Snow will finally embrace his Targaryen heritage and ride a dragon.
+ Grey Worm donning his helmet, flanked on all sides by his Unsullied brothers in combat, no doubt preparing to fight the enemy.
+ The magnificent dragons flying over the landscape, showcasing epic splendor and beauty as they soar together.
+ And most tantalizing of all: the army of Winterfell standing assembled with many familiar faces of our heroes among their ranks. Before a single hoof of the Night King’s horse stomps into view, facing Winterfell’s defenders.
Suffice to say, this season will be utterly epic in scope, with these battles perhaps surpassing everything we’ve seen before. The final season is only a little over a month away now and we, for one, can’t wait. Let’s just hope everyone’s favorites make it out of this final chapter alive.
It’s a lesson learned the hard way by many of our beloved Game of Thrones characters, but NO ONE is safe in Westeros. One actor is particularly concerned for his character’s fate.
Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, has expressed his fears that his character could be next.
Vultureasked Anderson if he thinks Grey Worm may survive purely because it would avoid the trope of characters of color dying, he said: “Sometimes I’m like, ‘OK, that maybe isn’t going to keep me safe’.”
Grey Worm had a near-death experience in season 5 at the hands of the Sons of the Harpy. While Ser Barristan Selmy died, Grey Worm managed to survive–although the actor didn’t know it at the time.
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I remember someone telling me something when I first started the show. Like, ‘If they call you in for prosthetics, assume that’s it’…I had a special costume fitting and they were like, ‘We’re going to put a stab rig in’. I was like, ‘Ugh, no-one comes back from a stabbing!’ That was a big surprise, to come back from that. They give us episodes in pieces. I had read all the episodes basically up until that scene, so I didn’t know if I was coming back or not. I didn’t know if I made it.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that there are no prosthetics for Grey Worm in the upcoming season!