Game of Thrones has tragically reached an end after 8 seasons that solidified its place in the history of television. In spite of the fact that a full spin-off based on the series’ characters is improbable, there is one character that could possibly return in the planned prequel spin-off – Melisandre.
That’s correct! A cameo from one of the series’ most mysterious side-characters is more feasible to be seen in the prequel show. And, there is a very good reason why Melisandre, the Red Priestess can be seen.
The neck bling she was seen wearing and getting off at the end of episode 3rd of Game of Thrones season 8. That giant ruby choker allowed her to stay looking young and something that even kept her alive. Once she removed it after the Battle of Winterfell, she strikingly turned into that same old lady we saw in the previous season and fell dead.
One thing is sure that the Red Priestess was too old that we never discovered. But she was unquestionably old enough to be kicking around the Prince That Was Promised prophecy.
The first time we heard about the prophecy in the entire GoT series was when Red Woman was fire-starting with Stannis in Season 2nd of the series.
The Prince That Was Promised is, in the books, considered to be a reincarnation of Azor Ahai, who was a legendary warrior and the one who lived thousands of years ago. Melisandre mentioned his name interchangeably with the Prince a lot of times.
This is something that could fit the timeframe of Jane Goldman’s new Game of Thrones spin-off show, as its plot synopsis talks about “the Golden Age of Heroes” and the “darkest hour” of the world, that refers to Azor Ahai wielding his flaming sword to defeat the darkness bluntly.
The official synopsis reads –
“Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.”
The secret old age plot of Melisandre had no significance in the series’ finale, but it might have something to do with the children of the forest. They might have woven in Melisandre’s wrinkly nakedness for a strikingly value in the series’ early days. However, they made sure that it was also her cause of death.
What exactly is the story of Melisandre is what we may possibly see in the prequel show. Till then, stay tuned!