Game of Thrones: Missandei Everything You Need To Know About Her

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Game of Thrones: Missandei Everything You Need To Know About Her
Game of Thrones: Missandei Everything You Need To Know About Her

Game of Thrones: Missandei Everything You Need To Know About Her: In Game of Thrones Season 8, Missandei rides beside her lover during the Targaryen entourage’s route through the winter town. Although the totality of Daenerys and her armies are clearly highlighted as being “outsiders” to the North, both Missandei and Grey Worm in particular are given suspicious and judgemental looks by the Northmen, presumably due to their obviously foreign nature. However, she and Grey Worm share a comforting look before the two reach Winterfell.

As preparations for the battle against the dead are underway, Missandei tries to make friends with some Northern children, who run away as she approaches. Grey Worm observes that they will never be welcome in the North, and asks her if she wants to grow old in a place like Winterfell. He then declares his intention to travel the world after they help Daenerys win, and asks Missandei if there’s any place she would like to go. She replies that she would like to see the beaches of Naath again. Grey Worm promises to help her get there.

Missandei remains in the crypts of Winterfell with the other noncombatants. She is irritated with Tyrion’s frustration and Sansa‘s fatalism, and when they start musing on whether their marriage would have worked out due to Tyrion’s support of Daenerys, Missandei irritably reminds them that without her, they would be dead by now. Although the dead interred in the crypts rise and attack those hiding there, Missandei is able to survive that night.

Being freed from a life of slavery by Daenerys Targaryen, rising to become a trusted advisor and friend to the Mother of Dragons, striking up a romance with Unsullied soldier Grey Worm (and enjoying a steamy night of passion with him, despite him being castrated), sharing a drink and trading jokes with Tyrion and Grey Worm at the Great Pyramid of Meereen, sailing alongside Daenerys to Dragonstone as her right-hand woman.

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Keeping vigil over a badly wounded Grey Worm after an ambush by the Sons of the Harpy, making an ill-fated wish to see the beaches of her homeland of Naath again before the Battle of Winterfell. (We should’ve known she was done for right then.)

Missandei was one of Game of Thrones’ few characters of color, not to mention one of its longest-running characters. After the Battle of Winterfell, she was one of only two named characters of color left on the show at all (in addition to Grey Worm). Her death now brings that total to one.