Game of Thrones: Why Melisandre Is More Powerful Than You Thought

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  • Published on May 11, 2019
  • "The Red Woman" Melisandre is one of the most powerful characters in both the Game of Thrones books and the show! Subscribe to our channel for more awesome videos: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant
    The night is dark and full of terrors and that rings true for the person who first said that line on the show Game of Thrones. Spoilers ahead of everything up to season eight, episode three! Melisandre, the Red Woman, met her demise at the conclusion of the Battle of Winterfell but her impact on the conflict and the world at large and still be felt. Going back to season three, Melisandre gave Arya a prophecy, one that she began working on without even really knowing it. Arya would shut brown eyes, blue eyes and green eyes forever. Arya recently took out blue eyes with the death of the Night King. Not only is this fulfilling the prophecy of the eye colour, but it would also confirm that Arya is the Prince that was Promised, Azor Ahai, a title many thought would turn out to be Jon Snow. Despite getting many prophecies wrong before, Melisandre and Arya are seemingly two for three on the eye’s being shut forever, if we can assume that “brown eyes” was Walder Frey. That leaves, quite possibly, only one person left on the list and there’s a good chance that person was Arya’s original number two target from all those years ago. Does that mean Melisandre has been manipulating events ever since crossing paths with Arya? Or is Melisandre more of a parlour trick sorcerer who can sometimes be of use but quite often doesn’t see the whole picture. The answer to these questions lies (hopefully) in the final episodes to come!
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  • a girl has no name
    a girl has no name 3 months ago

    She brought Jon back, helped unite the necessary forces, returned to Volantis presumably to power up by heading back to the source of the craft, dedicated her long life to serving the Lord of Light ("the god of love and life and joy") and trying to save humanity, lit the arakhs so that the Dothraki charge would be less useless, rescued their trench plan, sicced Arya on the Night King, and then went home to the LoL with her purpose at last fulfilled. Melisandre freakin' rules. One of the few people who didn't piss me off or let me down in the final season, tbh. They kinda left it to you to interpret the prophecy, & I choose to believe she was the princess she sought all along.
    Didn't have to be the specific person who delivered the fatal puncture to the NK.

    Yeah, I was waiting for that scene that supposedly had her fighting the Night King directly, but I haven't time again to repeat the thousands of words enumerating S8's disappointments.

  • Brandon Michaud
    Brandon Michaud 5 months ago

    Hottest character in the series

  • IMStarbuck
    IMStarbuck 5 months ago +9

    Nah. Cersei will probably get killed by some falling rocks or something.

  • CychoVert
    CychoVert 5 months ago

    What's the name of the background song?

  • From a Bicycle seat
    From a Bicycle seat 5 months ago

    The CLUTCH QUEEEEN!!!

  • Babul Ali
    Babul Ali 5 months ago

    SPOILER



    Cersei get's bricked. So Danerys indirectly kills her.

  • Justice Walker
    Justice Walker 5 months ago

    Daenerys has green eyes ;)

  • criose
    criose 5 months ago

    I play "Blue eyes white walker".

  • Jessica Robinson
    Jessica Robinson 5 months ago

    I just need someone to kill cersei

  • Jason Coté
    Jason Coté 5 months ago

    You mean 'was' more powerful than you thought.

  • Gianpaolo Pazzini
    Gianpaolo Pazzini 5 months ago

    it’s not her.. lord of light is

  • Goukes
    Goukes 5 months ago +1

    She has the power of making only catastrophically wrong predictions until the very end and fanboys still getting upset about a certain prophecy of her not fullfilling the way they thought.

  • CARLOS
    CARLOS 5 months ago

    because its a deus ex machina

  • pete8475
    pete8475 5 months ago

    She had powerful titties.

  • Israel Ouellet
    Israel Ouellet 5 months ago

    What if Sansa find the witch bracelet she let on the battlefield?

  • Sabina Hertzum
    Sabina Hertzum 5 months ago

    Isn’t high Valiryan gender neutral?? So the Valenquar could be ‘little sister’ instead of little brother...
    In the books - does it state that Cersei will be killed by HER valenquar - or THE valenquar??
    Could the valenquar not be Arya?? With these things taken in to consideration?!?

  • Brandon vargas
    Brandon vargas 5 months ago

    Is it because she owns the Starbucks

  • Blaster
    Blaster 5 months ago +2

    BULLSHIT.
    In the scene where she took a bath she had NO necklace, and she was young and hot.

  • ChrisPowSey
    ChrisPowSey 5 months ago

    First of all, Littlefinger had brown eyes in the show so it dosent count as green eyes and second, Walder Frey had green eyes.. Arya allready fullfiled her destiny meaning that she's not gonna be the one to kill Cersey... My opinion is that Arya will not survive till the end of the Game.

  • Youtube Username 2019
    Youtube Username 2019 5 months ago

    Why is the rat in Endgame more powerful than you thought video next, please.

  • IGarrettI
    IGarrettI 5 months ago +1

    Cuz she has nice tidies

  • Allen Christian
    Allen Christian 5 months ago +1

    "Prince or Princess that was promised" Arya is a girl but she is not a lady... Hmmmmmmmmmm

  • BadgerOWesley
    BadgerOWesley 5 months ago

    Green eyes
    Green sight...
    Shes going to kill bran.

  • Milan Donic
    Milan Donic 5 months ago

    Was...

  • Stoic Compassion
    Stoic Compassion 5 months ago

    From Game Of Thrones to Game of THOTs.

  • KaosuAiden
    KaosuAiden 5 months ago +1

    That woman is downright gorgeous

  • kenz200g
    kenz200g 5 months ago +1

    She has the mind stone!

  • kirin
    kirin 5 months ago

    Danny is the true villain

  • Maia Mihalik
    Maia Mihalik 5 months ago

    There are more than one remaining based on active cast members. Cersei, Jaime and Daenerys. While Dany has Violet eyes in the books, this was not carried forward in the series.

  • Deshaun Delain
    Deshaun Delain 5 months ago +1

    But she couldn’t bring back my guy Baros after getting stabbed up in front of her, but a rando can do it on command

  • 0009 LAH
    0009 LAH 5 months ago

    STFU

  • count783
    count783 5 months ago

    Title should be changed from"is" to "was"

  • Kendall deDelley
    Kendall deDelley 5 months ago

    Lmao 2 mins in this dude DEFINITELY says season sex lmao

    • Sean Erdos
      Sean Erdos 5 months ago +1

      I knew I wasnt the only one who heard that lol

  • Falloutfan94
    Falloutfan94 5 months ago +1

    Everyone in here saying she’s not strong because she’s dead...maybe she’s dead because her ‘job’ is done 🤷‍♂️

  • Seth Long
    Seth Long 5 months ago +2

    Jacqun Hegar. (Horribly misspelled).
    He has green eyes as far as I can remember.

  • Joe V
    Joe V 5 months ago

    *was*

  • Hoss Bonaventure CEO
    Hoss Bonaventure CEO 5 months ago +11

    You could've fooled me she seemed pretty useless at the battle of Winterfell. The Dothraki charged with their flaming swords just to die immediately, and the fire in the trenches held off the Wights for a total of 2-3 minutes. So powerful. LOL

  • batgurrl
    batgurrl 5 months ago

    Don’t nitpick please. Arya KILLED littlefinger who had green eyes.

    • Tina Bojan
      Tina Bojan 5 months ago

      They mentioned Littlefinger having green eyes in the video. But theorized that it may not have counted because it was the result of a trial (of sorts).

  • batgurrl
    batgurrl 5 months ago

    Her witchy powers were apparent from the start like when Stannis killed his brother Renly with her black magic

  • Joe martinez
    Joe martinez 5 months ago +2

    I think Arya is going to kill cersei lannister because she has green eyes

  • gaming legend
    gaming legend 5 months ago

    Great

  • Walkin' Tall
    Walkin' Tall 5 months ago

    Ive never even seen an episode of GOT, but watch vids like this just to keep up to date on it. Im confused though why ppl are debating on how the last season will end, who will rule the iron throne. The shows based off the books - so...who wins in the books?? 😒

    • Tina Bojan
      Tina Bojan 5 months ago

      @Walkin' Tall My husband has the same thoughts/fears that GRRM will die before the series is complete. It's why he refuses to read the series until the final two books are published. GRRM has it written in his contract, that the publisher cannot hire someone else to finish the series if he dies before the books are done. Of course, there's could always be more fan fiction. But, the publisher cannot publish those stories.

    • Walkin' Tall
      Walkin' Tall 5 months ago +1

      @Tina Bojan So George R. R. Martin has helped wrote the screenplays for the show, but his books arent finished? Wow. I plan on watching the series, but Im gonna wait til this seasons over, and Im gonna binge watch the whole series.
      I wonder if he'll choose to keep the books like the tv series, or if he'll go in a different direction that the show. Thats crazy.
      My favorite book trilogy The Passage series by Justin Cronin got adapted to a tv show for fox. The 1st season finished a couple months ago, and theres still no word on if a 2nd season was approved. 😞 I absolutely loved it, they stayed true to the books, made only minor changes, and the special effects to bring tbe vampires to the screen looked great! Which i was worried about for a new show with a small budget. If a 2nd seadon doesnt get picked up im gonna be pissed.
      I guess got fans are as hardcore about it as i am about the passage.
      Ive just never read the books, not really my type, but the snippets ive seen of the show look great.

    • Hoss Bonaventure CEO
      Hoss Bonaventure CEO 5 months ago

      The book series isn't over, the TV show has been running off of it's own material for a couple seasons now.

    • Tina Bojan
      Tina Bojan 5 months ago

      The book series isn't finished yet. The author has two more books planned (if he lives long enough). The series has been going off GRRM's general plot outline (not known to the public) for at least three seasons.

  • Ricky Cabrera
    Ricky Cabrera 5 months ago

    mmm maybe a GREEN SEER, has GREEN EYES

  • Nico David
    Nico David 5 months ago

    Why Game of Thrones' Melisandre Is More Powerful Than You Thought - because the script writers needed dumbass scene where they kill all the dothraki like fireflies or that they needed deus EX machina flames while some unsullied died in the process.

  • Jeremy-c
    Jeremy-c 5 months ago

    If you're going to make GoT videos, get the names right. Haha

  • Thejericko17
    Thejericko17 5 months ago +6

    I doubt that he'll do this in the books but the show will probably have Arya kill Jaime for Bran and have her wear his face to kill Cersei 🤷🏾‍♂️.

  • Trendz
    Trendz 5 months ago +1

    She obviously is so strong

    • Trendz
      Trendz 5 months ago

      You guys should remember that she is an already aged lady taking that of the young.
      Guess who has more Info?

  • savagedroman
    savagedroman 5 months ago +15

    Her purpose was to do what??? Light the trench??? Light the dothraki blades just to charge to their deaths? Slop writing... need George to fix this story asap, write the books George!!!

  • Alex Almeida
    Alex Almeida 5 months ago +8

    I don't know ...I thought she was pretty powerful from the beginning. 🍻

  • Gary Gresham
    Gary Gresham 5 months ago +17

    Who says she was ever wrong, maybe she supported stannis just to get him to the wall to save John, and burnt the girl so stannis men would dessert and take all the horses so he wouldn't win against Ramsay, because stannis would never accept danerys as queen and John would saving the world, so stannis had to go beyond the wall, but couldn't conquer the north or the night king wins.

  • braddream7777
    braddream7777 5 months ago

    right could be arya finds tryion or jamie takes face ;) its gonna be awesome

  • Jenderson Mohammed
    Jenderson Mohammed 5 months ago +2

    I was very surprised to see Arya kill the Night King.

  • Holy Holy
    Holy Holy 5 months ago

    She's dead. She's not powerful si ce she's dead

  • The Super Viewer
    The Super Viewer 5 months ago +13

    Had an extended life. Brought people back from the dead. Pyrokenetic. Hot. Nope, bout as powerful as I thought.

    • Furzkampfbomber
      Furzkampfbomber 5 months ago +1

      Hot? You _have_ seen her without that necklace, haven't you?
      But hey, whatever floats your boat! :D

  • drew34000
    drew34000 5 months ago +2

    That interaction with Arya was retconned. It was not the original intention. I don't buy it. That had to do with her killing people in general.

    • Kal
      Kal 5 months ago

      drew34000 agree

  • Taisen's Cool Stuff
    Taisen's Cool Stuff 5 months ago +6

    I thought that was Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix for a second

  • NismoFury
    NismoFury 5 months ago

    If she's so powerful then why is she dead?

  • MrBboy
    MrBboy 5 months ago

    Was*

  • Demetria Thomas
    Demetria Thomas 5 months ago

    Naw man arya IS lightbringer

  • Sam Coll
    Sam Coll 5 months ago +44

    I'm still waiting on the video "Why Hawkeye is More Powerful Than You Thought"

    • Youtube Username 2019
      Youtube Username 2019 5 months ago

      Sam Coll They already did one two weeks ago. I just saw it a minute ago in my recommendation page. Lol.