Will we see a young Melisandre in 'House of the Dragon'? Fans can't wait for her to appear in 'GoT' prequel
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The much discussed first episode of prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ introduced us to House Targaryen, which is almost 172 years older than events of ‘Game of Thrones’. But, whenever an iconic show’s prequel airs, it is common for avid fans to spin conspiracy theories related to the timeline of the original show and prequel. A similar thing happened here. Talking about characters from the original show that fans want to see make an appearance in the prequel, a favorite is Melisandre (Carice Van Houten).
According to Game of Thrones Fandom.com, Melisandre was often referred to as the Red Woman or the Red Witch within Martin's fictional 'Game of Thrones' universe. She was a Red Priestess in the religion of R'hllor. She had been a close counselor to King Stannis Baratheon in his campaign to take the Iron Throne from Targaryens. Following Stannis's death, she used her witchcraft powers and ended up reviving Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). She also served him as an advisor until the moment she was banished. Eventually, Melisandre also participated in the final battle against the Night King, wielding the power of R'hllor. Whilst global fans literally enjoyed watching the first episode of the prequel which is garnering plaudits and accolades, they started coming up with theories related to Melisandre and one of them is actually making a lot of sense.
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Following the first episode premiere, an avid fan with the Twitter handle @Mothers_Milk99 took to the platform on August 22. She wrote a tweet saying that if the prequel was 172 years before ‘GoT’ than Melisandre was 200 years old during the iconic show. The tweet mentioned, “So #HouseoftheDragon is set 172 years before #GameOfThrones Melisandre was 200 Years during Game Of Thrones. This means, Young Melisandre is around House Of The Dragon Era… Y’all think we might see her?”
So #HouseoftheDragon is set 172 years before #GameOfThrones— 〽️ օէհҽɾ'ʂ 〽️ ìӀҠ (@Mothers_Milk99) August 22, 2022
Melisandre was 200 Years during Game Of Thrones.
This means, Young Melisandre is around House Of The Dragon Era…
Y’all think we might see her? pic.twitter.com/m1eXwcpfEl
After this, many fans started giving their reactions to the theory. Many of them shared that they felt excited to know about this possibility. They also said that they definitely need a crossover appearance of Melisandre and this has made them all more excited enough to watch the show.
“Omg thats awesome if we see melisandre in house of dragon #HouseoftheDragon #got #GameOfThrones #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #dragons,” said a fan. “I need to see her again,” a fan added. “Wow now I'm just a bit more excited,” shared another fan. “Okay I kinda need this now! Doubt it will happen though,” a fan noted.
Omg thats awesome if we see melisandre in house of dragon 🐉🐲 #HouseoftheDragon #got #GameOfThrones #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #dragons https://t.co/TyfxfMzmrS— sushilpandeya (@sushilpandeya11) August 25, 2022
I need to see her again https://t.co/xUxM71j9rC— rhaenyra and alicent's moment of lesbian love (@lesbianmeye) August 23, 2022
Wow now I'm just a bit more excited. https://t.co/nqkTTPZget— Sushna Khanal (@sushnax) August 23, 2022
Okay I kinda need this now! Doubt it will happen though https://t.co/2jCLjH4p5i— Reena 🐝 (@ReenawithtwoEs) August 24, 2022
For many fans, Melisandre is the worst villain to appear on the screen. This is especially real because she advises Stannis Baratheon to sacrifice his daughter to win a war. She also mocked Davos over the death of his son. For others it is different as she is the only woman that saved Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). Most importantly, she did play a pivotal part in making him meet Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Melisandre is a Red Priestess of the Lord of Light, who claims to possess magical abilities including the power of prophecy.
The second episode titled 'The Rogue Prince' is going to premiere globally on August 28, 2022, Sunday at 9 pm ET on HBO and HBO Max.