Game of Thrones: RIP, Melisandre

REST IN PEACE, MELISANDRE

FIRST EPISODE | Season 2, Episode 1, “The North Remembers”

FINAL EPISODE | Season 8, Episode 3

HIGH POINTS | Surviving an entire glass of Maester Cressen’s poisoned wine; resurrecting Jon Snow; being welcomed by Daenerys at Dragonstone; learning that Daenerys could be The Prince (or Princess) That Was Promised

LOW POINTS | Seducing Stannis Baratheon into cheating on his wife; giving birth to a murderous shadow so that Stannis could ascend to power; nearly getting killed by Davos; leeching Gendry’s blood for a ritual; attempting to burn Mance Rayder alive; sacrificing Shireen Baratheon, then getting exiled from the North for doing so; secretly living as an extremely old woman

CAUSE OF DEATH | Old age

EPITAPH | Melisandre’s life was indeed dark and full of terrors, as her allegiance to the Lord of Light continuously led her astray. But the Red Priestess sure had conviction — perhaps even more than the lords and ladies fighting for the Iron Throne.

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