Game Of Thrones: 10 Ways Season 5 Spoilt The Winds Of Winter

10. Ser Barristan Gets Killed

Ser Barristan Selmy is one of the greatest knights in all of Westeros, his feats the stuff of legend and his name one that commands immediate respect.

He becomes a trusted advisor of Daenerys Targaryen in both the books and the show, but the fate of the character in each is now rather different. In the books he leads Meereen in Dany€™s absence, helping to protect it from the Sons of the Harpy and organising the plot to capture Hizdahr zo Loraq.

In the show, however, he was killed by the Harpies in episode four, long before Daenerys took off on the back of Drogon. While his role in Meereen is replaceable, this does hint at Barristan the Bold meeting his end in The Winds of Winter.


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