Game Of Thrones: 10 Worst Changes From The Books

9. Toning Down Daario Naharis

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While the Daario in the show was a fun character, he was a painfully dull version of his book counterpart.

In the show he offers Dany's trio of male devotees (Grey Worm, Jorah, and Ser Barristan) a nice bit of healthy competition for her affection. At first, non of them really trust the arrogant, good looking rogue - seeing him as a mercenary cashing in on an easy paycheque. But he eventually wins everybody over, becoming an integral part of the team. After several seasons as Dany's love interest he conveniently gets left in Essos to avoid any awkward confrontations with Jon Snow.

Things are very different in the books. Daario is a bloodthirsty cutthroat. He has next to no moral compass, and constantly has confrontations with Dany's other advisers. No one trusts him, not even Dany - she only keep him about because of his skill as a swordsmen, if you take my meaning...

Daario in the books undoubtedly has affection for Dany, but after her marriage to Hizdahr zo Loraq, he becomes increasingly unpredictable. He's also far more extravagant; think Captain Jack Sparrow with a blue beard and even less honour.

If he makes it to Westeros, his jealous nature will no doubt bring him into conflict with any hopeful Dany love interests. There's no way this guy isn't fighting Jon Snow.


Before engrossing myself in the written word, I spent several years in the TV and film industry. During this time I became proficient at picking things up, moving things and putting things down again.