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Melisandre | The Red Priestess | FC: Carice Van Houten | Spiritual, devoted, convincing
"The night is dark and full of terrors."
BIO: A priestess of R’hllor in service to Stannis Baratheon. Melisandre has prophetic powers that give her partial knowledge of future events. Unlike many other people in Westeros with access to prophecy, Melisandre has absolute faith in her own interpretation. Melisandre believes Stannis is the chosen one who will convert the people of Westeros into followers of R’hllor. She convinces Stannis of this by using various methods, including seduction. Many, most notably Stannis’ trusted adviser Davos Seaworth, believe she is leading their king astray. She has magical powers which she survives Maester Cressen attempts to kill her using poison and the ability to give birth to a shadow demon which was sent to kill Renly Baratheon.
- The only things that Melisandre truly cares for is her title of priestess for the R’hllor. The Red Priestess relies heavily on her witchcraft and believes that it will be the driving force to take over the seven kingdoms.
- To gain more power, she uses Stannis and his wife—who happens to be one of her greatest followers—in hopes of enlightening Westeros.