Game of Thrones: Four potential saviors of humanity

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Carice van Houten as Melisandre in Game of Thrones Photo: HBO
Carice van Houten as Melisandre in Game of Thrones Photo: HBO /

Melisandre is crucial.

It only took the red priestess roughly forever to figure out Stannis was not the “The Prince That Was Promised.” Let’s ignore she led the charge to immolate a helpless, innocent little girl because she thought Stannis was “the man.” Similarly, disregard the fact she sprayed out a vagina smoke monster to kill Renly Baratheon, who was every bit as likely to be “The Prince That Was Promised” as Stannis.

Her later waffling resulted in using magic to resurrect Jon Snow, believing him to be TPTWP. Of course, she flip-flopped once more when suggesting Daenerys might be a part of the whole promised prince mystery. Back to Jon Snow.

Unfortunately, it took Melisandre roughly four minutes to bring Jon back to life. And that’s AFTER she gave him the Triple Play from Sports Clips.

That’s not nearly fast enough. The question is posed: Do multiple magicians working in harmony halve the resurrection time each time one joins the party?

Thoros is being ignored.

Let’s not forget Thoros uses essentially the same powers as Melisandre. Powers slightly stronger than what it took to bring shaved-head Britney Spears back to prominence. In fact, Thoros has brought Beric Dondarrion back to life multiple times. Thoros and Melisandre working together might cut the time in half to two minutes, but that’s not fast enough.