MELISANDRE’s magical powers kept Game of Thrones viewers captivated from the first moment she sashayed onto screens.
The Red Priestess’ seductive wiles and command of fire made her a formidable force – but one of the most mysterious aspects of the character was her changing form.
Melisandre (Carice van Houten) possessed an enchanted amulet that maintained her youth and beauty.
When she removed it, she was transformed into a haggard crone – presumably a reflection of her true, nature-defying age.
In fact, the removal of the bewitched jewellery ultimately preceded her death after the Battle of Winterfell, when she redeemed herself by setting the castle’s fortifications alight, warding away the dreaded White Walkers.
Melisandre strode into the snow, removed her amulet and took her last breath, having played her role in the battle between the living and the dead.
However, Carice admitted that there was one moment during filming that didn’t go to plan.
Earlier in the HBO fantasy drama’s run, both Carice and the wider production team managed to forget about her reliance on the necklace.
In season 4, episode 7, Mockingbird, Melisandre is seen completely nude in the bath and had ditched the amulet for her soak.
Nonetheless she retained her youthful form, undermining the magic at work in the enchanted item.
Acknowledging the blunder, Carice told Elle Magazine: “That was an oops moment!”
But that wasn’t enough for fans, who continue to bring up the gaffe on social media.
Taking to Twitter, one fan said: “Aha! Currently watching Game of Thrones season 4, episode 7. Melisandre’s in the bath (bear with me) and not wearing the magic necklace, yet she still looks 35!
“R’hllor [the Lord of Light] works in mysterious ways, it seems.”
A second moaned: “Game of Thrones I don’t get it! We already see Melisandre without her necklace in season 4, ep 7.”
A third echoed: “Watching an episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones and the Red Witch Melisandre is taking a bath without her necklace and is still young. Plot hole.”
Referencing a more recent blunder from season eight – the infamous coffee cup, a fourth quipped: “I thought leaving Melisandre’s necklace off back in season 4 was bad, but the Starbucks cup? Shame.”
In other Game of Thrones news, a deleted scene revealed how Lord Varys saw his execution at the hands of Daenerys Targaryen coming.
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