This week’s GoT song dedication goes out to the Red Woman… No, not Kelly LeBrock. I’m referring to our resident perpetually nude sorceress Melisandre!
"The night is dark and full of tit—TERRORS, terrors."
When she’s not standing around looking ravishing, she’s taking steampunk baths, giving birth to shadow babies, grilling leeches, and stripping off for no good damn reason. Her influence over poor Stannis Baratheon is nothing short of Charlie Manson-esque, but I think what’s so compelling about her character is the fact that we’re not 100% sure even SHE buys her own bullshit. And yet, we’ve seen her “powers” in action, like the whole poison cup biz with Maester Cressen… Okay, I admit, that was pretty impressive! BUT for all we know, she’s pulling the old iocane trick from The Princess Bride… maybe she had built up an immunity to that poison, so that while a sip has no effect on her, it levels the poor maester. Then later on, M-gal even tells Stannis’s wife that all her “potions” are basically just glorified LSD, making men “see” things with the help of some psychological imprinting on her part.
Fact is, she used to be a slave, and now she wields supreme influence over one of the most powerful men in Westeros. Either she’s the world’s best con artist, or she is the Westerosi version of Joan of Arc.
Anyhoo, every time I hear Katy Perry’s "Dark Horse" on the radio, I can’t help but think of this fierce bitch, and of Stannis’s steadfast faith in her. AND NOW SO WILL YOU.
And now for my Hound rant of the week!