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As any fan of Game of Thrones knows, no character is safe. Main characters can die at a moment’s notice, no matter how popular they are amongst fans. So, should we be worried about the fate of the proud old knight, Barristan Selmy, in Season 4? The A Song of Ice and Fire book series provides the likely answer.

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Ser Barristan Selmy hasn’t been in Dany’s camp long, but he’s already established himself as her protector, saving her life when he first met her and chomping at the bit to do it again. He’s not exactly a young man, though, so will his bravery end up costing him his life in Season 4?

The next slave city Barristan and company come across is Mereen, and in order to make it into the city, Barristan’s going to have to get a little dirty and take a big risk — at least if the show follows the books closely. He’s going to lead an elite crew of soldiers in through Mereen’s sewers to open the city gates, without knowing what awaits him on the other side. Will Barristan the Bold, with all he’s accomplished in his life as a warrior, end up face down dead in sewage?

Come on, that’s no way for a hero to go out! Though it would be just like George R. R. Martin to kill off Ser Barristan in such an unceremonious way, the old knight’s going to successfully lead the taking of Mereen. Once he does, Dany’s going to like Mereen so much that she sticks around as Queen, and Ser Barristan will be right by her side as her most trusted advisor and Lord Commander of her Queensguard.

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