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During Game of Thrones Season 4, we saw a lot of changes in the character of Daario. For one thing, he looked way different than he did in Season 3, though that was mostly due to a casting change. His biggest change though was he was able to seemingly win the heart of Daenerys, and he managed to sleep with her. Now that Dany is apparently dating again, should we be worried that Daario will suffer the fate of Dany’s last love interest?

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We’re not really sure what’s going on with Daario next season. We’ve heard that Michiel Huisman, who plays Daario, is being promoted to the series regular for Season 5, but he doesn’t have much left to do from the books.

In the books, Dany sends Daario away for Yunkai to keep as a hostage in an attempt to keep the peace, since Yunkai is threatening war. This happens after Daario becomes upset at Dany’s decision to marry Hizdahr zo Loraq, which is her way of securing peace in her own streets from rebels who remain loyal to the slave masters. So far it looks like that plotline is playing out a bit differently on the show, though.

While we don’t think Daario will die in Season 5, we don’t really know what his significance is in the books moving forward. The show hasn’t hesitated to kill off characters prematurely, like Jojen Reed in the most recent episode, so it’s possible the shock of killing off Daario in Season 5 could suit the show better than keeping him around for basically nothing.

Do you think Daario will live or die? Let us know in the comments below.