Game of Thrones Season 4 Spoilers: Does Davos Die?
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 Onion Knight, Davos Seaworth, in Season 4? The A Song of Ice and Fire book series provides the likely answer.
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Ser Davos is probably the most honorable character on the show. In a universe full of terrible people, Davos is a rare find: An honest, honorable man. He kind of reminds us as Ned Stark in that way, and we all know what happened to poor Ned. So should we be concerned that Davos’s do gooder mentality will eventually get him killed, too?
Davos already had a close call last season, when he released Gendry from Stannis’s prisons because he believed it was the right thing to do. Stannis sentenced him to die, and it was only, ironically, through Melisandre’s insistence that Davos was spared. With Stannis’s trust in Davos considerably shaken, will the wannabe-king be less merciful the next time Davos goes against his will?
While he certainly didn’t show it when he was sentencing him to die, Stannis respects Davos. Even when Davos goes against his orders, Stannis knows that he is just keeping him honest and will always tell it like it is. In the books, Stannis makes Davos Hand of the King soon after his release, in honor of his wisdom and willingness to stand up for what's right. On the show, Stannis already brought Davos being Hand up in Season 2, but we wouldn't be shocked to see it reiterated this season, perhaps after Stannis gains his great victory at the Wall. After all, he wouldn’t have even gone to the Wall if it wasn’t for Davos bringing him the letter from the Night’s Watch asking for help against the wildlings.
Stannis knows that Davos is helping him win the hearts and minds of the people of Westeros, which is something he desperately needs, so he rewards him. He’s even going to send Davos on a diplomatic mission, probably towards the end of the season, but it’s one that could have dire consequences for Davos. That’s a worry for another season though. Based on the books, Davos will make it through Season 4 alive and well!
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