The night is dark and full of spoilers.
Have you watched episode one of Game Of Thrones season six yet? If you answered no, turn back now because there is a BIG spoiler ahead.
The new season started strong with a big reveal about everyone’s favourite red witch Melisandre.
The show has never shied away from shocking viewers with plot-twists and regularly killing off fan favourite characters. But this was probably a step too far even for Game Of Thrones.
It turns out the smoking hot fire priestess is actually a lot older than she looks:
The reveal came after Melisandre takes off her necklace. Book readers and attentive watchers of the show will have noticed that the jewel on her necklace glows bright red whenever some red god magic is going down.
Predictably Twitter had a meltdown when they discovered the truth:
— Chanel Gellin (@CatsLoveCooking) April 25, 2016
— Andrés Díaz (@newandrewayne) April 25, 2016
How everyone else sees Melisandre vs how she sees herself pic.twitter.com/qnWkoYMY1K
— The Red Womanu (@ManuclearBomb) April 25, 2016Advertisement
— Kaylin (@KaylinNeely) April 25, 2016
I feel you, Melisandre. #GameofThrones
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) April 25, 2016
Psh. Melisandre ain’t got nothing on me taking off a regular t-shirt. #GameofThronesAdvertisement
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 25, 2016
Seems like Melisandre has a secret… and it's dark and full of terrors *wink* pic.twitter.com/AyeRPoHv7l
— Mr. Di Angelo (@ZkrrRuiz) April 25, 2016
— Tom (@tom_m0ran) April 25, 2016
Melisandre is actually a metaphor for the unrealistic beauty standards that Westerosi media have set. #SaggyIsBeautiful
— Ross Carter (@Ross_C_Carter) April 25, 2016
— The Red Ros (@GameOverRos) April 25, 2016
Still not picked my jaw up off the floor after that absolute shocker with Melisandre at the end #GameofThrones
— Jacqueline Morrison (@JacquelineM94) April 25, 2016
Not everyone was put off by her transformation though:
Still think Melisandre's hot tho
— Daniel Davies (@danieleldr3d) April 25, 2016
Daniel, I think we need to talk…
Also some eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the character has been seen without her necklace before – but still looking rather young…
— Cora June. (@OpheliacMonst3r) April 25, 2016
What a way to kick off season 6 though, roll on the rest of the series!