Miltos Yerolemou reveals the secret of the incredible scene of the last battle of Syrio Forel
Game of thrones finished filming almost two years ago and has left fans with several unanswered questions. One of the most important was what actually happened to Syrio Forel? He was last seen fighting Lannister soldiers with a wooden sword, as Arya escaped. But no one knows how the fight ended. After so many years, we might finally have an answer, from the actor Miltos Yerolemou himself!
Asked about the same in an interview with Collider, replied the actor, “That’s a very good question. I will say this is a very good question because it has changed a lot over the years. I initially knew a lot about the fan theories that he died? Is he alive? Is he Jaqen H’ghar, are they faceless men?
“I would never say a thing one way or another, because the main point, especially while the series was still going on, was that I didn’t want to give anything, one way or another. , because mythology is what is exciting. about a lot of things. And who knows? There are some things that happened on the show that never happened in the books. And vice versa.”
“So there was an ambiguity there. But in the end, every time I answered that question, I would formulate a clearer idea of what really happened. And to me that makes a lot of sense because I remember asking George, who wrote the episode – episode 8 of the first season – I remember asking him, “Why don’t you answer? to the question everyone has asked since you wrote this chapter of the book? Why don’t you do this? And he said, “That’s not what I want to do. It does not serve my narrative purpose. And that’s all he would say.
“And I got it. And yet, now I really understand it because to me it makes a lot of sense that you don’t get Syrio’s traumatic ending, because in the books Arya remembers her words. It’s like the formation is kept alive, the same way… I always come back to Star Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s presence is still there because he’s kind of still there. No one really ever dies. That sort of thing.”
He continued, “It’s not mystical in the same way as Star Wars. But the resonance and echo of the words, the mantra, the training are alive in his head. And I think the ambiguity allows that to exist. And if she had seen him bring it down, I think it wouldn’t have the same effect on her, or it would be too traumatic for it to continue to live on in her head the same way.
So as a narrative device I think it’s great. And I think that’s the reason George did it. And I think that’s why, in the end, Syrio Forel sacrifices himself to save this girl he barely knows. It is also very poetic. And also, there aren’t a lot of good guys in Game of Thrones, so you have to have at least a couple of them.
While not a clear answer, he vaguely hints that Syrio did not survive the battle. What do you think happened to Syrio? Tell us in the comments below!