The Night King and the ice dragon Viserion managed to take down The Wall by the end of Season 7 in the drama series. The barrier that had long protected the people of the North from the threat of the White Walkers is gone. Undoubtedly, fear will take hold once the people learn that the army of the dead is slowly making their way North. Winterfell would be the first point of attack come Season 8. If by luck, Jon Snow and company arrive there ahead of the White Walkers, then at least the North has its defense.

Regardless, lives will be at risk. Blood will spill in what would undoubtedly be the most gruesome and epic battle between the living and the dead.

However, what of those who do not face the enemy head on? Will they survive? This brings us to question Varys and Melisandre’s fate in “Game of Thrones” Season 8.

Varys and Melisandre

So far, these two characters managed to spare themselves from danger in the past seasons of the drama series. Varys left Kings Landing following Tywin's death. Although, according to fans, he left so he could spy on Daenerys Targaryen for Cersei Lannister.

As for Melisandre, Jon Snow spared her life after he learned that she ordered the death of Stannis Baratheon’s daughter. Davos told Jon that the Red Priestess demanded the young girl’s sacrifice because it was what the Lord of Light wanted. Instead of executing her, Jon banished Melisandre from the North.

Imminent death

Melisandre knows that her time is up. She hinted at her death in a conversation with Varys in Season 7 Episode 3. In it, Varys advised the priestess not to return to Westeros, but she said she would come back. “I will return, dear Spider, one last time. I have to die in this strange country, just like you,” she said.

In the same conversation, Melisandre said that she is going to Volantis. Fans speculated that she will fetch the Fiery Hand so they can help defeat the White Walkers. If this happens, then Melisandre has no choice but to return to the North. According to Zimbio, it is likely where she will meet her demise. After all, Jon Snow warned her not to return or else he would hang her for murder.

Davos also vowed to execute her himself if they cross paths again.

Varys, on the other hand, dies a gruesome death in "Game of Thrones" Season 8. Fans speculated that Daenerys will stay true to her threat and burn him alive (see video below). She orders his execution after she learns that he has been going behind her back and feeding Cersei information about her plans. It is also interesting to point out that Varys refused to swear fealty to Daenerys.