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The Unsullied are perhaps the most elusive bunch of characters on the critically-acclaimed, HBO series, Game of Thrones. Despite how little viewers know about them, it's widely-recognized that they play an integral role on the show and ultimately, in the fate of The Seven Kingdoms as a whole.
That's a little odd though, no? Shouldn't we have more information on the men who so bravely risk their lives each day to protect everyone's favorite GoT lady, Daenrys? As a very active member of the Game of Thrones fandom, I'm going to answer on behalf of everyone and say, yes! We should!
It's off-season, Folks — this is the perfect time for exploration and investigation. I mean, what else are we supposed to do? Start watching a different show? Ha, no thanks. So, with that, I bring you your Ultimate Fan Guide To The Unsullied. Some of you may be scratching your head as we speak thinking, "WTF is she talking about?" You know Grey Worm? The quiet dude without the balls? Yep, he's a member of The Unsullied. There's thousands of them! Let's learn, shall we?
Do The Unsullied Have "Weiners"?
Technically speaking, The Unsullied should have weiners, permitting your definition of weiner is penis. As mentioned above, The Unsullied are eunuchs and while all eunuchs are castrated, that generally only includes the testicles. However, some sources suggest that The Unsullied are fully castrated, with their penis and testicles cut, and their manhoods are burned at the altar of the Lady of Spears.
Not to discount the explanation above, but there's been a recent update to the weiner situation. Speaking on the Game of Thrones Season 7 DVD commentary, Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, provides his expert opinion on Mr. Worm's manhood situation:
"I think Grey Worm’s got a willy is my understanding. But he doesn’t have balls."
Well, guys, it can't get any more legitimate than hearing it straight from the source, right?
Unsullied Meaning —
- Ultimately, "Unsullied", is name like anything else on Game of Thrones. Cersei is a Lannister, Sansa is a Stark, Grey Worm is an Unsullied. That being said, The Unsullied do have a history of their own, as with all the Houses in the series. As per The Game of Thrones Wiki —
"The Unsullied are elite warrior-eunuchs bred and trained in Astapor, one of the three major cities of Slaver's Bay. They are slave-soldiers famed for their skills and discipline in battle. They are also often purchased from Astapor by some of the Free Cities, such as Qohor."
Of course, this definition changed slightly in Season 3, Episode 4 when Dany freed The Unsullied, many of whom stuck around to fight with her anyway (because she's just that baller).
Dothraki Vs. Unsullied: What's The Difference?
- I'm not exactly sure why some fans are confused by the integration of The Unsullied and The Dothraki this past season, but I'll go ahead and clear some things up for good measure. The two armies are of completely separate lineage, they share zero bloodline —
"The Dothraki are a race of nomadic horse-mounted warriors in Essos, the continent to the east of Westeros across the Narrow Sea. They inhabit the vast central plains of Essos, known as the Dothraki sea. Their bond with horses is such that Dothraki are said to be born, fight, and die in the saddle."
Based on that description we can deduce that yes, both groups are essentially born and raised to kill, but not entirely for the same reasons. That is until they met Dany — now, you can think of both armies as allied forces. If that STILL doesn't help, here's my go-to trick: Dothraki have horses, Unsullied don't.
How Many Unsullied Does Daenerys Have Left?
- It's hard to be entirely sure of the exact number of Unsullied soldiers Dany is working with by the end of Season 7. We know for certain that she started with somewhere around 8,000. Given that there was a battle roughly every season thereafter, I'd say we can make the educated guess that there's somewhere between 7,000-7,500 Unsullied soldiers. I also opened the question up to Twitter, including George R.R. Martin. Here's hoping for a response.
How Are The Unsullied Cut?
- Castration can be done in a number of ways. It's impossible to know for certain how each Unsullied soldier was castrated — nor do I really want to, but you'd be surprised how many other people do. Given the medical practices we've seen on Game of Thrones thus far, I'd guess that the soldiers had their genitals removed with some sort of heinous knife or tool. We do know that this doesn't occur when their babies, but closer to the age of 5 or 6. This is largely the reason only 1/3 of those training successfully become Unsullied.
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