Jason Momoa Admits He Felt 'Cheated' by Game of Thrones's Khal Drogo

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Helen Sloan, HBO / Helen Sloan, HBO

Jason Momoa had a wild yet short-lived run on HBO's hard-hitting series Game of Thrones. Though he was only in the first season, fans instantly fell in love with his character Khal Drogo, making it all the more upsetting when he died so early into the show's run.

It turns out that fans weren’t the only ones who were disappointed. Momoa recently sat down with NME to promote his new Apple TV+ series, See. During the interview, he took a minute to reflect on the fates of some of the characters he has played.

"I’ve always wanted to do this. I’ve always felt like I’ve been cheated in a lot of the things I’ve done,” the actor explained. “You try to show a little bit of color in there, you know, with Conan but no one wants to see Conan crying, and with Drogo, he died before any of that stuff could happen. In Frontier all his family were killed and it was about the revenge of it all. In this, it’s just beautiful because you see the whole arc of it all.”

The 40-year-old actor also gushed over the fact that he gets to have an extended storyline with his new role in See.

While it is true that Momoa has been typecast as a savage and tough character throughout his years of acting, he can’t be too upset about Khal Drogo; it was in George R.R. Martin's books, after all. And let's face it, no one is safe in Martin's fictional world.