- "A Khal who takes orders from a foreign whore is no Khal."
- ―Mago to Drogo
Mago objects to Daenerys intervening and refusing to allow the Dothraki to take their share of the Lhazareen women as spoils of war. He refuses to recognize her authority as khaleesi, calling her a foreign whore, and also defies Drogo. The Khal fights him, disdainfully disarming himself and deliberately accepting an arakh wound to show contempt for Mago's combat skills before slitting his throat with his own weapon and then pulling his tongue out through the neck wound.
Shortly after Mago's death, the wound he gave Drogo festers, leading to Drogo's death. Thus, technically Mago is partially responsible for Drogo's death.
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In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Mago is part of Khal Drogo's khalasar, serving under Ko Jhaqo. In the books he does not die, and, following Drogo's death, he becomes a bloodrider for Jhaqo, one of the several Kos that proclaim themselves Khals, followed by a portion of Drogo's Khalasar. He takes by force Eroeh, the handmaiden Daenerys saved earlier from him, then he and other bloodriders gang-rape her, and finally cut her throat. When Daenerys hears about this, she swears that she will pay Mago back for what he did to Eroeh. So far she did not have a chance to fulfil her oath.
In the novels his name is spelled as both "Mago" and "Maggo".
In the DVD commentary for the episode "The Pointy End", George R.R. Martin comments on the "butterfly effect" created when a character is killed off in the TV series, even though he continues to appear in the books; it should be noted, however, that in this case Martin himself wrote the episode in which Mago was killed off early.
- Mago at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (spoilers from the books)
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