I am the potoo
I spend most of my time sitting on the edges of tree branches,
pretending to be a stick or dead leaf
it’s not as easy as it looks
I sing virtually exclusively around the period of the full moon
because, according to legend,
I am a mournful spirit in love with the spirit of the moon
I approve of this so much.
……okay except. ostentatious displays of colorful over-the-top bullshit were a popular variation of male clothing, particularly in the middle ages, when asoiaf is supposedly based on.
also daario is supposed to be tyroshi, ie from a country we haven’t seen many other representatives from, and he was showing a variety in fashion that people in fiction sometimes forget exists except for jokes.
anyway, blue-haired fop who literally stands out from the crowd is much more interesting to me than “another vaguely attractive clean-shaven light-skinned dude”, of which the show is fully populated, imo.
….also I really wanted to see what the amazing costumers who work on the stunning ensembles among the nobility would do with a commoner who dressed fancily and purposely above his station as a sellsword. The times I’m the least satisfied with the costumes on game of thrones is when they default to throwing everyone into brown-grey rags with little personal touches or distinctions, and reducing a character like daario to that makes dany’s fascination with him seem a lot less reasonable to me, at least, as well as making daario about six times less interesting to me personally.
(also yeah he was described as being dark-skinned and dressing colorfully, and the way the show portrayed him fulfilled exactly none of those descriptors.)