Warning – Game of Thrones Spoilers

After the Battle of Winterfell, Game of Thrones fans are feeling a little cheated. The significance of The Night King’s role in the series, and importance of his identity, have never faded. But they should have. Game of Thrones has already explained all that needs to be said about the Night King’s origin. Fans just need to be reminded of it.

The Night King was one of First Men (the original human inhabitants of Westeros) who was captured by the mystical Children of the Forest. One of the Children (Leaf, the girl who brings Bran to the Three-Eyed Raven) plunged a dragonglass dagger into the man’s chest, transforming him into the Night King. There’s no more mystery to it than that.  

If you don’t remember this, here is a scene from Game of Thrones season 6 episode 5 “The Door.” This probably sticks in most fans’ minds as the episode where poor Hodor meets a grisly end. However, what you may not remember is what brings the White Walkers down on Hodor, Bran, and Meera Reed. It is Bran exploring his new power as the Three-Eyed Raven, going back in time to learn the Night King’s origin.

Warning – Game of Thrones Spoilers

Here’s the real twist to the Night King’s origin. The White Walkers were created by the Children of the Forest, to be their weapon against mankind. The White Walkers turned on the Children and caused “The Long Night.” This then forced the Children to unite with humanity in the great “War for Dawn.” After losing that war, The Night King and his army have been hiding in the “Land of Always Winter.” They were biding their time to strike back. Game of Thrones chronicles the moment when he returns.

Some fans are actually agonizing over this like it’s some kind of unsolved mystery.  But its not. The Night King’s identity is known.

Source: ComicBook

(Game of Thrones Creator Feels Series Is Ending Too Soon)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.