14 Facts About Night King


Night King is depicted as the leader and the first of the White Walkers, having existed since the age of the First Men, and is the most dangerous and powerful of his race.

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The Night King is an original creation of the television adaptation, thus far having no counterpart in the novels upon which the show is based.

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Night King was portrayed by British-American actor Richard Brake in seasons 4 and 5 and then by Slovakian actor and stuntman Vladimir Furdik in seasons 6 to 8.

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In Game of Thrones, the Night King is physically distinguished from the other White Walkers by his "crown" of pointy, frosty horns.

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Night King does not comprehend what all of these images are but, in retrospect, one of them is an image of the Night King picking up the last of Craster's sons off an ice altar.

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Night King appears again when Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane are coordinating the evacuation of Hardhome.

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The Night King observes Jon destroying a White Walker with his Valyrian steel sword Longclaw.

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Night King appears in a vision being observed by Bran and the Three-eyed Raven, where they witness him as a human being forcibly transformed into the first White Walker by the Children of the Forest by impaling him with a dragonglass dagger.

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Night King explains that they were at war with the First Men and had no choice.

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Bran awakens to find a mark where he was touched, and the Three-Eyed Raven warns that he must leave, as the Night King is able to bypass the magic protecting the Three-Eyed Raven's lair.

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Night King is present when the wights and White Walkers battle Jon Snow at the Wight Hunt, who traveled beyond the Wall with the Hound, Jorah, Beric, Thoros, Gendry, Tormund and several other Wildlings to attempt to capture a wight to use as proof for the gathered high lords of Westeros.

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The Night King keeps his gaze on an enraged Jon, who appears on the verge of calling him down to fight directly, but his lieutenant hands him another spear.

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However, Jon and Daenerys leave their position to attack the wights when they begin overwhelming Winterfell's defenders, and the Night King engages them with Viserion, resulting in Jon and the Night King being dismounted.

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Daenerys attempts to burn the Night King, not realizing that he is immune to fire, and flees when the Night King attempts to kill her dragon Drogon.

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