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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Game of Thrones: Who is the Night King?



So the consummation of Game of Thrones Season 7 is still pretty boss, isn't that so? The Night King, a being of immence power and perniciousness has taken poor Valerion and transformed the cream shaded monster into a blue-looked at fallen angel. What's more, this chilly flyer cut down Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. The main harbor for the Night's Watch lies in vestiges and the military of the dead walks toward Winterfell. It is a troubling cliffhanger, with the Night King everything except chortling as he rides off into the skyline.

Furthermore, it was one of those uncommon minutes that made both book and TV fans crap their jeans, predominantly on the grounds that this chief of the White Walkers hasn't showed up in the books starting at yet, however he is currently holding onto his predetermination as the most chilling devil on TV. However where did this person originate from, precisely?

A Song of Ice and Fire's Night's King

The first run through Game of Thrones fans saw this being was in season 4 as it transformed a Wildling infant into a White Walker (or White Crawler?). While never experienced in the books, this fearsome adversary has been implied there too, frequently under the nom de guerre of the Night's King. All things considered, his abstract inception and backstory are likely very not quite the same as what is happening on Game of Thrones since season 6 uncovered him being reviled by the Children of the Forest. In any case, there is likely still some premise in his malevolence from Martin's unique vision of his cold touch, which from the odds and ends dropped in the books, it shows up the Night's King lived in the Westerosi Age of Heroes. To give you a thought of to what extent back this was, the Night's King lived in the period soon after the Wall was finished, around eight thousand years before the occasions of A Game of Thrones. The Night's King was additionally the thirteenth Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. Consider that: ol' ice horns was the thirteenth Lord Commander, and Jon Snow is the 998th!

As legend has it, when the Lord Commander wandered past the Wall, he met a delightful lady with white skin whose touch could solidify the living. She was likewise said to have eyes "like blue stars."

So as the Night’s King consummated his love with this mysterious woman, he lost his soul. The King and his ice bride took up residence in the Nightfort (remember that place where Bran and company met Samwell Tarly?). The Night's King ruled there for 13 horrible years and performed all manner of black magic and unnatural atrocities, including sacrifices in the dark to the White Walkers. The horrors of this era came to their end when the King Beyond the Wall (a precursor to Mance Rayder) teamed with the King Brandon Stark (back when the Starks ruled the North) to defeat the former leader of the Night's Watch.

After the defeat of the Night’s King and his enslaved Night’s Watch, the Wildlings and the Starks made sure that all records of this wicked entity were stricken from history, including his name. As a result Brandon became known as both Brandon the Breaker, and the King of Winter.

Now most of those stories came from Old Nan and were told to Bran Stark in happier times. All of these legends were related to readers through Bran's memories, so this information all comes from the recollections of a boy remembering stories told to him when he was little older than a toddler. From these memories, fans can piece together somewhat of a clearer picture regarding the history of this fierce foe. For example, Nan mentioned to Bran that the Night's King has been rumored to be a member of the family Umber or the family Bolton. After the acts the Night's King committed in the past two seasons, we can believe the Bolton rumor, but the truth may even be more disturbing.

Game of Thrones' Night King

On the HBO series, the Night King has a completely different backstory from what you just read above. Fans bear witness to the origin of the Night King (and what a thrill that was after years of fan whispers and speculation) in one of Bran Stark’s visions.

Through Bran’s eyes, fans watch the Children of the Forest (an ancient sprite/ fairy like race that existed before the First Men came to Westeros) pressing a Dragonglass dagger into the heart of one of the First Men. The man’s eyes turn an ice blue as he transforms into the first White Walker—the Night King. In the ultimate bit of irony, the Children of the Forest created the White Walkers and their icy crowned monarch in order to protect themselves from the destructive ways of the First Men. As we know, the Children will later form an alliance with the First Men to battle the White Walkers that the Children foolishly created. Intending for them to be a barrier against the world of man, they instead created a monstrosity that will destroy us all.

So yes, the Night King was once one of the First Men forced to endure a horrific transformation at the hands of the Children of the Forest. Now as we race toward the end of the series, the Children’s mistake has become the mistake of man and the heroes, dragons, and even the villains of Westeros will soon face the Night King in all his terrible glory.

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