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Actor Behind The Night King In Game Of Thrones Reveals Character's Intentions

Actor Behind The Night King In Game Of Thrones Reveals Character's Intentions

*** WARNING: There are Game of Thrones spoilers ahead (although if you've not seen the third episode of season eight yet, what the hell you thinking clicking on a Game of Thrones-based article several days after it was originally aired?!) ***

OK, so as any self-respecting Thrones-head should know by now, the third episode of the final season was packed to the eyelids with drama.

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The most notable event of all was of course when Arya Stark shanked the Night King in the gut and killed the evil bastard. In the aftermath of the episode, most people were basking in Arya's awesomeness, however, others felt a little annoyed that they were left none the wiser as to who exactly the Night King is and what exactly motivated him to be so darn evil.

The actor behind the Night King has revealed his character's motivations. Credit: HBO
The actor behind the Night King has revealed his character's motivations. Credit: HBO

Many fans assumed he had an icy eye on the Iron Throne, however, the actor who plays the Night King, Vladimír Furdík, has suggested it may have been more straightforward than that.

In an interview with Variety, he suggested that his character was fuelled solely by 'revenge'.

He said: "He wants revenge, because somebody, many years ago, made some mistake and he became the Night King, and he didn't want to be the Night King.

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"He was like now I have a way to go to war. Now I kill everybody because you made me the Night King and made me live seven or 10 thousand years behind the wall in a cold country. He's tired of living out there in the cold and the snow."

So there you go, perhaps there really is no more to it than that - the Night King was simply really pissed off because he had been freezing his tits off beyond the wall for ages and subsequently determined that he would kill everyone as some sort of misdirected vengeance.

Arya Stark shanked the Night King. Credit: HBO
Arya Stark shanked the Night King. Credit: HBO

Whether you find that to be a satisfying or disappointing explanation is down to individual interpretation.

Judging from the reaction on Twitter, it seems some fans aren't willing to believe there isn't more to come from the Night King.

One said: "We will find out more about the Night King's identity/motivations."

Someone else took the speculation further, writing: "Anyone else think they are saving the identity and the backstory of the Night King for the prequel?"


Let us know what you think over at Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, US Entertainment, Game of Thrones

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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