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.
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.
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.
"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.
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?"
We still don't know so much about the Night King (even his identity) there's no way the Children of the Forest are finished. He was just one of their weapons against humanity- Literary Goon (@LiteraryGoon) April 30, 2019
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