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Game Of Thrones Fans Think The Night King Is A Targaryen

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Game Of Thrones Fans Think The Night King Is A Targaryen

So, have you watched the first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones yet? Well, if you haven't, it's worth pointing out that there are a few spoilers in this article.

You've been warned.

Right, now that's out of the way - can we talk about the Night King?

Fans of the show - would you believe? - have a theory about him that has been developing for a while now.

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The interesting thing about this one is that it might actually be a decent shout. Most of the fan theories are absolute guff, but this one sort of makes sense. Have a see what you think.

Remember at the end of the first episode when Little Lord Umber was nailed to the wall as part of that display of carefully arranged limbs?

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Credit: HBO

Of course you remember - how could we forget?

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At the time that happened, Beric Dondarrion exclaimed: "It's a message from the Night King."

So far, so simple.

However, once the kid came back to life and was eventually set on fire, the whole symbol became a bit more visible. It's a sign that we've seen before.

It sat around the Weirwood tree at the creation of the Night King. He also arranged it out of bits of horse all those years ago for the Night's Watch to discover. It's his bizarre and grotesque business card, at this stage.

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Credit: HBO

Anyway, a lot of people have noticed that the symbol itself also bears more than a passing resemblance to the sigil of House Targaryen - the three-headed dragon.

Oh, and the fire thing. Targaryens love fire, don't they?

All of that seems to point to the idea that the Night King could be a distant relative of the Targaryen family. That would make him some relation of Daenerys Targaryen and - here's the spoiler alert again - Jon Snow.

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Credit: HBO

That's only half the theory, though.

He rides a dragon. Sure, he can raise the dead and control them, but it has also been explicitly stated before now that only Targaryens can ride dragons. That's not even a fan theory.

One of the showrunners, David Benioff, recently spoke in the 'Inside The Episode' documentary segment that accompanies each episode and said: "No one has ever ridden a dragon except for Dany. Only Targaryens can ride dragons and that should be a sign for Jon. Jon's not always the quickest with the uptake but he gets there."

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Only. Targaryens. Can. Ride. Dragons.

There you have it - the Night King is a Targaryen?

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Credit: HBO

Reckon this is true? Want to call bullshit? Come over and tell us on Facebook at Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting.

Meanwhile, the second episode will air at 2am on Monday 22 April on Sky Atlantic. It will be repeated at 9pm that same day.

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

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