Game Of Thrones Fans Annoyed About Not Knowing Night King’s Identity Despite Already Knowing His Backstory
WARNING: There are Game of Thrones spoilers ahead (although if you've not seen the third episode of season eight yet, you're playing one VERY dangerous game coming anywhere near the internet...)
Following the epic melee that was the third episode of Game of Thrones' eighth season, many of us are still walking round with our mouths wide open in shock.
SO MUCH SHIT WENT DOWN.
But aside from all the fireballs flying through the sky and trolls being stabbed in the eyeball, there was one moment that beat all the rest - by a long shot, too.
Of course, we're talking about Arya Stark being even more badass than she normally is, having absolutely obliterated the Night King with a single jab to the gut.
But while fans worldwide broke into widespread applause for the young warrior, some others were left pondering about the undead monarch she'd killed - despite the fact we've actually already been told.
Many people finished the episode feeling disappointed not to have received more of an explanation about who the Night King actually is.
One person tweeted: "Bruh they still ain't reveal the Night King's true identity."
Someone else said: "Lemme just get this outta my chest, the nightking's identity is still a mystery. I mean, what's his true motive?? what if he wasn't really the bad guy?? he can't just leave us like this. I refuse to believe that THAT was it. I NEED ANSWERS BC I AM: CONFUSION."
A third wrote: "But are we not going to know the identity of this nightking? Like imma be upset if we don't."
However, it seems they're forgetting one episode from a few seasons back, when we were pretty much given exactly what they're after.
Cast your minds back to the fifth episode of season six - 'The Door' - in which we not only saw Hodor's demise, but also Bran exploring his new powers as the Three-Eyed Raven.
He went back in time to find out about the Night King's origins, which is where he discovered he had been one of the First Men - Westeros' OG human inhabitants - who was captured by the Children of the Forest.
One of those pesky kids then shoved a dragonglass dagger into the bloke's chest, in turn creating his icy new persona.
After the season eight premiere aired, Game of Thrones writer Dave Hill has also divulged more about the character and his mysterious symbol, having recently told The New York Post: "As we saw with Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven, the spiral pattern was sacred to the Children of the Forest, who created the Night King by sacrificing a captured man in a spiral 'henge of stones'.
"The Night King then adopted the symbol as a sort of blasphemy, like Satan with the upside-down cross."
Mind you, some fans reckon there's more to the story still, and that we may find there's more to the Night King's back story than we've so far been given.
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
One said: "We will find out more about the NightKing'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?"
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