Difference between revisions of "Night King"

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
(infobox)
Line 18: Line 18:
 
| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 4|Season 4]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 5|Season 5]]
 
| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 4|Season 4]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 5|Season 5]]
 
}}   
 
}}   
:''For the legendary figure, see [[Night's King]].''
+
 
The '''Night King''' is the leader of the [[Others|White Walkers]] in the television adaptation ''[[Game of Thrones]]''.<ref>''[[Game of Thrones]]'' Season 5: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm25hUOG_oA Inside the Episode #8], May 31, 2015</ref> As of yet he has only appeared in the show.
+
The '''Night King''' (or alternatively '''Night's King''') is the leader of the [[Others|White Walkers]].<ref>''[[Game of Thrones]]'' Season 5: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm25hUOG_oA Inside the Episode #8], May 31, 2015</ref> The character was possibly partly based on the [[Night's King|legendary figure of the same name]] from the novels but as of yet he has only appeared in the [[Game of Thrones|TV series]], where he is played by Richard Brake.
  
 
==''Game of Thrones''==
 
==''Game of Thrones''==
 
===Season 4===
 
===Season 4===
The last infant son of [[Craster]] is taken by a [[Others|White Walker]] to the [[Lands of Always Winter]], where they are awaited by the Night King and other White Walkers. When the Night King touches the baby's face with his nail, the boy's eyes turn blue.{{Ref|HboGoT|s04e04}}
+
The Night King first appears in a vision that [[Bran Stark]] has, when communes with a [[Weirwood]] Heart tree. He experiences a flood of images but he does not comprehend what they are. In retrospect, one of them is an image of the Night's King picking up the last of Craster's sons on an ice altar.
 +
 
 +
The last infant son of [[Craster]] is taken by a [[Others|White Walker]] from [[Haunted Forest]] to the [[Lands of Always Winter]], where they are awaited by the Night King and a group of thirteen black-garbed White Walkers. The baby is placed in an icy altar ringed by large icy spikes, which the Night King starts approaching. When the Night King takes the boy into his arms the baby immediately calms and then he touches the child's face with his index finger, turning his eyes icy blue and his skin to grow pale.{{Ref|HboGoT|s04e04}}
  
 
===Season 5===
 
===Season 5===
The Night King commands White Walkers and [[wight]]s during their attack on [[Hardhome]]. [[Jon Snow]] watches as the Night King raises slain [[free folk]] as wights.{{Ref|HboGoT|s05e08}}
+
The Night King commands White Walkers and [[wight]]s during their attack on [[Hardhome]]. He watches from one of the cliffs above the town as [[Jon Snow]] slays one of his lieutenants with [[Longclaw]]. As Jon, [[Tormund]] and the remaining defenders leave on the boat, the Night's King appears on the dock and locks eyes with Jon. With a mere raise of his arms, the Night's King raises the entirety of Hardhome's slain [[free folk]] as wights, and keeps his gaze upon Jon as the boat slips away.{{Ref|HboGoT|s05e08}}
  
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==

Revision as of 20:42, 28 July 2015

Night King
Allegiance White Walkers

Played by Richard Brake
TV series Season 4 | Season 5

The Night King (or alternatively Night's King) is the leader of the White Walkers.[1] The character was possibly partly based on the legendary figure of the same name from the novels but as of yet he has only appeared in the TV series, where he is played by Richard Brake.

Game of Thrones

Season 4

The Night King first appears in a vision that Bran Stark has, when communes with a Weirwood Heart tree. He experiences a flood of images but he does not comprehend what they are. In retrospect, one of them is an image of the Night's King picking up the last of Craster's sons on an ice altar.

The last infant son of Craster is taken by a White Walker from Haunted Forest to the Lands of Always Winter, where they are awaited by the Night King and a group of thirteen black-garbed White Walkers. The baby is placed in an icy altar ringed by large icy spikes, which the Night King starts approaching. When the Night King takes the boy into his arms the baby immediately calms and then he touches the child's face with his index finger, turning his eyes icy blue and his skin to grow pale.[2]

Season 5

The Night King commands White Walkers and wights during their attack on Hardhome. He watches from one of the cliffs above the town as Jon Snow slays one of his lieutenants with Longclaw. As Jon, Tormund and the remaining defenders leave on the boat, the Night's King appears on the dock and locks eyes with Jon. With a mere raise of his arms, the Night's King raises the entirety of Hardhome's slain free folk as wights, and keeps his gaze upon Jon as the boat slips away.[3]

Behind the Scenes

When asked if there is a connection between the Night King of the White Walkers and the Night's King of legend, George R. R. Martin replied,

As for the Night's King (the form I prefer), in the books he is a legendary figure, akin to Lann the Clever and Brandon the Builder, and no more likely to have survived to the present day than they have.[4]

See also

References and Notes