Warning: There are spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight episode eight in this article.
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It was the moment that many fans were waiting to see and it didn’t disappoint, however, fans were shocked by the Night King’s unexpected death.
The moment came courtesy of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) which was a surprise in itself, yet there was a moment before that which might have fans wondering about where the Night King’s actual heritage was.
There was a moment in the episode where the Night King ended up being engulfed in flames, yet he came out of it unscathed and even smiling.
It was a genuinely creepy moment, and it could hint at the Night King being linked to the Targaryen family.
The Targaryen’s are famously insusceptible to fire, which explains why they can ride dragons.
It’s well-documented that Jon is half Targaryen which explains why he can ride a dragon, and it does seem as though the Night King could have also been related to Daenerys.
There’s also the fact that he can also ride a dragon, even though it’s an Ice Dragon, which seems to be further proof of his Targaryen heritage.
“It has to be intelligently done because otherwise people are like, ‘Well, [the villain] couldn’t have been that bad when some 100-pound girl comes in and stabs him.’
“You gotta make it cool. And then I told my boyfriend, and he was like, ‘Mmm, should be Jon though really, shouldn’t it?’”
“When we did the whole bit with Melisandre, I realised the whole scene with [the Red Woman] brings it back to everything I’ve been working for over these past six seasons — four if you think about it since [Arya] got to the House of Black and White,” Williams said.
“It all comes down to this one very moment. It’s also unexpected, and that’s what this show does. So then I was like, ‘F*** you Jon, I get it.’”
Game of Thrones continues Sunday on HBO in the USA and the following day on Sky Atlantic in the UK.