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UPDATE: George RR Martin talks the Night’s King in Game of Thrones

June 14th, 2015 by James Campbell Comments

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NOOOO!!!!!!! I haven’t watched Game of Thrones Season 5 yet! Oh well, this is one of the aspects of the show I couldn’t have avoided, even if I wanted to (and I went a whole year without knowing what the Red Wedding was)!

It would seem that things are beginning to heat up at the wall, with Night’s King taking the fight to the Night’s Watch. That is all I know, and that is all I need to know for the moment, don’t tell me anymore.

However, it seems that George RR Martin, wants to set the record straight about this character in the TV show. According to Martin“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.”

This seems to outright confirm that the character in the TV show is not the figure of legend that is written about in the books.

Could this mean that we have yet to meet the Night’s King, and this is a fake out? Only time will tell.


It appears that HBO themselves may have inadvertently confirmed that the regal White Walker is indeed the fabled Night’s King of lore after all. This story from website details a synopsis from Game of Thrones episode ‘Oathkeeper’ from season 4 after it aired which revealed the character’s name which was then quickly taken down and changed. Very interesting.

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.