This guy. Is there a bigger badass on the planet right now than the Night King? Notice how I said planet and not Westeros. The Night King is the biggest badass on planet Earth and he’s not even real.
***May contain spoilers. You’ve been warned.***
What an episode last night. For any Game of Thrones nerd, you know the penultimate episode of any Thrones season usually has a big battle or a lot of action. Last night was no different as the Flying V went North of the Wall to capture a White Walker.
As a lot of people predicted (including myself, humblebrag) WITHOUT WATCHING THE LEAK, the all-star team would run into trouble and need help. Enter the new White Power Ranger, Daenery’s Targaryen and ALL 3 of her dragons.
As expected, the dragons did what the dragons do best: fuck shit up. I mean they went absolutely HAM on the fire, dracarys left and right and it looked like the good guys were going to get a win for once.
Enter The Night King.
What an arm! The Night King sat in the pocket, cocked back that spear and NAILED Viserion right out of the sky like it was nothing. Precision passing at its finest. If it hadn’t been for Jon, a 2nd dragon would’ve died that day as well. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, the badass made his peasants drag Viserion out of water (where did they get the chains?!?!?!?!) and in one short move, to quote MTV’s The Challenge, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
The Night King has an Ice Dragon. Holy shit I love this show and I love this character. Just think of how impactful the Night King has been and he hasn’t even said one word. He strikes fear into everyone who has seen him. He owns real estate the size of the Texas in Jon Snow’s brain. The Night King hasn’t even been in a lot of episodes, but every time he is on screen, I get giddy with excitement. I almost jumped out of my seat when he scared the ravens.
Do I even need to mention Hardhome?
Are you not entertained? No one has had a bigger impact on this show than the Night King. He’s only been in a few episodes, but the Night King is what keeps you up at night. He gets the people going. When he rides the dragon into Westeros, I honestly might faint in excitement. His impending 1-on-1 battle with Jon Snow might be the most important television scene in the history of mankind.
I need more Night King and it looks like we’re going to be seeing his face again pretty soon. Valar Morghulis