North of the wall in Westeros lies the land of the dead.
No one is more feared than the creatures that lie beyond this wall, such as the white walkers, the Night King, and the army of the dead.
Have you seen them?
If not, take a terrifying gander:
"Hardhome" #ForTheThrone Clip | Game of Thrones | Season 5 www.youtube.com
Yup. Things look pretty bad for the world of Westeros, since the Night King can just raise the dead his armies have killed.
But one unique thing about the Night King is that he does not speak at all.
This stands in contrast to the other major players in the series (some would argue Cersei Lannister does too much talking, in fact).
Lord Baelish : Knowledge is power Cersei Lannister : Power is power. https://t.co/nUp6dYOgUQ— Yaadcraft🌞 (@Yaadcraft🌞)1553657398.0
Sansa Stark talking about Cersei Lannister https://t.co/spQtYu8cQq— 𝖊 𝖓 𝖎 𝖌 𝖒 𝖆 (@𝖊 𝖓 𝖎 𝖌 𝖒 𝖆)1553402895.0
4. Cersei Lannister - massive bitch - i want to batista bomb her so bad - fucked her twin brother......... multiple… https://t.co/vly78BEg93— jamie 27 (@jamie 27)1553457348.0
I know we say “The North Remembers”, but see yeh, Cersei Lannister never ever forgets. She go still get you back— Warden of The North (@Warden of The North)1553676873.0
The Night King does not utter a single word, but merely raises his arms and watches his army of the dead multiply.
The Night King was not part of the original books, so he is new for the TV series.
David Benioff and Dan Weiss talked about crafting the ultimate nemesis for the show based on the fact that the humans are the reason the White Walkers exist:
"We've seen what the White Walkers do, we've seen how they perpetuate themselves and created the wights. If you're going backward, well, they made these things...So what made them? We always liked the implication that they weren't some kind of cosmic evil that had been around since the beginning to time but that the White Walkers had a history—that something that seems legendary and mythological and permanent wasn't."
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Who did it better: @Sneaky or the Night King from @GameOfThrones 🤔🥶 https://t.co/H7c9cShAKk— lolesports (@lolesports)1553797159.0
Jon Snow vs The Night’s King! https://t.co/Z2MwuESTMP— The North Remembers (@The North Remembers)1553105914.0
He seems unstoppable too.
And why won't he speak?
Well, Benioff has the perfect response:
"But what's he going to say? Anything the Night King says diminishes him."
Who needs to talk when you can kill a dragon?
The Night King kills Viserion - Game of Thrones S07E06 www.youtube.com
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If the Lords, Queen and Dragons don’t defeat the night walkers then just cancel Game of Thrones RIGHT NOW!!! I did… https://t.co/SMOSGSeCHq— ❈ 🎀 𝒮𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓉 𝐻𝑒𝒶𝓉 🎀 ❈ (@❈ 🎀 𝒮𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓉 𝐻𝑒𝒶𝓉 🎀 ❈)1553746430.0
GOT is getting closer and closer and I’m fucking excited 🤪 what a build up!! The night king is gonna get destroyed,… https://t.co/iirSVBErQ1— Adam Moss (@Adam Moss)1553681268.0
I already watched season 7 of #GameofThrones but it is still giving me major anxiety. I hate the night king I hate cersei— Mother of Dragons🦇 (@Mother of Dragons🦇)1553823440.0
Rewatching #GameofThrones I have an ending theory. The Seven Kingdoms lose everything to the army of the dead. Th… https://t.co/CAY08NCFFv— James Craven (@James Craven)1553788830.0
Night King is coming for a revenge and he says it's a character he wants to get his revenge on... My money is on Gi… https://t.co/bfxAumVi5W— s̴t̴o̴r̴m̴b̴o̴r̴n̴ ̴d̴e̴l̴r̴e̴y̴ 💜💫💙🖤 (@s̴t̴o̴r̴m̴b̴o̴r̴n̴ ̴d̴e̴l̴r̴e̴y̴ 💜💫💙🖤)1553750772.0
So the terrifying Night King can't be killed, can slay dragons, doesn't talk...
I mean. Okay.
Good luck to y'all in that final season!
You'll need it.