The Untold Truth Of The Night King

  • Published on May 12, 2019
  • One of Game of Thrones' longest-running bad guys remained a mystery to readers and viewers until the HBO series' eighth and final season: the Night King, the ancient creature who created and led the formidable Army of the Dead. We still don't know much about the White Walker king, but from behind-the-scenes tidbits to fan theories, here's the untold truth of this menacing bad guy.

    Slovakian actor Vladimir Furdík might be the most recognizable face of the Night King at this point, but the truth is, he only started playing the character in the show's sixth season, prior to that, the role was played by Richard Brake, best known for films like Batman Begins or Kingsman: The Secret Service. Brake and Furdík actually overlapped: while Brake was playing the Night King, Furdík played the high-ranking White Walker that Jon Snow shatters to pieces with his Valyrian steel sword. The transition between the two actors was so seamless that many may not have noticed, though some fans found Brake's appearance even more frightening.
    Furdík was an indispensable part of the Thrones team long before he stepped into the Night King's frozen shoes. He worked on everything from the fight scene at the Tower of Joy as well as performing and working on everything from high falls to intense sword fights. When it came time to recast the Night King, there was no better choice than Furdík, who knew the show's action set pieces inside and out. Keep watching the video to see the rest of the untold truth of the Night King!
    #GoT #GameOfThrones #NightKing
    Played by a stuntman | 0:20
    One of the First Men | 1:12
    Unintended consequences | 2:03
    Late in the Game | 2:31
    Different from the books | 3:10
    Erase the world's memory | 3:53
    The Night Bran? | 4:48
    A Night nobleman | 5:36
    Not much to go on | 6:24
    You're fired | 7:11
    Night King dethroned | 7:56
    One last, long night | 8:49
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  • Ramon Anaya
    Ramon Anaya 22 hours ago

    He was a three eyed raven

  • cxa011500
    cxa011500 Day ago

    Game of Thrones Season 8 was a huge disappointment. Just wanted to throw that in.

  • My ShadowKungFu
    My ShadowKungFu Day ago

    They could make GOT mini series prequels on things like this.

  • diwright. Man
    diwright. Man 2 days ago

    Am I the only person that didn't forget about Arya😒, but still I wasn't expecting that though

  • John wensley
    John wensley 2 days ago

    Anyone else getting ads every 2.5 minutes?

  • Hugh Green
    Hugh Green 2 days ago

    Surly the night king has to be a targaryen ancestor in the tv show as he can ride and command a dragon and just like dany fire dosent harm him in any way.

  • Areeb Hussain
    Areeb Hussain 2 days ago

    WTF!! Are u guys done with end game already??

  • SimpleOne Stephen
    SimpleOne Stephen 2 days ago

    So sad they ruined this series

  • Jason7891198
    Jason7891198 5 days ago

    You lost me at Heach bee oh. FFS is it possible to be a youtuber and not have an incredibly annoying voice?

  • 54markl
    54markl 6 days ago

    Hmm. Do you know who he was? A Plot Device who sank without a trace when Benioff and Weiss had to rush to the Cersei battle.

  • Κωνσταντίνος-Πέτρος Μέγας

    Arya killing the Night King was an utter bullshit. The Night King turned everybody into a white walker just by touching them. Even Bran, when he was just in a vision, got harmed just by the touch of the Night King. They literally ruined it when they decided to have Arya dealing the killing blow. But to be fair, the whole season 8 was rushed.

  • Edox the Infinite
    Edox the Infinite 6 days ago

    Night King should not, I repeat, *SHOULD NOT* have been killed.

    • 54markl
      54markl 6 days ago

      At least he could have possessed Bran a second after he shattered. Then Bran could have jumped up out of his wheelchair and done evil things!

  • Yosip Ko
    Yosip Ko 9 days ago

    I think that Night King was once 3eyed raven. If children of the forest pick strongest candidate for Night King, that can only be 3eyed raven in their minds. That would explain Night Kings knowledge of importance Weirwood trees had, and his strong connection with Bran. And the magical abilities of 3eyed raven could be perfect for Night kings magic.

  • J C
    J C 10 days ago

    what a pointless video, also you get simple facts about game of thrones wrong

  • Cryptati0n
    Cryptati0n 10 days ago

    biggest mistake of season 8 was the night king dying so soon. i never watched got until halfway through cause i thought it was medieval bs. But the white walkers sold it for me, only to be absolutely disappointed because they didn’t mean shit in the show.

  • M T
    M T 11 days ago

    I'm betting all the TVclip creators that made Game of Thrones theory videos wish they could get back those hours of their lives.

  • DafnesElDajo
    DafnesElDajo 11 days ago +1

    Pardon me, we are SLOVAKS, not Slovakians. Thank You!

    • 54markl
      54markl 6 days ago

      And that is definitely different from Slovenians, right?

  • Farmertate
    Farmertate 12 days ago

    Yeah, the first time i saw the "children" i was like to my show watching buds "20$ says they did something fucked up to humans because no one Choses to live in that artic shithole".

  • Tash Kash
    Tash Kash 12 days ago

    I could tell they switched actors for the NK. The last one has eyes close together & a larger nose

  • Joshua Degreiff
    Joshua Degreiff 13 days ago

    And season 8 was disappointing

  • Mr. David
    Mr. David 13 days ago +2

    Terrible market research narration speed and background music.

  • Green Apple
    Green Apple 13 days ago

    Vladimír Furdik ♥️

  • Fizul Davinci
    Fizul Davinci 13 days ago

    Stupid story

  • Jakkovir kkovir
    Jakkovir kkovir 14 days ago +4

    I am from Slovakia and i am so proud for this actor.
    Cause i love GOT....

  • xxydot
    xxydot 14 days ago

    Honestly think its the worst ending of all time lol

  • SlamDatWeeB
    SlamDatWeeB 14 days ago

    is the voice the dex man ?

  • Heather Moore
    Heather Moore 14 days ago

    You can't really compare the writers of hbo to Martin's writing. 2 totally different things. Read what Martin puts out. Hbo just wanted to be done with it and had no patience. Shitty writers.

    AOT AGF 15 days ago

    Don’t you guys think he’s targarian because the knight king didn’t get burned

  • wafflecougar
    wafflecougar 15 days ago +2

    So all you have to do to create essentially a super weapon is put dragon glass into a dudes heart?

  • Dau7hy
    Dau7hy 15 days ago +1

    Seriously wtf is this video, you literally said nothing new!!!

  • Jordan McNamee
    Jordan McNamee 15 days ago +1

    Lol you can't give a theory like "The Night King might be a Targaryen because he can ride a dragon." He brought it back so it's under his control, so I'm sure that can't be a thing.

  • j555ordan
    j555ordan 15 days ago

    You said nothing for 10 minutes....

  • iLTx
    iLTx 16 days ago

    Damn no one cares it’s over

  • Frank Henry
    Frank Henry 16 days ago

    I hate how the show never showed the babies after they were turned. Like was there a ice baby day care?

  • LeagueOfSrbGames TheDarkWarrior367

    gets born with dragonglass

    gets killled by dragonglass

    • Tim Fisher
      Tim Fisher 15 days ago

      He gets killed by valyrian steel.....

  • Sun Randolph
    Sun Randolph 16 days ago

    killed by a fecking littledagger

  • Nyxi Nice
    Nyxi Nice 16 days ago +1

    He isn't SLOVAKIAN actor he is SLOVAK actor.

  • DJ Howard
    DJ Howard 16 days ago

    People are holding out to hear about this character in the books are gonna be mega disappointed. The Night King isn’t special, there are white walkers in Essos there’s something bigger than just the Night King in Westeros going on here.

    FAHD MADRE 16 days ago +7

    The final war should have been between the night king and the living
    Rather then the climax

  • Night Night
    Night Night 17 days ago

    you forgot season 2

  • CarlS.
    CarlS. 17 days ago +1

    all that build up over 7 seasons and the end is 86ed just like that

  • RPF Creates
    RPF Creates 17 days ago +2

    When I saw Snoke totally wasted as a character in the new Star Wars trilogy, I thought to myself “wow tough for anyone to screw up a character as great as that one ever again”... and yet here we are. What a missed opportunity. So disappointed!

  • Wamy Ram
    Wamy Ram 17 days ago +15

    I don’t think they did the knight king justice, he literally brought a winter storm with him

  • Leatile Seema
    Leatile Seema 17 days ago

    S8 was dissapointing. The Night King should have just killed everybody.

  • Epic Ninja
    Epic Ninja 17 days ago

    I think that the night king is raeghaer Targaryen

  • Mohamed Naufal
    Mohamed Naufal 17 days ago

    I wished I never watched it at all, so much disappointment

  • elliott hill
    elliott hill 17 days ago


  • Poorya Hazimati
    Poorya Hazimati 17 days ago +2

    what "untold truth" did you exactly reveal?!
    so you just want viewers? is that it?

  • danijel dach
    danijel dach 17 days ago

    Why Night king look like Putin

  • William Russell
    William Russell 17 days ago +2

    Arya: “armed with high jumping skills”
    - yeah she jumped 20 meters from a wall

  • killoreo
    killoreo 18 days ago

    Is he related to Darth Maul?

  • topknot01
    topknot01 18 days ago

    When Bran touches that tree and has a vision, that's the first glimpse we got of the Night King.

  • ZestyMango
    ZestyMango 18 days ago

    Is it bad that I miss Theon 😢

  • Adiktus Neo
    Adiktus Neo 18 days ago

    The sad and untold truth about the Night King is that D&D didn't know how to finish his story without feeling rushed and disappointing

  • Jesus
    Jesus 18 days ago

    Does GOT ads were something else 😂

  • John Rutene
    John Rutene 18 days ago

    the night king identity should have been revealed as aegon the 2nd, and jon snow his re-incarnated descendant (antagonist)
    two versions how he could have ventured over the wall
    1: as a member of the nights watch
    2: as a seeker of magic e.g children of the forest & the 3 eyed raven
    both versions of which could have some storyline connecting the night's king
    my opinion only 😉😉

  • _Qix_
    _Qix_ 18 days ago

    Night king deserved death same like voldemort died....

  • Corey Hall
    Corey Hall 18 days ago

    Did drago take dany to become the new night queen? Hmmmm

  • Mandla Mabika
    Mandla Mabika 19 days ago


  • Стас Назаров

    well, regarding the book, he actually was Stark

  • jselenejr101
    jselenejr101 19 days ago

    Question how come benjen didn’t change into a white walker when they put the dragon glass in his chest

  • Jay Preis
    Jay Preis 19 days ago

    The untold truth about the Night King (Night's King) is that in the books he was only a legend, not an actual character in the story. The Night King in the show was pulled out of the asses of the showrunners. So all the fan theories about the origin the Night King are laughable bullshit by people who only read books with pictures, if they read at all.

  • cait
    cait 19 days ago

    ngl....the night king was pretty good looking before the children of the forest... uh ya know... did things to him...

  • Jan Boublík
    Jan Boublík 19 days ago

    The actor of night king is NOT from Slovakia, but from Czech Republic.

    • Jana Uhrinová
      Jana Uhrinová 16 days ago

      He lives in Czech Republic but when it comes to nationality, he is very much Slovak

  • nikicam2
    nikicam2 19 days ago

    My cousin's husband name is Vladimir Furdek :-) LOL, I Just realized that...

  • Alejo Rostata
    Alejo Rostata 19 days ago

    Bad Writing, Plot hole, that's all I can say.

  • Soup Boy
    Soup Boy 19 days ago +2

    Children of The Forest: Kill the humans!
    White Walker: *Whips out UNO reverse card

  • Grabthar191
    Grabthar191 19 days ago

    There was a lot of possibility and potential for good storytelling with the Night King, and in their rush the writers pissed it all away.

  • Ian Kinsey
    Ian Kinsey 20 days ago

    The knight king wasn't in the books...

  • Necrodead
    Necrodead 20 days ago +1

    oh, so they already decided long ago to ruin GoT!

    the more you know.

  • braddream7777
    braddream7777 20 days ago

    not true wildlings burn not the nights watch till jon killed one with fire

  • oi cyka BLYAT
    oi cyka BLYAT 20 days ago +1

    SLOVAKIA our brothers ! Love from Czech Republic !
    Slováci tohohle si važte málokomu se podaří se takhle proslavit jsem na vás pyšný :D❤🇨🇿🇸🇰

  • Łukasz Rączka
    Łukasz Rączka 21 day ago

    There was story b4 that no one can kill NK, and Arya become no one... thats why she killed him...

  • William Dottin
    William Dottin 21 day ago

    1 if the first men where the first men then all houses are their descendants 2 the knight can ride a dragon and 3 he's immune to fire the knight is obviously targaryen remember that's how she knew her brother wasnt a dragon he could be burned ......imjs

  • Liskenstein
    Liskenstein 21 day ago

    Well Naruto dealed with them, Lets play some Fortnite

  • Scorptice
    Scorptice 21 day ago

    Wish he won

  • guy tremblay
    guy tremblay 21 day ago

    Amongst all the theories of the night king the one claiming that Bran was in fact the night k9ing before he became the night king was the most idotic theory ever made cause it made no dam sens what so ever and nothing added up to supporet it at anytime no wonder how much you wanted to try to make it add up . no matter how much they invented events to make it add up there was always something along the raod that did add up

  • Olsi Mustafaj
    Olsi Mustafaj 21 day ago +6

    All of these are told in the movies.???
    what untold truth....

  • Chris Mak
    Chris Mak 21 day ago

    The worst ending of all shows all time! D&D ruined it all after 9 years. Shame.

  • J Barnhart
    J Barnhart 21 day ago

    One more clip (and TONS of explanation) that makes me thank the stars that I didn't start watching this crap...

  • Todd Pund
    Todd Pund 21 day ago

    No, the Night King CANNOT be a Targaryen. The Targaryens didn't come to Westeros until 300 years prior to the events of Robert's Rebellion. The first men fought the children, then built the wall EIGHT THOUSAND YEARS before that.

  • El Andru
    El Andru 21 day ago +5

    He HAS to be a Targeryan.
    - Could ride a dragon
    - Doesn't get burned by fire.

  • Rutger Mandelings
    Rutger Mandelings 21 day ago

    55 days wasted

  • Yoloman Defidingster

    after watching that fuked up nonsense democracy is the solution to "break the wheel" final, it would make so much more sense if the NK just killed everyone... the show ended in s8e3 for me as the NK was always the biggest threat in the GOT universe (also life or death seem to me more important then a throne) but when he died there was no more excitement.. it went from 100 to 0 just in that one moment and i knew there nothing interesting to wait for after that

  • versatiLe vines V.V
    versatiLe vines V.V 21 day ago

    Useless fellow

  • Nero Narcotic
    Nero Narcotic 21 day ago

    He can't change the past when he wargs, simply observe.

  • Furyan Auror
    Furyan Auror 22 days ago

    But....does it matter?

  • John Rae
    John Rae 22 days ago +1

    Still don’t understand how he was immune to fire

  • D M
    D M 22 days ago

    Nah. The White walkers were never created by the Children as some sort of weapon against The First Men. They were the common enemies of The Children, First Men, and the Giants. Made it seem like they were magical terminators, Cylons, or something. The whole “They turned on their creators” theme is so played out.

  • Varun Jamdar
    Varun Jamdar 22 days ago

    Thanks for the efforts to tell us what we already know.

  • SpaceCowboyEd
    SpaceCowboyEd 22 days ago

    The narrator's voice is so sexy.
    Who is he?

  • Mario
    Mario 22 days ago +88

    killed by season 8

    • Star1 child
      Star1 child 6 days ago +1

      Rosie, nope not exactly. I’ve started watching GOT again from the beginning in desperation to counteract, compensate & make up for the the disappointment of season 8, as well as to quickly re-capture & harness all that GOT greatness that it produced with all prior Seasons. If I didn’t act quickly with this course of action, then season 8 would have left a long term/permanent psychological damaging legacy towards what is otherwise phenomenal admiration for the GOT existence.
      I’ll only be re-watching up to the end of season 7. Possibly further into 8 but just “before” Arya Stark vaporises the Night King and certainly avoiding all else after, such as the desperately disappointing non existent battle at Kings Landing. Arghh......!

    • Rosie
      Rosie 6 days ago

      So you’re going to throw 7 great seasons away just because you didn’t like the ending?

    • Star1 child
      Star1 child 15 days ago +1

      You GOT that right

  • BigDapPacino
    BigDapPacino 22 days ago +1

    The Knight's King/13th commander of the Watch was a Stark and probably named Brandon from the stories of Old Nan that were told to Bran before he became the 3 Eyed Raven...and the Knight King is hinted at...possibly being a theory was the knight King was going to attack Winterfell and go down into the crypts to retrieve the Knight Queen....because Bran the Builder and his allies entombed her....and chained her....since Winterfell was possibly built over Hot Springs or some natural occurence that keeps the crypts first , I thought a dragon was down there.....according to Old Nan, the 13th Commander and Bran were Brothers, some people have said that they might have been half Brothers and the 13th Commander was the Bastard born to the Stark girl from the Tale of the Bard story and his name was Jon Snow....his half Brother being Bran The builder...but all of this elaborate theorizing has been for of the most mysterious and intriguing characters was taken down by someone who is barely 5 foot tall ...not Jon Snow, the Hound, Jaimie Lannister, or Brienne...even the dude with the flaming sword got taken down ....Arya Stark killed the greatest threat to Westeros humanity other than felt like a premature ejacualation !

  • kevin borreman
    kevin borreman 22 days ago +1

    I would be better if the night king and the 3 eyed raven where live linked So to save humanity is to destroy all of its history and memories . Bittersweet ending

  • Gabriel Tena
    Gabriel Tena 22 days ago

    I still believe that Bran is the Night King and that the Night King is Bran right now?!?!? Remember what he said I am not Bran Stark anymore

  • Jamie
    Jamie 22 days ago +3

    When all the theories are more complex, well thought and satisfying than the actual story...

  • Pete Farx
    Pete Farx 23 days ago

    J. K. Rowling just released a statement informing the public that, although the Night King is not gay, he does wear women's underwear and sometimes fantasizes about ice giants.

  • Inceptions661
    Inceptions661 23 days ago

    Winter was coming...

  • Tj Jizzle
    Tj Jizzle 23 days ago

    I still don't fully understand how the white walkers was stopped before. Was the head leader killed or something? They just seemed like a freight train once in motion. Did he retreat? If anyone has a link or anything

  • Just Another Gamer
    Just Another Gamer 23 days ago

    Yo, how many ads you need to run in a 10 minute vid? Shit.