Editor’s note: Jon Snow knows nothin’, but we’re going to be talking about some potentially spoilerific info in this article/video so if you haven’t seen this week’s episode of Game of Thrones, you may want to turn back now.
I think I speak for everyone who watched the “Hardhome” episode of Game of Thrones when I say, “SWEET MOTHER OF HOLY WHAT THE WHAT NOW OH MY WOW.” The stunning finale to the twisting, turning episode saw Jon Snow and the Wildlings squaring off against White Walkers and the army of the undead. In particular, we saw a familiar-looking, imposing character who stared down Jon Snow with his icy, thousand-yard stare, then used his foul necromantic power to raise hundreds of freshly slain corpses as his undead thralls. Who is this malevolent mystery man? (Even book readers found themselves asking that question, mind you.) Well, his name is The Night’s King, as we learned from an HBO Go leak last year, and today on The Dan Cave, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about Game of Thrones biggest, baddest new villain.
When do you think we’ll next see The Night’s King? How do you think he’ll factor into things? Is he a secret Stark? Let me know in the comments below.
Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of 100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. You can follow him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious).