It seems HBO may have accidentally revealed a huge “Game of Thrones” spoiler, not just for the TV series, but for the George R.R. Martin’s book series as well. If you don’t want to know the backstory of who the Night’s King is, don’t read any further.
After Sunday 27 April’s episode Oathkeeper, HBO posted an official episode description on their website, which identified the White Walker in the episode’s final scene as the “Night’s King”.
Neither the TV series or the books so far have offered much information about the White Walkers who dwell on the northern side of The Wall, and there has never been a mention of a Night’s King character outside of children’s fairytales.
The Ancient Night’s King was a Night’s Watchman, from nearly 8,500 years ago, related to the Starks, who fell in love with a beautiful pale-skinned woman, who had piercing blue eyes, believed to have been a female white-walker and in doing so, lost his soul.
What makes HBO’s possible mistake believable is the thorns on this particular Walker’s head, which look like a crown.
HBO quickly rectified their mistake, calling him another White Walker instead.
Winter is Coming!