The Untold Truth Of The Night King

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




  • Well, GRRM may have thought the White Walkers represent climate change, but really they represent the long march of post-modernism through our institutions. Don't believe me? Wait a few years and see what they teach in university criticism courses. I'm kidding, of course.

    cmonkey63cmonkey63Před 15 minutami
  • They made him Write Walker - - who made him KING ???

    Ali AbbasAli AbbasPřed 2 dny
  • The Starks have their wolves The Targaryens have their dragons Where are the Lannister’s lions? Cersei: WHERE ARE MY ELEPHANTS?!!

    Ishi_ _KunIshi_ _KunPřed 2 dny
  • Arya Killing the Night King was just pathetic. Sad.

    Kind PersonKind PersonPřed 2 dny
  • "the Targaryens are one of the oldest houses around" no. They conquered Westeros via dragons a few hundred years ago and were really only in Westeros a few hundred years, until Roberts Rebellion. They're not even Westerosi, they're old Valyrian. The starks, Lannisters, Martell's, arryns, greyjoys, etc have all been houses for thousands of years since the first men, and in the Martell's case even longer before Westeros was conquered. Also, he "hunts" starks because they're literally *in the north fighting him*. They are the North's first line of defense and he wants to kill Bran so he can take steps to eradicate mankind

    Who's WhoWho's WhoPřed 3 dny
  • If it's an untold truth, how do you know? How does anyone know?

    Who's WhoWho's WhoPřed 3 dny
  • He was a three eyed raven

    Ramon AnayaRamon AnayaPřed 4 dny
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 was a huge disappointment. Just wanted to throw that in.

    cxa011500cxa011500Před 4 dny
  • They could make GOT mini series prequels on things like this.

    My ShadowKungFuMy ShadowKungFuPřed 5 dny
  • Am I the only person that didn't forget about Arya😒, but still I wasn't expecting that though

    diwright. Mandiwright. ManPřed 5 dny
  • Anyone else getting ads every 2.5 minutes?

    John wensleyJohn wensleyPřed 5 dny
  • 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.

    Hugh GreenHugh GreenPřed 6 dny
  • WTF!! Are u guys done with end game already??

    Areeb HussainAreeb HussainPřed 6 dny
  • So sad they ruined this series

    SimpleOne StephenSimpleOne StephenPřed 6 dny
  • You lost me at Heach bee oh. FFS is it possible to be a youtuber and not have an incredibly annoying voice?

    Jason7891198Jason7891198Před 9 dny
  • 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.

    54markl54marklPřed 9 dny
  • 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.

    Κωνσταντίνος-Πέτρος ΜέγαςΚωνσταντίνος-Πέτρος ΜέγαςPřed 9 dny
  • Night King should not, I repeat, *SHOULD NOT* have been killed.

    Edox the InfiniteEdox the InfinitePřed 10 dny
    • 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!

      54markl54marklPřed 9 dny
  • 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.

    Yosip KoYosip KoPřed 12 dny
  • what a pointless video, also you get simple facts about game of thrones wrong

    J CJ CPřed 14 dny
  • 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.

    Cryptati0nCryptati0nPřed 14 dny
  • I'm betting all the CH-visions creators that made Game of Thrones theory videos wish they could get back those hours of their lives.

    M TM TPřed 14 dny
  • Pardon me, we are SLOVAKS, not Slovakians. Thank You!

    DafnesElDajoDafnesElDajoPřed 14 dny
    • And that is definitely different from Slovenians, right?

      54markl54marklPřed 9 dny
  • 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".

    FarmertateFarmertatePřed 16 dny
  • I could tell they switched actors for the NK. The last one has eyes close together & a larger nose

    Tash KashTash KashPřed 16 dny
  • And season 8 was disappointing

    Joshua DegreiffJoshua DegreiffPřed 16 dny
  • Terrible market research narration speed and background music.

    Mr. DavidMr. DavidPřed 16 dny
  • Vladimír Furdik ♥️

    Green AppleGreen ApplePřed 17 dny
  • Stupid story

    Fizul DavinciFizul DavinciPřed 17 dny
  • I am from Slovakia and i am so proud for this actor. Cause i love GOT....

    Jakkovir kkovirJakkovir kkovirPřed 18 dny
  • Honestly think its the worst ending of all time lol

    xxydotxxydotPřed 18 dny
  • is the voice the dex man ?

    SlamDatWeeBSlamDatWeeBPřed 18 dny
  • 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.

    Heather MooreHeather MoorePřed 18 dny
  • Don’t you guys think he’s targarian because the knight king didn’t get burned

    AOT AGFAOT AGFPřed 18 dny
  • So all you have to do to create essentially a super weapon is put dragon glass into a dudes heart?

    wafflecougarwafflecougarPřed 19 dny
  • Seriously wtf is this video, you literally said nothing new!!!

    Dau7hyDau7hyPřed 19 dny
  • 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.

    Jordan McNameeJordan McNameePřed 19 dny
  • You said nothing for 10 minutes....

    j555ordanj555ordanPřed 19 dny
  • Damn no one cares it’s over

    iLTxiLTxPřed 19 dny
  • I hate how the show never showed the babies after they were turned. Like was there a ice baby day care?

    Frank HenryFrank HenryPřed 19 dny
  • gets born with dragonglass gets killled by dragonglass

    LeagueOfSrbGames TheDarkWarrior367LeagueOfSrbGames TheDarkWarrior367Před 20 dny
    • He gets killed by valyrian steel.....

      Tim FisherTim FisherPřed 19 dny
  • killed by a fecking littledagger

    Sun RandolphSun RandolphPřed 20 dny
  • He isn't SLOVAKIAN actor he is SLOVAK actor.

    Nyxi NiceNyxi NicePřed 20 dny
  • 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.

    DJ HowardDJ HowardPřed 20 dny
  • The final war should have been between the night king and the living Rather then the climax

  • you forgot season 2

    Night NightNight NightPřed 20 dny
  • all that build up over 7 seasons and the end is 86ed just like that

    CarlS.CarlS.Před 20 dny
  • 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!

    RPF CreatesRPF CreatesPřed 20 dny
  • I don’t think they did the knight king justice, he literally brought a winter storm with him

    Wamy RamWamy RamPřed 20 dny
  • S8 was dissapointing. The Night King should have just killed everybody.

    Leatile SeemaLeatile SeemaPřed 20 dny
  • I think that the night king is raeghaer Targaryen

    Epic NinjaEpic NinjaPřed 21 dnem
  • I wished I never watched it at all, so much disappointment

    Mohamed NaufalMohamed NaufalPřed 21 dnem
  • Weh

    elliott hillelliott hillPřed 21 dnem
  • what "untold truth" did you exactly reveal?! so you just want viewers? is that it?

    Poorya HazimatiPoorya HazimatiPřed 21 dnem
  • Why Night king look like Putin

    danijel dachdanijel dachPřed 21 dnem
  • Arya: “armed with high jumping skills” - yeah she jumped 20 meters from a wall

    William RussellWilliam RussellPřed 21 dnem
  • Is he related to Darth Maul?

    killoreokilloreoPřed 21 dnem
  • When Bran touches that tree and has a vision, that's the first glimpse we got of the Night King.

    topknot01topknot01Před 21 dnem
  • Is it bad that I miss Theon 😢

    ZestyMangoZestyMangoPřed 21 dnem
  • 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

    Adiktus NeoAdiktus NeoPřed 21 dnem
  • Does GOT ads were something else 😂

    JesusJesusPřed 22 dny
  • 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 😉😉

    John RuteneJohn RutenePřed 22 dny
  • Night king deserved death same like voldemort died....

    _Qix__Qix_Před 22 dny
  • Did drago take dany to become the new night queen? Hmmmm

    Corey HallCorey HallPřed 22 dny

    Mandla MabikaMandla MabikaPřed 22 dny
  • well, regarding the book, he actually was Stark

    Стас НазаровСтас НазаровPřed 22 dny
  • Question how come benjen didn’t change into a white walker when they put the dragon glass in his chest

    jselenejr101jselenejr101Před 23 dny
  • 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.

    Jay PreisJay PreisPřed 23 dny
  • ngl....the night king was pretty good looking before the children of the forest... uh ya know... did things to him...

    caitcaitPřed 23 dny
  • The actor of night king is NOT from Slovakia, but from Czech Republic.

    Jan BoublíkJan BoublíkPřed 23 dny
    • He lives in Czech Republic but when it comes to nationality, he is very much Slovak

      Jana UhrinováJana UhrinováPřed 19 dny
  • My cousin's husband name is Vladimir Furdek :-) LOL, I Just realized that...

    nikicam2nikicam2Před 23 dny
  • Bad Writing, Plot hole, that's all I can say.

    Alejo RostataAlejo RostataPřed 23 dny
    • Hole

      KillaTundantKillaTundantPřed 21 dnem
  • Children of The Forest: Kill the humans! White Walker: *Whips out UNO reverse card

    Soup BoySoup BoyPřed 23 dny
  • 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.

    Grabthar191Grabthar191Před 23 dny
  • The knight king wasn't in the books...

    Ian KinseyIan KinseyPřed 23 dny
  • oh, so they already decided long ago to ruin GoT! the more you know.

    NecrodeadNecrodeadPřed 24 dny
  • not true wildlings burn not the nights watch till jon killed one with fire

    braddream7777braddream7777Před 24 dny
  • SLOVAKIA our brothers ! Love from Czech Republic ! Slováci tohohle si važte málokomu se podaří se takhle proslavit jsem na vás pyšný :D❤🇨🇿🇸🇰

    oi cyka BLYAToi cyka BLYATPřed 24 dny
  • There was story b4 that no one can kill NK, and Arya become no one... thats why she killed him...

    Łukasz RączkaŁukasz RączkaPřed 24 dny
  • 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

    William DottinWilliam DottinPřed 24 dny
  • Well Naruto dealed with them, Lets play some Fortnite

    LiskensteinLiskensteinPřed 24 dny
  • Wish he won

    ScorpticeScorpticePřed 24 dny
  • 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

    guy tremblayguy tremblayPřed 24 dny
  • All of these are told in the movies.??? what untold truth....

    Olsi MustafajOlsi MustafajPřed 25 dny
  • The worst ending of all shows all time! D&D ruined it all after 9 years. Shame.

    Chris MakChris MakPřed 25 dny
  • One more clip (and TONS of explanation) that makes me thank the stars that I didn't start watching this crap...

    J BarnhartJ BarnhartPřed 25 dny
  • 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.

    Todd PundTodd PundPřed 25 dny
  • He HAS to be a Targeryan. - Could ride a dragon - Doesn't get burned by fire. COINCIDENCE?!

    El AndruEl AndruPřed 25 dny
  • 55 days wasted

    Rutger MandelingsRutger MandelingsPřed 25 dny
  • 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 RIP NK RIP GOT :(

    Yoloman DefidingsterYoloman DefidingsterPřed 25 dny
  • Useless fellow

    versatiLe vines V.VversatiLe vines V.VPřed 25 dny
  • He can't change the past when he wargs, simply observe.

    Nero NarcoticNero NarcoticPřed 25 dny
  • But....does it matter?

    Furyan AurorFuryan AurorPřed 25 dny
  • Still don’t understand how he was immune to fire

    John RaeJohn RaePřed 25 dny
  • 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.

    D MD MPřed 25 dny
  • Thanks for the efforts to tell us what we already know.

    Varun JamdarVarun JamdarPřed 26 dny
  • The narrator's voice is so sexy. Who is he?

    SpaceCowboyEdSpaceCowboyEdPřed 26 dny
  • RIP GOT killed by season 8

    MarioMarioPřed 26 dny
    • 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......!

      Star1 childStar1 childPřed 9 dny
    • So you’re going to throw 7 great seasons away just because you didn’t like the ending?

      RosieRosiePřed 10 dny
    • You GOT that right

      Star1 childStar1 childPřed 18 dny
  • 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 !

    BigDapPacinoBigDapPacinoPřed 26 dny
  • 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

    kevin borremankevin borremanPřed 26 dny
The Untold Truth Of The Night King