Is the Night King a Targaryen? Here's Why Some Game of Thrones Fans Think So

Warning: plenty of spoilers for Game of Thrones below!

Game of Thrones is only one episode into season eight, and a lot is already going on, which is to be expected since 1.) we had to wait an eternity for it to arrive, and 2.) it’s the final season. As in the final season ever. As in we only have FIVE MORE HOURS of Game of Thrones left, people! Given that time is running out, there are a ton of important questions that fans are hoping showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will answer. For example: What is the true identity of the Night King? And could he be a Targaryen?

Season six shows the First Man whom the Children of the Forest weaponize to become the first White Walker, but is he the same icy menace who is currently hellbent on conquering Westeros and killing our faves? Probably. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from theorizing about who the Night King was before he was transformed. And now that he has Viserion, a theory about him being a Targaryen — specifically Rhaegar — is all the more intriguing. Let’s break this down clue by clue, shall we?

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