Was the Night King one of the fire-immune Targaryens? Could he even be Rhaegar Targaryen – the father of Jon Snow – back from the dead? Or is he resistant to dragon flames for some other reason? Well, in the behind-the-scenes video for “The Long Night” entitled “Inside the Episode,” showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff discussed the dramatic turn of events.
Before “The Long Night” even aired, Thrones fans had theorized that the Night King may have Targaryen blood in his veins. After all, he possessed the ability to ride a dragon, which happens to be one of the family’s traits. And then there was the mysterious symbol that the White Walkers use.
Wherever the Night King and the White Walkers go, you see, they sometimes leave spiral-shaped symbols behind. And fans on Twitter thought in turn that these actions may hint at the Night King being a Targaryen. Why? Well, the marks look a little like the flag of House Targaryen, which boasts – you guessed it – a dragon.