In the season eight episode “The Long Night,” winter finally came in Game of Thrones. Yes, the Night King and his army descended upon Winterfell with the intent of wiping out anybody who stood in their way. And sadly for fans who had watched the epic series from the start, several beloved characters would be victims of the White Walkers.
In the end, Ser Jorah Mormont, Lyanna Stark, Melisandre and Theon Greyjoy were among those who perished – with the latter personally slain by the Night King himself. Yet some of those heartrending deaths could potentially have been avoided if only a strategy posited earlier had worked. The plot in question would have seen Daenerys Targaryen riding her dragon into battle and scorching the Night King with fire.
When Daenerys and Drogon send a wave of flames directly at the Night King, however, he merely smirks at them, completely unharmed by the heat. In an episode full of amazing moments, it was one of the coolest – pun not intended. But how exactly did the terrifying leader manage to survive?