Winter finally came for the Game of Thrones characters in a season eight episode titled The Long Night. Indeed, it saw the Night King and his army descend upon Winterfell with the intent of wiping out anybody who stood in their way. And the episode had a lot of ground to cover – because aside from anything else, several beloved characters would be victims of the White Walkers.
In the end, fans lost Ser Jorah Mormont, Lyanna Stark, Melisandre and Theon Greyjoy, among others. And the last of those was personally slain by the Night King himself. But some of those heartrending moments could have been avoided if only a plan posited earlier had worked. Indeed, this plot would have seen Daenerys Targaryen riding her dragon into battle and roasting the Night King with dragon fire.
Yet at the last minute, it didn’t work – Daenerys and Drogon sent a wave of flames directly at the Night King, and he merely smirked at them, completely immune to the heat. In an episode full of amazing moments, it was one of the coolest – pun not intended. But how exactly did the terrifying Night King survive?