Norwegian authorities have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to protecting the Realm from the icy wrath of the Night King.
The police department in Trondheim, Norway apprehended the snowy Game of Thrones villain after receiving multiple reports of destructive and threatening behavior from the blue-and-grey baddie.
"The police have received many complaints about a man from the northern region involved in criminal activity," they explained in a Facebook post (H/T IndieWire) alongside images of him being taken into custody and booked like the subzero perp he is. "Complaints include animal cruelty and property damage (there have been reports of a wall being destroyed), as well as threats to lay vast areas of land desolate. Our night watch has now apprehended the man to deter any further criminal activity on his behalf." Phew!
Of course, this is all just for fun — no, this wasn't a Night King copycat trying to ice blast anyone's fences — and the post is meant to help garner some good will for the station in the case that the public's assistance is needed for real future crimes.
So, for now at least, the northern threat is still very much imminent for our heroes in Winterfell and beyond. But still. It's sort of cathartic to see even a fake(r) Night King taken down a peg, no? If only it were that simple.
In a related bit of news, actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright seems to have thrown some cold water on the theory that the youngest living Stark will become the Night King before the show is over. In a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor said that he thinks Bran is fighting for the home team right now.
"I think he's the Three-Eyed Raven, who is definitely on the side of the living," he explained. Hempstead-Wright then added that while he'd heard the theory that Bran will warg into the Night King "many times," he could "neither confirm nor deny" the veracity of that idea.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.