Who’s that guy? You know, the quiet one with the piercing blue eyes? Oh, you’re talking about the Night King.
The horseman from the Lands of Always Winter made his final move on last night’s Game of Thrones (spoilers ahead, obviously), the invasion of Winterfell for which the citizens of the North—and fans—have been preparing since Season 1. And though he didn’t make it through, thanks to one incredibly agile Arya Stark, everyone was talking about that calm, cool, collected horned equestrian in the mockneck tunic, and what he was like when he wasn’t bringing back the undead.
Thankfully the Night King has an Instagram account—or, rather, Vladimír Furdík does, the Night King actor who has played TNK since Season 6.
Furdík is a Slovakian stuntman who appeared in the show in battle scenes before assuming the role of the Night King in 2016. In addition to enjoying stunt sword fights and medieval street style, Furdík loves horses. Just look at him gently kiss this four-legged friend on the snout:
And here he is saying that “the most beautiful view in the world is from the horse’s back.”
Furdík is apparently a major figure in the Slovakian stunt scene, and according to IMDB, his nickname is Furdo, and his star sign is cancer. Also, he’s hot? Here he is stunt-doubling for Nicolas Cage.
And with Channing Tatum.
Fans are catching up that the Night King did not actually shatter into a million pieces of ice last night, and are currently filling the comments on Furdík’s page with heart eyes emojis and compliments like, “Cool daddy look.” Beware, Night King: The night is dark and full of DM slides.