"Game of Thrones" Season 8 is nowhere near its release date, and the same goes for "The Winds of Winter," the sixth installment of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" epic fantasy book series. And while the spring of 2019 is the time when the fans expect the show's final season to hit the small screen, the release date for "winds" still remains the mystery. There are, of course, rumors that the book will be published once "Game of Thrones" Season 8 wraps up, but George is mostly silent on the matter. All in all, it's going to be a long time before we get any new "Game of Thrones" material.

Until then all we are left with are the theories, a lot of theories about how both the show and the books will end.

With that said, we can't help ourselves but wonder about the final twist of the entire series. To recall, that Hodor revelation in Season 6 is not something the show creators came up on their own. That was all George. Such was the case with Shireen's death, though the circumstances around it will definitely be strikingly different in the books. Having this in mind, it is only logical for the final shocking moment to involve the truth about the Night King.

The Night King will be introduced in the books as well

As you probably know by now, we support the theory that the show's Night King is, in fact, the infamous Night's King from history and lore.

After all, that's the name the showrunners first used in regards to the White Walker leader, and they only changed it later, in Season 6. And he has been called the Night King ever since with David and Dan trying so hard to make a clear difference between the two characters. If you are still not convinced, check out the general trivia for Season 5 Episode 8 "Hardhome" down below.

As you can see, it's all there.

But the question here is why would David and Dan change a character's name like that. Unless it is supposed to be the big secret, meant to be revealed in the final moments of Season 8. If so, they got away with a huge spoiler.

The Night King's original sin

The 13th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch is now known to history as the Night's King who had taken a female White Walker as his bride and ruled as King on the Wall from the Nightfort, the biggest Night's Watch castle believed to have been haunted ever since. They would rule together for thirteen dreadful years, and during that time they constantly sacrificed people to the White Walkers. That was until Brandon the Breaker, the King in the North and Joramun, the King beyond the Wall joined their forces to put an end to that awful practice.

Check out HBO's video about the history of The Night's Watch as told by Ygritte. Here you can learn more about the Night's King.

As you can see, the legends say that the Starks and the wildlings eventually killed "the demon." But, as we all know, the ancient stories are full of straight up lies as they are always passed down from generation to generation by the winning side. The truth could be something different for all we know. This begs the question as to what really happened to the Night's King and his Queen. Well, we do have a theory for you. Read on.

The Night King is looking for something in the Crypts of Winterfell

According to the YouTube user "bridge4," the Night's King was banished into the Lands of Always Winter and his Queen was taken by the Starks. He remained there thousands of years, unable to reach the love of his life who has been trapped inside the Crypts of Winterfell.

This comes as no surprise given the fact that something is extremely off about the Crypts. The dead Kings of Winter seem to guard something with the swords across the laps of their statues. It could be the Great Other, a theory which we already covered in one of the previous articles, but it would be much more interesting if they are, in fact, guarding the Night Queen. It would explain the Night King's motives. He waited long enough to grow the big army and acquire a dragon of his own so he can finally breach the Wall, and now, he is closer than ever to freeing his beloved Queen.

In conclusion, we don't necessarily think that this theory is true, but we can't deny that this is at the very least, an interesting new idea. Do check out bridge4's video below for more details and tell us what you think in the comments below.