While fans are obsessing over every little detail in the official "Game of Thrones" Season 8 trailer HBO dropped on Tuesday morning (March 5), a new theory has emerged regarding the one character missing from the trailer - the ever-mysterious Night King, more specifically, his true identity.

Recently, Entertainment Weekly has released a bunch of new "Game of Thrones" Season 8 photos and magazine covers including that of the Night King looking more terrifying than ever. However, if you look closely at his eyes, you can clearly see that he has seven-pointed stars instead of pupils.

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The seven-pointed star, as you probably know, is the symbol of the most common religion in Westeros, The Faith of the Seven, the religion of the Andals.

And, in case you are wondering, yes, his pupils look the same in the show as well. Take a look.

The Night King's true identity possibly revealed in 'Game of Thrones' new photo. - [TheCell8 / YouTube screencap]
The Night King's true identity possibly revealed in 'Game of Thrones' new photo. - [TheCell8 / YouTube screencap]

And another one with the "North" blue-ish filter from "Beyond the Wall" episode on it.

But what could all of this mean? One explanation, of course, is that it means nothing. But since this is "Game of Thrones" we are talking about, the odds that it means absolutely nothing are slim to none. With that in mind, it's far more likely that we finally have the huge clue pointing towards who the Night King actually is. Let's discuss.

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Who is the Night King?

The Night King could very well be the legendary knight from the Age of Heroes called Symeon Star-Eyes. Notice how he's called a "knight" despite the fact that knights didn't technically exist until after the Andals came to Westeros, thousands of years after the Age of Heroes.

According to the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, Symeon was a legendary knight who lost both of his eyes and replaced them with star sapphires.

It's worth noting that even though this mysterious figure isn't mentioned much in the saga, he is at least mentioned once in every book so far in the series.

Not only that, but two of the times he's mentioned have to do directly with the White Walkers. And one time in relation to the Nightfort, the oldest Night's Watch castle where the 13th Lord Commander a.k.a. the Night's King reigned alongside his corpse bride.

It was in the Nightfort where Symeon Star-Eyes saw two hellhounds fighting.

According to YouTube user Gray Area, the two hellhounds actually represent two Starks, the Night's King and the man who brought him down, his brother Brandon the Breaker, the King in the North at the time.

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She goes on to suggest that Symeon Star-Eyes wasn't actually blind and that his eyes weren't sapphires. Instead, his eyes were really just icy blue like stars, hence the nickname "Star-Eyes."

What's even more interesting is that the White Walkers are described in the books as having "eyes like blue stars."

It's said that Symeon had a long staff with blades at both ends, which sounds an awful lot like the javelin the Night King uses in the show.

The Andal connection

The Night King having a seven-pointed star in his eyes could also have some correlation with the Andals.

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According to official history, the Andals came to Westeros after the Long Night and they brought the iron with them. And Old Nan says in one of her stories that the White Walkers hated the iron. All of this seems to suggest that the timeline is wrong.

Gray Area thinks that the arrival of Andals broke whatever hold the Children of the Forest had on the White Walkers. Speaking of the Andals, one of the seven aspects of their Faith of the Seven religion is called the Stranger who represents death and leads the newly deceased to the other world, which sounds a lot like the Night King.

Assuming that the Night King really is the stranger, then it suddenly becomes quite obvious that Arya was actually referring to the Night King in the trailer when she said:

"I know death. He's got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one."

Check out Gray Area's video to check out all the details about this theory.

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