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‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Think Jon Snow Helped Arya Kill the Night King


Warning: Major Game of Thrones spoilers ahead! 

In Season 8, Episode 3, titled "The Long Night," The Night King finally met his end. But, there was a major twist. It was Arya who killed the Night King with her Valyrian steel dagger, Cats Paw. Most of us had expected Jon Snow to be the one to complete the deed after a few seasons of build up between the two.

This had actually been teased for a while, with the dagger originally given to an assassin by Littlefinger to kill Bran and start some chaos. The Starks have kept the dagger ever since, and in Season 7, Bran gives it to Arya, suggesting that Bran knew Arya would be the one to kill the Night King.  

But some fans are now theorising that Jon Snow may have actually helped Arya with her kill. Which makes a lot more sense, considering that our hero Jon Snow seemed pretty useless on the first watch. Reddit user Applesoapp rewatched the episode again, and noticed some extra details about Jon Snow's encounter with undead Viserion, who was guarding the entrance to the Godswood.