Wait, Did Lyanna Mormont Face Off with Wun Wun Last Night on ‘Game of Thrones’?

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

There was no shortage of epic deaths on last night’s episode of Game of Thrones. Ser Jorah (Iain Glen) fought honorably to protect the love of his life, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), and died because of it. Eddison Tollett (Ben Crompton) got a sword through the eye for having Samwell Tarly’s (John Bradley) back. The reason Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) was brought back to life six times was revealed when he died protecting Arya (Maisie Williams). And, most regally, the tiny Lady Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsay) slayed a giant right as he squeezed her to death. But that wasn’t just any giant (yeah, it was dark and hard to see). 

Just when the Battle of Winterfell seemed hopeless, the small but mighty Lady of Bear Island went after a wight giant approximately 15 times her size. Let’s relive that glorious moment for a moment.

As longtime Game of Thrones fans may recognize, that giant (more specifically, his high cheekbone bone structure) looks an awful lot like Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, aka Wun Wun (Ian Stuart Whyte).

wun wun giant

For those who don’t remember, Wun Wun was a Free Folk Giant who faced off against the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) and his army with the Night’s Watch in season five. He singlehandedly protected his village with a dragon glass arrowhead and went on, in season six, to lead an attack with Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) on Castle Black. He was also at the front lines when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) squared off against Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) and his army. Ramsay ultimately killed Wun Wun in that battle, but he fought valiantly.

In the season seven premiere we saw several giants walking with the Night King’s army as wights. Since Wun Wun was considered to be the last giant alive, it’s safe to assume he, as well as Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg (Neil Fingleton) and Dongo (also portrayed by Whyte), were those giants. It’s especially sad that Wun Wun became a wight when he fought so tirelessly against the Army of the Dead. So, was that him squeezing our favorite little fighter to death?

Regardless, someone give Lyanna Mormont an Emmy immediately.  


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