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The U.S. Olympic Team won gold with this perfect ‘Game of Thrones’ tweet

Too soon?


Austin Powell

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 21, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:57 pm CDT

Warning: This article contains major spoilers from the latest Game of Thrones episode, “Beyond the Wall.”

Last night’s game-changing Game of Thrones episode left quite a few unresolved questions for the season 7 finale, but the U.S. Olympics team added one unexpected inquiry to the list: “Anyone have the Night King’s contact info so we can recruit him to throw javelin?”

The U.S. Olympic Team was, of course, referring to the Night King’s ice spear, which took down Viserion, one of Daenerys Targaryen‘s beloved three dragons, during an attempt to rescue Jon SnowSer Jorah MormontSandor CleganeBeric Dondarrion, and Tormund Giantsbane from beyond the Wall.

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GIF via Game of Thrones/HBO

A few others clearly had the same idea on Twitter.

It’s a great tweet—the Night King would surely take home the gold—but too soon?

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*First Published: Aug 21, 2017, 7:48 am CDT