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Fire wight is a fan term employed to refer to wights animated by fire magic instead of the ice magic of the Others.
Known fire wights
- Beric Dondarrion, reanimated by Thoros of Myr
- Lady Stoneheart, reanimated by Beric Dondarrion
Behind the Scenes
Actor Richard Dormer, who played Beric Dondarrion starting in Season 3 of the Game of Thrones TV series, has referred to Beric as a "fire wight" in several interviews during the run of the show. In the Blu-ray commentary for his final episode in Season 8, he recalled how he discussed Beric's resurrected nature with George R.R. Martin: Dormer himself actually came up with the detail that Beric would never be seen eating, drinking, or sleeping on-screen, because he isn't truly "alive" anymore, though Martin said he thought this was a great idea. The origin of the term "fire wight", however, is ambiguous: after mentioning that he had this conversation with Martin, he then shifts topics, then comes back to saying "Beric is a fire-wight" - without specifying if that's a term he came up with on his own, or whether it's a term Martin himself used in their discussion.
Quotes abour fire wights
And poor Beric Dondarrion, who was set up as the foreshadowing of all this, every time he’s a little less Beric. His memories are fading, he’s got all these scars, he’s becoming more and more physically hideous, because he’s not a living human being anymore. His heart isn’t beating, his blood isn’t flowing in his veins, he’s a wight, but a wight animated by fire instead of by ice [...].—George R. R. Martin on Beric Dondarrion