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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 3:50 p.m. PST

"The White Walkers have always been the Big Bad of Game of Thrones. They were teased in the very first scene of the series, and their presence has been beefed up over the years as a constant reminder of an oncoming threat that could destroy all of Westeros. While the White Walkers don't seem to have any politics or beliefs beyond killing anything that gets in their way, they do have an organizational structure where wights (reanimated corpses) follow White Walkers and the White Walkers follow the Night King (played by Richard Brake in Seasons 4 and 5 and Vladimir Furdik in Seasons 6 and 7).

As far as we can tell, the Night King, while never speaking, does have some serious attitude. When Jon Snow was leaving Hardhome after the wights overran the town, the Night King stepped straight down the pier, looked right at Jon Snow, and then raised the dead as if to threaten his enemy. Although the Night King doesn't have emotions, it was clearly a threat and a dramatically made point. He wants to inspire fear even if he doesn't have any emotions.

But that's still not enough for some fans, and now they are wondering if there's more to The Night King than meets the eye. Currently, we've been working under the assumption that the Night King and his fellow White Walkers were created by the Children of the Forest. This is what Bran discovers in Season 6, Episode 5 "The Door." Here's the scene…"
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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

We'll find out when Book 7 comes out.
All our questions will be answered. grin

TGerritsen24 Aug 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

So in other words… never. (I believe Book 7 will never be written- at least not by Mr. Martin.)

dwight shrute25 Aug 2017 1:48 a.m. PST

In '' the world of ice and fire'' the long night is ended at the battle of the dawn , the dead , the others and white walkers are driven back by a group led by Azor Ahai and his red sword aka lightbringer , Azor leads a group of the first men of the nights watch and the children of the forest ….
Azor is also known as Hyrkoon the hero , Yin Tar , Nerferion and Eldric the shadowchaser …
Bran may well indeed have stuck back in time and become the night king , the only theory/theories that I would subscribe to is that the night king saw the future and set the trap to capture the dragon … that makes a lot of sense . And the mad king '' burn them all'' was a message in the past given to him by Bran , but the mad king lost it in translation …

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

Is it me or is the general awareness of the characters in GoT dropping a notch or two every season ?

In the first few seasons people had no trouble making sense of the situation, draw logical conclusions, communicating this to others and then act accordingly.

Jon Snow is the perpetual noob, he still seems as clueless and blindly thrashing about until luck gets fed up and drops him a hint or two, except that Snow can't take a hint unless it starts hitting him in the head hard to get through that massively thick skull of his. Compare this to Denaerys who at least had the gumption to figure out she had a good shot at being a major mover and shaker.

Bran, he's finally the three-eyed raven, but of course the whole thing had to completely shut down his amygdala, make them clear their desks and vacate the premises under armed guard because Crom forbid that he might actually make a positive contribution to fixing current problems.

Contrast this to Euron Greyjoy who gets all the breaks, can do nothing wrong and gets to keep his cake and eat it, twice, and still have cake …

We get several people, including Sansa and Arya who are going the idiot path jumping to conclusions when any sane person would have a ten minute conversation to clear certain things up.

It took a fraction of the threat that the Walkers pose to have Robb Stark gather an army and set off to war. And now that everyone who could solve the problem is coming together they can't even bother sitting down and compare notes, agree on a plan and act on it. It's like they decided that since they are all together in this they might as well use a magic 8-ball to determine every subsequent action.

White Walkers are not a threat, it's the rapidly diminishing level of competence of the characters that's getting to be a problem, except for Jon Snow, he'll never know anything, probably because his skull is all bone and nothing else.

Mick the Metalsmith Inactive Member25 Aug 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

They are a metaphor for climate change, the ultimate threat, that the paltry games of men seeking political power ignore at their peril.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Good points Patrick!.


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