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August 27, 2017

The Night King showed off his brutal throwing arm in the latest episode Beyond The Wall, cementing himself as a worthy adversary and a pretty badass leader of the White Walkers.

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6, "Beyond the Wall." .

As we see in the season six episode "The Door," the Night King has a very strong connection to Bran Stark.

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The idea that the Night King is a greenseer inspired an epiphany in Reddit user Damisu. The White Walkers are, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere.

The men weren't going to leave until they had a prisoner, and that prisoner, combined with Jon's status, would be enough to draw out Daenerys and her dragons.

Our own (joyously, unashamedly crackpot) interpretation of the scene is that, while the "kill the Night King, kill his army" theory may indeed prove to be the case, it'll come complete with its own tragic catch. Once he makes it over, that might eliminate the magic that has kept the dead from passing through, allowing the wights to climb it like the wildlings, sail around on the sea, or march through a tunnel or hole.


"Bran goes back all the way to where the Night king was created, to warg into the human that later is going to become the Night king (or maybe even try to kill the children of the forest)".

Our first hint to the Night King's Greenseeing proficiency is in S6E5 "The Door", when Bran has a vision of the Night King and his undead army; up until this point, Bran's presence has been near-imperceptible to those in his visions, even when shouting their names aloud, like he does to his father Ned Stark in a past vision of the Tower of Joy (S6E3 "Oathbreaker"). While Jon and crew are pleased and thinking they have the wight they went out to capture, it's his scream that signals the rest of the White Walkers to attack.

We don't know exactly who or what the Night King is.

Or maybe one of the reasons the White Walkers needed such a massive army was because they are planning to use their massive numbers to form a ramp out of their bodies. So how do you defeat such an enormous, terrifying force? Either way, hopefully Bran starts giving his siblings some helpful information soon, because there's no telling what the White Walkers will be able to accomplish with an ice dragon on their side.

Being able to see into the future, or at least potential futures, means that the Night King already has a plan for breaking through the magical protections of the Wall.

How was the Night King made?

The season finale of the penultimate season of "Game of Thrones" will air same time as the U.S., at 11am Monday AEST on Showcase.

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