'Game of Thrones' Facebook filter crowns you the Night King

Camille Rivera
August 27, 2017

It's a classic example of Chekhov's wall. Indeed the White Walkers are equipped with lances larger than usual that are composed nearly of ice, contrary to those that have already seen.

There was also the scene earlier this season where Bran tried to watch the undead army through the eyes of a raven, and the Night King pushed him out.

Game of Thrones Season 7 airs August 27, 2017 on HBO.

After reading Ralph's theory, however, we're less focused on these details and more so on the Night King.

One thing which fans have found particularly freakish is the fact that the White Walkers, despite their name, have barely moved an inch for two seasons. The books and show's entire theme is ice and fire. Only the help of Daenerys and his three dragons managed to get them out of business but Viserion unfortunately perished along the way.

By creating a Night King video, you'll join the ranks of Thrones' very own Kristofer Hivju - who plays Tormund Giantsbane. And with Viserion at his side, he now has a powerful weapon against the Wall and his magic ... Honestly, if we can accept fire-breathing dragons, an army of the dead, and an incestual relationship, can't we just accept that chains are easily accessible? 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. That "branding" nullified the special charms keeping them out, but was it more than a one-time deal? When he realised he failed again, he tries to go back in the current timeline, but can't because he's too deep into the past and stayed to long ("it is attractive beneath the sea, stay too long and you drown").

In order to go to the depth of this theory you first need to understand the phenomenal combination of powers that makes Bran Stark exceptional.

We don't know exactly who or what the Night King is. They can pick it up, allowing the rest of the wights to pass through easily.

But where did the White Walkers get those chains?

Something has been nagging the Game Of Thrones community since that stunning penultimate episode of Game Of Thrones season 7.

Is that why the White Walkers were headed there? He's not going to improvise his way through the wall, he knows how it's going to fall. So how do you defeat such an enormous, terrifying force?

That was true before the Night King had a dragon, but it would be even more disappointing now.

We're putting these together because they are similar.

But anyway, it's clear the Night King shares at least some of Bran's abilities, which explains just about everything.

If the ill-fated venture was actually a conspiracy to capture Dany's beloved Viserion and turn him into a wight, thus giving the White Walkers an even better chance of winning the war, the chains sort of become an afterthought.

The strength of the army of the dead comes from their massive numbers and lack of fear. We have seen the wights throw themselves off cliffs, and they started to climb on one another to get to the top of that conveniently placed rock during the frozen-lake battle.

It states: "Of all the queer and fabulous denizens of the Shivering Sea, however, the greatest are the ice dragons".

The show will suddenly remember about the Horn Of Joramun.

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This idea is key to how the Night King has such a diverse army behind him, rather than just a barrage of reanimated corpses.

Let's get the obvious out of the way first.

The only thing worse than the show forgetting about the Horn Of Joramun would be to suddenly introduce it as a deus ex machina now.

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