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By Terri Schwartz
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Bran Stark is the man who intends to defeat the king of the night and there is no better time to achieve it. While the White Walkers have finally arrived at Winterfell at the end of the second episode of Season 8, all hopes rest on Bran's plan to take the king out of the night and allow someone to kill him.
We know that next week's episode will be the epic Battle of Winterfell and that it will apparently make history history as the longest sequential battle scene ever devoted to the film. But with three more episodes of Season 8 after In this battle, it seems reasonable to think that the king of the night might not fall as easily as Bran, Jon and Daenerys hope.
First, let's talk about Bran's plan: he's going to be using bait while waiting at Winterfell's Godswood, near the heart of Weirwood, hoping his presence will get the king out of the night from his army so that Jon or someone else can destroy the white. Walker's leader once and for all.
According to Bran, the three-eyed crow is the night king's number one priority among the Army of the Living, because the three-eyed crow is the guardian of the world's history and, once dead, the legacy and history of the Seven Kingdoms left with him. As Bran says, "He has already tried many times with many three-eyed crows."
The ultimate goal of the king of the night is to create the "endless night", to erase the world of men and, by destroying the crow with three eyes, to destroy his memory. Finally, Bran evokes the often theorized fact that the king of the night has marked him there are seasons, which means that he knows where Bran is at all times. "I have to bring it out into the open before his army annihilates us all," says Bran. Theon offers himself and the Iron Born – who would be interested in being armed with a Dragonglass – to stay by Bran and protect him.
In theory, it is a good plan to make the king of the night to the sight. The choice of Bran's location could be broader than just being easily accessible in a wheelchair. In the episode of season 6 "The Door", we discovered how the children of the forest had made the White Walkers: they tied a man (presumably the man who became the king of the night ) to a piece of Dragonglass in his heart, thus making him become the ice-blue walking man we know today.
Would the secret to destroy Night King be as simple (or simple in terms of narration) as recreating that moment? Could Bran draw the king of the night to the Weirwood tree so that Jon (or anyone else with a Dragonglass / Valyrian steel blade) can plunge his special weapon into his chest, pinning him to the Weirwood tree and canceling everything that preceded? The end of the White Walkers and the wights would not it be by the death, but by the reversal of the cruel destiny inflicted by the children to the White Walkers several years before?
It's a concept that fans have been theorizing for years and that would fit the Game of Thrones storytelling style. White Walkers were not bad at first; they were men turned into weapons by the children to destroy the first men, who threatened the children's home. Three-Eyed Bran often does not reveal all the information that he knows to his audience in distress – example, leaving only "what we do for love" to let Jaime know that he remembers 39 to have been pushed out the window, but not revealing this detail to the rest of the Daenerys yard. So his decision to attract the king of the night to Winterfell's Weirwood is almost certainly more convincing, even though our claim that he was stabbed with a Dragonglass weapon is not true.
The real question is whether the destruction of the king of the night will be enough to destroy his horde. We learned in "Beyond the Wall" of Season 7 that the White Walkers seemed to respect the vampire rules, that killing the White Walker who was making a group of warriors was enough for them to be no more resuscitated. Does the same logic apply to the White Walkers themselves, in the sense that, if the King of the night fell, would all the White Walkers he dropped fall with him? Or does Jon and Daenerys' army have to defeat each of the White Marchers seen at the end of this episode to crush the Army of the Dead?
It seems more likely than unlikely that the gang habit destroy the king of the night in the next episode, but that does not mean that the project of trying to attach it to a Weirwood tree (literally) will not play a key role in fighting this threat. It was a little surprising to learn that no dragon has ever attempted to kill a White Walker during the many battles with the king of the night that raged before. J & # 39; hope Someone & # 39; a try at least before the end of Game of Thrones, even if this plan does not work.
Regarding the idea that the three-eyed crow is the only one to keep the stories of Westeros, Sam seems legitimately worried and confirms Bran's hypothesis that the king of the night would come directly to the raven with three eyes. This moment adds an interesting element to the theory that Sam will be the one who will complete Archbishop Ebrose's book "A chronicle of wars after the death of King Robert I", which will inevitably be called "A song of ice and fire" after Jon, Daenerys, the king of the night and those fire-breathing dragons.
Do you think that Bran's theory is not limited to the eye of (Gods)? Tell us how, according to you, his plan of confrontation with the king of the night will be undermined in the comments below!
Terri Schwartz is editor-in-chief of entertainment at IGN. Talk to him on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.