Disclaimer: This post may contain spoilers for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones!
Even though the epic seventh season of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones has ended, that doesn’t mean that fans have stopped theorizing on the possible events of Season 8. A Reddit user, known as, ClipboardJesus12 has a new theory on where the leader of the the Night King might be headed.
According to the theory, the Night King is heading to King’s Landing. One of the user’s main points, I simply disagree with. He notes Cersei’s newfound vulnerability, due to Jaime’s leaving, as a reason the Night King will head to the capital. I don’t see why this would be true as I don’t think the Night King cares who is at King’s Landing, the guy took down a dragon with a spear, I don’t think he is worried about a one-handed Kingslayer. But let’s take a look at the rest of the theory.
For the most part, I can get on board with it. The Night King will travel south for a few other reasons. Besides him not having a great deal of options, the presence of snow in the capital shows that nowhere in Westeros is safe from winter, and once the south is covered in snow and ice, it would be prime for the taking. I actually think as the Night King and his army move south, winter will follow them.
Also mentioned is the vision that Daenerys had in the house of the undying. During her vision, there was snow inside the King’s Landing throne room as if it no longer had a roof. Perhaps the snow in Daenerys’ vision was more than a metaphor and the capital will be destroyed (by the Night King and Viserion).
Another instance where I disagree with the reddit user is he doesn’t believe the army of the dead will accompany the Night King to King’s Landing. I think there are too many potential wights to be made to just burn the city to the ground. So yes, I think the White Walkers and their army will continue to head south until they’re defeated, or take Westeros outright. The capital could be reduced to rubble by the time all is said and done, and it’s possible at the end of the show there may not be an Iron Throne left to sit upon. As there is almost no justice in Westeros, this would seem a fitting end.
Where do you think the Night King’s path will take him? Let us know in the comments down below!
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