Nothing? NOTHING?!? That 1 dude literally handed the Night King that spear that one time then watched the Night King threw at and kill a dragon all by himself. Then the White Walker totally handed the Night King ANOTHER spear Pfff, nothing?....more like carried the entire series on their collective backs
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, if you call "Ace Ventura" a "dragon" and "stabbing him in both legs" to be "killing him"
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, right? The Night King lifted his arms to resurrect a new freaking army for Christ sake
Speaking of which, I kinda wish the Night King didn’t go out the way he did. I kinda miss his menacing ass.
@Diabolik, yeah it was such a disappointment...
Why didn’t the night king just have one of his lower generals attempt to kill bran? That seems like a terrible military choice. That’s like having a president on the front lines but if that president is killed, then their entire army is killed instantly
@lemongrenade, or just, you know... swarm him and everyone else with their endless numbers
@lemongrenade, I think they have a history (three eyed raven, not bran) that made the Night King wanna kill him personally. However they failed by not actually showing it to us and instead just having Bran say “trust me we got beef”
@Cpzombie, I agree. The smart thing would have been to have the Night King stay on his dragon, hidden by the clouds and just re-raise all the dead like every 30 minutes (unless doing so drained him, but it didn't appear to the 2 times we see him do it) and just command his army to leave Bran for him to personally kill
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, if it actually had continuity, he wouldn’t even need to revive anybody during the fight. The giant swarm turns into a few random bunches after they get in to the castle
@TR8R, I thought they (sort of) explained it in the whole “he wants to kill everyone” conversation with Bran. The King wants to bring eternal winter, ending the dominance of man - part of which is wiping out our history (something about remembering stuff being what sets us apart from animals). As the Three Eyed Raven is an embodiment of history (as in, he remembers it all) the dude needs to kill him - Sam said something like “your history is memory, it doesn’t come from books and stories. If I wanted to erase history, I’d definitely kill you”. I’m not saying it was a good explanation, but I think that scene explained why he wanted to kill him so bad.
@Nellybert , yeah I get that. But maybe SHOW that to us. Show us a cool flashback and some badass scenes instead of YET ANOTHER EXPOSITION DUMP. Show don’t tell is almost always better
@TR8R, I get the feeling that somewhere along the line they decided that seasons had been dragging on too long and they decided to just hammer through to the end without stopping to explain too much. Or, they couldn’t work out how to show it without having to deal with a tonne of extra question, so decided not to try.
@TR8R, Didn’t they though? There was literally a scene in which we see the Children of the Forest turn a man into the Night King. Doesn’t really matter who he was considering they designed the NK to be the mortal enemy of humanity.
@Miss Leading, okay? And what does that have to do with showing us some backstory about him and the TER?
If you call killing thousands "doing nothing".
@Mr Literal, when did they kill thousands? I must’ve missed that episode, I think I only remember seeing the white walkers kill maybe a dozen people on screen, if that
@TR8R, battle of Hardhome
@TR8R, not to mention the majority of their army is people that died fighting them. I assume only the Wights that are like complete skeletons were raised out of crypts or burial grounds just for being in close proximity to a recent battle when the Night King raised each group of people they just killed
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, the actual wights killed the wildlings at Hardhome. Unless I missed something, we only really saw one walker fight, and he died to Jon after killing the Thenn. And I get they supposedly killed and raised the wights, but having all that stuff happen offscreen kinda lessens any presence they have. That’s why the Night King actually raising all those dead at the end of Hardhome is a big deal because we actually got to see a walker do something
@TR8R, if you're actually talking about killing in the sense that they swing the sword then you're correct. I look at them as generals or the ones giving the commands, whether telepathic or however. So to me, someone dying to the Wights is a white walker kill. Wights wouldn't exist or coordinate without them. And why put your few leaders in harm's way when you literally have a tidal wave of reanimated corpses you can raise again and again. I think their power is more magic based than physical/fighting prowess
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, that’s all fine and dandy but they should be shown to at least do something. Because as it stood the zombies were the real threat, not the shadowy force controlling them. Basically what we got was a LOT of foreshadowing, a lot of them sitting menacingly, a cool fight scene that hyped up some future conflict, and then nothing as they all died like chumps
@TR8R, I still think they aren't meant to be fighters. I like them to a necromancers. They control magic to fight for them. Control weather/blizzards, command the dead, hence my sarcastic original comment. But I completely agree with you,they went down waaayyy to easy. These are supposed to be some ancient force that almost took over the world before being almost defeated then spent the last thousands of years biding their time and building a force to finish what they started generations ago. And they all shattered because a 5 foot nothing Arya was a little sneaky snake
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, they don’t have to be fighters. Just SHOW them commanding a blizzard, or doing some cool ice magic, or running around raising dead giants and shít. Idk I just wanted to see the Others doing some cool stuff, not just menacingly sit on a horse and watch zombies kill people :/
@TR8R, I’m with you on this one. We saw the king kill a dragon and call a storm, but I don’t remember seeing them do much more than loom menacingly, and occasionally get stabbed.
Oh, and did we see one picking up babies in the forest once? (Did they ever explain why they wanted the babies from the dude with the incest-harem?)
@Nellybert , yeah they use the babies to make new white walkers, they showed us way back in Season 2 I think?
@TR8R, Ah, k. I had a vague memory of thinking it might be something like that, but I had no idea if that was based on something in the program or just me assuming it.
I don't know, they're really good at standing there..menacingly.
Maybe the Night's King is like normal dads, where they ask for help but don't actually let you do anything, so you just awkwardly stand there while he does all the work.
And the minute they get involved, everything falls apart