Here are some words that describe Game of Thrones’s Night King: mean, blue, shifty. Also, mysterious. He’s so mysterious. We know Jon Snow’s perspective on the Night King. According to Jon, the Night King wants to wipe out all life in Westeros. Sure, okay, Jon. One pretty basic writing principle is figuring out what your character wants and why. Why does the Night King want to wipe out all life in Westeros? One redditor has a pretty decent theory.
According to redditor twerkmileyy (Yes, Miley. Twerk.), the Night King is headed to the Riverlands. Specifically, the Night King wants to reach God’s Eye lake. twerkmileyy is thinking God’s Eye because:
There is something magical there that he has seen in his greensight visions. I know he has greensight because he can see Bran during his greensight and Worging abilities. Ultimately I think his end goal is to reach the Isles of Faces and use its magical properties to give life to his undead army.
About 10,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the Children of the Forest and First Men came to a truce on the Isle of Faces, which is at the center of God’s Eye. There’s certainly some mystical significance to the lake, and twerkmileyy seems to think it will give the army of the undead life again.
The redditor provided some extra evidence for the Night King’s possible motives:
Eastwatch by the Sea is the closest part of the wall to the Gods Eye. Harrenhall is on the northern shore of the Gods Eye. The writers have dropped hints about the Gods Eye for years and have always discussed the Riverlands with great detail. Also I think this is where Howland Reed makes his appearance in the show. He was the only cited character to be seen on the Isle of Faces, during the tournament of Harrenhall.
Time will tell what the Night King’s motivations are, but, please, writers of Game of Thrones, PLEASE give him some motivation. Anything. Even if it’s not to get to God’s Eye. Maybe he just wants to go for a swim in Dorne or something.
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