The most mind-blowing White Walker theories from ‘Game of Thrones’

Despite the extensive lore, history, theories, prophecies, books, and shows about the Game of Thrones universe, we know next to nothing about its central antagonists.

Honestly, can you even definitively answer basic questions about the White Walkers? Like: Who are they? What do they want? Why have they returned now? What are their abilities? Who the hell is the Night King?

Some might think the answer is simple: the White Walkers are evil. But that’s the opposite of how creator George R. R. Martin sees this fantasy story. 

“We don’t need any more, ‘Here are the good guys, they’re in white, there are the bad guys, they’re in black. And also, they’re really ugly,” he said in an AssignmentX interview about the usual good vs. evil dichotomy of every other Lord of the Rings knock-off. For Martin, “a villain is a hero of the other side.” Read more…

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