Samwell Tarly: Most Likely To Find A Way To Defeat The Night King

Samwell Tarly is an unsung hero of Game of Thrones. When he came to the Night’s Watch as a recruit everyone thought that he is no good. But his intellect has carried him on in Game of Thrones. Judging by what he has been able to do so far there is a huge possibility that he will find a way to defeat the Night King.



Why Samwell Tarly Could Be The Person To Find A Way to Defeat the Night King

Samwell Tarly was recently at Citadel. His main purpose of going there was to study and find a way to defeat The Night King and his army of the dead. Sam has a track record of discovering things through his knowledge and love for books.

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Samwell Tarly Trying To Convince The Archmaester About The Threat From White Walkers Advancing Towards The Wall

Sam Found Dragonglass and Its Use

Sam found dragonglass and a horn at the Fist of the First Men in Game of Thrones Season 2. He kept that stash with him before the White Walkers attacked the men of the Night’s Watch. On his way back to the Wall he rescued Gilly and her son from Craster’s Keep and killed a White Walker with dragonglass. He was the first one to discover that White Walkers can be killed with dragonglass. Later on, in the Citadel, he found that tons of dragonglass is sitting at Dragonstone, the power seat of the House Targaryen.

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Sam Tarly Finds Dragonglass and A Horn at The Fist of The First Men

Sam Found The Horn That Can Be Dragonbinder

According to Sam, the horn he found at The Fist of The First Men is the one that can be used to tear down the wall but in the books, there is another horn known as the dragonbinder. Euron Greyjoy has this horn at Kingsmoot and he tells the Iron Born that dragonbinder can be used to control dragons.

“That horn you heard I found amongst the smoking ruins that were Valyria, where no man has dared to walk but me. You heard its call, and felt its power. It is a dragon horn, bound with bands of red gold and Valyrian steel graven with enchantments. The dragonlords of old sounded such horns before the Doom devoured them. With this horn, ironmen, I can bind dragons to my will.”Euron Greyjoy at Kingsmoot



The Night King now has an undead dragon, Viserion, which has given him his own weapon of mass destruction. So this may be something that Sam will discover later on to use on Viserion and maybe this is not the horn that Sam thinks it is.

Sam Took Books And Scrolls From Citadel That Can Have Information On Defeating The Night King

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Sam and Gilly in Eastwatch

In a rant in the episode Eastwatch, Sam tells Gilly that the information to defeat the Night King is sitting and rotting somewhere on the shelves of the Citadel so he decides to take the matters into his own hands. Sam Tarly leaves the Citadel with a stash of scrolls and books which can help him in learning ways to ultimately defeat the Night King. He is capable of finding that information as he has found important information before by using his skills and his love for reading such as dragonglass sitting at Dragonstone and a cure to Jorah’s greyscale.

Also, Sam has the sword ‘Heartsbane‘ in his possession which is Valyrian steel. I am pretty sure that Heartbane will play a role in the Great War as well.

We have high hopes from Samwell Tarly. I am pretty sure that he will find a way to defeat the Night King.

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