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Is The Night King Headed To Isle of Faces Or Winterfell Or Both?

Is Night King Headed To Isle of Faces?

In the final moments of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, we saw the Night King bring down the Wall at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea and then crossing into Westeros with the army of the dead at his back. There are a couple of places the Night King might be heading while mounted on undead/wight dragon Viserion, along with his army of the dead.

Can he be headed to Isle of Faces? Possibly, yes. The Isle of Faces is an island located at the center of Gods Eye, an immense lake on the south-eastern edge of the Riverlands and the north-western edge of the Crownlands. The castle of Harrenhal lies on the coast of the lake to the north of the isle.

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Isle of Faces on Westeros Map

The Isle of Faces has significant importance for the people of Westeros. It is regarded as a sacred place where the Old of Westeros . According to a myth, it was here that the Children of the Forest and the First Men signed The Pact, the treaty that ended centuries of warfare between the two peoples.

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The Pact Between The Children of the Forest and the First Men

Priests of the Old Gods known as the Green Men dwell here since the Andals invasion. According to legend, the island is filled with weirwood trees. Each of the trees has a face, carved in witness to the signing of the Pact. Rumor is that the Green Men keep the common folk of Westeros away from the Isle of Faces with magic. The Night King might want to use the magical powers of the Isle to give life to his undead army. Game of Thrones series has mentioned Gods Eye a few times inwhere the isle of faces resides.



Night King Headed to Winterfell and then Isle of Faces?

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Army of the Dead forms a Stark Sigil at Eastwatch

There was this a tiny detail in Game of Thrones Season 7 finale where army of the dead while crossing the wall at Eastwatch formed a Stark sigil. Some people have theorized that Brandon Stark is the Night King which the actor Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Brandon Stark has rejected. What if the Night King is Brandon Stark? Anyway, the first stop for the Night King after taking Castle Black will most likely be Winterfell. We will most likely witness a battle between Jon Snow, Daenerys and her dragons and the Night King and his undead dragon.


To go more crazy, Night King (who is Brandon Stark?) will march upon Winterfell and then King’s Landing. He will kill all the main surviving characters of Game of Thrones and then go to the Gods Eye where Isle of Faces is and revive all those who are dead. A win in the end for Westerosis. So basically Brandon will totally annihilate the army of the dead and bring everyone back to the living.

Let’s see if this crazy theory plays out this way. What do you all think? Leave your comments.

Why Someone So Dear Had To Die On Game Of Thrones

Last night, Game of Thrones left me feeling sad. We lost Viserion, one of Daenerys’s dragons in yesterday’s episode. I was wondering why Viserion died? Did they really have to kill him? He meant so much to Daenerys, and to all the fans. Then, I heard D. B. Weiss and David Benioff’s take on it.



Why Viserion Had to Die?

Showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss revealed that they have been building toward the death of Viserion, for quite some time now. “The whole path of the show in some way has been trying to map out all of the episode end points, and with this one, it was the dragon opening its blue eye, and realizing that the Night King has finally gotten his own weapon of mass destruction,” according to Benioff.

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Viserion Sinks Into A Lake Beyond The Wall

It seemed to me that killing of Viserion for Benioff and Weiss was just a purely mechanical thing. They build on it further in a cold manner. Says Weiss, ” What was fun about the sequence — in an awful way to us — is up until the end, it’s very close to one of those battles where all the good guys get out the other side more or less scot-free. But we knew that killing the dragon was going to have a tremendous emotional impact. Over the seasons and seasons of the show, it’s really been emphasized what they are to Dany. We knew the Night King would see and seize this opportunity.” 

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When Daenerys Saw Viserion Dying

Yes, indeed the Night King saw that as an opportunity and revived Viserion. When the Night King touches Viserion his eye opens all turned blue. That was indeed chilling. Tyrion Lannister’s advice to bring a wight back to King’s Landing gave the Night King a weapon to tear down the Wall.

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Viserion Gets Revived By The Night King

 



Continues Weiss, “We like to think when the dragon dies, it’s kind of a one-two punch. On the one hand, you’ve just seen the horror of one of these three amazing beings like this in the world going under the water and not coming up again, and processing that. Then you’re processing something that’s even worse: when it comes back up from under the water again, and we see in the last shot of the episode what it becomes.”

But hey, there is something positive to look forward to. Jon and Daenerys are definitely closer to each other than before. Daenerys is going to need all the emotional support that she can get from Jon as she just lost her child. Not only that, Jon is going to need Daenerys to truly defeat the Night King when he tears down the wall with the help of his ice dragon Viserion.

Let’s see what happens in the season finale. I just hope that we don’t see more of our beloved Game of Thrones characters dying.

Tyrion Lannister Just Made An Epic Blunder In Game of Thrones Season 7

Tyrion Lannister has made many mistakes since the Game of Thrones Season 7 started. He has ill advised Daenerys on many fronts. His advice can cost Daenerys the claim to the Iron Throne, her dragons, and maybe her life, and can start the Great War between the living and the dead. Let’s take a look at all the damage he has done so far.



Bad Counsel by Tyrion Lannister in Stormborn

In the episode Stormborn, Tyrion strongly advises Daenerys to not attack King’s Landing.

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Tyrion Lannister Advising Daenerys Against Attacking Red Keep




In his opinion, conquering Westeros would be easy for Daenerys. But he doesn’t want her to be the queen of ashes. He thinks that with the Tyrells and the Dornish on their side they can win the Iron Throne without turning King’s Landing into a slaughterhouse. But Yara Greyjoy, Ellaria Sand, and Olenna Tyrell do not like Tyrion’s suggestions. Olenna doesn’t think that being nice to people and being loved is gonna help Daenerys claim the Iron Throne in Westeros. Olenna advises her to be a dragon and to not be a sheep. Yara and Ellaria want to attack King’s Landing but against everyone’s wishes, Daenerys decides to go with the advice provided by Tyrion Lannister.

Tyrion suggests that the army that attacks the Red Keep should be Westerosi. He argues that Cersei will try to rally the lords of Westeros by appealing to their loyalty, their love for their country. If they besiege the city with the Unsullied and Dothraki, who are foreigners in Westeros, we will prove her point. He suggests that Yara Greyjoy’s fleet should ferry the Dornish army to the Red Keep and the Dornish and the Tyrell army should lay a siege on King’s Landing which would lead to Cersei bending the knee ultimately.

Well, nothing goes the way Tyrion thought in his head. When the Greyjoy fleet is going to Sunspear to get the Dornish army, they are attacked by Euron Greyjoy’s armada. Euron captures Ellaria Sand and Yara Greyjoy and takes them to the King’s Landing. Not only that, Euron destroys almost all of the Greyjoy fleet. His advice cost Daenerys losing the house of Dorne and the Greyjoy fleet. 

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Euron Captures Yara and Ellaria At The Naval Battle

Daenerys Loses House Tyrell in The Queen’s Justice

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The Unsullied Take Casterly Rock




Another master plan of Tyrion Lannister was for The Unsullied to take over Casterly Rock, which is the power seat of the House Lannister. According to him, Cersei will be ready for The Unsullied but he knows a secret passage to the castle of Casterly Rock through the sewers which only he knows. If The Unsullied entered through that secret passage they can get into the castle and fight the Lannister army. According to Tyrion, The Unsullied taking over the Casterly Rock was a sure shot win for Daenerys but again, Cersei and Jaime Lannister were two steps ahead of Tyrion.

Jaime and Cersei, instead, abandon Casterly Rock before The Unsullied arrive, and take over The Highgarden, the power seat of the House Tyrell. Highgarden has fertile lands and that will guarantee food for the Lannisters for the long winter. Jaime also takes over the gold of the House Tyrell to pay off the debt owed to the Iron Bank. Lady Olenna is poisoned to death by Jaime. So, again because of the bad counsel of Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys loses another powerful ally in the South, House Tyrell.

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Lady Olenna And Jaime Before Her Death

Most Epic Blunder By Tyrion Lannister

The most epic bad advice that perhaps Tyrion has given to Daenerys Targaryen is in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 ‘Eastwatch’. In Eastwatch, Jon receives a raven from Brandon Stark about Army of The Dead marching towards Eastwatch by The Sea. Jon says that he needs to go back to Winterfell right away and prepare his bannerman for fighting the dead unless Daenerys wants to join them. Daenerys says that if she comes with Jon Cersei will take Westeros.

Tyrion then comes up with another genius thought. He says that Cersei will agree to a truce if we prove that Army of the Dead is real. He asks Jon if it’s possible to capture a wight from beyond the wall and bring it to King’s Landing. Tyrion thinks that they can get the support of the Lannister army to fight the Great War if they can manage to have proof. Jon thinks that can be done and leaves with Jorah Mormont, Gendry, and Ser Davos to go to the Eastwatch. At Eastwatch, Jon comes to know that Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, and The Hound have also come to Eastwatch to fight the dead. The Hound saw a vision in the flames of the Army of The Dead stationed at a mountain shaped like an arrowhead and he saw them marching towards Eastwatch.

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Suicide Squad – Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Gendry, Tormund, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, and The Hound

What Can Be The Consequences of Tyrion Lannister’s Disastrous Advice

Jon Snow, Tormund, Jorah Mormont, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, The Hound, and Gendry along with a few other wildlings are now out on a mission beyond the wall to capture a wight to bring back to the King’s Landing. Now, let us examine the consequences of this suicide mission suggested by Tyrion Lannister. The Night King has hundreds and thousands of dead marching with him. Do you think this party of seven to ten people have any chance of making back to the Eastwatch safely? What are the odds they have against hundreds and thousands of dead white walkers? Almost, nada in my opinion. This time they don’t even have ships to save them unlike at the Battle of Hardhome against these dead people and the Night King.



The risk is too great. There is a strong chance that Daenerys would have to go to the North to save this suicide squad. Her other two dragons won’t have any riders to guide them if she goes. According to the stills, from the second preview of Game of Thrones Season 7, it seems like Daenerys will end up going there as we see a lot of Dragon fire beyond the wall.

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Still From The 2nd Preview of Game of Thrones Season 7

There is also some speculation by the fans that one of her dragons will die fighting the dead. The Night King will revive that dragon and he will have an ice dragon. Goosebumps!! That can finally give the Night King and the Army of the Dead a way to break the wall. Remember, dragons have magical powers. So there is a risk of the suicide squad dying along with Jon and Dany and the dragons. That’s a lot to risk just to prove to Cersei that the White Walkers exist. And we know the power hungry monster that Cersei is. I don’t think Cersei will agree to any armistice even after seeing the proof of the Army of the Dead. Rather, she can even think of using the Army of the Dead to wipe off her own enemies.

I think Tyrion has gone too far this time. Somewhere in the corner of his heart, he wants House Lannister to not be annihilated completely by Daenerys. He still feels that Jaime will come around, if not Cersei. But his foolish advice can just provide the Night King and the Army of the Dead an entry to Westeros. His counsel might just start the Great War between the living and the dead. Long Night is coming, folks!



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