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This Compelling Game of Thrones Theory May Reveal the Night King's Ultimate Plan

From TIME - February 13, 2018

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones.

The season seven finale of Game of Thrones saw the Night King cross into Westeros on the back of the undead Viserion with his army of wights following close behind. But although he has finally breached the Wall, the Night Kings ultimate plan of attack remains unclear.

Luckily, one perceptive Thrones fan has come up with a pretty convincing theory about how the leader of the White Walkers will attempt to destroy the Seven Kingdoms and all those who live there. Banking off the idea that Jaime Lannister is headed north now that he has severed ties with his sister Cersei, Reddit user thetripleb speculates that the Night King will send his army to battle Jon Snow and company as a diversion while he takes Viserion south to sack Kings Landing.

I think that Jaime will convince at least a contingent, if not the entire Lannister Army to join him in going North, the Redditor wrote. The combined armies go north and fight the army of the dead, defeating it but at great cost. However, the Night King and his dragon are not there. Why? They flew south [to] destroy Kings Landing, trading his army of 100,000 for the 1,000,000 in Kings Landing including Cersei. They foreshadowed it too much in the last episode. Euron and the Golden Company arrive at Kings Landing to a trap, where they are also killed and join the Nights King army.

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