Winter has been coming for quite some time and so has The Night King but it was only in last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ episode that we got any kind of a glimpse at what he desires. While nothing will warm his undead heart and we don’t know what exactly is motivating this creature of destruction, Bran revealed what his goal is during what will likely be the last council meeting for many of Daenerys’ friends, advisors, warriors, and allies.
While Jaime Lannister is quick to state that “He’ll never expose himself,” it is Bran that speaks up sharing that “Yes, he will, He’ll come for me. He’s tried before, many times, with many Three-Eyes Ravens.” When asked why, we learn that the enemy of mankind wants “an endless night. He wants to erase this world, and I am its memory.”
This is why The Night King wants Bran dead, and more specifically anyone who has been the Three-Eyed Raven.
With the Battle for Winterfell taking place in next week’s episode and a plan already hatched to use Bran as bait to get the King alone, this might be a plan that could work. What no one at Winterfell has yet to take into account, though, is their lack of knowledge that they aren’t the only ones who have a dragon at their disposal.
Do you feel that using Bran as bait will give the survivors a shot at defeating the army of the undead? Will this sacrifice be in vain? Who do you think will survive the upcoming war? Is the reason stated above why the Night King is actually trying to kill humanity? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Comic Book