It’s quite clear that the last fight fought in Game Of Thrones won’t be one between rival Houses. It will be a fight for humanity itself as they go head to head against the White Walkers. Season 5’s grouping Hardhome was a stunning masterpiece which saw Jon and the Wildlings go under an unnerving assault by the army of the un-dead. As the survivors cruised away, an alarming white figure remained before them and with a motion of his hands; he commanded the dead back to life.
This shocking character was presented a couple seasons back where he was revealed to be ‘Night’s King’, a character which is alluded to as a legend of sorts in the books and TV shows. There is some uncertainty whether the TV adaptation and the book variant are precisely the same character. The books state that the character was born amid the Age of Heroes, a period that has now gone into myth rather than history.
The Season Six episode titled The Door,revealed that the Children of the Forest created the White Walkers and the Night’s King himself. This was while trying to turn the tide of their battle against the armed forces of men. Curiously, this is never stated in the legend of the books.
The book adaptation of the Night’s King’s creation story expresses that he was at first the thirteenth Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. This was not long after the wall was first built. After he met a lady and became hopelessly enamored with her in spite of her having “skin as white as the moon and eyes like blue stars” he instantly neglected his promises. He took his love back to one of the Watch’s châteaux, the Nightfort. From here he announced he and his love to be King and Queen. When he culminated the unholy union, it was said that he gave away his soul.
The Night’s King is said to be responsible for horrors and his was a rule of fear right across the North of Westeros. His rule ended on account of a union between the King of Winter, Brandon Stark, and Joramun, the King Beyond the Wall, who consolidated to remove the Night’s King and went ahead to delete him from history. Normally in any case, Brandon and Joramun couldn’t get along and as per Ygritte in the TV show; the latter was forced to return to his side of the wall.
As far as a TV is concerned, the conspicuous issue we now face is that the story behind the Night’s King’s creation has already been displayed. However, the children could be incorporated in making him into procedures. This could happen by having them capture the thirteenth Lord Commander and transforming him into a White Walker before learning their mistake.
The Stark/King beyond the wall collaborating in an uneasy collusion against the Whites may sound well known. However, as an exceptional series, it would be an effective and particularly dark storyline to take up.
5. The Brotherhood Without Banners
In season six, we saw a glimpse of the Brotherhood Without Banners on the TV show, with Arya, Gendry and Hot-Pie making their acquaintance in the third season. Thoros of Myr and Beric Dondarrion’s greatest impact was uncovering the genuine powers of the Red God, R’hllor, as we see Thoros bring Beric from the dead.
The Brotherhood is basically a guerrilla band of men falling fundamentally into the Robin Hood school of banditry. They loot from the rich to help poor people. While the nobles battle with little respect for the poor, the Brotherhood offers them some assurance. However, there is a perceptible undercurrent in both book and TV show that they do, at times,rob those less fortunate, with the presumption being that they will put the assets to better usage.
The actions of the group may appear to be irrelevant on the show. However,in the books they are significantly more pervasive. Initially, they were a gang led by Eddard Stark while he was Hand of the King to bring Gregor Clegane and his band of pirates to justice. Once the Lannisters got hold of power, the gang got to be fugitives. What’s more, throughout the second and third books, we hear about their activities in the Riverlands. Here, they protect the smallfolk and target Lannister soldiers particularly.
What might make a spin-off series for the Brotherhood so intriguing would be an opportunity to take their actions, which are portrayed as prattle and gossip in the books and expand them into an underdog guerrilla battle that would take place against the backdrop of the Westeros events. The battle for the Iron throne would not concern them. As it is, they simply to protect small folk, bring Lannisters and anybody involved in the Red Wedding, to justice. Beric’s resurrection party piece would turn into a key component of the series. The threat would be that every resurrection removes a little more from him. In the end, there may one resurrection a little too much.
This series would allow the debut of Lady Stoneheart, a character so far excluded in the TV show. I won’t broadly expound on who she is. However, the series would build up naturally from the actions of the group amid the War of the Five Kings to the development of Stoneheart as the War went on. This means that there is a huge scope to expand their story.