Why White Walkers are winning the war for Westeros
The Game of Thrones power rankings determines which character is most likely to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of the series next year: not the power behind it, but actually ruling as King or Queen of Westeros. Our judgment is based on information officially available at the end of each episode.
You can read the rankings for last week’s episode, “Eastwatch,” here.
That earthquake you felt in “Beyond the Wall,” Season 7’s penultimate episode, was the power balance shifting on the continent of Westeros — in the Night King’s favor.
Dragons have always been Game of Thrones‘ stand-in for weapons of mass destruction — and in that sense, the White Walkers just became the fantasy world’s second nuclear power. And unlike Daenerys, the Night King will not have the slightest compunction about dropping the bomb. Read more…