Another brick in the Game of Thrones wall

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Aug 28, 2017

SPOILER ALERT! Major spoilers ahead for the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. Continue at your own risk.

Possibly the biggest spectacle in last night's Game of Thrones finale was the destruction of the Wall, built to keep out the White Walkers. After standing for thousands of years, it took mere minutes for a zombie dragon to breathe its blue ice flame and bring the wall crumbling down.

The Wall was supposedly constructed by Brandon Stark with a crew consisting of giants and the Children of the Forest. It was built at the end of the first Long Night, specifically to keep the White Walkers and their ilk out of the more populated lands. And it worked for thousands of years, a mixture of ice and stone and magical spells.

Some may argue that it was dragon fire that was required to burn through the magic spells carved into the base of the Wall. I kind of think that it was just brute force that brought the Wall down. There really doesn't seem to be anything dragon fire can't do. But the Wall isn't impervious. As we saw a few seasons ago, the Wall seems to calve naturally, like an iceberg.

The White Walkers, while they are basically just zombies, don't seem to be the mindless, animalistic creatures that we normally think of. So when the Night King first saw Daenerys' dragons flying overhead, did he plan to kill one of them, bring it back to life, and use it as his unholy minion to break through the Wall? Or was it all just a happy accident? Now that the White Walkers are free to roam south, is there any chance that the Night King can take over the Iron Throne himself? Did Tormund survive the collapse? Now that the Wall is down, there are just too many questions. Have any answers or theories? Hit us up in the comments section!

For more on Game of Thrones, check out our season finale recap.