Game Of Thrones: Who Are The Children Of The Forest And Why They Are So Important?

Advika Hue |Apr 13, 2019

"Game of Thrones" will return with the last season and if you haven’t known who the Children of the Forest are yet, here’s the article for you.

The most anticipated series at the moment, Game of Thrones, will return on the small screen on April 14th. And if you don’t have enough time for a rewatch marathon (which almost nobody does), we have listed here everything you should know about one of the creepiest and coolest characters of the show - the Children of the Forest. There are also some theories that can turn out to be spoilers, so please be aware!

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First and foremost, the origin of the Children

In Game of Thrones, the Children of the Forest sometimes referred to as the Children, inhabited the Westeros thousands of years ago, long before the First Men appeared. Basically, they deserve to be the rightful owner of the Iron Throne. The First Men were the first outsiders who came to Westeros, and for thousands of year, the two races have been in a long war against each other. The war ended when both sides signed a pact the Isle of Faces to coexist in peace.

When the White Walkers came and wanted to take over everything, the Children helped building the Wall with their magic. Eventually, the White Walkers were driven back to the North, and the Children slowly withdrew deep into the forests. The number of the Children decreases significantly, and they disappear in mystery. No one ever heard anything from them since then, until Bran Stark discovered their secret caves.

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The connection between the Children and Bran Stark

In Game of Thrones season 4, after the Children from the wights saved bran, he was brought to the Three-Eyed Raven. The Children then died while saving Bran and Meera from the attack of the Night King and his army. During the time Bran was staying in the cave, Bran learned a crucial thing. But don’t worry, we won’t tell you because it’s a huge spoiler.

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It was the Children who made the Night King

Yes, that’s right. When the Children captured one of the First Men, they stabbed him with a dragon glass blade through his chest. And there he is, the Nigh King was “born” and later became the biggest and most murderous villain of the show.

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Here’s an image of the Night King when he was the First Man:

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The theory of Bran being the Night King

There is a theory about Game of Thrones that to defeat the Night King; Bran will travel back to the past and warg into the man that later became the Night King to prevent the Children from creating him. But unfortunately, the plan didn’t succeed, and Bran was trapped in the body of the Night King. And therefore, Bran basically became the Night King. It’s very complicated, isn’t it?

Here is the original theory posted on Reddit:

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This is a comparison of similarities between Bran and the Night King:

The connection between the Children and the plan of the Night King

There is another theory on Reddit that says the Night King plans to go back to Gods Eye Lake and use its magic to bring the White Walkers back to life. According to this theory, the writers of the show have many times given hints on the Gods Eye along with the Riverlands being discussed in details. Although this is only a theory, it sounds so reasonable that the fans of the show started to believe that it’s true.


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