[Book Spoilers] Why didn't the WW kill Sam?
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:16 AM
Leave your 'crackpot theories' to what happened in the books
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:17 PM
My thought was that The Others might be so devious as to always leave one survivor. To tell the tale.
Edited by ExileOnDaytonStreet, 21 January 2013 - 08:17 PM.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:19 PM
I don't see that being an issue at all. On the contrary, it would make sense that Starks from thousands of years ago who perished in battle were brought back as part of an undead army
The most of the NW, not to mention the wildlings, pray to the Old Gods but that doesn't seem to do them any good. If that were a reason for them not to attack, we wouldn't see any blood until they got south of the Neck
Edited by Kasrith, 21 January 2013 - 08:22 PM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:05 AM
First post ever and my crackpot theory is based on something in the book (specifically book 3/future season) so I'm going to encapsulate it in the spoiler text thing for the first time:
Anyway, I'm going with that for now, although its almost like the show could be hinting at something that isn't even explained in the the books if that's the case.
Edited by The Others Take Ya, 31 January 2013 - 12:06 AM.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:40 PM
Even still, I think there's validity in Kasrith's comment about how many of the Wildlings pray to the Old Gods, and it doesn't do them any good.
Whatever keeps Sam alive, it's probably similar to what kept Gared/Will alive in the AGOT proglogue/opening of the first season of GoT.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:02 PM
I rather like the NW Oath to the Old Gods as being some sort of shield. Obviously it is far-fetched and crackpot, but for the sake of discussion I like it. Much like they (NW) are the "shield that guards the realms of men", so too can (perhaps) the Old Gods can be the shield that guards the NW - as long as they say their oaths to the trees. Not so much shield them from death, but at least from reanimation as wights. If the WWs understood how deadly a league of Coldhands could be against them - much more so than the wildlings/living Nights Watch - it would make some (crackpot) sense to spare them. Although I find it hard for them to be able to differentiate between those who swore oaths to the Old Gods and those who didn't...
This is different from simply praying to the gods, as the northerners and wildlings do. Instead here we're talking about giving oaths to sacrifice yourself for the good of the land, its people, and its riches, which may go a long way with the only true gods of land itself.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:22 AM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:09 AM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:09 AM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:24 AM
Sam is the Prince that was Promised, Azor Ahai reborn, and the Great Other. That is why the White Walkers didn't kill him.
ETA: Or maybe is option 2: just bad writing
Edited by Darth Zyroth, 17 April 2013 - 06:31 AM.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:17 AM
Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:26 PM
o.o We share a similar opinion, sir.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:04 PM
Sorry if it's allready said, Ihaven't got time to read the topic but I felt I had to say it.
Edited by Somebody, 12 June 2013 - 12:06 PM.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:06 PM
Actually the wild theory around here is that babies can.