Jedi Master Hot Pie replied to Hmadkour's topic in The Winds of WinterBeric, Catelyn...and hmm...I wonder who it could be...umm...you know... Well, Robert Strong is definitely a legitimate human being. Brienne is obviously an abomination when we see her in ADwD.
A few people, and when I mean few, I mean a tiny amount of people are forgetting that Wights effectively as Zombies. They're pretty much exactly the same, except Wights have glowing blue eyes. Them being all messed up and zombie like is pretty true to the books. As for the original White Walker being black, perhaps they wear clothes? And in Season 1 we never saw a close up of the White Walkers.