Craving Peaches Posted March 30 Share Posted March 30 Melisandre believes the Wildings are doomed. This is what she thinks: Quote None of his free folk mattered. They were a lost people, a doomed people, destined to vanish from the earth, as the children of the forest had vanished. Now I think she is being a bit dismissive here, but besides that, I wonder what makes her think this. I presume it is a vision, if so I have to question how likely it really is, given Melisandre doesn't have a fool proof track record when it comes to interpretation her visions. There are several ways I can see such a scenario happening: The Others kill all the Wildlings - sad but possible, though I am not sure if it is going to happen The Wildlings loose their unique culture and way of life through being assimilated into kneeler culture - it could happen if they have to settle permanently below the Wall, but assuming the Others are eventually defeated, they can just return North of the Wall... The people of the Seven Kingdoms kill the Wildlings - this fits the most with them vanishing 'as the children of the forest had', again it's possible, but I don't know how likely it is, Jon going to all the trouble just for them all to be killed seems a bit bleak even by the standards of the series... Since all of the above don't seem that probable, I wonder if Melisandre is really right here. I also don't want her to be right as I think it would be a real shame if all the Wildlings just vanished. I know there is a theme with the Giants, the Children etc. fading away, but that is to make way for humans, and the Wildings are humans so...? Am I missing something here? Does anyone else have any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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