In a previous article, we talked about the Night King's ultimate destination and what is he really up to. Everything he's ever done points out at the fact that he isn't just a mindless creature, but a calculated, powerful entity with a clear goal in his mind and well-thought plan on how to achieve this goal. But it still doesn't mean that he can't be killed. So in this article, we will talk about who will do the deed.

A quick recap

Right now, given all that happened in "Game of Thrones" Season 7, the Night King seems invincible. He has the massive army, three giants and most importantly -- the undead dragon.

Above all, he breached the Wall, so there's nothing that sets apart the living and the dead anymore. What's even more horrific is the fact that he now has the North and the entire Westeros full of dead bodies that are just waiting to be added to his ever growing Army of the Dead. And with all of this being said we can't help ourselves, but wonder is there something humans can do to destroy this force of destruction?

Well, we have a few ideas. It is worth pointing out that there is something our heroes learned in "Beyond the Wall" episode. They discovered that if one White Walker is killed, all the wights he created will shatter to pieces. This fact had them realize that they don't have to slaughter an entire Army of the Dead, just the Night King because he is the one who created them all.

Who will kill the Night King?

According to Reddit user Adjace-esque, there's only one character who fits the bill, and that's Jaime Lannister. When you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. After all, Jaime is the one with the ultimate redemption arc. At the beginning of the story, he was a disgraced knight, a man with no honor who killed the king he was sworn to protect.

But over the course of the series, we learned that Jaime is not so bad after all. He only killed the Mad King to save the entire population of King's Landing from the destruction Aerys' wildfire would have caused.

The Reddit theorist also points out at two key pieces of evidence that support this theory:

  • The fact that Jaime is willing to risk his own life to stop the war. He showed this trait on more than one occasion. The most recent one was his suicide gallop toward Daenerys despite the high possibility of him being roasted by Drogon. But it's not the only time. It's said that he cut down a dozen men for a chance to get to Robb at the battle of Whispering Wood. He wanted to end the war right there, but he ended up being captured instead.
  • Jaime is already a Kingslayer. And everyone mocks him because of it; they call him an oath breaker despite the fact that killing that king was the right thing to do. So if he kills the Night King, it would be rather fitting. He would kill another king, only this time everyone would think it's heroic. Also, it would be quite poetic if his honor was destroyed and then redeemed by killing kings.