Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 revealed the story behind the inception of the White Walkers. These zombie-like monsters were created by the Children of the Forest as a weapon to kill humans.

The Children of the Forest are a mysterious non-human race who lived on Westeros before humanity’s arrival.  After the humans arrived, there was a combat between these two species over the territory.  The massacre led to the concept of creating the White Walkers as a weapon in the war against humanity.

In short, the White Walkers are an impending threat to humanity as they can demolish the human race in no time. There is a chance that the human race might cease to exist at the end of the saga. Meanwhile, the human counterparts of “Game Of Thrones” seem to be busy indulging in a hunger-for-power spat.  Call it ignorance or bad luck, the human civilization is not aware of the approaching threat that can be lethal as well.  With some noble houses, the situation appears to be graver as they are simply denying the existence of the White Walkers, Vox  reveals.

Until now, the White Walkers have been gathering North of the Wall because they had no other choice. They might have just been waiting for Bran to come and mess up so that they can get through the sturdy wall. If Bran and Meera get through the Wall by the end of Season 6, we can expect a fearsome attack on humans.

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Vanity Fair has given some convincing escapes to such fate. The climax would be different if the humans can locate the hideouts. As shown in season 2, Storm’s End can be one of them. As mentioned by Melisandre in the books, “This Storm’s End is an old place. There are spells woven into the stones, Dark walls that no shadow can pass – ancient, forgotten, yet still in place.”

The second place for escaping the bloodshed is Winterfell. As Tyrion Lannister puts it in the books, “There had been a great strength in those stones, a sense that within those walls, a man might feel safe.” Although it’s not very clear in the show, Winterfell could save the humans.

Whether the menacing monsters succeed in demolishing mankind or human race will survive through a narrow escape, everything will only be known on the season finale.

Until then, stay tuned to “Game of Thrones” that airs on Sunday at 9 pm.