Game Of Thrones Season 8 Breakdown: What 'A Knight Of Seven Kingdoms' REALLY Means

7. They Definitely Just Killed Lyanna Mormont

Game of Thrones Lyanna Mormont
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If you've followed Lyanna Mormont's story from her first appearance, you're probably now going to have to accept that Thrones has just killed her. She's one of the Walking Dead, because of every single thing we love her for.

In a loaded exchange with her cousin Ser Jorah, we get another of her acts of defiance and strength. When he implores her to find the safety of the Crypt because she's the future of House Mormont, she tells him there's no way: "I will not hide underground. I pledged to fight for the North and I will fight."

By being her usual defiant self, she's signed her own death warrant. Fundamentally, she’s the kind to stand up and if White Walkers come to try and upset the new matriarchal world order, she’s not going to take that sitting down or on her heels.

The romance of House Mormont needs her sacrifice just as women in Westeros in general need it. Imagine a monument in place of the Wall of Brienne and Lyanna back to back (having both died at Winterfell) giving the middle finger synchronised. Resplendent at 40 foot, carved out of dragonglass. That's what you ought to ship, right there.

The exchange also proves two more things: firstly, that Sam won't be involved in the fight and can't have his Neville Longbottom moment just yet and that Jorah has a major part to play in the Battle of Winterfell, since he know has Heartsbane to wield to guard the realms of men. He's basically dead meat, obviously, since Sam tells him he'll see him when it's through, but he'll go down fighting for damn sure.

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