The White Walkers take

Craster's sons and turn them into more White Walkers.

There was a scene where a White Walker

converts a baby into another White Walker,

surrounded by other White Walkers. There should be an army of White Walkers by now, not considering the wights. But when fighting with the

Wildlings/Night’s Watch/Brotherhood Without Banners/random tag-alongs and the dragons

and during

the destruction of The Wall

too few White Walkers were shown. Where are the rest of them?

  • 1
    TL;DR: We don't know how many white walkers there are but what leads you to the assumption that there should be an army of them?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 5, 2017 at 8:05
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    Side note: Just because something isn't shown doesn't mean it hasn't happened. Note: we only ever see 4 or 5 white walkers with the Night King yet we've seen a few others be killed so it makes sense to think there are more than are shown at any one time.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 5, 2017 at 8:17
  • And how many is “an army”, exactly? Sep 5, 2017 at 8:23
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    @TheLethalCoder: Your note is proven by the Walker who leads the scouting party (where Jon and his Merry Men end up capturing a wight). Many scouting parties could exists, and then there's still the possibility of Walkers being sent on other mission (or simply commanding the troops on the ground, as we see happen when the army arrives at the Wall, the Walkers seem to lead a platoon each)
    – Flater
    Sep 5, 2017 at 9:37
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    @Flater And also in Bran's raven warging we see The WW's stationed at intervals along the lines of wights.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 5, 2017 at 9:47


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