In the last episode of Game of Thrones season 7 we saw that the Night King broke the Wall and invaded Eastwatch with all his troops and White Walkers.

Maybe I haven't caught it, but how could the Night King break the Wall but was not able to do that in the past?

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    Wall is magic, dragons are magic,... – BCdotWEB Apr 15 '19 at 14:30
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    Have you watched the rest of the series? – Luciano Apr 16 '19 at 8:27
  • The wall was created to defend the realm against the White Walkers and it has, until now. – knightscharge Apr 16 '19 at 20:04
  • ATTENTION!! THE ANSWER BELOW IS WRONG. – Harold Ed Feb 2 '20 at 16:22
  • The wall "was supposedly constructed using both magic and mundane means [...] to defend the realm against the White Walkers" – Harold Ed Feb 2 '20 at 16:23

The Night King only recently obtained a dragon.

In "Beyond the Wall," season 7 episode 6, the Night King kills and then reanimates (white walker-style) Viserion. We see in "The Dragon and the Wolf," season 7 episode 7, the Night King and Viserion bring down that section of wall.

It's not too much of a leap to assume that the Night King couldn't bring down the wall before he had a dragon under his control, capable of spewing 50' jets of undead blue fire.

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