whats the difference between the two? i guess the wights are undead and can be killed with fire and the Others can be killed with obsidian, but what exactly are the others, are they like ghosts or something? the descriptions of the wights and the Others were very similar, i was thinking they may be one in the same: in the chapter of ASoS where Sam kills the Other with his obsidian dagger he says "the eyes are blue, jon was right." but i thought jon had fought with wights when he saved mormont and burned his hand and i remember the bright blue eyes being mentioned there. are the Others creating the wights from dead bodies or is that just some phenomenon that always occurs in the north? this would explain why the wights fight with the others and the men of the night's watch seem to use "Others", "Wights", "Undead", "Dead", etc. almost interchangeably. are there only a few Others that lead big armies of wights? is that about right? maybe one or two Others leading a thousand wights into battle? anybody know where i can see some artists renderings of the Others or the Wights? i'd like that.