Warning: Possible spoilers ahead
Nobody wants to believe it, but the theory that Bran Stark is the Night King is becoming more believable by the day. As people debate whether Bran is or isn’t Game of Thrones’ most fearsome threat, the season 7 finale may have provided evidence that blows this case wide open.
Basically, the theory argues that Bran travels back in time and embodies the first man the Children of the Forest turn into a White Walker. This traps him in the body of the White Walker, who eventually becomes the Night King. It’s one of those theories that once you hear it, you’ll never look at Bran the same way.
Well, some evidence has crept up in the show that backs this theory up. Either that, or people at HBO are having a good laugh.
First, Bran’s garb looks suspiciously like the outfit worn by the Night King. Ok, that’s not the biggest piece of evidence; it could very well be coincidence. Let’s give this a “lukewarm” rating. It’s the next piece of evidence that will really get you thinking.
During this week’s season 7 finale, there’s a shot once the Wall comes crumblings down that shows an army of wights walking toward the doom of humanity. Some have noted that one shot in particular seems to show off a horde of wights in the shape of the direwolf sigil. Come on, that can’t be a coincidence.
Either Bran Stark really is the Night King, or he has some connection to the Starks. Folks have pointed out that the Night King in the books may have been a Stark.
It’s a difficult theory to swallow, mostly because Bran is so harmless in the show. The only thing of significance he’s done lately is confirm Jon Snow’s identity. But could he be the biggest threat to Westeros?