Since season 7 came to an end there is no shortage of GOT theories on the internet. There is one burning question that the fans want to be answered as soon as possible- Who is the night king? This one Game of Thrones fan theory about Bran being the night king has been gaining popularity for the last couple of months. It could explain everything that has happened till now and how Game Of Thrones will end. How could Bran simultaneously be the Three-Eyed Raven and the Night King? And what does it mean for the ending of GOT? Let us take a look at some hints that tell us who is the night king.
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- Bran has been set up as the catalyst for almost every major event that has happened on GOT. If Jaime Lannister never pushed him off the tower at Winterfell, Catelyn Stark would have never gone on a mission to kidnap Tyrion, causing tension between the Lannisters and Starks and so on. Bran would never have unlocked his abilities as a warg and use his Greensight for traveling through time if he hadn’t lost his legs.
- Bran has been going back in time to save mankind from the White Walkers and failing in each attempt. He sees the terrible result of the Great War and decides to stop it before it starts.
- Bran has greensight, dreams based on prophecies, and visions that allow him to affect the past. We saw Ned react when Bran yelled, “Father!” at the Tower of Joy.
- When Leaf explained why the children of the forest resorted to creating the Night King, she said: “we needed to defend ourselves… from you.” After a pause, she added, “from men.” Maybe this pause meant what she said before.
- The voices who told the Mad King to “burn them all” was actually Bran Stark telling him to burn the White Walkers.
- Bran was warned repeatedly, “You can’t remain in the past or in someone else’s body for too long because you can get stuck there.” “It is beautiful beneath the sea; stay too long and you drown.” That is how Bran got trapped in the first White Walker, who then became the Night King with Bran’s powers.
- The Three-eyed Raven’s comment about how Bran “will fly” might be because the Night King is supposed to ride his new dragon.
- George R.R. Martin has said the ending will be bittersweet, and Jon killing Bran to end the war would certainly be that.
- When the first White Walker was created, he gripped the tree in the same way Bran gripped the roots beneath the ground while watching the scene because he was experiencing it in that exact moment.
- The Night King faced Jon Snow twice and made no attempt to kill him because it’s really Bran who recognizes Jon.
So, what do you think about this theory? Does this answer your question- who is the night king? Let us know in the comments below.