Or should we say BRAN'S PLAN
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Remember when we went into a lot of detail about how Bran Stark could actually be the Night King on Game of Thrones? Well another theory about the leader of the terrifying undead army has cropped up. It details what he’s really after, and if this truly is his master plan then it all makes so much sense.
Okay, the Night King has tried to kill Jon Snow a million times and he managed to pinch poor old Viserion for his army, but one Reddit user has concluded that the blue-eyed baddie’s end goal is not to take over Westeros with his evil undead army. Instead, he might be trying to create peace.
One theory suggests that the Night King has burst through the wall in order to get to God’s Eye, which is the huge lake holding The Isle of Faces. This is a significant location because it’s where the first men and the Children of the Forest made a peace pact many moons ago, and it is rumoured to have crazy strong magical powers. If the Night King were able to get there and somehow use the magic to achieve immortality for himself and his army, he’d be unstoppable.
‘Ultimately I think his end goal is to reach the Isles of Faces and use its magical properties to give life to his undead army,’ the Reddit user theorises.
‘Eastwatch by the Sea is the closest part of the wall to the Gods Eye. Harrenhall is on the northern shore of the Gods Eye. The writers have dropped hints about the Gods Eye for years and have always discussed the Riverlands with great detail.’
But what does this have to do with Bran? We all know that his mother, Catelyn, was a Riverlands resident before she married Ned Stark, so he is essentially linked to it by blood. And if Bran really is the Night King, then maybe he’s hoping to turn the army of the undead back into living, breathing humans…
Another Reddit user writes: ‘Bran orchestrates everything to bring peace to Westeros. And the only way he can do it is by becoming the Night King, raising an army of undead and marching them to the Gods Eye where he will destroy the ancient COTF magic, and it turns everyone from wights back into fully healthy Humans, exactly as they were the moment of their death.
‘It would be such a cool last episode. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4/5 would be giant battle with the Night King, and the Night King Wins! He kills Jon Snow, Dany, and all the other characters we love. Everyone is super distraught. And everyone is like “WTF is going to happen in the last episode? everyone is dead…” Then the Night King makes it to the Eye, does his voodoo and instantly everyone from the entire series is alive and well again!’
To be fair, that sounds all kinds of dramatic and wonderful.
But it is Game of Thrones, so assuming that all will end well is wishful thinking. Sorry.