‘Game Of Thrones’ Costume Designer Reveals Hidden Message In Cersei’s Dress
The HBO programme Game of Thrones has so many twists and turns that fans can obsess over a simple glance between two characters because it could have a hidden meaning.
Now that season seven is over and everyone has to wait 18 months before the next series is wrapped up, more details are emerging about some of the finer details of the penultimate instalment.
When Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister brought a live wight to Westeros, there was a lot of tension. Jon and Daenerys Targaryen met Cersei Lannister for the first time, Theon Greyjoy saw his uncle Euron,
The Hound and Brienne of Tarth reunited, as did Bronn and Podrick, and everyone was freaked out by the blue-eyed undead monster that was kicked out of a crate.
After some awkward conversations, everyone left under the assumption that all houses had agreed to a truce and would unite against the White Walkers. However, in a classic Cersei move, she reveals to brother Jaime that she was lying and would strike when everyone's forces head north.
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Some would argue that they saw that coming from a mile away, however it was a surprise to many. Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton has revealed that she wanted to tell that story through Cersei's dress that she was wearing during that scene.
Clapton explains that the black, full-length gown looked like chain-mail, which was supposed to mean that she knew she had to have her defences up going into the meeting. But what many didn't get to see was the back, which the costume designer describes as a slashed pattern on the coat: "Something about the slashing and the twisting told you a lot about her character, a contradiction of the costume from the front. It's almost like a sting in the tail, something on edge as you see her walk away - there's something really disturbing about this woman."
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It goes to show how fans should keep their eyes peeled for everything and anything to derive meaning.
Speculation about clothing has recently been focused on one individual because it could prove a fan theory true.
There has been a lot said about whether Bran Stark is actually the Night King - with some people suggesting he's warged so far in the past that he tried to become the White Walker's leader to either stop their arrival or unite all the houses south of the Wall.
Some of the theories have looked at things that have been said in previous episodes, but eagle-eyed fans have noticed that the two characters share very similar clothing.
One redditor, turmoil26, believes that this is now Bran's second attempt to travel back in time to stop the White Walkers, with the first being during the reign of the Mad King.
"The first time he travels back in time, Bran tries to prepare the Mad King for the White Walkers and whispers to him to prepare wildfire under King's Landing, where they will later attack," the theory says. "But Bran fails in his task, instead causing the Mad King to go crazy from the whispers ('burn them all') and attempts to burn the city to the ground."
They continue: "The second time, Bran goes even further back in time (as he continuously learns his abilities, he is able to go longer and longer back in time) to try and discover how the others were defeated the first time. He fails again and instead succeeds to become Bran the Builder, building the Wall and securing his birth by building Winterfell and creating the words: 'There must always be a Stark in Winterfell'.
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"The last time, Bran goes back all the way to where the Night King was created, and wargs into the human that later is going to become the Night king. He wargs into him to instead stop the 'dragonglass into the heart' event from happening (or maybe in his attempt to kill the Children, he gets chosen as the vessel for the NK).
"From here Bran gets stuck in the past (exactly as Brynden and Jojen warned him not to) and becomes the Night King. With the combination of the children's magic and Bran's power, he becomes the villain instead of the hero he tried to be, resulting in turning against the children for creating him and getting stuck behind the magical Wall he later builds as Bran the builder."
As mentioned before, those who haven't read the books will have to wait until the last season premieres to see whether any of it is true.
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