Something About Bran's Clothes May Indicate That He Is The Night King
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There's been a lot of speculation that Bran could be the Night King, after he travelled back in time in an attempt to stop the Children of the Forest from creating the White Walkers. Well, now a new piece of evidence has emerged that can only add further fuel to the theory.
The speculation about Bran stems from a conversation between the Children of the Forest and him, in which he asked them: "It was you? You made the White Walkers?"
Leaf replies: "We were at war. We were being slaughtered. Our sacred trees cut down. We needed to defend ourselves."
Bran: "From whom?"
Leaf: "From you."
Although you could take that to mean mankind as a whole, many are taking the 'you' to literally mean Bran.
A hidden message in the latest season's finale showed the wights walking in a 'wolf' formation. As you probably know, the animal is also the sigil of House Stark.
Watch a video of the moment here:
But maybe most compelling of all is the pairs extremely similar fashion choices. As this gif demostates their attires are now virtually identical.
One redditor, turmoil26, believe 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," they say. "But Bran fails in his task, instead causing the Mad King to go crazy from the whispers ('burn them all') and attempt to burn the city to the ground."
They continue: "The second time, Bran goes even further back in time (as he continiously learn his abilites he is able do go longer and longer back in time) to try 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'.
"The last time, Bran goes back all the way to where the Night King was created, to warg into the human that later is going to become the Night king (or maybe even try to kill the children of the forest). 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).
Only he doesn't think of that the children of the forest won't recognise him from the future, and that they at that point are in war with the first men (he is gagged because of all the weird future-talk). When he realises he failed again, he tries to go back in the current timeline, but can't because he's too deep into the past and has stayed to long ('It is beautiful beneath the sea, stay too long and you drown').
"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 childrens magic and Brans power, he becomes the villian 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.
"Immortal as he is, he waits for himself to be born thousands of years later, knowing when and where he has to be to mark the young Bran, personally kill Brynden Rivers for hiding the truth about what would happen with him, and eventually being able to destroy the wall with a certain dragon. The reason the Night King doesn't end his misery by killing his younger self, is that he finally learnt the ink is dry, and he would fail again."
Some very compelling points.
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Topics: Game of Thrones