‘GoT’ Season 8 fan theory: Is Bran Stark the Night King?

Game of Thrones’ rumor debunked Why Jaime won’t die at Winterfell

Essentially, his theory suggests that the dead Starks will rise, but instead fight for the living, since the North was aware of the White Walkers' danger long before most of Westeros gave it a second thought.

If you're anything like me, you will have been walking around for the past five days with a knot of anxiety in your stomach, distracted from everyday tasks by the impending ball of emotional ruin barrelling towards us in the form of the next episode of 'Game of Thrones' final season. However, there's a new theory that the crypts might actually not be so scary after all-in fact, they could offer a huge advantage. The trailer for the episode leads us to believe the long-awaited arrival of the Night King at Winterfell is going to happen and the battle for all the lives in the Seven Kingdoms will truly begin.

Most of the previous episode focused on the remaining characters gathered at the Starks' home in Winterfell contemplating their existence prior to an impending assault by the Night King's army. So it is quite possible as per the latest theories that he might not join his army in the attack but fly down to King's Landing to take down Cersei and the Golden Company. As much as it pains us to write, our night's watch is officially coming to an end.

With that in mind, how about a nice fan theory about Arya and the Night King to pass the time? And, you know, for all of your favourite characters to be brutally murdered before your very eyes. I think we're going to blow past that.

This theory has been swirling around for a while, and although it's not entirely impossible, it just seems pretty ridiculous that a reveal like that would be made so close to the end of the series.

So, everyone is now in position for the huge battle between the living and the dead, Dany and Jon look set to mount their respective dragon steeds and fly into battle, Jaime Lannister and (Ser) Brienne of Tarth are on the ground, and Tyrion and Vars are down in the crypts. Sure, the theory adds another layer of drama, but we're not so sure it can be pulled off, nor are we sure that we'd want to see it happen.



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