Debunking the latest round of theories that Bran Stark is The Night King 1 year ago

Debunking the latest round of theories that Bran Stark is The Night King

He also has very interesting views on the Wall and warging into a dragon.

At what point do we have to stop using the spoiler alert warning? Ah, we've done it so many times that one more won't hurt us.

Much like the Night King's desire to turn every single person in the Seven Kingdoms into a wight, Game of Thrones fans are desperately reading and memorising every little shred of information that they can get their hands on.

Now that the Season 8 teaser trailer has been released and we know that the show will be returning on 14 April , fans have started to speculate and analyse every single detail from the new footage.

On that note, Bran's absence from the trailer along with the ominous chill that spreads through the crypts of Winterfell has led some people to reassert the theory that Bran is the Night King.

Throughout Season 7, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) endured a crash course in learning how to control his powers as the Three-Eyed Raven, but plenty of people have commented on the similarities that the character has with the Night King.

One theory suggested that Bran wears similar clothes and adopts the same walk as Jon Snow's nemesis.

Again, the clip below shows what the Night King actually looks like in the show but the theories make for interesting reading.

After the events of Season 7, Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) previously spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and he gave his take on the idea that Bran and the Night King are the same person.

"I don't know. I think it's a little bit far-fetched. But the whole Hodor thing, if I had read that as a theory, I would have said, "Nah, this is crazy." So, who knows? Although I have to say, people are now comparing my face to the Night King and going, "Yeah! It's him! It's over, there's no question about it!" And I'm like, "I don't look that much like the Night King, do I?" he said.

Again, here's how the Night King was created in the show.

Clip via WillyMac 7oh3

Given that the army of the dead now have a dragon at their disposal, plenty of people have started thinking about a line that the Blood Raven (Max von Sydow's previous incarnation of the Three-Eyed Raven) said to Bran. "You will never walk again, but you will fly."

Granted, we've already seen Bran fly when he wargs into the ravens to spy on the Night King, but what about the dragons? Most importantly, can Bran take control of Viserion and prevent the Night King from unleashing icy-chaos in Westeros?

20The actor also had an answer to that question.

"That would be good, if he could warg into him. But I don't know what the logistics of that are now, considering he's under the control of the White Walkers and the Night King. Why hasn't Bran ever just warged into the zombies and stopped him? I don't know if he can do that. Who knows whether he actually can warg into Viserion, if that ever were to occur," he said.

How cool would that be?

In a very interesting interview, Hempstead-Wright then gave his opinion on the widely held belief that Bran would have a role to play in the destruction of The Wall. Cast your mind back to that scene when the Night King 'marked' Bran during his vision by touching his arm.

People assumed that this mark would negate the magical spells that exist in the Wall.

"Oh my God, yes! Tell me about it. I was so ready for so much hate. Even when the first episode came out: "I can't believe you've come through the Wall! Why would you do that?" And I was like, "Just wait! Just you wait! This is not my fault!," he said.

Granted, nobody knows what the hell is coming in Season 8 of Game of Thrones, but maybe it's time to cool the chat about Bran being the Night King.