'GoT' Fan Theory Suggests The Night King Is Still Alive
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As she plunged her dagger into his heart at the end of episode three, causing him to crumble to pieces, it seemed like the army of the dead was immediately vanquished too.
But is there more to this than meets the eye? Reddit users seem to think so.
Scores of Game of Thrones fans have long believed that the Night King and Bran Stark were linked, with some even going as far to suggest that they are the same being.
But despite them sharing the same screen after the Night King came to Bran in the forest towards the end of the battle (right before Ayra stabbed him), fans still believe that they're linked and the leader of the undead could be still alive somehow.
One Reddit user shared the interesting theory, suggesting that while Bran was warging in the forest during the battle, he was actually going back in time to make a pact with the Night King.
They also felt that Ayra stabbing him in the heart was a too simple exit for the Night King, and he is somehow linked to Bran, meaning he's still alive.
"This was truly an amazing episode and the director did a fantastic job on the battle," the Reddit user wrote.
They continued: "But.. they hyped up The Night King for seasons upon seasons, years upon years and this is how he goes out? There's just no way. This plot is so stupid. I think there's more going on then [sic] what meets the eye.
"Why else was Bran warged for so long? Could it be going back in time to prevent all this bloodshed? Could he have been making a deal with The Night King?
"When The Night King walked up to Bran, he looked like he accepted his fate. I just feel like The Night King is Bran, The Night King was going to kill Bran to destroy himself.
"I mean the way The Night King just looked at Bran, it felt like he had to do it when he didn't want to. Arya ruined the plans for Bran.
"After all this and then they're already going to battle with Cersei? Something just doesn't feel right."
And other users seemed to be in agreement with the idea.
"I believe The Knight King was going to give his sword to Bran and kneel just before he was stabbed," shared one.
"Azor Ahai playing out it's prophecy and preventing this, but it may not be yet over. I still believe Bran is the true NK.
"The real NK/ or the next in line NK (Bran) will probably be defeated by some knowledge Tyrion gathered during his conversation with Bran.
"I believe that scene of Tyrion and Bran about to have a conversation truly foreshadowed something to come, some knowledge Tyrion learnt from Bran to defeat him."
Somebody else added: "I'm not satisfied either. Soulless Bran didn't warg out for the entire fight just to go on lovely midnight flight. Something happened that's not being revealed."
Game of Thrones continues on HBO Sunday at 9pm in the US and Monday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic in the UK.