The theory that Bran Stark is actually the Night King has always felt a little far-fetched. Considering the simpler, significantly less devious direction Game of Thrones has turned since Season 7, the idea that Bran could be a Stark, the Three-Eyed Raven, and the Night King all at once felt like the overactive imagination of an avid fan come alive. After we saw the piece of proof below, though, we’ve been forced to reconsider.
In the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, entitled “The Dragon and the Wolf,” the White Walkers finally take down The Wall, decimating the only thing between them and the “civilized” world. The Night King rides poor, wighty Viserion toward the great structure, melting it down with his magical, icy breath until it finally crumbles. At one point, the undead army is seen from the top in an aerial view. While we didn’t take note at the time, the shape the group made was suspiciously reminiscent of the direwolf sigil.
Bizarrely, the Night King directed his mindless followers to form a direwolf head, the symbol for House Stark. The discovery was first made by redditor Sannybop.
Though slightly less compelling, fans have also made comparisons between the Night King’s garb and Bran’s clothing style.
I don’t know, maybe there was a sale at Greenseers ‘R’ Us.
If nothing else, the screenshot above shows the White Walkers standing in a specific formation. It’s not a random collection of wights, but instead a more elaborate shape with holes, points, and curves carved out in choice spots. Whether this means the Night King is just an artistic guy or that he is indeed Bran Stark is unclear, but it has to mean something… right?
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