Game of Thrones fans are still rankled by how 'easily' the Night King was defeated and are now convinced that he is actually Bran Stark. Despite the battle moving from Winterfell to King's Landing, there are many who are still stuck at the moment that Arya Stark plunged her Valeryian steel dagger into the chest of the Night King, shattering him and his army of undead soldiers in the process. The main question being asked though is why did the Night King stop short when he had the chance to finish off Bran, once and for all. Social media had been awash with reasons as to why the Night King didn't land a killer blow and many have concluded that he and Bran are one of the same people.
This could pave the way for another popular fan theory to come true, that the White Walkers will return before the end of the series. The other shock twist to all this is that Bran could actually be the real villain of the series and defeating Cersei will be the least of everyone's concerns when the truth comes out. Many have taken to social media to share their thoughts on which way the dramatic tale will turn next and there could be a sting in the tail.
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One fan wrote on Twitter, "Bran said he spends most of his time in the past. Is that because he’s with the Children of the Forest becoming the #Nightking?” Another asked, “What if the purpose of Bran being alive still is so the Children of the Forest end up making him the new Night King after ‘humans destroy everything with war’ in episode five?” A third fan surmised, "All you people whining about #GoT S8E3, what if the #NightKing isn't dead and that was just a facade (will explain why it was so easy to kill him)? What if #Bran actually is the Night King and wanted everyone to think they've won the war?"
It is believed that as battle rages in the south, Bran will secretly plot to overthrow the ones left at Winterfell before breathing new 'life' into the army of the dead for the chance to take control of the Seven Kingdoms. What is for certain, the battle for the Iron Throne is going to take more twists and turns and it will not be a straight choice between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.