'Game of Thrones' fans are convinced Bran Stark is evil, and there's evidence
Over the weekend, the third episode of the latest season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones aired, and boy was it action-packed. Spoiler alert for those who haven't seen it, but against all the odds, the combined forces of the armies of the living managed to defeat the dreaded Night's King at Winterfell, and the undead hordes were vanquished thanks to the brave efforts of a fan-favourite character.
Sadly, there were plenty of other characters who didn't make it, and it seems as though even more people are due to kick the bucket in the upcoming three episodes. But because this is Game of Thrones, and its fanbase has come to expect the worst when it comes to the overarching plot, many people believe that the Night's King isn't really dead after all. In fact, there are those who think that he has actually possessed none other than Bran Stark.
Check out the teaser for episode four of Game of Thrones below:
The theory was first advanced by a fan on Reddit just yesterday, who noted: "I think there’s more going on than 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."
When social media users got wind of the theory, their reaction was pretty intense scroll down to check out some of the best fan reactions on Twitter.
Unfortunately, this episode also meant that a lot of fan-favourite characters kicked the bucket over the course of the battle. Check out the internet's reactions to some of these tragic deaths here.