'Game of Thrones' fans think they've found proof Bran warged into Drogon and destroyed King's Landing
That most recent episode of Game of Thrones sure was something, wasn't it? Love it or hate it, there were a lot of actions taken that have forever changed the land of Westeros - not least Daenerys' decision to set King's Landing ablaze. Let's remind ourselves of that dark moment one more time.
Here's the moment she ignored the bells of surrender:
One of the many small details of this episode that was later found by fans was that after this pivotal choice is made - we don't see Daenerys again for the rest of the episode, instead seeing her dragon from afar as it torches the citizens of the capital fleeing through the streets.
There's been a lot of thoughts going around on whether this was in character for her, or whether the show had laid the groundwork for the sudden change, but there are others who are taking away responsibility for the attack away from her entirely. Some are saying it was Bran's fault, because he warged into Drogon at the last minute.
Okay - hear this one out. It may sound crazy at first, but you just might be convinced.
First of all, many point to the fact that Bran himself has been acting very suspicious lately. He claims to have knowledge that transcends his body or even his time, being able to look into the past or see events happening far away. However, he hasn't seemed to do much about it.
Not only was he pretty vague on what exactly the Night King wanted, but he failed to warn anyone of Euron's surprise attack on Daenerys as she approached King's Landing. And what about his reaction to Arya killing the Night King? He didn't exactly look overjoyed.
That's when fans stepped in and suggested that while Bran may not be the Night King, he may be in league with him somehow. The Night King showed the ability to convert people to his cause just by touching them, and what did he do during Bran's vision of him? Touch him.
One fan on Reddit has added to this theory, suggesting that Bran warged into Drogon. "Dany's eyes are LOCKED onto the Red Keep when she takes off and she's beelining it for it for quite a while," but then the dragon starts to burn down the villagers instead.
"It's only after we see the identical scene of Bran's vision from an earlier season of Drogon's shadow flying over King's Landing that Drogon changes directions and starts lighting everyone up," the Redditor adds. "They dont show a close up of Dany again after that."
Bran's vision from season 4
They then suggest that in the next episode, one or two characters will find out this grand plan and revolt against Bran. "Better ending than Dany pulling an Anakin Skywalker," they conclude.
So is this what's happening, or is it just wishful thinking to have Bran's series-long transformation pay off? Whether this comes to pass or not is unclear - but we'll have to wait and see when the next episode lands.