One of the biggest theories circulating the seven kingdoms – and the Internet – is that Bran Stark (played by Isaac Hempstead Wright) is really the Night King. Leave it to the mad king of YouTube, Game Of Theories, to give us one of the craziest, but believable theories about the three-eyed raven really being leader of the whites. With over 3 million views and counting, Game Of Theories is growing an army of believers larger than the Night King's army of the dead.
Due to the investigative efforts of Game Of Theories and other Internet sleuths, fans of #GameofThrones were starting to believe that Bran could actually be the Night King well before the jaw-dropping Season 7 finale. The theory definitely picked up steam when eagle-eyed Reddit user sannybob noticed that the army of the dead made the Stark sigil as they passed through the remnants of the wall destroyed by the Viserion.
Could it be that those involved in the HBO hit series are giving us a hint as to who the Night King really is by forming the Stark Sigil out of the Night King's army? Or could it be that they are trolling us, and purposefully leading us down a path of misdirection?
I'll admit that I bought into the theory that Bran is the Night King until I saw a tweet from the official Game of Thrones Twitter handle.
Don't Let Issac Hempstead Wright Fool You
Bran Stark is probably one of the creepiest Starks out there – even creepier than Uncle Benjen Stark that likes to do God knows what north of the wall. Recently, Isaac Hempstead Wright apologized to fans for the behavior of Bran in the season finale, but failed to apologize for participating in the below tweet sponsored by the Thrones official Twitter handle.
OK, HBO and all you involved in Game of Thrones – you got us good with that one. What in the name of the Old Gods are we to make of that? Sure, you want to get the word out that there is an app that can turn you into the Night King. Cool, I get it, but did you really have to use the actor that is speculated to be the actual Night King? If you ask me, HBO trolled fans savagely with that one.
As you'd image, there were some pretty intense reactions to the tweet. Here are some of the better ones:
Hey HBO: I got an idea if you're looking for a new app idea. Why not make one where we can push Isaac Hempstead Wright out a window over and over again? Of course, I'm kidding (but he definitely deserves some type of punishment after adding fuel to the fire that he's the Night King – a theory that won't get answered until Season 8 is released)! Maybe a little dragon fire-breath is a good punishment for Isaac. I'll let you be the judge.