Today’s a really busy week for Game of Thrones theorists. Just yesterday, I wrote an article on how people think Jaime is the reborn Azor Ahai (a theory that I do not agree with, but for more on that, you can read my article), and today I’m back at it again, but this time the theory has a little something to do with Bran Stark.
As of this new season, fans of the show haven’t exactly been falling head over heels for the once (and still) adorable Bran Stark. His current characterization has been getting on viewers’ nerves and leaving his family a little more perplexed.
Still, despite what some show watchers might not realize, Bran is the main character—a fact that is less obvious on the show in comparison to the novels. Nevertheless, Game of Thrones is, in many ways, Bran’s story, and according to some theorists, this could lead to some rather dark things.
The current theory going around is that Bran is actually the Night King himself. The theory suggests that Three-Eyed Raven Bran Stark will travel backward in time and ‘warg’ (to enter the mind of someone else) into the man who would later become the Night King.
He would do this in hopes of stopping the Children of the Forest from creating the White Walkers in the first place, but according to the theory, this action would backfire on Bran.
While trapped in the other man’s mind, Bran would be ‘killed’ when the man’s heart is pierced with Dragonglass. It would be this fated action that would birth Bran as the Night King.
This theory actually seems pretty plausible when you consider the White Walker creation scene from the season six episode “The Door.” While watching the events unfold, Bran’s position against the rock directly mirrors that of the Night King’s against the tree.
The HBO popular series became one of the most famous TV shows worldwide and kept receiving excellent critical praise and an ever-growing number of fans. Even though the fantasy series is based on a book, the creators changed course and drifted away from the original source over the years. The creators informed the fans that the series would end after season 8, and fans were left in shock.
According to a scientific study, Game of Thrones is experiencing an obsessive degree of popularity because of the number of characters in the show. Five universities from the United Kingdom and Ireland have analyzed the reason behind the immense popularity of Game of Thrones, beginning with Martin’s novel from 1996, which is the source of the story of Game of Thrones.
The results from the study revealed that the novel offered a realistic interaction among the characters, which is very similar to real-life relationships and interactions. How characters interact in the book is similar to how people maintain their human relations.
Another reason why the series has resonated with so much popularity among the population is because the narrative is very relatable, as it contains events that reflect the real world. The unusually long number of characters in Game of Thrones possibly posed a difficulty for the fans to remember all of them. Still, the relationships among the characters stood out and became addicting to the viewers and the fans throughout the years.
Game of Thrones takes us to a fantasy world, reminding fans and viewers of medieval Europe; it is spectacular and takes our breath away. According to the opinion of some experts and viewers, medieval fantasy significantly contributed to why Game of Thrones became so popular. It is a fact that Game of Thrones became so widely known and preferred because all the famous stories happen in fantasy worlds.
Everyone is looking for another world to run to, another place to escape to, or possibly a way to go back to childhood and leave all the problems of adult life behind. More and more people need an escape room, an escape passage to go to and run away and hide from reality. That is precisely what they have found while watching each new episode of Game of Thrones. Psychologists believe that such TV shows allow people to experience emotions they don't usually feel in their everyday lives.
Another reason for Game of Thrones's popularity is the neverending intrigue in the storylines and hidden desires in each of us. It is a fact that in the world of Game of Thrones, there is no human dignity, justice, or honesty. The only two things that the characters need are power and authority. People prefer to feel powerful and witness shocking relationships they don't experience in real life.
And finally, the storyline is something that makes Game of Thrones unique. According to the fans, the storyline is something they have never seen or experienced, and the storyline kept them hooked and motivated to keep watching.