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Game of Thrones season 8 Stream Online:The Winds Of Winter: George R.R. Martin Says Writing On Next GoT Book “Going Very Well Lately”If you take the events of the last few seasons of Game of Thrones at face value, the question “Who is the Night King?”
seems easy to answer: He’s an evil ice demon leading his forces south to annihilate the residents of Westeros with icy magic, rotting zombies, and even an undead dragon. That’s pretty cut and dried.
But this is Game of Thrones, and in this complex fantasy world, explanations are rarely that simple. Who is the Night King, really–and what does he want? Why is he marching south? And is the Night King really evil?
Let’s get this out of the way: The Night King is not, as one popular theory posits, Bran. Bran is not the Night King, and the Night King is not Bran. It’s a stupid theory, and I would like to be done with it.
The entire purpose of the Three-Eyed Raven, which Bran has become, is to stop the Night King. If Bran was the Night King, why would the original TER have put so much effort into luring Bran into his cave and teaching him? If Bran is the Night King, his entire arc for the past seven previous seasons is completely meaningless and void.
That’s not to say Bran is a hero in this story, as we’ve been led to believe. Bran could wind up being on the wrong side of this ultimate conflict, with his detached nature and the Three-Eyed Raven’s dubious origins (the show made zero effort to explore the figure’s backstory, so we have no idea who he actually is). But that doesn’t mean he’s going to go back in time, be transformed by ice magic, do nothing for thousands of years, and become a completely different person.