Ross Goldberg

Theory about true heroes & villains

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I haven't read the books, so my ideas might be dispelled by info contained within them.

Many have already theorized that Bran is the Night's King. If that is correct, I hypothesize that Bran voluntarily goes back in time to "protect" the Children of the Forest from Men by arranging peace between them, voluntarily becoming a sacrificial lamb to seal the pact by allowing the Children of the Forest to turn him into the Night King. After (or possibly before) becoming Night King, he is known as Bran the Builder, and the Children of the Forest, Men & White Walkers collectively build Winterfell & The Wall. The drawings in the Dragonstone dragonglass cave commemorate this tripartite cooperation, instead of chronicling the Children of the Forest & Men fighting against White Walkers. The drawings also might be instructions on how to create more White Walkers with dragonglass. The circle bisected by a line (as drawing & as White Walker corpse art) might symbolize this pact, one semicircle being the Children of the Forest, the other being the Men, and the line joining them the White Walkers bringing them together in peace. Similarly, it might also represent Bran’s sacrifice, the circle being his heart, and the line being the dragonglass shard that turned him into the Night King.

Why didn't the Night King attack anytime in the intervening millennia, as men have just had time to develop more advanced arms, armor, ships, tactics, etc.? Because, he isn't evil. He's the hero. The dragons & the Lord of Light are the evil villains. Dany might be the Lord of Light incarnate, or might just be yet another duped pawn turning evil, like Melisandre, Thoros, Stannis, et al. duped into thinking the Lord of Light is good.

I've heard that in the books, dragon bones are black. Even though dragons are referred to as made of light & as fire incarnate, on the inside, they're dark; it's the same for the Lord of Light. The Lord of Light also causes the long winters in Game of Thrones because the Lord of Light siphons heat / light energy for its nefarious fire magic, and to power its dragons.

Dany's Targaryen banners are black, whereas Jon's Stark banners are white, indicating evil & good, respectively, and indicating that in the final battle, Jon Snow will ally with the icy Night King against the Lord of Light & Dany (like Jon successfully allied with the Wildlings & the Eyrie against the Boltons). Jaime might attack Dany's army from behind, exactly like every other major battle in GoT was won, and thus become the Hand of Gold (supposedly a translation of a Valyrian phrase similar to Prince Who Was Promised).

The difference in Jon & Dany's natures is fairly evident. Jon united factions by appealing to everyone's better natures, and he was willing to sacrifice for others when the most likely outcome would have been detrimental to himself, e.g., shooting Mance with an arrow. Dany mainly only helped others when she got something out of it, e.g., she freed Unsullied & other slaves, but that got them to fight for her. This is just like the Lord of Light helping people only to dupe them into servitude. (As an aside, Dany chose to be with Daario, who selfishly murdered his captains to be with Dany, not because he particularly cared about innocents; whereas Dany spurned Jorah, a man who gave up his selfish desire to return to Westeros to serve her & help improve the world. This bespeaks her selfish character despite her patently false proclamations of goodness)

Dany might be the Lord of Light or a completely mad / evil servant of the Lord of Light by the final battle, and therefore fight to death. Or she might be redeemed at the end, either by Jon, by Tyrion, by Jorah's love, or by someone / something else.

I think Melisandre will probably realize she was duped & switch sides in the final fight, dying in the process. Earlier, the Lord of Light convinced Melisandre that Stannis was the Prince Who Was Promised to kill & burn most of the 100K-strong Wildling army, who, in the end, would have fought for the Night King, alive or dead. The Lord of Light led Stannis to ruin before Winterfell because it didn't want Stannis, a dutiful & accomplished general as well as the rightful king of Westeros, to unite the Seven Kingdoms against Dany's invasion.

Why were Starks entombed in Winterfell's crypts? So Bran / the Night King can resurrect them for the final battle against the dragons & the Lord of Light; Ned, Rickon, etc., will join the final battle. The Stark direwolf names support this, as the Stark children all figuratively become the name of their dire wolf: Rickon will be reanimated as a wight (Shaggydog, aka man's shaggy, obedient best friend in the final battle), and Robb will be missing from the battle as he's not entombed at Winterfell (i.e. he's gone like the Grey Wind). I've heard that in the books, every entombed Stark has a real sword placed on his statue's lap, which is a very convenient way to arm them post-resurrection.

Winter Is Coming doesn't mean that, since winter is coming, you need the Starks to protect you; the Starks ARE winter, and they're coming to combat the evil, firey Lord of Light & his witting & unwitting minions. Note that the ancestral Stark blade was named Ice, and the White Walkers' weapons are made of ice.

The dragonglass weapons that kill White Walkers, also make White Walkers. Good people might voluntarily become White Walkers to defeat the Lord of Light. Bran might take new White Walkers back in time with him. His right-hand White Walker might be his uncle Benjen. It would be interesting if Benjen kills the White Walker that he becomes / became, unknowingly committing "suicide", possibly during this week's episode while the Seven Westerosai attempt to capture a wight.

I don't know why the Night King killed the Three-Eyed Raven & some Children of the Forest, Wildlings, and Night's Watch recently, instead of just allying with them against the Lord of Light, but maybe Bran's gone a little Hodor-like after millennia of waiting undead to combat the Lord of Light. Also, the Night's Watch might be so termed because they're the watch for the Night King to join him, instead of to fight against him. Over the millennia, however, their purpose was inverted, similar to how false stories about the Children of the Forest & Men fighting White Walkers arose. Lastly, The Wall might be a protection against the Lord of Light's armies from the south, not against the White Walkers from the north.

Edited by Ross Goldberg
Added explanation of cause of winters, & other tidbits

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Winters last so long in Game of Thrones because the Lord of Light siphons heat / light energy for its nefarious fire magic, and to power its dragons.

 

It's widely accepted that the Stark dire wolf names indicate what they become:

Lady: Sansa becomes a lady

Nymeria: Arya becomes a ferocious warrior coming from the east

Ghost: Jon dies & comes back

Grey Wind: Robb blows down his enemies yet fades away

Shaggydog: Rickon is reanimated as man's obedient, shambolic best friend, a eight to fight the Lord of Light

Summer: Bran brings summer by defeating the Lord of Light, ending long winters

 

The Lord of Light duped Melisandre into thinking Stannis was the Prince Who Was Promised to kill & burn most of the 100K-strong Wildling army, who would have fought for the Night King, alive or dead. The Lord of Light led him to ruin before Winterfell because it didn't want Stannis, a dutiful & accomplished general & the rightful king of Westeros, to unite the Seven Kingdoms against Dany's invasion.

Additional thoughts, including why winters last so long (are above instead of below)

 

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I like your creative thinking but I think its too far fetched to be even plausible.

A pact between the WW and the realm yes, because I believe 8000 years ago thats why they did, they made a pact with the WW's

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@Samwell_Tarly Thanks.

I was just wondering why the WWs waited until now to attack. Why not attack 1,000 years ago? Do you think they were asleep, magically restrained, honoring some ancient treaty, combating some other foe, or something else?

Intentionally combating the Lord of Light solves the timing conundrum, and Bran being the NK supplies the knowledge of the Lord of Light's timing to the NK.

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On 8/19/2017 at 0:05 AM, Ross Goldberg said:

 

On 8/19/2017 at 0:05 AM, Ross Goldberg said:
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are there screen shots of cave drawings anywhere ?

 

Its an interesting theory.

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On 8/18/2017 at 8:46 PM, Ross Goldberg said:
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Shaggydog: Rickon is reanimated as man's obedient, shambolic best friend, a eight to fight the Lord of Light

 

 

 

What was that line about Rickon? And how do you know this? Is this a prediction? You know they killed Shaggydog, right?

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