Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Proceed at your own risk.
Okay, while many of us probably spent the closing moments of the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale thinking “GROSS, DANY IS JON’S AUNT” or “HOLY CRAP THE ICE DRAGON DESTROYED THE WALL,” those sneaky, sneaky writers slapped us in the face with a pretty big hint that there’s truth to the “Bran is also the Night King” theory.
How anyone can spot these things when SERIOUSLY AN ICE DRAGON JUST HURLED BLUE FIRE AT THE WALL is beyond me but, hey, thanks to eagle-eyed Reddit user “sannybop” (and via Harper’s Bazaar) for flagging this one. Let’s take a look.
As soon as the Wall came tumbling down, the White Walkers began making their way through the rubble and, oh hey, that pattern they’re forming looks mighty familiar.
If you can’t quite tell from the above GIF, let’s take a look at a still.
It seems the lead group of walkers is forming the Stark’s direwolf sigil.
Still not seeing it?
Check this out (forgive my crude Paint skills).
DO YOU SEE IT NOW?
Yeah, crazy, right?
The theory connecting Bran and the Night King — that when he traveled back in time to see the birth of the Night King at the hands of the Children of Men and tried to warg into the man, he became trapped in his body — has been flying around the internet for a bit and gaining steam thanks to the events in Season 7 of the show.
Now, whether this is a clear nod by the show’s writers and show-runners to that theory or it’s them just messing with us or we’re just seeing things because, you know, obsessions, who knows.
It’s gonna be a while until we learn the truth, though, so we might as well dive deep into the conspiracy.