There are many a fan theory floating around the internet about Game of Thrones, and some of them have even turned out to be true, like R+L=J. A recent theory that has been doing the rounds is that Isaac Hempstead Wright's character Bran - who these days insists on going by the name of The Three-Eyed Raven - is actually the Night King.
It's all explained through time-travel and magic and whatnot, however, Isaac Hempstead Wright has said that he thinks the theory is far-fetched, but surely no more so than anything else that happens in that show? In an interview with Mashable, he said:
"To be honest, I'm finding it a little far-fetched, but then again, I would've thought the Hodor theory far-fetched if I'd seen that on an internet forum," he said. "I dunno, there are so many theories in Game of Thrones and so many things that are gonna begin to tie up next season, I think it'll be interesting to see."
He also told Vulture: "I think it's less that they're the same person and more that they're two of the ancient beings of Westeros. The Three-Eyed Raven has been around for God knows how long, and White Walkers have been reported since the beginning of time," Wright said. "As we've seen, they were created by the Children of the Forest, so we can't get much more ancient than that.
"Perhaps we can think of it as these are two characters with a huge amount of power, but one is a Frankenstein's monster who is driven by nothing but hatred and violence. Then there's Bran, who uses his powers for good," he continued. "I want to find out why the Night King is so obsessed with destroying mankind. We'll see whether they have any kind of explanations in the next season."
Only a year - or maybe more - to wait to find out. *Sob*.