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Game of Thrones season 8: Bran Stark to play HUGE part in Night King battle?


Game of Thrones viewers were enthralled this weekend as members of each house came together in preparation for the ensuing battle.

However, episode two of season eight saw Bran Stark (played by Isaac Hempstead Wright) – also known as the Three-Eyed Raven – drop a huge piece of information during an important discussion.

While Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was detailing how to combat the forces of undead, Bran piped up to explain the Night King’s (Vladimir Furdik) priority would be looking to kill him.

Bran went on to explain that he is “the memories” of mankind, and the evil undead overlord is looking to destroy that.

Because of this, Bran volunteered to go and act as bait in Winterfell’s Godswood, near the Weirwood tree – a religious symbol in the show.

It is Bran’s hope that the Night King will leave himself vulnerable by running straight towards the youngster.

And, as fans will remember, when one of the white walkers is killed, all of the wights they have sired are in turn killed.

But could the Weirwood tree play a huge part in the defeat of the Night King and his white walker leaders?

Not a lot of information about the trees has been revealed throughout the eight years of the show, but their importance has been hinted at numerous times.

While it serves primarily as a place of prayer for the characters, it may have a deeper power, as it is said to be connected to all of the other Weirwood trees in the world.

It also holds a lot of symbolism in-world to the lost members of royalty – most notably, the Starks.

And while the innocent women and children were scuttled off into Winterfell’s crypt this weekend, could the Weirwood tree aid in protecting them?

The crypt is obviously surrounded by the dead members of the Stark family from generations past, could Bran use them to his advantage?

The Weirwood trees are said to be vessels of power, so then the Godswood tree may enhance Bran’s warg abilities.

Bran may then use his power in tandem with the Weirwood tree to make the undead rise up and fight against the Night King and, aid his siblings in battle.

Meanwhile fans of the show have been suggesting Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) line in the latest trailer may have revealed the crypt’s sinister part of the show.

A Reddit user recently proposed: “The dead are already here.’ That line happens between Dany and Jon, and felt super significant – but we already see the army of the dead, felt it was too obvious to be their reaction to them.

“Then it clicked: The crypt is full of dead people. All episode they keep repeating and emphasizing how safe it was in the crypt, but its GOT and we cannot have nice things.

“So is it possible we have old Starks rising from the crypts? Or is that too far fetched? PLUS we saw in multiple previews Arya fighting in the crypts with her new weapon…”

Game of Thrones continues Sunday on HBO in the US and the following day on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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