The Game of Thrones, the Night King powers are only growing & he becomes the biggest threat in the world. If Jon, Daenerys, Cersei & others resume banging together, the White Walkers can devastate Westeros having an ever-expanding army of the dead & its own dragon. In the series till now only what is known is they all have a common enemy vaguest sense but the identity of the Night King still remains a mystery.
A theory by Reddit user turm0il26 suggests that Bran is actually the Night King who is flying through time desperately & is trying to stop the White Walkers before they can wreak in present. Bran ignores the Three-Eyed Raven’s warning & will eventually warg into the First Man who is kidnapped by the Children of the Forest and turned into the Night King. When the dragonglass is drown into the man’s heart, Bran was trapped in his body and becomes the monster he wants to defeat.
A Stark Ancestor
As it is known that Starks are descendants of the First Men who is engaged in a battle with the Children of the Forest before Andal’s arrival. The Starks are defending their home and the realm, and a question that comes to our mind is what if their blood provides them a link to the Night King. The Night King and Stark’s descendants have a bond because of the first men’s blood that gives them with different forms of magic which both Jon & Bran seems to possess. The books offer a small clue that there is a connection between the Starks and the Night King since the character in the book is actually the 13th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, who was the ancestor of the Stark family.
In the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, the Night King is more of a myth, & there is speculation that the Night King will be reborn, and if Reddit user theDarkLordofMordor’s theory is correct, then Jon will fulfill that role. Even though book & TV show has some differences on the story of the White Walker, it’s not beyond possibility that Jon could be the Night King. Jon has shown that his bravery can be dangerous for himself & his loved once. There is also a possibility that Bran will help Jon to travel back to the war between the First Men and the Children of the Forest to take the place of the original Night King. The Three-Eyed Raven can accompany Bran on spins through time so can Bran can use his power to show someone else the past & can even make them a part of it. This all would be a thriller to watch.
The God of Death
Ultimately, the Night King’s human identity may never come into play. He’s just as likely to be a metaphor for the greatest enemy of them all: death. In an interview with Deadline, showrunner D.B. Weiss explained:
“I don’t think of the Night King as a villain as much as Death. He is not like Joffrey, or Ramsey. He’s not really human anymore. To me, evil comes when you have a choice between that and good, and you choose the wrong way. The Night King doesn’t have a choice; he was created that way, and that’s what he is. In some ways, he’s just death, coming for everyone in the story, coming for all of us. In some ways, it’s appropriate he doesn’t speak. What’s death going to say? Anything would diminish him. He’s just a force of destruction. I don’t think we’ve ever been tempted to write dialogue for the Night King. Anything he said would be anticlimactic.”
Night King is like a metaphor for the greatest enemy of everyone & maybe his human identity will never come into play. The Night King is just death, maybe the true god of death & doesn’t have a choice because he is just a force of destruction. The Game of Throne show’s greatest villain is a mystery which increases the curiosity of the people watching the show. Whether there will be a twist in the Night King’s story or not, he will remain the scariest monster in the show.