Warning: This article contains Game of Thrones season eight spoilers.
Game of Thrones season eight is officially halfway finished (if you've caught episode four), and we honestly have no idea how things are going to play out. While we wait patiently for the Seven Kingdoms to find its ruler, we're going to keep predicting what will play out in the final episodes - considering, of course, Emilia Clarke called episode five "mental".
One of the main GoT theories to gain traction is that of Bran Stark. Bran is now the Three-Eyed Raven and a warg who can enter the minds of animals and has visions of both the past and the future. He also might be evil, if some theories are to be believed. Now a fan on Reddit suggests that Bran might actually be the Lord of Light.
"Followers of the Lord of Light believe that their Lord is always at war with his evil opposite deity," the Redditor writes. "There's [sic] always a dichotomy. Light vs Dark. Good vs Bad. Fire vs Ice. Everything in this world has an antithesis." Furthermore, "The lord of light supposedly has a "purpose" for everyone. Consequently, everyone supposedly brought back by the lord of light helped Arya defeat the Night King."
Beric and Jon Snow, who were both brought back to life by the Lord of Light, played significant roles in the Battle of Winterfell, resulting in Arya killing the Night King. Then, the Redditor points out, "Bran gave Arya the dagger, and offered himself as bait. So, like the Lord of Light, everything Bran has done recently also ultimately leads to Arya defeating the Night King."
This theory suggests Bran has been warging around and manipulating events in order to lead to Arya's defining moment. "Bran has been manipulating the plotline the entire time. He knew exactly how the battle was going to end. He knew exactly how to kill the Night King, because he set the trap himself," the fan writes on Reddit.
"While warging during the battle, he was likely manipulating events to lead to the final conclusion," user DontMicrowaveCats continues. "Everything he has done has revolved around getting the dagger to Arya and getting her safely to the NK. That plan was set in motion all the way back in Season 1. Future Bran made sure that dagger was sent to kill his childhood self. He put the key piece in play ... All of the 'magical Lord of Light moments' that are supposedly the God's work, are actually Bran manipulating the past, resurrecting people and making sure Arya got the knife and made it to kill NK."
This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.