Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones ahead!
It’s safe to say that Bran hasn’t been the most entertaining character in Game of Thrones history.
He’s basically just spent the majority of his screen time being carried north of the Wall in order to sit by a tree for the majority of season 6.
Everything bad is Bran’s fault basically. And if this theory is right, he might just have messed things up once and for all.
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Cast your minds back to the horrible moment of ‘The Door’ (RIP Hodor), when Bran shit the bed and let the Night King touch him while he was warging.
This put the Night King’s mark on Bran, and meant that the spells protecting him and the Three-Eyed Raven from the undead were broken.
We all remember the ramifications of that one, and the losses that were felt because Bran just didn’t do as he was told.
Well he might have fucked up again, by just going south of the Wall.
Bran still has the mark of the Night King on him, and so by passing through the Wall, Bran might have inadvertently just destroyed the magical protection that was put there by the Children Of The Forest.
Let’s go back to when the Wall was built by Bran the Builder.
Bran the Builder was one of the First Men, and an ancestor of our shitty Bran Stark.
He was largely responsible for the erection of the Wall, along with some handy giants and the aforementioned Children Of The Forest, who imparted some magic on the Wall which prevented the undead from passing through it.
That all worked fine and dandy until Bran decided enough was enough and he wanted to go home, thus dooming the whole of Westeros in the process.
This makes perfect sense when you think about the latest episode, Beyond The Wall, in which Jon Snow and his merry men brought back a Wight from up north.
How else would that monster have survived unless the south was no longer protected by the magic at the Wall?
It would also fit in with the increasingly plausible theory that the Night King is actually planning the whole thing, and that he might have let Bran go on purpose so he could break the magic over the Wall.
Basically Bran, stop doing things – they never turn out well.