We’ve all heard fan theories ranging from the most ludicrous things to some of the most probable occurrences that leave us viewers spellbound. The one that you’re about to read is probably a part of the most plausible theories going around on the internet. As we’re all aware that the show is now winning the race against the books, the fan theories are rather coming true. This new theory suggests that the power that guards mortals from the White Walkers and Wights, i.e., The Wall, is about to be destroyed, and wait for it … it is apparently all Bran‘s doing. Many fans believe that at the end of the story, the Wall will be destroyed by the White Walkers. And we’ve got our dear old Bran at the cause of it all. Why, Bran? Why?
Let’s delve further into that, shall we? The show recently dropped close to three hints that will eventually bear fruit to this fan theory of the Wall falling down.
1. Bran was marked by the Night’s King
Episode 5 of season 6, ‘The Door‘, showed Bran in one of his visions without the presence of Three-Eyed Raven. Despite knowing that he wasn’t supposed to linger too long in a vision, Bran decided to walk through the Wights and ended up scared out of his wits when the Night’s King crept up behind him and left a mark on his arm. This unexplainable magic led Bran to be visible enough to the leader of the White Walkers, which eventually led the Night’s King to the cave of the Three-Eyed Raven. The Three-Eyed Raven revealed to Bran that a magic guarded the cave to stop the White Walkers from breaching through, but since Bran was marked, the magic was thus broken. This mark was the force that drove the White Walkers to the Weirwood cave, and since Bran, Meera and Benjen are now probably journeying back south across the Wall, the Wights and White Walkers might just be able to get there too.
2. The magic of the Children of the Forest
Episode 5 also showed us the creation of the White Walkers (something that has kept us curious for years), and since the Children of The Forest realized that the White Walkers were more trouble than help in fighting the First Men, the Children decided to help the mortals in creating a giant wall that would guard people from the deadly zombie creatures. It can be assumed that the same magic that protected the cave of the Three-Eyed Raven also went in the creation of the Wall. This leads us to the main point: Now that Bran, Meera and Benjen are headed back, the moment they cross the Wall, it’s magic will be destroyed, leading the White Walkers straight to them, along with the inevitable destruction of the Wall.
The theory does seem to make sense since the people south of the Wall have for years been expecting a war, which can only be possible if the White Walkers cross the Wall and attack. There is no surprise in the Wall’s falling either since it is guarded by less than 30 men, and even our resurrected Lord Commander Jon Snow has given the responsibility to Dolorous Edd. Which brings us to our third clue…
3. Edd and his misfortune
Episode 5 was seemingly the episode of clues, since when Jon handed over his Lord Commander status to Edd, the both of them shared a small joke that didn’t seem as concerning at the point. But now that we think about it, Jon had said, “Don’t knock it down while I’m gone.” And then Edd and Jon looked at the Wall while grinning. It’s probably not that funny though. Edd, being famous for having a rotten luck, wouldn’t surprise us if under his protection the Wall breaks down. Since Game of Thrones foreshadows a lot of stuff, this ‘joke’ might just be a little more concerning than we thought.
This theory is supported by another evidence where in episode 6, ‘Blood of My Blood’, Benjen tells Bran to be with the people of Westeros when the White Walkers attack, which means that Bran, Meera and Benjen are definitely going south. If this much plausible theory were to come true, and the Wall falls down, we can only hope that there is plenty of Valyrian Steel swords and dragonglass, along with Dany’s ferocious dragons who will wipe out the existence of the White Walkers and the Wights. All we can do now is wait for Dany’s impending arrival.
Fly on your Dragons already, Khaleesi!