We are all led to believe that "Game of Thrones" will end in one huge bloodbath with a few casualties here and there on the heroes' side, but that ultimately, Jon Snow, the greatest hero of them a, will sit on the world's most uncomfortable chair and raise the Seven Kingdoms from the ashes. After all, that's what the prophecy says. One hero to defeat the darkness with the burning sword.

But if you think this story is about fulfilling the ancient prophecy and defeating the evil Others (a.k.a. The White Walkers) to quote Ramsey Bolton, you haven't been paying attention.

This story is far too complex for that. It's not about the fight between good and evil. It's about the human heart in conflict with itself, which is, according to William Faulkner, the only thing worth writing about, an idea that George R. R. Martin often likes to emphasize.

What follows is yet another brilliant "Game of Thrones" analysis by Reddit user MrSilenceT on this supposed fight between good and evil and a theory on how it will all end, backed up by direct quotes from George R. R. Martin himself. So without further ado, let's get right into it.

The main idea behind 'Game of Thrones'

First and foremost, given the fact that George R. R. Martin told David Benioff, and D. B. Weiss ("Game of Thrones" showrunners) how his book series was going to end, I highly doubt that the show's ending will be any different.

With that in mind, it's safe to assume that there will be more to "Game of Thrones" Season 8 than just the good guys fighting the bad ones.

In one of this interviews, George R. R. Martin has stated that he doesn't think that the battle of good and evil is fought between really good looking guys in white cloaks and really ugly guys in black armor, but rather within the individual human heart.

To further support this, let's take a look at yet another quote from George: "If everybody thinks your character is a hero or if everybody thinks your character is a villain, then you are writing cardboards."

Now, with these thoughts in mind, all of a sudden the idea of Jon Snow and his band of heroes defeating the braindead villain the Night King(which would be a very definition of writing cardboards), doesn't seem like a good way to end this story, does it?

George would never allow that.

So how does this story end? The obvious answer is, with the human heart in conflict with itself where you can't tell who is a hero and who is a villain. Which brings us to today's theory.

The Night King's goal

If there is anything we know about the White Walkers and the Night King it's that they are not just ruthless killing machines ready to wipe out humanity without a single conscious thought in their head. That's what the wights are for. White Walkers, on the other hand, are more than capable of sparing human life, which is exactly what they did with Sam. Not to mention their agreement with Craster. Killing machines wouldn't do that.

Also, there is a question of the symbols they are leaving wherever they go.

"Kind of a theta" symbol clearly represents the Isle of Faces, and the spiral symbol depicts the rock formation around the main Weirwood tree at the Isle. Take a look at the screenshot below.

Speaking of the Isle of Faces, that's exactly where Bran will go after mankind's crushing defeat at Winterfell in episode 3. And the Night King will follow. For it is Bran, that he is after. Remember that ice mark the Night King left on his arm? That's how he knows exactly where Bran would be at any time.

A theory about the human heart in conflict with itself

Once on the Isle of Faces, and realizing that all hope is lost, Bran will connect to the main Weirwood tree and he will go back in time to stop the Children of the Forest from ever creating the Night King.

He will warg into a man that we saw becoming the Night King in season 6. But what Bran didn't count on is that he is going back in time when the Children of The Forest and men were at war. And that would lead to him being captured. The Children would then shove a piece of dragonglass into the man's chest thus creating the Night King with Bran consciousness trapped inside him.

So now, we have Bran whose goal is to protect life trapped inside the Night King's body that is designed to kill and destroy. This begs what is, according to MrSilenceT on Reddit, the most important question of all: How do you protect life when you know the only thing you can do is bring death and when you know that no one has the power to stop you from inflicting it?

And the answer is by killing, the only tool at the Night King's disposal in his current state of existence.

It's the ultimate conflict of the series. The human heart in conflict with itself, the only thing worth writing about, remember?

With that in mind, the Night King's ultimate goal suddenly become obvious. Destroying the source of the White Walker magic, the main Weirwood tree at the Isle of Faces, and killing himself by killing Bran.

In the end, to quote MrSilenceT, we have to ask ourselves who would be the villain in this scenario? Is it the Night King who just wanted to stop himself from endlessly killing life, or is it Jon Snow and company who sent tens of thousands into their deaths instead of stepping aside like Sam did in his first encounter with a White Walker?

The truth is that you can't really tell, which is exactly what George R. R. Martin wants us to think once everything is said and done.