"Game of Thrones" season 8, episode 3, titled "The Long Night," all but confirmed that Bran is the Lord of Light, at least according to the latest theory, courtesy of Reddit user u/DontMicrowaveCats. This theory is pretty convincing, so without further ado, let's take a look at all the clues that support this rather interesting idea.

The big clue in George R. R. Martin's interview

Just before "Game of Thrones" Season 7, George R. R. Martin did an interview with Time Magazine where he straight up confirmed that Beric Dondarrion is, in fact, a wight, but animated by fire instead of ice.

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According to u/DontMicrowaveCats, this whole "fire wight" thing is a key to understanding this theory as it begs a pretty important question of who animates the fire wights?

The answer, is, of course, the Lord of Light. But the real question we should be asking is who exactly is the Lord of Light?

Well, turns out its none other than our boy Bran Stark. I will explain.

Why it makes sense for Bran to be the Lord of Light

The Redditor goes on to point out some interesting facts that go in favor of Bran being the Lord of Light.

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  • First of all, there's no denying that Bran Stark is an extremely powerful greenseer. We might not know the full extent of his powers but we do know that he has visions of the past, present, and the future. With that in mind, it makes perfect sense for him to manipulate the past in order to save his future self.
  • If there's anything we know about the Lord of Light, it's that he has a purpose for everyone. Interestingly enough, everyone who was resurrected by the Lord of Light also helped Arya to deliver a fatal blow to the Night King.
  • Not only did Bran give Arya that Valyrian steel dagger back in Season 7, but he was also the one who lured the Night King into the Godswood. So just like the Lord of Light, everything Bran has done ultimately led to Arya killing the White Walker leader.

It should be noted that all the previous Three-eyed Ravens played the role of the Lord of Light as well.

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How Bran made killing of the Night King possible

"Everything you did brought you to where you are now, where you belong, home." Bran may have said this line to Theon, but the truth is that the same can be said for Arya.

The theory suggests that everything Bran has ever done as the Lord of Light has revolved around getting the Valyrian steel dagger to Arya and getting her safely to the Night King.

Hints about the identity of the Night King have also been revealed.

He brought Beric Dondarrion and the Hound back to life so they can save Arya's life at the Battle of Winterfell. As for Jon, if he'd stayed dead, he never would have taken Winterfell back from the Boltons and Arya would head south to kill Cersei after dealing with the Freys.

"Game of Thrones" Season 8, episode 4 airs next Sunday, May 5, at 9/8c on HBO.

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The preview for the episode is shared down below.

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