"Game of Thrones" may have just given us a hint of how the series will end, at least according to the latest theory, courtesy of Carmine from a popular YouTube channel Red Team Review. Don't worry, though, because this theory is not based on any of the leaks.

Basically, the idea here is that the new intro for "Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 1 gave us a huge clue of how this whole thing ends. Again, it's just a theory, but it makes a whole lot of sense, especially if you are a fan of the time-traveling Bran theory. But I guess if you don't want to be potentially spoiled, here's your spoiler warning.

Shall we begin?

How the new intro could have spoiled the 'Game of Thrones' ending

Before I delve into the theory, here's a quick rundown of all the changes in the opening credits sequence. For all the details, check out my "Every detail you might have missed in Game of Thrones season 8, episode 1" article.

The map has changed and it now gives an in-depth look into the locations that are featured in season 8. You can see the breached Wall, Last Hearth, Winterfell along with the Great Hall and the Crypts, and then finally Kings Landing with the Red Keep and the Throne Room. If you pay close attention, you can see blue tiles reaching the Last Hearth. Those represent the Army of the Dead movements.

The images on the astrolabe bands have also changed, which leads us to today's theory.

You see, in the past seven seasons, the astrolabe bands featured historic events that took place before the show's timeline such as the Doom of Valyria, Robert's Rebellion, and the Rise of House Baratheon.

Now, however, the bands show events from the show's timeline starting from the Night King breaching the Wall, followed with the symbolic depiction of the Red Wedding, and then finally it shows the birth of Daenerys' dragons.

Not only are the events different, but the pattern in which they are displayed has also changed. The previous events go forward in time. First the Doom of Valyria, then Robert's Rebellion, and finally the rise of House Baratheon.

Now, the events go backward. The breaching of the Wall that happened at the end of season 7 is displayed first, and the birth of Daenerys' dragons that happened all the way back in season 1 is shown last.


Well, if you believe a certain theory about Bran going back in time to fix things then this makes perfect sense. Let's explain.

The time-traveling Bran theory

As you know, Bran has the ability to go back in time. In "The Door" episode, we learned that he was the reason that Hodor could only say Hodor.

According to this theory, the Mad King almost burning Kings Landing was a result of Bran going back in time and trying to warn the king about the incoming White Walker invasion. For the same reason, Bran went back in time again to build the Wall.

Then he goes back in time even further to stop the Night King's creation. He wargs into the man and tries to reason with the Children of the Forest, but they don't listen and end up capturing this guy in order to turn him into a White Walker.

But what the Children didn't know was that Bran's spirit was trapped inside this man. As a result of Bran having all those special warging powers, they end up creating an extremely powerful White Walker who becomes the Night King.

Bran would then realize that he is the reason that the Night King even exists in the first place and he would have to go back in time again and fix this by killing himself.

According to Red Team Review, at the end of the show, we're going to go back to season 1, only this time Bran would die instead of surviving the fall, therefore the Night King never really being created.

If you are still having doubts about the theory, you might want to check the countdown for "Game of Thrones" season 8 that HBO dropped just before the start of the season.

As you can see, the last shot of the video shows Bran right before his fall.

Anyway, check out Carmine's video for more details about this theory.