"Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 2 titled "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" has set the stage for a battle between the living and the dead which is expected to be the biggest battle in TV history. And now, a new theory has emerged on Reddit explaining the Night King's greatest trick yet. Let's dive right in!

Warning: Potential spoilers for "Game of Thrones" season 8 ahead.

How Bran Stark underestimated the Night King

"Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 2 would have you believe that Bran got the White Walker leader all figured out.

"He'll come for me," the new Three-eyed raven announces on the war council, "He's tried before with many Three-eyed Ravens," he continues, before revealing what he assumes is the Night King's true goal. "He wants to erase the world and I am its memory."

While that may be true, it doesn't mean that the White Walker leader will do exactly what the living want him to. He wouldn't just come to the Godswood hoping to kill Bran, with the two full-grown dragons and the army of the living just around the corner ready to bring him down. That would be just plain stupid. And if there's one thing we know about the Night King, it's that he's always a few steps ahead of everyone else.

The Night King is setting his own traps

Think about how Bran got that icy mark on his arm in the first place. Was it a coincidence that the leader of the White Walkers just happened to be waiting for Bran the very first time he went inside of the Weirwood net by himself? It felt like some sort of trap. Then there's the infamous wight hunt disaster which ended up with him acquiring the dragon and breaching the Wall.

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That too felt like a trap.

These are some of the things we should keep in mind when we hear Jon, Bran, and company trying to set a trap for the Night King. He may actually be setting another trap for them, which brings us to "Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 3 and the theory about the Night King's greatest trick yet.

How the White Walker leader will trick everyone

When the Army of the Dead showed up at the end of "Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 2, there was no sign of their leader.

So what if he attacks another location while his army is attacking Winterfell at the same time?

According to Reddit user u/qp0n, the Night King will fly Viserion straight to Kings Landing.

It may sound strange at first, but when you think about it, this theory actually makes quite a lot of sense. If the Night King and Viserion show up in Winterfell, it would be easy for Drogon and Rhaegal to take out the zombie dragon.

Not to mention that two dragons could easily destroy wights with dragon fire. With that in mind, It would make much more sense for him to simply fly down south to King Landing where there are one million new recruits for his army and no dragons to deal with.

The theory then says that we'll get the entire Battle of Winterfell in the next episode and at the end, the characters will be waiting for the Night King.

The last shot of the episode will be of the Night King on Viserion approaching, but as the camera pans out, we would see that instead of Winterfell, he's heading straight to Kings Landing.

Promo for 'GoT' season 8 episode 3 is misleading

Shortly after Sunday's episode, HBO dropped a promo for the next week's episode as they usually do. Check it out down below.

The teaser video shows among other things, a dragon flying amidst a giant winter storm. Many people seem to think this is Viserion. However, if you take a closer look, you can see that the person riding a dragon has long white hair, meaning that this shot shows Drogon with Daenerys on his back.

As you can see, there's no sign of the Night King in this promo either. However, Jon Snow says "The Night King is coming," to which Daenerys replies "The dead are already here." This seems to indicate that they are expecting the Night King to come, but he is not at Winterfell, which supports the theory that he is, in fact, going straight to Kings Landing.

If you are still not convinced, let me remind you that "Game of Thrones" has a history of doing tricks just like this. Robb Stark did that to the Lannisters back in season 1 when he sent only a part of his army to fight Tywin. The Lannister then used the same trick when they took High Garden in season 7. So maybe, just maybe, the Night King will pull the same trick in "Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 3.

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