As many people predicted, Daenerys went full mad queen in "Game of Thrones" season 8, episode 5. Now, a new theory has emerged on Reddit claiming that she was being manipulated by the real villain of the series -- the Three-eyed Raven. This could easily turn out to be the final twist of the series, so, without further ado, let's jump right in.

There are potential spoilers for the "Game of Thrones" finale ahead.

Understanding the Three-eyed Raven

In one of my previous posts, I theorized that the Three-eyed Raven is, in fact, the leader of the Children of the Forest.

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As such, he's up to no good. His goal? The destruction of mankind by ice and fire. Let me explain.

We may not know much about the Three-eyed Raven, but we do know that he's also been referred to as the Last Greenseer. In George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, greenseers are said to be the leaders of the Children of the Forest, or at least they were, back when the Children of the Forest were a thing in Westeros.

That said, it would make sense for the Last Greenseer, to be the leader of the Children of the Forest.

Daenerys went mad on latest 'GoT' episode. [HBO /YouTube screencap]
Daenerys went mad on latest 'GoT' episode. [HBO /YouTube screencap]

Whatever the case, they made the White Walkers for the sole purpose of destroying mankind. What they didn't count on was that their creation would turn on them. So when the Night King arrived in the cave, he killed the remaining Children and the Three-eyed Raven's old body. But the entity itself managed to escape and it has been living inside Bran ever since. In other words, Bran is, quite literally, being possessed by this entity.

But if all of this is true and this entity does indeed want to destroy mankind, then why would he help them defeat the Night King?

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The answer is, however, simple. He did it for one and one reason only: to protect himself.

Unfortunately, the Three-eyed Raven's ambitions to destroy mankind haven't died with the Night King, which brings us to "Game of Thrones" Season 8, episode 5 and the destruction by fire. Another theory suggests the Night King might be involved in a final twist.

The Lord of Light's secret influence

In addition to being the creator of the White Walkers (called the Others in the books), a.k.a.

the Great Other, it's been theorized that the Three-eyed raven is also the Lord of Light, the so-called "one true God," whose visions only dragged Westeros further into conflict.

Many people seem to believe it was his whispers that drove the Mad King mad. That said it's entirely possible that he did the same thing to Daenerys. For all we know, he could have easily whispered something in Daenerys's ear, or show up in her dream, as he did with Bran.

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Some Reddit users even go as far as to suggest that the Three-eyed Raven actually warged into Drogon after the bells and torched the city. There might be some truth to this, given the fact that right before Drogon goes mad, we see the same scene of his shadow over Kings Landing that has played so frequently in Bran's visions. And let's not forget what the old Three-eyed Raven said to Bran in his cave:

"You will never walk again. But you will fly."

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