Game of Thrones Fan Argues Theon Will Turn Bran Into a White Walker to Defeat the Night King

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

It would be an understatement to say that Game of Thrones fan theories have gotten almost as big as the show, and are constantly getting more and more bizarre. Some are more convincing than others, but they're all a fun distraction as we wait for next week's episode. And while a new theory spotted by Cosmopolitan claiming Theon Greyjoy will turn Bran Stark into a White Walker at first seems too wild to be possible, this one actually has some solid backing.

As we’ve seen in recent episodes, Theon is really trying to change his stripes and has taken charge in his journey to redeem himself. But based off the latest episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” he might be putting the cart before the horse. Theon has just volunteered to guard Bran, who will serve as the bait in the battle, hanging out in the woods trying to draw out the Night King. Many fans believe it’s not the smartest plan to place Theon in this major role when as he's not a great fighter and has a track record of being a flake. But apparently one fan thinks it’s the best idea.

Redditor cadtx believes the battle of Winterfell will not go as planned, and will result in Theon turning Bran into a White Walker for a good cause. The fan first backs this up by going through the times Theon helped save the youngest Stark throughout the series. According to the post:

"Theon sent an arrow through the back of a wildling (straight through the heart) when the wildling held a knife to Bran’s throat. The second time was by staging Bran’s and Rickon’s deaths when they ran away from Winterfell. By pretending they were dead he inadvertently protected them. This prevented them from being hunted, chased, or sought after by other possible foes."

The theory goes on to argue that since Bran knows he will have a showdown with the Night King, he will tell Theon to turn him into a White Walker so he can defeat him. The Redditor continues:

"Bran has a master plan and he is going to start putting it into action in episode 3 when he arranges to have Theon turn him into a White Walker at the weirwood in Winterfell! With powers of greensight, warning, AND the vast knowledge of the 3ER Bran could turn into a WW with the same powers of the Night King. In fact, he may be able to be more powerful [than] the NK. This might allow Bran to warg or control the Ice Dragon and/or WW & wights. My guess is that he will be able to. He will be key in taking out the Night King by interrupting or challenging the NK’s powerful abilities of warging."

This plan would definitely give Theon a chance to redeem himself, while giving Bran the power to save everyone. It would also put a twist on the popular theory that Bran is actually the Night King. We’ll just have to wait a few short days to see if it’s true when the battle of Winterfell begins.

[h/t: Cosmopolitan]

This Gorgeous Vintage Edition of Clue Sets the Perfect Mood for a Murder Mystery

WS Game Company
WS Game Company

Everyone should have a few good board games lying around the house for official game nights with family and friends and to kill some time on the occasional rainy day. But if your collection leaves a lot to be desired, you can class-up your selection with this great deal on the Vintage Bookshelf Edition of Clue for $40.

A brief history of Clue

'Clue' Vintage Bookshelf Edition.
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Originally titled Murder!, Clue was created by a musician named Anthony Pratt in Birmingham, England, in 1943, and he filed a patent for it in 1944. He sold the game to Waddington's in the UK a few years later, and they changed the name to Cluedo in 1949 (that name was a mix between the words clue and Ludo, which was a 19th-century game.) That same year, the game was licensed to Parker Brothers in the United States, where it was published as Clue. Since then, there have been numerous special editions and spinoffs of the original game, not to mention books and a television series based on it. Most notably, though, was the cult classic 1985 film Clue, which featured Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren.

As you probably know, every game of Clue begins with the revelation of a murder. The object of the game is to be the first person to deduce who did it, with what weapon, and where. To achieve that end, each player assumes the role of one of the suspects and moves strategically around the board collecting clues.

With its emphasis on logic and critical thinking—in addition to some old-fashioned luck—Clue is a masterpiece that has stood the test of time and evolved with each decade, with special versions of the game hitting shelves recently based on The Office, Rick and Morty, and Star Wars.

Clue Vintage Bookshelf Edition

'Clue' Vintage Library Edition.
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The Vintage Bookshelf Edition of Clue is the work of the WS Game Company, a licensee of Hasbro, and all the design elements are inspired by the aesthetic of the 1949 original. The game features a vintage-looking game board, cards, wood movers, die-cast weapons, six pencils, an ivory-colored die, an envelope, and a pad of “detective notes.” And, of course, everything folds up and stores inside a beautiful cloth-bound book box that you can store right on the shelf in your living room.

Clue Vintage Bookshelf Edition is a limited-release item, and right now you can get it for $40.

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16 Priceless Treasures We've Lost Forever

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jeanyfan, Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

Steven Spielberg is known for crafting such masterpieces as Jaws, E.T., Schindler's List, and Jurassic Park. With such a long and acclaimed film career, it probably wouldn't surprise anyone to learn that Spielberg got his start behind the camera at just 17 years old when (with the help of his friends and his high school marching band) he directed his first feature-length film, Firelight.

What's that? You've never seen Firelight? Well, you're certainly not alone; sadly, just under four minutes of the original footage remains. After screening Firelight for around 500 people, the young director sent a few of the film reels off to a producer for review. When the budding director later went back to retrieve his film, he discovered that the producer had been fired—and his movie had vanished.

Firelight is just one example of the many priceless items that have disappeared from history. On this episode of The List Show, we're rediscovering all sort of treasures—from writing by Ernest Hemingway to natural landmarks—that have been lost to time (or circumstance). You can watch the full episode below.

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