In the season eight premiere of Game of Thrones, we saw that Bran was baiting the Night King, and yet, it still remained unclear what would happen next. It’s important to note that Bran and the Night King have met only once before, in season six’s “The Door.” It will be interesting to see what happens next. Regardless, we will find out if Bran is indeed the king’s son in upcoming episodes.
While there is no evidence to back up this theory, one thing is for sure: Bran is powerful. He warges into people’s minds with the slightest nudge, and they can’t detect it. The implication here is that Bran is the true Three-Eyed Raven, and the Night King is using him to further his own interests. That makes Bran even more dangerous. This is why, in Season 6 Episode 2, Bran’s powers are further tested.
The Night King knows about Bran’s greensight. He’s confident that he’ll be careless with Bran’s life, but the Night King has his reasons to doubt him. Bran’s knowledge of the Night King comes from the Children of the Forest, who are not unbiased. Thus, the dominant theory of Bran and the Night King explains why he’d want to face Bran face to face.
The Night King’s quest to kill Bran Stark is the reason behind Bran’s rebirth as the Three-Eyed Raven. It’s important to note that Bran’s connection to the Children of the Forest has led the Night King to become the evil White Walker. Besides, Bran’s birth was untimely for the Night King and his evil ways. However, this doesn’t mean that Bran’s connection to these Children of the Forest is completely unknown.
The origins of the White Walkers were revealed in the sixth season of Game of Thrones. The Children of the Forest created the creatures to protect weirwood from humans. Despite their inhumanity, these creatures possess the ability to have their own mind. It’s likely that Bran’s plight is related to wargs, Three-Eyed Raven, and Children of the Forest. There are many theories for this, but they all point to one common reason: the desire to possess Bran.
The Night King’s goal to kill Bran is more than just a matter of his own ego. The Night King is a thousand-year effort that culminated in the creation of this creature. While this may seem like a cruel and selfish goal, the ego-driven Night King has a much greater purpose for Bran. In his quest to kill the Night King, Bran is willing to sacrifice Hodor and the Three-Eyed Raven. He views the White Walkers as necessary for the greater good.
In the fourth season of Game of Thrones, the Night King has a rendezvous with the White Walkers in the godswood. Before he can kill Bran, the Night King has to kill Theon. As he approaches Bran, Arya stabs him in the heart with a Valyrian steel dagger. This causes the Night King to fall and cause the rest of the White Walkers to explode and the wight army to crumble.