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Game of Thrones sees the human race attacked by the supernatural White Walkers, led by the Night King (played by Vladimir Furdik).
They don’t speak, but choose to show their action through their rage.
Although the mythical ice beings were kept at bay in the wild lands of The North thanks to The Wall, season seven’s finale saw the group storm into their forbidden lands.
Their plan has been largely a mystery, but one Reddit user believes they have worked out what caused the drama in the first place.
mastermine1 believes it is the fault of the Stark family, who awoke the White Walkers from their metaphorical slumber in the Wild Lands.
They wrote: “I have a theory on why the White Walkers are active now.
“I think that part of the pact that ended the Long Night was the stipulation that there must always be a Stark at Winterfell.
“During Robert’s rebellion, Ned’s father and brother died in King’s Landing, Lyanna was in Dorne, and Ned and Benjen were off fighting the war.
“Ned married Catlyn at Riverrun.
“Thus at the time of the wedding, there were no Starks at Winterfell – I think that broke the magic that kept the White Walkers at bay.”
The Reddit user went on to suggest their waking up caused Wildling panic which is initially seen in the opening episodes of season one.
What’s more, it seemed the Night’s Watch were aware of the incoming threat and thus built The Wall to protect Westeros of any invasion.
The theory continues: “Benjen was sent out to look for White Walkers and Osha indicates that White Walkers have been waking up for some time.
“They started small, but over the course of 15 years until our story begins, they have increased in size and the threat has slowly been realised by those further south.”
Could a simple mistake from the Starks have caused the entirety of Game of Thrones?
This comes after a big theory suggesting Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will get the Iron Throne has emerged.
One keen fan suggested one of Bran Stark’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) travels back in time actually caused Ned Stark (Sean Bean) to adopt Jon.
It all came to light during the scene where Bran discovered Jon’s real parents.
After shouting, ‘Father!’, could Bran have accidentally caused the events in the King of the North’s life?
Game of Thrones will return to Sky Atlantic next year.