Fan-Made Game of Thrones Alternate Ending Turns Bran Into the Villain

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead!

Through all the battles, alliances, and love stories in Game of Thrones, one question remained: In the end, who would sit on the Iron Throne? Many of the main characters had been fighting to get to the moment when the new ruler would be revealed, only to have Bran Stark chosen. Fans had conflicting opinions about this decision, as well as many other key moments of the final season. And now, one viewer has created an alternate ending where Bran’s true intentions are not as innocent as the actual series conclusion made them out to be.

Twitterer @KhaledComics shared a fan-made video that, in just 30 seconds, manipulates a few scenes of season 8 to create a whole new—and much darker—ending to the series.

The clip begins with Jon Snow apologizing to Bran for not looking after him, to which Bran replies, “You were exactly where you were supposed to be.” Then, his eyes turn blue, suggesting he’s possessed by the Night King in some capacity, or is even the new undead leader.

The clip continues with an edited flashback of Bran warging into Daenerys right before she sets King’s Landing on fire, making it clear he could’ve warged into different characters in the past to set into motion the events that would eventually lead to him being crowned king.

Some fans are on board with this new ending, with a few even speculating that Bran could have caused other major moments to occur throughout the series, including the Red Wedding. But even though there will likely be similar videos to come, it doesn’t change the real ending of Game of Thrones. Still, we can always pretend—isn’t that what fan fiction is all about?

[h/t CinemaBlend]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

House Boasting a ‘Harry Potter Room’ Under the Stairs Hits the Market in San Diego

Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Matt Robinson, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

When Harry Potter fans dream of living like the boy wizard, they may picture Harry's cozy quarters in the Gryffindor dormitory at Hogwarts. One home owner in San Diego, California is trying to spin one of Harry's much less idyllic living situations as a magical feature. As The San Diego Union-Tribune reports, a listing of a three-bedroom house for sale in the city's Logan Heights neighborhood boasts a "Harry Potter room"—a.k.a storage room under the stairs.

In the Harry Potter books, the cupboard under the stairs of the Dursley residence served as Harry's bedroom before he enrolled in Hogwarts. Harry was eager to escape the cramped, dusty space, but thanks to the series' massive success, a similar feature in a real-world home may be a selling point for Harry Potter fans.

Kristin Rye, the seller of the San Diego house, told The Union-Tribune she would read Harry Potter books to her son, though she wouldn't describe herself as a super fan. As for why she characterized her closet as a “large ‘Harry Potter’ storage room underneath stairs" in her real estate listing, she said it was the most accurate description she could think of. “It’s just this closet under the stairs that goes back and is pretty much like a Harry Potter room. I don’t know how else to describe it," she told the newspaper.

Beyond the cupboard under the stairs, Rye's listing doesn't bear much resemblance to the cookie-cutter, suburban home of 4 Privet Drive. Nearly a century old, the San Diego house has the same cobwebs and a musty smells you might expect from the Hogwarts dungeons, the newspaper reports. But there are some perks, including a parking spot and backyard space for a garden or pull-up bar. The 1322-square-foot home is listed at $425,000—cheaper than the median price of $620,000 for a resale single-family home in the area.

If you want to live like a wizard, you don't necessarily need to start by moving under a staircase. In North Yorkshire, England, a cottage modeled after Hagrid's Hut is available to rent on a nightly basis.

[h/t The San Diego Union-Tribune]

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