magine, if you will, that you went to college with a soothsayer - someone able to peer into the mists of time and give you all the answers to that brutal physics exam; someone who can consult a crystal ball and tell you the exact route to 'accidentally' bump into your tortured poet crush.
Imagine if you went to school with Bran Stark from Game of Thrones.
This is Bran Stark.
The youngest surviving son of Catelyn and Eddard Stark, Bran is one of the most important characters in GOT. He’s what’s known as the Three-Eyed Raven, a mystical telepath with the ability to see the past, present, and future.
No, the Three-Eyed Raven is not a bird...
Although Bran does occasionally warg, or enter the mind of animals, in order to control them. And yes, he often uses ravens… And, with one extremely heartrending example, humans.
‘Hold the door. Hold the door. Hodor…’
Point is, Bran is kinda a big deal.
In fact, his fall from his family’s tower started the events of Game of Thrones. (Well, it wasn’t so much a fall as he was pushed off the tower… by Jaime Lannister of all people) Remember that? Jaime was a massive douche back in the day. Dude pushed a kid out the window.
Not that Bran is just any old kid…
People think he might be the real villain of GOT.
Lots and lots of people think he’s actually the Night King, leader of the white walkers and terror to the Seven Kingdoms. In fact, Youtube channel Game of Theories popularized the theory that Bran may have used his Three-Eyed-Raven powers to go back into the past and try to stop the Night King… Only he got stuck there and couldn’t get out, leading to the horror of white walkers, wights, ice dragons, etc., now swarming Westeros.
Winter is here…
And Bran is gearing up for it in a big way...
Remember his big reveal at the end of season 7? R + L = J!!!! (Although we do wonder how it took him so long to figure that one out. Bran, you can see the past. Be more proactive.)
As we move into the Great War between our assembled Westerosi heroes, Bran is firmly on the side of good… For now at least.
But you know what’s even more awesome than Bran’s will-he/won’t-he-go-villain question…