Bran has become one of the most powerful characters in all of Game of Thrones, but could he also be the Lord of Light? Ever since being pushed out a window by Jaime Lannister in the pilot episode, Bran has gone on quite the journey. It eventually led him to becoming the Three-Eyed Raven, which increased his abilities as a warg.
His ability to see not only the past but also the future has already led to some major reveals in the past handful of episodes of HBO's hit series, with one of the biggest coming in the season 7 finale that confirmed Jon Snow is actually Aegon Targaryen - the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. Through it all, Bran has also held a connection to the Night King after being marked by him, making the all-seeing Stark the MacGuffin of the Battle of Winterfell. Many have even theorized that the Night King is a future version of Bran, but what if Bran is something else instead?
In Screen Rant's latest video, we take a look at the theory that Bran is actually the Lord of Light. The Lord of Light is a deity also known as R'hllor who is worshipped by many from Essos, with Game of Thrones using Melisandre as a priestess of the religion. This theorized evolution for Bran is born out of the events of season 8, so SPOILERS are included for those not up to date on the series. If you are, check out the full breakdown of the theory in the video at the top of this post.
The possibility of Bran being the Lord of Light is a fascinating theory to consider, and could strengthen the ties between Bran and the Night King. In the Lord of Light religion, there is a belief of two deities that are constantly at odds with each other. R'hllor is the good deity, while an opposing one called the Great Other is described as "the god of darkness" by Melisandre. Many have speculated that the Night King may also be the Great Other, so if Bran is actually the Lord of Light, then it would've given the powerful being even more motivation to try and kill Bran - beyond his knowledge of human history.
However, this is just a theory for the moment, and may ultimately stay that way. There are only two episodes left of Game of Thrones at this point, and the show is racing towards a finale with a fight at King's Landing up next. Bran is still at Winterfell and may not be seen again until the finale, so any possible confirmation on this theory may have to wait. Even when Bran does come back into the picture, it is just as likely that this theory could not be part of Game of Thrones' plans, as there are still so many stories and character arcs to wrap up anyway. But, if this is accurate to the story the show is telling, then it will be fascinating to see how they pull it off.
Game of Thrones season 8 continues next Sunday, May 12 at 9:00pm on HBO.