Featuring as one of the few surviving Starks out there in the Seven Kingdoms, Isaac Hempstead-Wright's floppy-haired tower climber has gone from forgotten cripple to one of the show's most influential characters. Even with Bran sitting out the entirety of season 5, he returned for season 6 to give us one of the best episodes ever with 'The Door.' Not only featuring the tragic demises of Hodor and the Three-Eyed Raven, 'The Door' also honed in on Bran's ability to alter the past (and possibly) the future of Game of Thrones.
With various theories floating around - and maybe that Bran himself could be the villainous Night King - Thrones actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster is supporting the Bran = Three-Eyed Raven plot twist. Isaac Hempstead-Wright has already said he would love to see it play out, but speaking to Huffington Post, Brodie-Sangster is fully supporting that theory:
“Yeah, I kind of went with that one. I like the theory of multiverses and different parallel universes working together in time. I just quite like that theory. I went with that and like the idea of that.”
However, keeping up with Game of Thrones, who's marrying who, and who's still alive in Westeros can be a full-time job. Brodie-Sangster also said that the wild theories that keep the show alive can also be a double-edged sword:
“You got to be careful you don’t lose people ― what people love about a certain show [speaking about time travel]. But, like I said, I like all that.”
For those who don't remember who Brodie-Sangster played, he was the creepy Jojen Reed in season 3 and 4. Along with his sister Meera, Jojen traveled with Bran, Hodor, Osha, and Rickon. As the boy who had some sort of connection to the Three-Eyed Raven, Jojen perished to save Bran's life; however, remembering Jojen's very first appearance, he said that the Raven is "you" to Bran. The clues have been littered across the board that Bran will become Max von Sydow's aged Raven, with Bran already seeming to have taken his powers. Von Sydow's character also said that it was time for Bran to "become" him, but taking it in a literal sense, this could be one hell of a twist for the show's swansong.
As for what Bran is up to next? Well, season 7 saw him adopt a much colder persona, seemingly lost in being able to see the past, present, and future at once. Seemingly casting Meera aside, Bran then helped unravel the nefarious schemes of Petyr Baelish which ended in his execution. As the remaining Starks band together with Jon Snow and Queen Daenerys under the banners of Winterfell, Bran should prove to be a major player in the war against Cersei Lannister and the incoming threat of White Walkers. However, will we ever get to see Bran go "full Raven" and take his place in the cave of the Three-Eyed Raven, or will this turn out to be yet more smoke and mirrors from the mind-bending show?
Source: Huffington Post
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