Game of Thrones’s final season is upon us, and your favorite human robot Bran Stark is poised to play a huge role in how the show ends. Mostly because Bran isn’t Bran anymore, guys. He’s the freakin’ Three-Eyed Raven now, haven’t you heard?! This mysterious bird has been flapping its wings around GoT since way back in season one, and if you were too busy stanning Cersei and Jaime’s incestuous love affair to notice, it’s cool. Here’s what you need to know about the Three-Eyed Raven and why he and Bran might be 🔑 to how Game of Thrones ends.
First, the Basics
The Three-Eyed Raven has been lurking in Westeros since back in season one and is a hugely important part of Game of Thrones. Mostly thanks to my least favorite character Bran, but we’ll get to him in a moment.
Technically, the Three-Eyed Raven was the last of the greenseers, the super-magical humans living with the Children of the Forest. As such, he had the magic of greensight, aka the ability to see events happening in the past, the present, and maybe even the future all at once.
^ “LOL, HI!”
This mutated bird appears as a literal three-eyed raven throughout most of Game of Thrones, but it’s not until season four that we learn he’s a real human living in a cave with a bunch of Children of the Forest. During our dude Bran’s time visiting this cave, the Three-Eyed Raven (in his human form) takes him on a bunch of mind-trips to the past—which is when we find out how the White Walkers were created.
Unfortunately, the Three-Eyed Raven is killed by the Night King, but not before passing on his power….
Meaning, Bran Is Currently the Three-Eyed Raven
And he literally won’t shut the f*ck up about it, which you already know if you watched GoT season seven. Here’s just a sampling of how extra he is:
Like…WE GET IT, BRAN. Anyway, now that Bran is the Three-Eyed Raven, he can spy on the White Walkers and use his powers for “good.” As he tells Meera, “I remember what it felt like to be Brandon Stark, but I remember so much else now.”
Some People Think the Three-Eyed Raven Has His Own Agenda
Sure, Bran’s ability to see the past/present is super helpful (if not somewhat annoying), but there’s speculation among fans about what the Three-Eyed Raven really wants. A YouTube theory video points out that the Game of Thrones books go into who the original Three-Eyed Raven was as a human (dude was pretty shady!) and accurately points out that he’s basically been manipulating all our faves into doing what he wants this entire damn time. If you have 20 minutes to spare, this video is pretty fascinating:
Reminder: Bran Could Be the Three-Eyed Raven AND the Night King
We know Bran is the Three-Eyed Raven because he won’t stop talking about it. But there’s also a popular theory claiming that—using his Three-Eyed Raven time-travel skills—Bran warged into the human who’d eventually become the Night King in order to stop the Children of the Forest from creating him. Buuut Bran’s plan backfired, causing him to get trapped in the Night King’s body. Ergo, Bran is the Night King.
And there’s pretty compelling visual evidence! Watch the video below and you’ll notice that Bran acts like he’s in pain when the Night King get stabbed. Plus, he’s lying in the exact same position as the Night King during this vision. It’s all kinds of sus!
My question? If Bran is the Night King *and* Bran is the Three-Eyed Raven…is the Three-Eyed Raven…the Night King?!
Source: Read Full Article