Things I Like: Bran Stark (Game of Thrones)

Bran stark and jon snow game of Thrones HBO

Brandon “Bran” Stark is the second youngest son of Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones. Even at the start of the series, Bran certainly is different than all of his brothers. He doesn’t seem to be good at fighting, even Arya Stark proves herself to be better at it, to his anger.

Bran Stark finds out secret of Cersei and Jamie Lannister game of Thrones HBO

But his dreams are crushed when stumbles upon Queen Cersei and her brother Jaime Lannister in a passionate moment. For which the Kingslayer throws him out of the window. While the throw was meant to kill, Bran survives.

Bran stark hodor summer fleeing Winterfell game of Thrones HBO

But without the use of his legs, forever. He stays in Winterfell when all the horrible things happen to his family. And he flees Winterfell when Theon Greyjoy takes it for King Balon of the Iron Islands. They decide to journey north, past the wall.

Bran stark and meera Reed game of Thrones HBO

And Bran learns he can not only just take control of animals, but even Hodor and his mighty strength. He learns that he is the protege of the Three-Eyed Raven, a master of magic that is the main rival of the Night King.

Bran stark taught by three eyed raven game of Thrones HBO

Which gives Bran the power to travel in the past, in which he can walk like a normal person. I loved these flashback scenes, and I wished there was more.

Bran stark cursed by night king game of Thrones HBO

But Bran messes everything up by going into a vision of the Night King, which the Night King somehow knows he’s there and leaves a mark on him. They storm their hideout, killing the Three-eyed Raven, Hodor, and Summer. Good going doofus!

Bran stark and meera Reed saved by Benjen game of Thrones HBO

But his uncle Benjen Stark as a “good zombie” rescues him and sends him back “home” to Winterfell. This is where we learn that Jon Snow’s real father was Prince Rhaegar.

Bran stark returns to Winterfell game of Thrones HBO

But after that, Bran becomes weird and moody. He claims to be someone different, the Three-Eyed Raven, though it’s obvious he’s just talking about the title, and not the spirit.

Bran stark tells Theon Greyjoy goodbye game of Thrones HBO

And we learn that Bran knew the outcome of everything. That’s why he showed no fear against the Night King, he just waited on Arya.

Jon Snow kneeling to King Brandon stark game of Thrones HBO

And he tricks everyone with “freedom of choice” and somehow gets elected king. I didn’t believe his “And I don’t want to be king” line. It is interesting to note that King Torrhen Stark bent the knee to Aegon the Conqueror, and now Aegon VI (Jon Snow) bent the knee to Brandon I of House Stark. But also, Jon came from the lineage of both men, and I’d rather he had become king instead.

Bran stark king of the Six Kingdoms game of Thrones HBO

But well played Bran Stark. I would have never guessed that you’d be sitting on the Iron Throne…I mean the Iron Wheelchair.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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