What “Bran The Broken” Can and Cannot Do.
In my last blog I spinned some crazy fan theory towards the end accusing Bran of conspiracy against Dany. I did not even research this fiction topic before writing that piece because I was overwhelmed by how the show ended, and I am seeing some conflicting views about what Bran Stark, currently known as the King of the Six Kingdom in GoT show after the season finale, is capable of doing as a Three-Eyed Raven. So I am pulling all the things together here which I found online plus my own deduction. Some spoilers ahead.
These are speculations and no one knows for sure since the show did not go over much on what Bran did or did not.
Bran refers to himself as the “memory” although per the definition of Greensight he is, in fact, able to foresee some future “glimpse” through prophetic visions/dreams since he is the Three-Eyed Raven. Getting some cryptic clues about the future is not quite the same as foreseeing the future clearly. Because what you do in the present can change the parallels of what you foresaw as a vision of a future, the only catch is that you need to decipher it in order to be able to warn others to change the outcome. But over time, if you become good at understanding the clues in your visions, you become more and more of an intuitive expert. And it is possible for you to influence things the way you want. That is what I am assuming happened in Bran’s case.
Even before he became the Three-Eyed Raven he sensed all the present and near-future events correctly in his dreams (like his father Ned Stark’s execution around the time when it happened). But the problem with that he did not know why he saw his father in the crypts of Winterfell where all the statues of the past deceased Stark members were there. Even if he knew that his father was being executed, he did not have the means to stop, since it is a distant event.
Plus as the TER he can warg into animals and per the link below he warged into young Hodor’s mind going back in time, hmm.. quite some superpower!
(Note: I have included hyperlinks, so you can read from where I am taking my assumptions).
I would believe that through experience Bran has become good at deciphering future clues. From another perspective of timelessness, perhaps there is no difference in past, present, and future since they all already have happened. So trying to change the future timeline could as well change the overall harmony of the timeline. BTW Bran warged into young Hodor’s mind as I said before, observing him going mentally unstable over the future event when Hodor dies “trying to hold the door”! I am not sure if, as a TER in the making, whether Bran had the choice not to go into Hodor’s mind back in time, then what would happen to the present Hodor at that moment? Then he had to be a normal person which would destroy the past-present harmony. Quite a paradox!
Plus Bran also calls his father in the vision going back in time to see Jon’s birth, where Ned Stark looks back at hearing a voice. If the past cannot be changed and the “ink is dry” then at that present moment Bran did not have any choice but to call his dad because it was tied to the past event.
In the final episode, when Bran said to Tyrion after being nominated as the King of the six kingdoms, he said, “Why do you think I came all this way?” It is an implication that he knew he was being crowned as the king, plus Brienne as his new head of the king’s guard was wearing raven sigil in her outfit. So he came prepared.
Bottom line, as TER he has the ability to time travel through perception, but either intentionally or due to some limitation to TER’s ability, he let things take its course. He does not wish to mess with the timeline. So it will remain as a debate about whether he let Dany go mad following her fate or if he had a direct part in it.
So reading all this, what part do you think he plaid influencing the course of events in the season finale? What is your opinion on this? Write below in the comment section.
Here is my own take: