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This Crazy "Game Of Thrones" Fan Theory Creates A Bran Stark Paradox

Are Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven the same person?

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This season, we learned that Bran Stark's destiny was set in stone, thanks to some complicated time travel.

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He was always supposed to meet the Three-Eyed Raven, become marked by the Night's King, turn Wylis into Hodor, and cause the Three-Eyed Raven's death. Even though Bran's time-traveling caused all this, it's still how it was always supposed to happen. As the Three-Eyed Raven himself says, "The past is already written. The ink is dry."

The crazy nature of time travel on Game of Thrones now has some fans wondering: Was this quote from Jojen Reed in Season 3 more literal than we thought?

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Initially, fans passed this off as more of a metaphor from Jojen, that the Three-Eyed Raven would simply pass the torch to Bran, who would then take on the title of Three-Eyed Raven. But this post from Redditor Sandusson suggests otherwise.

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What if Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven are LITERALLY THE SAME PERSON?

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It's possible that the man known as the Three-Eyed Raven could actually be Bran permanently warged into someone from the past, i.e., Brynden Rivers, who is named as the Three-Eyed Raven in the books.

The books pretty squarely say that the Three-Eyed Raven is Brynden, but the show has been oddly secretive about his identity, which could mean it's someone else entirely.

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The show purposefully never named 3ER as Brynden Rivers. Additionally, 3ER almost exclusively took Bran back to moments in the Stark family's history... what if 3ER, being inhabited by a future version of Bran, wanted to see his father one last time before he died?

Even stranger is the change in title. He's the Three-Eyed Crow in the books, but the Three-Eyed Raven in the show.

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"Crow" calls back to Brynden's time with the Night's Watch, when he rose to the position of Lord Commander. But if the Three-Eyed Raven in the show is someone else, that might explain why they chose "Raven" instead of "Crow."

  1. What do you think? Could the Three-Eyed Raven actually be Bran from the future?

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    YES!
    Not sure. It's insane but not impossible.
    Did someone warg into you? Because you've lost your damn mind.

This Crazy "Game Of Thrones" Fan Theory Creates A Bran Stark Paradox

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What do you think? Could the Three-Eyed Raven actually be Bran from the future?
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    YES!
  2.  
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    Not sure. It's insane but not impossible.
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    Did someone warg into you? Because you've lost your damn mind.

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