What is happening in our world? Who is doing what? what is going on now? These are questions that will be answered. Enjoy.
Bran Is Evil Game of Thrones Theory
Sunday can’t come soon enough. Not because I’m over eager to see however lazy way these writers choose to wrap up the most popular fantasy series in recent history, but because it will put an end to the nightmarish Game of Thrones speculation. Yesterday, a theory was bopping around the Internet claiming that Jaime Lannister would return from the dead in the Game of Thrones. It would be absolutely absurd for that to happen for a number of reasons, but not beyond the plodding storytelling we’ve witnessed in the last few seasons of this show.
Now, there’s another popular theory going around that Bran is actually evil.
It’s a theory that began on Reddit and has made the usual rounds on a number of publications. And the idea is basically that Bran Stark became evil when he was touched by the Night King. That’s why he’s been essentially useless during the events of Seasons Seven and Eight. That’s also why, according to one fan, Daenerys went mad and burned the shit out of King’s Landing. As this theory goes, Bran actually warged into Drogon and burned King’s Landing while Daenerys helplessly sat on his back?
Sure! Why the hell not?! It’s idiotic, but this theory is just another case of fans trying to make sense of an underdeveloped season that has been full of half-baked character development and rampant plot holes.
Of course fans are going to think Bran is evil. There’s no explanation for why Bran wouldn’t just tell people things. The fact that he didn’t warn Daenerys that Euron was planning to ambush her makes absolutely no sense. If he can see everything that has happened, wouldn’t he be able to see that Cersei and Euron have made plans to ambush Dany? You might argue that he has to know what he’s looking for, but wouldn’t it be common sense for him to keep tabs on their enemy?
It’s hilariously nonsensical.
So, when fans are desperately trying to find answers to these gaping plot holes, it makes sense that they’d jump to the conclusion that Bran is evil. And who the hell knows! Maybe he will be evil. I can’t wait for this to all just be a fever dream Bran had after falling off the tower in Season One.
Matt is the Culture Editor at Esquire where he covers music, movies, books, and TV—with an emphasis on all things Star Wars, Marvel, and Game of Thrones.