Game of Thrones is completed and all of our questions have been answered (OK, some of our questions have been answered). The most burning of all is: Who will sit on the iron throne? The answer we know now is none other than Bran the Broken. The little boy pushed out of a tower window to hide an incestuous secret that became the Three Eyed Raven and stopped being missed.
It was Tyrion's suggestion. He had a lot of time to think about who would make the most appropriate, benevolent ruler of Westeros when he was in the cell Daenery's men threw him in. He finally landed on Bran, the goalkeeper of Westero's stories. Tyrion claimed that Bran's inability to have children was one of the best reasons for calling him king. No one would raise his son to fill his father's shoes, regardless of his ability to rule. His speech was enough to convince the group to vote unanimously in Bran's position. However, Sansa had a condition: The Nordic region must remain an independent kingdom, where Starks would continue to rule as they had been for thousands of years. Bran, a strong self, committed. He also forbids Jon Snow to the (now seemingly meaningless?) Night's Watch to live an adventurous life beyond the wall of Ghost and the free folk or whatever remains of them.
Did Bran know he was going to be King of Westeros?
The Three Eyed Raven knows all of Westero's history and present, but he cannot look into the future. At least, that's what audience members have understood to be true until this point. Bran's "Why do you think I came all the way?" The line in answer to the question of whether he would like to be king is so confusing. Sure, he could just give a little shoutout to fate, but the line makes it sound a little like he knew this would happen. Whether he knew fully or not, he certainly knew he was heading towards fulfilling a certain great power. Why else would he have survived so long when someone like Daenery's to die?
Why does it feel less than satisfactory that Bran is King of Westeros
While Bran has been an important character, he was not necessarily a fan favorite. The Game of Thrones audience was just not as invested in Bran, and what happened to him when he began his Three Eyed Raven transition. Game of Thrones is a show built on characters and character relationships. Bran lost much of his character when he became Three Eyed Raven. We looked at characters like Sansa, Jon, Arya, and even Cersei and Jaime going through and coming out on the other side of invisible horrors. We saw them change, grow, get worse, get better. We were incredibly invested. If a sign like it would have ended on the throne, we would all just have felt a little more.
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