This post contains spoilers for the final season of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.
There are many questions that are still unanswered as we head into the Game of Thrones series finale on Sunday night. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Actually, will there even still be an Iron Throne? Is Arya going to kill Dany, as many people theorize? Will she do it with the poison people think Varys sent her? Is Jon Snow going to brood for all eternity?
And, of course, what has Bran Stark been doing all this time and how does it fit into the big picture in Westeros? We know that Bran is the Three-Eyed Raven and can warg into animals, and his suspect behavior during the Battle of Winterfell already had fans thinking he might be evil.
Now a Reddit user named Ratcliffb believes that the Three-Eyed Raven (Bran) is fundamentally evil. According to this user’s theory, Dany was only planning to destroy the Red Keep, where Cersei was, so Bran warged into Drogon and set fire to King’s Landing himself.
“His most recent play has been doing everything to manipulate Dany into going Mad and burning down Kings Landing. Which will cause all the other lords to revolt against her. Problem is he underestimated Dany and instead of burning down Kings Landing she was headed for the Red Keep so the 3ER warged into Drogon and did it himself,” Ratcliffb writes.
“Dany’s eyes are LOCKED onto the Red Keep when she takes off and shes beelineing [sic] it for it for quite awhile,” the fan continues. “It’s only after we see the identical scene of Brans vision from an earlier season of Drogon’s shadow flying over King’s Landing that Drogon changes directions and starts lighting everyone up. They don’t show a close up of Dany again after that.”
True or not, it’s certainly an interesting theory. Hopefully the show will explain to us what the Three-Eyed Raven’s motivations truly are before the final scenes air this weekend—because Bran really does have some explaining to do.