10 Quotes That Perfectly Summarize Bran As A Character – NBCNEWS

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The Game of Thrones precursor, House of the Dragon, airs in August and fans are looking forward to the first new live action Game of Thrones content since the series ended in 2019. Written by George RR Martin, the series has intrigued fans, taking them on a wild adventure in both the books and the television series. The series consists of nine noble families who consistently struggle for power and collectively fight against an ancient evil.

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Brandon Stark, nicknamed Bran, is one of the youngest members of the House of Stark. As Eddard’s son, he is destined for nobility, sacrifice and plenty of life experience. On his journey to power and desperate attempts to survive, Bran went through some extensive personality changes that are very evident in his quoted interactions with other characters.


10 “You couldn’t help us if I had you killed first.”

Bran Stark To Jamie Lannister Season 8 Episode 2

King Bran and Great Council in Game of Thrones, Iron Throne in House of the Dragon

Bran Stark grew into a man who became seemingly fearless of anyone who opposed him. The boy who was once insecure and insecure turned into a man who didn’t care about people unless they were valuable to him in some way.

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His obvious indifference to the lives of those around him is evident in this quote. Bran would do whatever he saw fit to maintain his influence, grow in power, and stay alive. Unless a person was of great value to him, young Stark didn’t care about those he threatened.

9 “The things we do for love.”

Bran Stark To Jaimie Lannister Season 8 Episode 2

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Although Bran had his own little crush on Meera, this quote doesn’t come from heartfelt feelings. This quote is a side note to Jaimie Lannister, who once said the same thing before pushing Bran out a window in his youth, which was one of the worst things that happened to the Stark family.

From the moment Bran said this, Jaimie and fans knew he was not one to forget those who break him. Since Jaimie robbed Bran of a future as a knight and the prospects of a family, it’s understandable that Bran has less than affectionate feelings for him.

8 “Chaos is a ladder.”

Bran To Littlefinger Season 7 Episode 4

Throughout the series, Bran became one of the most suspicious characters due to his questionable journey to power. Since he became the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran gained a new sense of purpose and willingness to embrace the chaos around him.

The quote is a nod to Baelish’s life philosophy: “sew the seeds of mischief, violence and misunderstanding, then use the confusion to climb the social/power ladder.” Fans believe that Bran orchestrated the tragedies in the series with his powers, all to become king.

7 “I didn’t want anyone to die for me.”

Bran To The Three-Eyed Raven Season 4 Episode 10

Bran had a similar upbringing to many honorable characters in game of thrones, but with some significant differences. He was once a sweet and innocent child before going down a darker path in the pursuit of power. All of his honorable potential was destroyed the moment he became the Three-Eyed Raven.

A small part of Bran’s mind and emotions remained after his transformation, but they were weak compared to the Raven’s knowledge and diligence. The boy who once valued other people’s lives was replaced by something that others saw only as a way to grow in power.

6 “I can see things that happened in the past.”

Bran Stark To Samwell Tarly Season 7 Episode 7

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As the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran is able to see everything in the past, way before his years. He also has a power called green dreams, which are prophetic visions of the future that are quite difficult to decipher. They make a lot of sense after they come out, and the characters have in hindsight on their side.

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Bran is sometimes seen as a villain because he rarely used his powers to help his kingdom or stop bloodshed. As someone who could see the future and had all the knowledge of the past on his side, Bran could have easily used his powers to stop the horrors everyone had to go through. Bran remained selfish in his journey to become king.

5 “I’ll never give in, we’ll fight you and throw you out.”

Bran Stark To Theon Greyjoy Season 2 Episode 6

Bran and Drogon in Game of Thrones The Bells

For someone who couldn’t fight alone, Bran didn’t hesitate to order others to fight. He was extremely manipulative in his journey to power. When Bran became the Three-Eyed Raven, he gained more wisdom and confidence than his family and peers could muster.

Bran’s manipulative ways really come through in this quote. He became someone who never shied away from a fight, especially if he had something to gain from it. Bran may be seen as brave, but it is only through his manipulation and control over others that he remained in a royal position for so long.

4 “He wants to erase this world, and I am her memory.”

Bran Stark Talks What The Night King Desires Season 8 Episode 2

Game of Thrones Bran Stark Season 8

In this quote, Bran explains why the Night King wants to destroy him. As the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran is a living record of humanity, which is a coveted and sacred position. Bran’s existence is a threat to any enemy who desires complete rule and chaos in the world.

Bran Stark is not highly regarded in bravery compared to other characters as his character definitely declined in morale and favoritism. His actions and words as the Three-Eyed Raven turned Bran into a more morose, manipulative and power-hungry person.

3 “I really don’t want to anymore.”

Bran Stark To Tyrion Season 8 Episode 4

Bran Stark can be a rather confusing character, especially in later seasons, as he mainly spoke in riddles. He was not ready to become the three-eyed raven, so his transformation changed his whole outlook and personality. His insecurities and flaws turned into raven’s selfishness and greed.

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Bran is shown in this quote as he contemplates whether he wants to become a ruler or not. As the show progresses, Bran’s desire to have power grows and he is willing to do anything to achieve it. This quote is later contradicted by Bran’s actions in his efforts to get everything he ever wanted.

2 “If you don’t leave me alone, I’ll have you all killed.”

Bran Stark To Theon Greyjoy Season 2 Episode 7

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This quote is yet another nod to Bran’s willingness to have anyone killed in his path. He was quite confident in his noble position and relied heavily on the help of others due to his own lack of mobility. He is not afraid of men and sees them as a means to an end when it comes to climbing social status.

It’s possible that Bran learned from Ned’s worst decisions and took them into account on his own journey to power. Bran had the knowledge and experience hundreds of years before his time to make better decisions not only for survival, but also for individual prosperity.

1 “I can never be the lord of anything.”

Bran Stark To Tyrion Season 8 Episode 4

Bran went from being a boy full of insecurities into a pompous and arrogant king. The only thing on his side was the Three-Eyed Raven, as other characters and even fans turned against him in later seasons. This quote really captures the intense character shift Bran experienced in his most formative years as a young nobleman.

Ironically, not only is Bran king in his older years, but some fans think he might even be the embodiment of the Lord of Light, in part due to his status as the opposite of the Night King. Bran achieved far more than his boyhood dreams could ever have imagined, all thanks to the wisdom of the Three-Eyed Raven and the bloodshed of countless people.

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