27 Facts About Bran Stark


Bran Stark is one of a few prominent characters that are not included in the fourth novel A Feast for Crows, but returned in the fifth novel A Dance with Dragons.

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Youngest point of view character in the novels, Bran Stark is in the very first chapter and was set up by Martin as a young hero of the series.

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Bran Stark is seven years old at the beginning of A Game of Thrones and nine in the first season of Game of Thrones.

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Bran Stark is the fourth child and second son of Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark of Winterfell, Hand of the King, and his wife Lady Catelyn, and has five siblings: an older brother Robb, two older sisters Sansa and Arya, a younger brother Rickon, and an older illegitimate half-brother Jon Snow.

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Bran Stark is constantly accompanied by his direwolf Summer, the intellectually disabled stableboy Hodor, and the Reed siblings Meera and Jojen.

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Martin describes Bran Stark as favoring his mother in appearance, having the thick auburn hair and deep blue eyes of the Tullys.

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Bran Stark grew up wanting to be a knight for the kings guard, but those dreams were quickly brought to an end when Bran had to face the fact that he will never walk again.

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Bran Stark manages to enter Hodor's mind, and later skinchanges into crows and even weirwood trees under the mentorship of the Three-Eyed Crow.

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Meanwhile, Bran Stark has slowly accepted the veracity of his dreams, and his ability to psychically inhabit Summer, which makes him a type of skin-changer known as a warg.

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Bran Stark is played by Isaac Hempstead Wright in the television adaption of the series of books.

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Brandon "Bran" Stark is the second son and fourth child of Eddard and Catelyn Stark.

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When he awakens Bran Stark cannot recall the events before his fall and finds that he is crippled from the waist down, forced to be carried everywhere by the stableboy Hodor.

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Bran Stark eventually reaches the heart tree but is set upon by wights outside the entrance.

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Bran Stark, still caught in the vision, wargs into Hodor through the latter's younger self, and he and Meera flee as Hodor carries Bran Stark's unconscious body out of the cave.

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Benjen whisks the duo to safety and advises that Bran Stark is the Three-Eyed Raven and must learn to control his powers before the Night King attacks the Seven Kingdoms.

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Bran Stark discovers that Lyanna Stark died giving birth to Rhaegar Targaryen's son Aegon, whom Ned found and raised as Jon Snow at Lyanna's dying request.

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Bran Stark uses his greenseeing abilities to discover Littlefinger's betrayal of Ned.

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Bran Stark tells Sam his discovery that Jon is the bastard son of Rhaegar and Lyanna, but Sam mentions a former High Septon's record of annulling Rhaegar's marriage to Elia Martell so that he could marry Lyanna.

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Bran Stark uses greenseeing to confirm that the marriage took place, and then revisits the vision of the Tower of Joy, discovering that's Jon's real name is Aegon Targaryen.

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Bran Stark declares that Jon is therefore the heir to the Iron Throne.

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Bran Stark is reunited with Jon when he returns to Winterfell with Daenerys Targaryen and her forces.

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Bran Stark reveals to them that the Night King has reanimated Daenerys' dragon Viserion and used it to breach the Wall.

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Bran Stark urges Sam to tell Jon the truth of his parentage, upon which Jon abdicates his claim in favour of Daenerys'.

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At the war council before the battle against the dead, Bran Stark explains that the Night King desires to create an endless winter and will try to kill him during the battle, due to his ability to hold humanity's collective memories.

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Bran Stark convinces the council to let him wait in the Godswood as bait for the Night King.

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Bran Stark is about to kill Bran, but Arya intervenes and manages to stab the Night King with the Valyrian steel dagger, eliminating the Night King as well as all the other White Walkers and undead he resurrected.

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Bran Stark agrees, being stylized as Bran Stark the Broken, King of the Six Kingdoms.

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