Bran Stark

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Name: Bran Stark
Occupation: Three-eyed Raven
Location: Westeros
Status: Alive
Relationships: Ned Stark (father), Catelyn Stark (mother), Robb Stark (brother), Sansa Stark (sister), Arya Stark (sister), Rickon Stark (brother), Jon Snow (cousin, adopted brother)
Fandom: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
Other: played by Isaac Hempstead Wright
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Brandon Stark, better known as Bran Stark, is a fictional character from A Song of Ice and Fire, and is played by Isaac Hempstead Wright on the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

What draws me to Bran's story is the sadness of it. Right off the bat we are introduced to Bran as the protagonist of the story with a bright future ahead of him... And then all of that hope falls away and Bran is broken. At that point Bran's entire future is ripped away from him because he is no longer made for the world he lives in.[1]


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The HBO show ends with Bran as ruler of Westeros.




  • In 2016 Bran Stark was the 4th most popular Stark child on Tumblr[2]
  • In 2019, during the final season, Bran was the ninth most popular Game of Thrones character on Tumblr[3]

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: modern setting, where Bran knows or meets other characters from the series
  • High School AU: common because of Bran's relative age
  • Futurefic: Bran's role in the fight against the White Walkers and what Bran's life will be like after the end of series
  • Reunion: before Season 7 many stories focused on how he would be reunited with his family members
  • Supporting Character: featured secondary character in stories focusing on his siblings


  • Hodor: Bran's treatment of Hodor, his mentally challenged friend, was seen as disturbing by some fans. Bran wargs into Hodor, controlling his body. Although this may be forgiven once, Bran continues to do so even through it upsets Hodor and takes away Hodor's agency as an individual.[4] Bran's actions are directly linked to Hodor's disability and death,[5] actions for which Bran shows no repentance or regret.
  • Ruler of Westeros: many were unhappy with the end of GOT


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