Game of Thrones delivered on its tactic promise: someone actually won the game. As with any big sporting event or video game release, folks have take to social media with what can generously be described as passionate feelings.
To be extremely clear: I’m about to dig into major spoilers to the series finale of Game of Thrones.
Twitter currently has a lot of thoughts about Bran ending the show as king of the six kingdoms. Many folks feel it’s a confusing choice for the final episode. So the Three-Eyed Raven has just been kicking it this whole time, knowing what has come before and what’s about to happen, but he’s cool with it all because he gets power at the very end?
We can argue about the nature of causality and how maybe everything had to happen in this specific way for peace to be restored, but on the other hand ... with all these gods and supernatural plays taking place to put Bran on the throne, maybe one of those omniscient beings could have been a bit more proactive about finding a solution that didn’t require so much killing?
It all seems a little evil, doesn’t it?
Bran can see anything right? So he knew the Iron Fleet was in Dragonstone and could kill Rheagal? He told Sansa Jon's heritage knowing it would turn Dany nuts. He knew Dany would go mad and wipe out King's Landing.— AlternateHistoryHub (@AltHistoryHub) May 20, 2019
Bran orchestrated a terrorist attack to take power in a crisis.
And like the writing couldn’t quite decide how to retroactively justify itself?
TYRION: People love stories. And no one has a better story than Bran— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) May 20, 2019
ARYA, WHO LEARNED SHAPE-SHIFTING AND MURDERED THE INVINCIBLE ICE KING OF DEATH: Bran has what now
And the way fate as a device just kinda folds in on itself feels bad in genera?
So for like 6 seasons, Bran been in his room singing “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” to himself. #GameOfThrones #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/Yfgyl2ZjBq— Theon Pleighboi (@kidnoble) May 20, 2019
When you don't contribute the group project and still get an A #GameofThronesFinale #GameofThrones #GOT #GOTFinale #DemThrones #TheFinalEpisode pic.twitter.com/tZDmThF5gn— Game of Thrones Memes (@IronThroneMemes) May 20, 2019
When they chose Bran as king #GoT pic.twitter.com/AIJJolX0w1— Liverpool are in the Champions League final (@LondonAssyrian) May 20, 2019
bran watching all the chaos around him happening while knowing he’s gonna end up as king #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/HFXNLTlwhK— osha (@oshawildling) May 20, 2019
Bran watching Dany burn innocent people in King's Landing but knowing his time has arrived pic.twitter.com/YwXKl89UfG— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) May 20, 2019
Can't believe they really out here calling Bran "Bran the Broken".— Aarushi (@AariIsHungry) May 20, 2019
Bran the Wise?
Bran the Time Traveler?
Bran the Raven Man?
Bran the Intense Eye Contact Mans?
Bran the Mediocre Side Kick Who Went On A 6 Season Expedition And Is Now King?#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/jOTpjeZG3Q
You have to think that Drogon was the only character who had the right idea; just fly away and let the humans clean up their own garbage fire.
Tyrion played the smart game.— Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29) May 20, 2019
Daenerys played her own game.
Jon Snow hated the game.
Sansa played the long game.
Arya thought the game was meaningless.
Greyworm doesn't play-play games.
Bran has all the cheat codes to the game.
Drogon: "F*ck y'all game..." #GameOfThrones