This story includes spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' Season 8.
And just like that, our watch has ended. The final episode of Game of Thrones ever debuted tonight, and although it hasn't been met with tons of praise from fans, it definitely provided some unexpected moments. Including something major about Bran Stark that one fan theory actually predicted, and not a whole lot of people believed would actually come true.
One fan on Reddit, user anonymousflash, argued that the only person who could win the game of thrones was someone who was never playing at all. Someone just like Bran, who's knowledgable enough as the Three-Eyed Raven to rule, but not power hungry in the slightest. And while the literal Iron Throne ended up getting destroyed by a heartbroken Drogon, the series finale did in fact see Bran, new name Bran the Broken, become king.
The episode saw a meeting between the kingdoms, as Jon Snow was being kept prisoner for killing Daenerys Targaryen. Without a queen, who would rule? Somehow no one mentioned the fact that Jon was the true heir, and instead decided they would just pick someone themselves. After Tyrion Lannister provided a speech on why Bran should be chosen, nearly everyone seemed to quickly agree.
The Redditor concluded the theory by explaining that Bran’s whole journey as the Three-Eyed Raven had been leading up to him becoming king, and under his rule, Westeros would live in peace without the temptations of power and war. This is pretty much exactly what went down in the episode, as after Tyrion told Bran he knew he didn't care about power, he asked if he would lead the Seven Kingdoms to the best of his ability. "Why do you think I came all this way?," Bran replied, fully knowing it was what he was meant for.
Whether you loved the Game of Thrones ending or totally hated it, at least we know what Bran's whole journey as the Three-Eyed Raven meant. The idea of him becoming king with this fan theory seemed too logical to me, but apparently the surviving people of the kingdoms were ready to think this way. As for their future with Bran the Broken ruling, we can only hope it'll turn out as they planned.