Aside from references in the books, Bran's mother clearly calls him "Brandon" at around 23:43 into episode 1 as he is caught climbing down one of the castle's inner walls. It seems best to have his full name, rather than a nickname as the article title, but we need to come up with a suitable distinction between the young Bran, and his deceased uncle Brandon Stark. If I had to come up with one on the spot, I think something like "Brandon Stark (the elder)" would work - at least for now. Bran Stark should then redirect to "Brandon Stark" as the son of Eddard is what the vast majority would be searching for.
- I agree.--Opark 77 07:05, March 26, 2012 (UTC)
- Done.--Opark 77 07:42, March 26, 2012 (UTC)
Origins of Greenseeing and Warging AbilitiesEdit
If Greenseeing and "skin-changing" were originally abilities belonging to the Children of the Forest, then I wonder if these skills were taught to the First Men, or maybe there occurred limited degree of interbreeding between the two races in the earlier centuries of contact? If the latter, then perhaps many greenseers or wargs in contemporary Westeros, including the Stark dynasty, may well be partially descended from the Children of the Forest.
- The Children of the Forest weren't very human, no one ever suggests cross-breeding occurred; the general assumption is that this ability was taught to the First Men as was their religion. Really...the children of the forest are described as basically humanoid, tail-less squirrels the size of a ten year old human. I think they're too different for cross-breeding to work.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 22:49, June 20, 2013 (UTC)
- Okay! Just an idea. I wasn't attached to it. So perhaps the Old Gods of the forest impart these abilities on people whom actively worship or commune with them? --Fenrir51 (talk) 22:59, June 20, 2013 (UTC)
King in the North Edit
Should it be mentioned that after the Red Wedding, Bran is the new King in the North? 18.104.22.168 13:45, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
- No. There is no King of the North anymore. Technically Bran is Robb's heir in exile, but that's just a legal technicality. He doesn't sit the throne at Winterfell or anything. Get used to Bolton rule: Ramsay Snow, serial rapist and homicidal maniac, is the new Lord of Winterfell. Long may he reign.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 17:34, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
Bran Warging HodorEdit
In the Season 4 finale, Bran initially ordered Hodor to help Meera and Jojen against the skeletal wights attacking them. Wouldn't he have known by then to just warg into Hodor, or is it the sort of an experience he did not want to repeat after killing Locke in episode 5? --Fenrir51 (talk) 22:40, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
- Bran doesn't like forcibly taking control of his friend's body unless both of their lives depend on it.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 03:51, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
Season 5 appearanceEdit
I'm really sick of you halfwits reverting my changes... Bran and Hodor DO NOT appear in season 5 FFS! I have thoroughly checked my sources, including one where Hodor's actor himself confirmed it, and in the books his story ends there for the moment! Therefore leave it as last appearence season 4 and stop reverting my correct changes because you clearly don't know better!!22.214.171.124 15:51, September 8, 2014 (UTC)Larry
- Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran has confirmed that he will be appearing in Season 5. The young actress who played Leaf is also confirmed to be returning next year for one episode. It could be that Bran will also just get a single episode in Season 5, but he will be returning. Hodor's actor was speaking for himself.--Ser Patrek (talk) 18:05, September 8, 2014 (UTC)
- "I'm really sick of you halfwits reverting my changes...Bran and Hodor DO NOT appear in season 5 FFS!"
- Bran does. Isaac confirmed his role in Season 5 during an interview at On Demand Entertainment. Not only that, but he even said so at Comic-Con back in July, when he was promoting the Boxtrolls movie. It doesn't matter what Kristian Nairn says. Isaac should know what he's up to in the next few months. Those other "sources" that you "thoroughly checked" are the same examples of lazy journalism, where they report the rumours as fact instead of seeking confirmation from the producers. Clearly, it's YOU who "doesn't know better"! --Fenrir51 (talk) 21:46, September 8, 2014 (UTC)
- "Check your sources" -- you mean the ONE interview, which I already wrote up in the article and linked to, and for which I already explained in explicit detail "just because Hodor isn't in Season 5 doesn't mean Bran isn't". Yeah, you're banned for insulting other people, when in fact you are the one being careless.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 17:17, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
- As of the 16th of September, there are still elements of the media still reporting that Bran won't be present next year. Since when did Hodor precede Bran in importance? Do they think they're joined at the hip? Hardly any of them are bothering to check their sources. Utter ineptitude and laziness on their part! Isaac Hempstead-Wright has made it clear, on at least two occasions, that he was in season 5. How does news travel this slowly? --Fenrir51 (talk) 23:55, September 16, 2014 (UTC)