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On a climbing expedition, Bran passes a window through which he sees the [[Cersei Lannister|Queen]] and her brother Ser [[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]] making love. He is shocked after being spotted and loses his grip, almost falling before being caught by the Kingslayer. Jaime then pushes him from the window, intending to kill him to keep secret the incestuous love affair, but Bran survives and enters a coma.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 8|Chapter 8]], Bran</ref> During that coma, Bran has many visions, including a [[three-eyed crow]] that tells him it can teach him to fly. With the crow's guidance, Bran wakes and immediately names his direwolf ''[[Summer]]''.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 17|Chapter 17]], Bran</ref> Bran is crippled from the fall and unable to walk, but the crow tells him that he is ''the winged wolf'' bound in chains.
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On a climbing expedition, Bran passes a window through which he sees the [[Cersei Lannister|Queen]] and her brother Ser [[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]] making love. He is shocked after being spotted and loses his grip, almost falling before being caught by the Kingslayer. Jaime then pushes him from the window, intending to kill him to keep secret the incestuous love affair, but Bran survives and enters a coma.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 8|Chapter 8]], Bran</ref> A Lannister-hired assassin tries to kill him while comatose, but Bran is saved by his direwolf, who tears out the killer's throat. During that coma, Bran has many visions, including a [[three-eyed crow]] that tells him it can teach him to fly. With the crow's guidance, Bran wakes and immediately names his direwolf ''[[Summer]]''.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 17|Chapter 17]], Bran</ref> Bran is crippled from the fall and unable to walk, but the crow tells him that he is ''the winged wolf'' bound in chains.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:18, 27 February 2012

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Brandon Stark
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Bran Stark by AniaEm.jpg
Artwork by Anja Dalisa ©

Alias Bran
Bran the Broken
The Winged Wolf
Title Prince of Winterfell
Allegiance House Stark
Culture Northmen
Born In 290 AC, at Winterfell
Book(s) A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright
TV series Season 1 | Season 2

Brandon Stark, typically called Bran, is Eddard and Catelyn's second son. He is named after his late uncle, whose death was one in the series of events that led to Robert's Rebellion. Bran enjoys climbing and exploring Winterfell. Like his siblings, he is dutiful and tough-minded. He is usually accompanied by a direwolf named Summer, with whom he shares a strong warg connection. In the TV series he is played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright.[1]

Appearance

He inherited the Tully colouring from his mother, having auburn hair and blue eyes.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

On a climbing expedition, Bran passes a window through which he sees the Queen and her brother Ser Jaime making love. He is shocked after being spotted and loses his grip, almost falling before being caught by the Kingslayer. Jaime then pushes him from the window, intending to kill him to keep secret the incestuous love affair, but Bran survives and enters a coma.[2] A Lannister-hired assassin tries to kill him while comatose, but Bran is saved by his direwolf, who tears out the killer's throat. During that coma, Bran has many visions, including a three-eyed crow that tells him it can teach him to fly. With the crow's guidance, Bran wakes and immediately names his direwolf Summer.[3] Bran is crippled from the fall and unable to walk, but the crow tells him that he is the winged wolf bound in chains.

A Clash of Kings

After Robb becomes King in the North, Bran, as Robb's heir, becomes the Prince of Winterfell, and rules the castle in his brother's absence.[4] He befriends Meera and Jojen Reed, children of his father's most trusted friend, Howland Reed.[5] While sleeping, Bran frequently enters Summer's mind, though he thinks he is simply dreaming, and begins to become more bestial. Jojen recognizes Bran's ability as skinchanging, and instructs him on how to use it properly. After learning of Bran's visions, Jojen claims that if Bran goes north beyond the Wall, he can find the three-eyed crow from his dreams.[6] When Theon Greyjoy betrays the Starks and captures Winterfell, Bran and Rickon hide in the crypts.[7] To hide the escape, Theon and proclaims two children of similar age, murdered and skinned by "Reek," to be Bran and Rickon.[8]Theon is betrayed by Ramsay Bolton, who has Winterfell burned and takes the surviving women and children to the Dreadfort. Ramsay does not act out of loyalty to the Starks, but acts in coordination with his father to betray betray the Starks, and even massacres those loyal to the Starks outside of Winterfell.[9] The brothers and their traveling party split. Rickon and Osha set off in the direction of White Harbour. Bran, Hodor, Meera and Jojen Reed go north to seek the three-eyed crow.[10]

A Storm of Swords

Bran, Summer, Hodor and the Reeds by M.Luisa Giliberti ©

Ramsay Bolton was in on the trick played by Theon with the miller's children, so Bolton's men search for the real Bran and Rickon.[11] Bran, Meera, Jojen, and Hodor travel in secret to evade them. Enroute to the Wall they stop at Queenscrown. While hidden inside the castle they spot men in the village.[12] Summer attacks the men, among whom is Bran's half-brother, Jon Snow. Summer's attack gives Jon the opportunity to get away from his wildling companions.[13] They eventually reach the Wall at the Nightfort and meet Samwell Tarly of the Night's Watch. He leads them through a secret door at the bottom of a well that takes them through to the north side of the Wall. There they meet Coldhands, an enigmatic figure of uncertain allegiance.[14]

A Dance with Dragons

Bran, Meera, Jojen, Hodor, and Coldhands continue their journey through the Haunted Forest in search of the three-eyed crow. The journey is long and cold, and they suffer on the brink of starvation. To try and sate his hunger, Bran feasts on human flesh while inside Summer.[15]

They reach the cave of the three-eyed crow, but are ambushed by wights just outside the cave’s entrance. Bran wargs into Hodor to fight off the wights, but blacks out and wakes up again inside the cave. The cave is warded against White Walkers and wights, so Coldhands cannot accompany them inside. Inside the cave, the group meet the remaining Children of the Forest and the three-eyed crow.[16]

The three-eyed crow teaches Bran about greenseeing and skinchanging. Bran is fed a paste of weirwood seeds, which awakens his greenseeing gifts. He then wargs into the weirwood roots around them and sees his father, Eddard, through Winterfell's heart tree in the past. He tries to speak to Eddard, but all that is heard is a whisper on the wind. The three-eyed crow explains that he can look into the past through the weirwoods, but cannot change the past. Bran then later dreams again through Winterfell’s heart tree and sees flashes of the past as far back as the old Kings of Winter. While inside the cave, Bran continues to warg into Hodor to explore the deeper parts of the cave.[17]

It appaers that Bran contacts Theon through the weirwood tree at Winterfell before Theon is forced to help the spearwives rescue "Arya Stark" (Jeyne Poole).[18]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beron
 
Lorra
Royce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donnor
 
Lyanne
Glover
 
 
Willam
 
Melantha
Blackwood
 
Berena
 
 
 
Artos
 
Lysara
Karstark
 
Alysanne
 
Errold
 
Rodrik
 
Arya
Flint
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon
 
Jocelyn
 
Benedict
Royce
 
Edwyle
 
Marna
Locke
 
Brandon
 
Benjen
 
 
 
 
 
Harrold
Rogers
 
Branda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Royce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rickard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyarra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Brandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catelyn
Tully
 
Eddard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Lyanna
 
Benjen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
bastards
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
Robb
 
Sansa
 
Tyrion
Lannister
 
Arya
 
Brandon
 
Rickon
 
Jon Snow
 
 
 


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