George RR Martin was basically laughing at us all as we frantically scrambled for clues pointing to the ending of Game of Thrones.
Bran Stark’s name literally spelled out the finale this entire time.
Game of Thrones’ divisive ending famously saw Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) take his seat on the Iron Throne, which proved to be a sore point for fans who felt the youngest Stark should have used his foresight as the Three-Eyed Raven to prevent Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) massacre of King’s Landing.
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was always favourite to rule the Seven Kingdoms, but it was his youngest brother’s fate all along.
And with the help of Google translate, we could have all worked that out for ourselves from the very beginning.
A Reddit user made the most of their valuable time and ‘stumbled’ upon the definition of Bran in Celtic.
‘The meaning of the name is literally ‘Raven’. I must say I was amazed at this discovery and once more it shows how the great mind that is behind all this (George R. R. Martin for anyone new :P) gave us so many little hints since the beginning,’ they wrote.
And that’s not all as the Celtic god Bran was also a king. Yup.
As for the creator of Westeros, George, the author has finally admitted that he, like the two million critics who signed a petition demanding Game of Thrones season 8 was rewritten, wasn’t a fan of the finale,
accusing HBO of being ‘unfaithful’.
Regardless, despite the backlash and thumbs down from George, Game of Thrones added a further 32 Emmy Awards to its collection, breaking its own record for the most wins for any show in the history of television.
Game of Thrones seasons one to eight are available to stream on NOW TV.