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Subj: Re: Explaining the new ruler of WesterosPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 at 07:33:11 pm EDT (Viewed 549 times)
Reply Subj: Explaining the new ruler of Westeros
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 at 05:43:16 pm EDT (Viewed 576 times)
Could Bran have used his powers to influence the people at the Dragon Pit? It seemed that all of them (other than Sansa) were blankly in favor of Bran. Even Grey Worm went from furiously angry to meekly accepting for no apparent reason. I could make a case that Bran robbed all those present of their free will in order to seize power. All of them except Sansa and Arya, anyway. Then when Sansa declared Northern Independence, Bran interceded again to keep the other six kingdoms under his control.
I know I'm stretching to make this make sense. I would love it if Bran was revealed to be a villain and the Night King was going to save Westeros from Bran's abuse of power. But I guess that didn't happen - not in this official canon, anyway.
That we feel compelled to rationalize what happened says a lot about the script...