Bloodraven: what’s the three-eyed raven’s secret plan?

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    Who is the three-eyed raven, aka Brynden Rivers aka Bloodraven aka the three-eyed crow? Why did he fight his half-brothers in the Blackfyre rebellions? What are his connections to the old gods and Azor Ahai? What are his plans for Bran Stark and Jon Snow? Is he involved with Daenerys and Quaithe? Did he inspire the Euron Greyjoy’s eldritch apocalypse?
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Comments • 2 703

  • David Brereton
    David Brereton 21 hour ago

    so stupid how the show built up Bran falling and going to the three eyed raven/crow just so he could spy on them, and in the end not even tell anyone where the night king is smh

  • Emaan Addan
    Emaan Addan 3 days ago

    Who wrote this shit 😖

  • Ahmed Ouardani
    Ahmed Ouardani 4 days ago

    Great story telling ! I really thank you for crediting the artists.

  • brett warren
    brett warren 6 days ago +3

    “Out for a cigy” “Eugenix quest” lmao dude you’re killing it w these one liners my dude

  • brett warren
    brett warren 6 days ago

    “Went out for a cigy and never came back.” You had me pissin myself w that one lol

  • irregular mana
    irregular mana 8 days ago

    I've watched a lot of your videos, I wish the creators would of hired you because almost none of your theories came to light in the show and they are far more entertaining than any of the crap they came up with.

  • Richard Didrikson
    Richard Didrikson 8 days ago +1

    4:54 Aegon V Targaryen "Egg"

  • Student 1
    Student 1 11 days ago

    Forget about Ramsay and the Mountain, Euron and this guy are the single most evil and horrible characters. Hopefully they die (for the good of the world).

  • Simplified Knowledge
    Simplified Knowledge 11 days ago

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    Simplified Knowledge 11 days ago

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  • Bram
    Bram 12 days ago

    What's Maekar I doing with Robbs crown?

  • Stoneryoda 937
    Stoneryoda 937 12 days ago

    I don’t think BloodRaven is the 3 eyed crow “ are you the 3 eyed crow ? ... A Crow .... I was at a time “
    Surly if BloodRaven was the 3 eyed crow he would know that or at least tell bran
    Also N+A=J

  • TGxIlyaork
    TGxIlyaork 12 days ago

    You should say about valyrian steel sword Blackfyre, A sword of first Targaryen King and a symbol of all Kings. The Unworthy gave this sword to Daemon and not to Daeron, it was also another clame for throne.

  • Vittuu mun ovelta
    Vittuu mun ovelta 13 days ago

    Xqc is probably related to targaryans

  • Jordy Rodriguez
    Jordy Rodriguez 13 days ago

    I thought of the bene gessedit before you said it, and brynden having the blood of first men and Targaryen may be the first attempt at Azor ahai.

  • Madeline Sartori
    Madeline Sartori 14 days ago

    Can't wait for Fire and Blood part II!

  • Lucky Strike
    Lucky Strike 14 days ago

    Preserve magic to maintain their beauty. They changed her character a bit but that's obviously the lady of light, advising kings and queens.

  • Andrei Cristi Moga
    Andrei Cristi Moga 16 days ago +1

    His plan? To become the King, of course! Damn Brynden! he died, but, through Bran, he made it!

  • Emanuel Esparza
    Emanuel Esparza 17 days ago +1

    13:04 HAHAHA "That bear Tormund fucked" Im sitting here imagining that BloodRaven Was inside warging a bear beeing fucked by Tormund. Like he was bored or something and found a way to entertain himself

  • Aljoša Andrejević
    Aljoša Andrejević 17 days ago

    honestly,best one

  • jabberwagon
    jabberwagon 17 days ago +1

    All this just makes me hopeful about how much better and more intricate the books' endgame will be when compared with the show... you know... if George ever *_FUCKING FINISHES THEM._*

  • ALPHA GAMER
    ALPHA GAMER 17 days ago +1

    Bloodraven is the Baddest of all,My Favourite Asoaif character
    he is Targaryen and blackwood,so has the blood of the first men and valyria,Bastard,Hand and lord commander of the night watch and he is a greenseer,but not a normal one,the FUCKING THREE-EYE-RAVEN

  • Nicko Vox
    Nicko Vox 18 days ago +4

    What grest 8,9,10,11,12 and 13 season would have been if just someone had used all this information

  • facetiousbadger
    facetiousbadger 19 days ago

    13:52 HFS Bloodraven is David Bowie.

  • facetiousbadger
    facetiousbadger 19 days ago

    Dumbledore is more similar to Bloodraven than people realize. If you step back from the assumption that he's good then his actions are incredibly Machiavellian in how he operated.

  • Daniel Agostinho
    Daniel Agostinho 19 days ago

    Even tho the show is now over i still keep watching your videos, thank you so much for such a great content!

  • Light
    Light 19 days ago

    Brynden’s the ultimate chaotic good

  • Gabriel Karapondo
    Gabriel Karapondo 19 days ago

    Plot twist: the face on the weirwood tree is Thanos and Tony Stark is Azor Ahai

  • Tortured Masterpiece
    Tortured Masterpiece 19 days ago

    A corpse man? Ik it’s Jon’s uncle but like how tf does this happen???

  • Gavo Morg
    Gavo Morg 20 days ago

    Gd shout alt shift x I never telly give it any thought about egg marrying bertha Blackwood ,but u cud be on to something there,cis if I remember rightly he refused to marry his sister daella I think her name was.I don't by it's just a coincidence,hopefully we'll find out more i the next dunk and egg even what Actualky happened @SUMMERHALL!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Frans Mikola
    Frans Mikola 20 days ago +1

    I (like to) think this is what happened in the show. Bloodraven, realizing that his body is decaying for some reason grooms a little Stark boy and takes control of him and then manipulates and schemes his way into the iron throne. He said himself that he isn't Bran anymore, but the Three-eyed Raven.

  • Gavo Morg
    Gavo Morg 20 days ago

    Without doubt the most fascinating character in asoiaf

  • Jake
    Jake 20 days ago

    I'm offended that the Littlefinger puppet isn't pulling Varys' strings. Get real.

  • Colin Jenkins
    Colin Jenkins 20 days ago

    Ballz deep

  • Pedro Henriqe
    Pedro Henriqe 20 days ago

    Bloodraven is GoT's Stalin. Doing questionable things for the greater good.

  • GoBuckeyes554
    GoBuckeyes554 20 days ago +2

    "whats the 3 eyed ravens plan?"

    D&D: "we're just gonna have bran sit in the corner and warg into some crows and then be the king I guess. Also he'll say cryptic things about the future that people will just brush off and we won't give you guys any visions or insight into him at all "

  • Wannabe Vasikos
    Wannabe Vasikos 21 day ago +1

    Nobody:
    Alt Shift X: Bloodraven sent the bear that Tormund fucked
    Me: Dies of laughter

  • Dušan Sedlan
    Dušan Sedlan 21 day ago +1

    D&d should see this and ask themselfs what the fuck did they make

  • lapis dabs
    lapis dabs 22 days ago

    Damn i thought euron was just some dumb pirate with gonorrhea

  • Darmok
    Darmok 22 days ago +1

    Lucifer's family

  • Jacob Scott
    Jacob Scott 22 days ago

    "Most magical and incestuous power couple" hahahah

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  • ned snow
    ned snow 22 days ago +2

    When Shiera Seastar is your sister, incest become wincest

  • OMFGLOLROTFLWTF
    OMFGLOLROTFLWTF 22 days ago +1

    Wow if they touched on this, the finale would be 100x better.

  • Aria Isara
    Aria Isara 22 days ago

    Wow I really haven't paid attention while reading, I remember nothing about the human skulls in the cave, and that dream where Bran sees the impaled bodies of "other dreamers", or forgetting Jaime's face, wtf!! I will read the books again before the release of book 6 (which apparently should be next year). Meanwhile your videos will really help see what I missed!

  • Space Pirates
    Space Pirates 23 days ago

    Nnnooooooo its over! Bran becomes Professor X! Everyone is losing their minds that its all over and we'll never talk about it again after all this!!! WHAT? Still need a Game of Thrones fix? Check out more commentary over at my channel ;-D

  • Space Pirates
    Space Pirates 23 days ago

    Nnnooooooo its over! Bran becomes Professor X! Everyone is losing their minds that its all over and we'll never talk about it again after all this!!! WHAT? Still need a Game of Thrones fix? Check out more commentary over at my channel ;-D

  • blob fish
    blob fish 24 days ago +1

    blood raven needs his spinoff

  • SWOLESILVERBACK
    SWOLESILVERBACK 24 days ago +2

    Spoiler alert: it was nothing

  • gilleth sandico
    gilleth sandico 24 days ago +2

    Holy crap. So did bloodraven stole bran body as the 3 eyed raven? Now rules westeros???? GeeeeeZ

  • yousef qafisheh
    yousef qafisheh 24 days ago +1

    So in the end bloodraven is the king of the six kingdoms.. HOLY SHIT

  • Romeo Kaito
    Romeo Kaito 24 days ago +5

    This video is an example how the information of the books may be analyzed and how you may create at least not bad ending for the TV show. Everything seems logical and connected. The three main plots (rivalry between Starks and Lannisters, Targaryen rise, King of the Night) should have climaxed probably in the battle of light and darkness (including mystical and magical powers).
    Thank you for the video. Well done and very interesting.

  • Zarathustra
    Zarathustra 25 days ago +122

    turns out his secret plan was to become King of the Six Kingdoms.

    • Suhail Tareen
      Suhail Tareen 5 days ago +1

      @Adis Causevic hahah.. exactly.. the series was sooooo rushed they didnt have the time to even think to justify the scenes they were shooting

    • Adis Causevic
      Adis Causevic 12 days ago +2

      @Antonio Marino Yeah, he was real important alright. Did absolutely fuck all, said nothing and hid next to a tree protected by the almighty Theon Grayjoy. WOOOOOO

    • Antonio Marino
      Antonio Marino 13 days ago +2

      "bran will be important in the war against the white walkers"

    • Dušan Sedlan
      Dušan Sedlan 21 day ago

      Lmai

  • Alexandr Kruglov
    Alexandr Kruglov 25 days ago +2

    Okay im here after ending GoT... My conclusion - Brynden took Bran body, with killing Bran soul while he was in Hodor. He was waiting while all main pplz killing each other and simply take the power in whole westeros... so He always do everything to take a power and be a ruler.... Fuck him he killed Dany and bring everybody against her.

  • Militant Larrikinism
    Militant Larrikinism 25 days ago +2

    Tree Boi

  • Faisal Albrazi
    Faisal Albrazi 25 days ago +43

    bloodraven lost 50 years of his life saying "ah shit, here we go again" for each boy who falls hahahahahahah

    • Fletcher Gillespie
      Fletcher Gillespie 18 hours ago

      Another crippled child: falls towards the spikes
      Blood raven: aw shit, here we go again.

  • Daniel Jurišević
    Daniel Jurišević 25 days ago

    in your last episode quaithe was Elissa, now it's Shiera.... stop changing xD

  • schwertl8787
    schwertl8787 26 days ago

    does this video contain spoilers about the books?

    • Loy Mzi
      Loy Mzi 24 days ago

      Yes, practically all his videos do..

  • XeiDaMoKa !
    XeiDaMoKa ! 26 days ago

    they didnt specificaly love incest , they did it to keep lineage , just like today

  • Psychonis
    Psychonis 26 days ago +1

    Although the show didn't go this deep into Bloodraven's history it does in retrospect make the end a bit more disturbing..........and less disappointing. Hopefully, Martin will flesh out this idea more whenever we get the last two books.

  • Sunny Ochoa
    Sunny Ochoa 26 days ago +3

    I keep feeling like Bran was body snatched by BloodRaven under the tree cave, then eventually becoming king BloodRaven the Broken

  • Arman Kamalzadeh
    Arman Kamalzadeh 26 days ago +7

    Man... I am so sorry the show has let you down! This video was more interesting that s08!

  • TMC Productions
    TMC Productions 27 days ago

    16:37 That was a lovely half life reference.

  • Rogers O.
    Rogers O. 27 days ago +3

    You forgot the most important thing: stories. And who has a better story than Bran the Broken?

    • Suhail Tareen
      Suhail Tareen 5 days ago

      literally all of the other main characters had a better story than bran.

  • Abyan Dhyi
    Abyan Dhyi 27 days ago

    According to brynden parents have targaryen blood and blackwood/stark blood, then jon snow should be the next three eyed raven, because his father is targaryen and his mother is stark/blackwood. And he also joining nightwatch

    • Vigzy 77
      Vigzy 77 25 days ago

      Targaryen blood has nothing to do with three eyed Raven powers. It's the blood of the first men (eg. Starks)which gives you the warging and greensight abilities.

  • 1Dreamking
    1Dreamking 27 days ago +1

    This was very well put together. Thanks! =)

  • Figgy5119
    Figgy5119 27 days ago +1

    I totally forgot they found that horn in the show.....so many things were set up and never paid off!

  • SamTheWayne
    SamTheWayne 27 days ago +1

    I don't think Bloodraven is trying to help Dany because he see's something wrong with her. That whole mad queen arc in season 8 is certainly plausible, it just shouldn't have been so rushed. Maybe Brynden knows that's what's going to happen and that's why he's so behind Bran and Jon, because he knows those two are the best hopes Westeros has. Also Shiera bathed in blood to stay beautiful? Damn that's pretty vain.

  • englisheskim0
    englisheskim0 27 days ago +5

    That's a nice theory you've got there...shame if somebody sUbVeRtEd YoUr ExPeCtAtIoNs.

  • Kristy Thomas
    Kristy Thomas 27 days ago

    THANK YOU! This is so helpful.

  • Ninja Wizard
    Ninja Wizard 28 days ago

    youtubers = people that dont work, use other people´s hard work, talk bullshit about it, and somehow make money over it! congratulations youtube, for creating a generation of BUMPS bloodsucker jerks

    • englisheskim0
      englisheskim0 27 days ago

      That's a nice failed RUclip channel you've got there...shame if somebody...wait it's already worthless. Jealousy is not a good look.

  • slein grobaaf
    slein grobaaf 28 days ago +1

    sweet..your game of thrones videos gave me the final push to read these bastards - i always thought i would wait till they we're all published, but seeing as martins is taking so long that he might not even have enough time left to write the last books and how (especially) season 8 was such an absolutely horrible ending to what started out as a really interesting tv series - meant i kinda lost interest in the whole thing - but seeing these videos re-aroused the interest, because there will offcourse be a lot more to experience here than in the tv series.. i will start tommorrow, thanks!

  • dunya abdelqader
    dunya abdelqader 28 days ago +1

    Plot twist: the night king is the good guy trying to kill bran the evil “3 eyed raven”

  • Emyli Evyrling
    Emyli Evyrling 28 days ago

    Bene-Gesseretine word of the day

  • Samy Mansour
    Samy Mansour 28 days ago

    Amazing video! ...Maybe in the upcoming prequel, the writers of GoT are planning to reveal that Bran Stark is actually Bloodraven and he took over Bran to get out of that bastard tree and ultimatley get the throne again. That would at least make the last episode a tiny bit more bearable...

  • Azmil Salla
    Azmil Salla 28 days ago

    to make himself king for all the 6 kingdoms minus winterfell

  • Billy Johnson
    Billy Johnson 28 days ago +1

    I think the three eyed raven ( apart children of the forest) is apart of the white walker's still and they just wanted control over bran because the children of the forest knew he would become king (penetrate them from within) and now bran controls the kingdoms besides the north...who knows and that's why sansa didn't bend the knee because she was suspicious maybe?? Why wouldn't she bend the knee to a stark hell she wanted John to become king so why not bran (her own brother) the children of the forest always wanted all the kingdoms to return to them and free from people isn't that why they created the white walker's in the first place? My little theory any thoughts?

    • Billy Johnson
      Billy Johnson 28 days ago +2

      @Rafael Conceicao yep definitely if it is true that would of made the ending so much more exciting also gives a dynamic interesting new dialogue for a future season more importantly. To correct the mistakes made by this season! ;)

    • Rafael Conceicao
      Rafael Conceicao 28 days ago +1

      I'm thinking a lot about this also... Only logic explanation after this s**** finale :D

  • Rachel Chafer
    Rachel Chafer 28 days ago

    Now that the show is over, I've watched this video again and even though the show didn't portray it too well, it makes me wonder how much of everything the three-eyed raven might have manipulated everything to get Bran on the throne. Interesting concept? I think it's something that could be explored as a follow on/updated version of this video

  • Tiago Lageira
    Tiago Lageira 28 days ago

    *All hail our king*

  • Tamer
    Tamer 29 days ago

    This explains the TV show ending 👍

  • pro metx
    pro metx 29 days ago

    who is here after episode 6?

  • Qiebi
    Qiebi 29 days ago

    Since yesterday the video has gained importance again. :)

  • Er go
    Er go 29 days ago +1

    man, a sub well earned

  • KerioFive
    KerioFive 29 days ago

    Do nothing and become King

  • Toby S-L
    Toby S-L 29 days ago +2

    Apparently fucking nothing

  • blueprintchris
    blueprintchris 29 days ago +14

    Bloodraven: what’s the three-eyed raven’s secret plan?

    Absolutely nothing.

    • Suncho
      Suncho 27 days ago

      and they went with the lame "everything is how it should have been"

  • Brandon Jones
    Brandon Jones 29 days ago +1

    Blood raven the true villain of the series. 😒

  • Sally Nova
    Sally Nova 29 days ago

    I had the theory that bloodraven died while worged into bran much like in the book where the wilding died and stayed worged as his hawk

  • Depressive Tangela
    Depressive Tangela 29 days ago +1

    I think that he plotted to rule Westeros (at least in the show).

  • Jodeadible
    Jodeadible Month ago +1

    Too bad the show ended so poorly, all this backstory would've helped D&D write a better ending.

  • Sig Ver
    Sig Ver Month ago

    Ps thank you so much for the video and i remember seeing this video last year but it never escaped my mind.. unfortunately bloodraven used john and draeneris like hodor.. corrupts they mind... maybe blodsraven/brandon corrupted the mad king?? and has total power over all and he won game of thrones!!!

  • Sig Ver
    Sig Ver Month ago

    ohhhh and brandon is afraid of john and you can see it

  • Sig Ver
    Sig Ver Month ago

    after seeing the last episode of got season 8 i think you are totally right!!! This has totally sense and you can prove it having family as allies .. He wants to find drogon in the ending is that to control everything? and use a dragon to enforce his rule.. Anyway, this video complies totally with the ending of the series..

  • Terrance Foster
    Terrance Foster Month ago +8

    What if bran is brynden and he made everything happen to become king?

    • swifty1969
      swifty1969 27 days ago +2

      @Kristy Thomas everybody assumes that Bran was taught the ways of the three eyed raven by Brynden as a teacher. Then again, why would he say he was not Bran anymore. I guess you're right, it's not just a theory. Brynden really did hijack Bran's body in that cave. So in a sense he killed Bran for his own gain to become the King of the 6 Kingdoms. But why would no one in his family question him, like asking what happened to him beyond the wall. Why he knows everything. Why he keeps insisting that he was not Bran anymore.

    • Kristy Thomas
      Kristy Thomas 27 days ago

      He *is* Brynden. That's the whole point.

    • Terrance Foster
      Terrance Foster 28 days ago +1

      That would have been the perfect end

    • swifty1969
      swifty1969 28 days ago +5

      yes! exactly! That makes total sense. Bran did die in that cave and Brynden took over his body. That also explains his expressionless face and also telling everybody that he was not Bran anymore. Brynden permanently warged into Bran just before the night king killed is old body. It also explains his line "What did you think I came all this way for?" Since he can see everything past/present/future, he knows the backstory of everybody connected to Bran. That way he can avert any suspicion . That should've been included into the final episode.....what a missed opportunity. For the very last scene, I would have shown Bran alone in his wheelchair with white warg eyes showing us what really happened that day under the wayward tree. The perfect last shot should've been a closeup of Bran's face with a smirk before fade to black.

  • Lisa
    Lisa Month ago

    the king of the six kingdoms?🤔

  • Claudia Niño
    Claudia Niño Month ago +1

    I was tinking about this yesterday, I didnt knew there was so much evidence along the books abou this. Seeing it this way, is not surprising, or ridiculous that Bran is now king,...it was the plan,..all along.

  • Yash Baranwal
    Yash Baranwal Month ago +5

    ... and in the last episode, Bran is the King lol... How could you predict everything? XD

  • spookywoop
    spookywoop Month ago +1

    Yeah, about that...

  • soum
    soum Month ago +10

    Well guess who's king now lol

  • Nurazrina Osman
    Nurazrina Osman Month ago +5

    Now we know, three eyed raven is also after the iron throne lol(bran becoming king)

  • Max Larson
    Max Larson Month ago +3

    His plan was to take the throne without lifting a finger 😈😈