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

  • Published on Feb 27, 2018
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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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  • Daenerys Targaryen loyal friend

    Jon will be king with Bran (in secret Bloodraven in bran body) as hand ? I realy hope dany will survive and find her pace on Dragonstone with her dragons

  • Patrick Oliver
    Patrick Oliver 5 days ago

    To be king apparently lol

  • JonLikes2Jam
    JonLikes2Jam 9 days ago

    "it would be super cool if Quaithe were Shiera"
    .... incest...
    ......"Super Cool" you say?

  • FunkMastaMegaFlex
    FunkMastaMegaFlex 10 days ago

    Blood raven is one creepy muthafuckah... Lol. One of the best alt shift X lines.

  • Daniel
    Daniel 11 days ago +2

    It's a shame all of this will amount to nothing.

  • First Last
    First Last 14 days ago

    TL;DR Jon Snow, born of a complicated line of royalty, is supposedly Azor Ahai, "savior of the world" and rightful heir to the Iron Throne

  • Alegost1
    Alegost1 18 days ago +1

    if bloodraven can changes his appearence.... who is to say that bran stark actually left that cave and not brynden in the form of bran

  • louchiel lariosa
    louchiel lariosa 24 days ago

    "The singers can go on about their hammer and anvil, ser, but it was the kinslayer who turned the tide with a white arrow and a black spell. He rules us now as well, make no mistake. King Aerys is his creature. It would not surprise me to learn that Bloodraven had ensorcelled His grace, to bend to his will. Small wonder we are cursed."
    - Ser Eustace to Ser Duncan from The Sworn Sword, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • wilder cerrate
    wilder cerrate 26 days ago

    If bloodraven is the maestro of a song of ice and fire, then hotpie is the composer.

  • Rajesh Koppa
    Rajesh Koppa Month ago

    Amrish tripaty secreat of nagas , oath of yavu putras , are also great books west should direct or make a tv series....

  • Rajesh Koppa
    Rajesh Koppa Month ago +1

    Got director should direct the Mahabharata and ramayana with western character and direction....

  • BushBushChickhon
    BushBushChickhon Month ago

    So all his evil plans lead to him becoming king of the 6 kingsdoms, and with 1 targaryan left, jon snow, eugon targaryan, he sends him to the wall to secure the throne and he controls drogon, and made him fly away

  • Wveth
    Wveth Month ago

    Okay two things bugging me right off the bat. You wouldn't say "Bob the second Jones" like you did with that Targaryen king at the beginning. You would say "Bob Jones the Second." Also, it's pronounced "alb-eye-no," not "alb-ee-no."
    Great video!

  • chijioke nnolim
    chijioke nnolim Month ago

    I just realized that the three eyed raven is like the internet.

  • Kevin Vail
    Kevin Vail Month ago

    Wouldn't have been cool to see how all this played out? Instead they dropped it all, Snoked the NK and completely blew every character arc.

  • Timmy Charles
    Timmy Charles Month ago

    Children of the forest are the true monsters and are holding bloodraven captive. Remember they were the ones to create the white walkers and may now want revenge on humanity for going trail of tears on them

  • Matthew Brumley
    Matthew Brumley Month ago

    The three eyed crow was in the books, not a raven and Blood Raven is not the three eyed crow. The show became garbage, focus on the books please.

  • Daspletoraptor
    Daspletoraptor Month ago +1

    Lol didn't matter.

  • BottledBanana
    BottledBanana Month ago

    4:49 sounded like a joke lmao

  • Greeklings
    Greeklings 2 months ago

    Brynden wanting Jon to be king makes having Bran king make even less sense. I have no idea what made GRRM think Bran should be king. His plot doesn't fit at all, only Jon and Daenerys have connections to the magic and political storylines, unlike Bran who is so cut off from everyone. It's been two months and I still have no clue why GRRM wanted Bran to be king. Does anyone have any ideas why Bran would be a "good" king? I can only see him as a potential villain down the line.

  • Gabe Goertz
    Gabe Goertz 2 months ago

    I've seen a theory that states that BR is not in fact the Three Eyed Crow. It's also a very good read.

  • Vicente Francis Oneill
    Vicente Francis Oneill 2 months ago

    Man I wish I didn't watch this video. It promises so much that I can't help but hope it's true. If it isn't then...

  • I used to be liberal I`m sorry

    Brynden Rivers is basically Littlefingers and Varys on steroids.

  • laser koala
    laser koala 2 months ago

    Who else is watching this to deal with the trauma of season 8?

  • WalrusNinja
    WalrusNinja 2 months ago +1

    10:53 did you just say Bene Geserit? Is that the first dune reference I’ve heard in my life?

  • Sathya Narayanan
    Sathya Narayanan 2 months ago

    What's westeros without Targaryens?

  • gamers simulator
    gamers simulator 2 months ago

    Fuck you why u said that the lord of the ring guy dies first of the video spoiler fukcing bitch

  • franhound
    franhound 2 months ago

    Ugh, the Azor Ahai prophecy, the Targaryen and the Stark blood ... Jon is my king. Fuck DnD. Season 8 doesn't exist.

  • Ultron-5
    Ultron-5 2 months ago

    Littlefinger and Varys: I’m the most influential power.
    Bloodraven: are you sure about that ?

  • Robin Banks
    Robin Banks 2 months ago +1

    The 3 eyed raven plot turned out to be a complete waste of time, investment, and potential. Thanks Dumb and Dumber.

  • blob fish
    blob fish 2 months ago +3

    Plot twist: After season 7 GRRM decided he could not let this version of his books (season7 was a dumpster fire) and decided to drown the entire thing to force people to read the books, helping increase literacy proficiency in the population.

  • the.bigbay
    the.bigbay 3 months ago

    "Brynden is a spooky motherfucker" aaaand that's a new subscriber

  • Jeff Hallam
    Jeff Hallam 3 months ago +1

    You must have been disappointed when Bran becomes King. Are they planning a Season 9 perhaps down the road where Jon does become King?

  • Notorious1503
    Notorious1503 3 months ago

    I can't take the show serious anymore

  • Notorious1503
    Notorious1503 3 months ago

    Lol a cigy

  • Peregrination
    Peregrination 3 months ago

    13:35 Wait, who/what does Hot Pie control?

  • glarcon
    glarcon 3 months ago +1

    Just finished A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and immediately watched this, a perfect supplement for info I was a little fuzzy on

  • David Lane
    David Lane 3 months ago

    Plots and schemes are the same thing :P

  • Biswaroop Goswami
    Biswaroop Goswami 3 months ago

    Videos like this is the reason RUclip has this feature of 1.25x speed

  • MemeOmega
    MemeOmega 3 months ago

    Bloodraven is a Crusader Kings 2 pro

  • THOR odinson.
    THOR odinson. 3 months ago

    I wanna read all the GoT books!! Can anyone suggest me an order??

  • Dave Thebeau
    Dave Thebeau 3 months ago

    Superb content!

  • Nemo7The7Pirate7
    Nemo7The7Pirate7 3 months ago

    Not strong - good with a longbow. Just how strong you need to be to qualify as "strong"?

  • Abenezer Girum
    Abenezer Girum 3 months ago

    Brynden is a man of justice.

  • Narek Tovmasyan
    Narek Tovmasyan 3 months ago

    Who else noticed that Maester Aemon was alive for 4 Targaryen generations?

  • James Taylor
    James Taylor 3 months ago

    Bloodravens constant thought s the weirwood cave..why did I have to kill my own brother..stupid cunt am cursed

  • James Taylor
    James Taylor 3 months ago

    There isnt a three eyed raven..its.a crow...and bloodraven is NOT the 3 eyed crow

  • Dracarys Dracarys
    Dracarys Dracarys 3 months ago

    Bloodraven win the game of thrones....

  • The ClockWork Insomnia
    The ClockWork Insomnia 3 months ago

    Is this house dimir

  • David Brereton
    David Brereton 3 months 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 4 months ago

    Who wrote this shit 😖

  • Ahmed Ouardani
    Ahmed Ouardani 4 months ago

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

  • brett warren
    brett warren 4 months ago +5

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

  • brett warren
    brett warren 4 months ago +1

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

  • irregular mana
    irregular mana 4 months ago +1

    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.

  • Marcus The Death of Rats

    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 4 months ago


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  • Bram
    Bram 4 months ago

    What's Maekar I doing with Robbs crown?

  • Stoneryoda 937
    Stoneryoda 937 4 months 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