Are Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven the same person?
This season, we learned that Bran Stark’s destiny was set in stone, thanks to some complicated time travel.
He was always supposed to meet the Three-Eyed Raven, become marked by the Night's King, turn Wylis into Hodor, and cause the Three-Eyed Raven's death. Even though Bran's time-traveling caused all this, it's still how it was always supposed to happen. As the Three-Eyed Raven himself says, « The past is already written. The ink is dry. »
The crazy nature of time travel on Game of Thrones now has some fans wondering: Was this quote from Jojen Reed in Season 3 more literal than we thought?
Initially, fans passed this off as more of a metaphor from Jojen, that the Three-Eyed Raven would simply pass the torch to Bran, who would then take on the title of Three-Eyed Raven. But this post from Redditor Sandusson suggests otherwise.
What if Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven are LITERALLY THE SAME PERSON?
It's possible that the man known as the Three-Eyed Raven could actually be Bran permanently warged into someone from the past, i.e., Brynden Rivers, who is named as the Three-Eyed Raven in the books.
The timeline would look something like this, and would mean that Bran actually trained HIMSELF by inhabiting the body of Brynden Rivers (or someone else).