(Source: jonbitch, via fuckyeahyoga)
ficto-acekiwigirl asked: Hey there :) (Given everything we learned about Greenseers in DwD) could there be any chance that 'future Greenseer Bran' could have time-traveled back and warged into Mormonts raven, to ensure that Jon was chosen as Lord Commander? (though that still begs the question, how did he get in the kettle - Maester Aemon?). There is one point in DwD when Mormonts raven specifically says 'Jon Snow' & Jon thinks 'Weird, he's never said that before!', could Bran be attempting to communicate with Jon?? :)
The revelation in ADWD that Bloodraven skinchanges into ravens and is teaching Bran to do so, not to mention the example of the ravens in TWOW Theon I, pretty much cemented the previously-wild-spec theory that someone was skinchanging into Mormont’s raven. The only question now is, who did it, Bloodraven or Bran?
And the fact that Bran didn’t learn to skinchange ravens until after the NW election is actually one of the few examples where timelines don’t apply. Via the weirwood trees, Bran learned to send his mind back in time (though he really doesn’t have control yet) — and so far while he’s only been a witness to events, it’s possible he might be able to affect the past too, we just don’t know yet. But Jon in ACOK has a Ghost!vision of tree-Bran:
The weirwood had his brother’s face. Had his brother always had three eyes?
Not always, came the silent shout. Not before the crow.
He sniffed at the bark, smelled wolf and tree and boy, but behind that there were other scents, the rich brown smell of warm earth and the hard grey smell of stone and something else, something terrible. Death, he knew. He was smelling death. He cringed back, his hair bristling, and bared his fangs.
Don’t be afraid, I like it in the dark. No one can see you, but you can see them. But first you have to open your eyes. See? Like this. And the tree reached down and touched him.
And the fact that Bran in ACOK-ADWD never has this encounter with Jon in his own narrative, suggests that it was actually “future greenseer Bran” talking to him. (Especially considering the lines about earth and stone and death and darkness.)
So could future!Bran be able to skinchange into animals in the past? Could he be the one in Mormont’s raven, talking to Jon, saying his name? (As for getting into the kettle, ravens are very clever and highly coordinated — they even have been known to use tools.) Heck, could Bran have been the one who encouraged that pregnant direwolf to cross into the North from beyond the Wall, just in time to encounter a stag?
Again, we don’t know yet. It could have been Bloodraven controlling Mormont’s raven, Theon’s ravens and the direwolf. It could have been some other skinchanger. Those weird events could even be a complete coincidence with no other meaning whatsoever! But somehow I doubt it. And I really am looking forward to Bran’s future chapters to see the kinds of deeply weird things that happen…
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Superman #218, July 1969, cover by Curt Swan and Jack Abel
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Ink Calendar designed by Oscar Diaz. The ink will slowly color each day of the month as time passes by.
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