[Update:] Here is another post, this time at Movie Pilot, that takes speculation about Bran Stark to another level. More in a new post![/Update:]
In the previous post I mentioned my speculation re: the character of Bran Stark, son of Eddard Stark in the TV show ‘Game of Thrones.’ I found some very similar speculation at the Tower of the Hand article, Bran the Branded: The Night King’s Mark.
There’s even a remote possibility that Bran becomes the Brandons of the past, specifically, Brandon the Builder.
Durran would have none of it. A seventh castle he raised, most massive of all. Some said the children of the forest helped him build it, shaping the stones with magic; others claimed that a small boy told him what he must do, a boy who would grow to be Bran the Builder.
ACOK 32: Catelyn III
It was only with the building of the fifth tower, the first to be made entirely of stone, that the Hightower became a seat worthy of a great house. That tower, we are told, rose two hundred feet above the harbor. Some say it was designed by Brandon the Builder, whilst others name his son, another Brandon.
The World of Ice & Fire: The Reach
The first quote relates to the building of Storm’s End, while the second focus on Hightower in Oldtown, It’s a pretty farfetched grab on my part, but it’s worth noting that two different Brandons, each boys, have a part in the construction of famous landmarks. I could see Bran becoming involved in Westeros’ large history in some way or another.
The dateline on this article is May 24, 2016, of course. My post is May 26, 2016. All I can say is I came up with Bran = Bran the Builder on my own and upon wider scrutiny find that I am in good company.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.