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​Bran Saying ‘Chaos Is A Ladder’ Has Huge Implications For The Rest Of ‘Game Of Thrones’

​Bran Saying ‘Chaos Is A Ladder’ Has Huge Implications For The Rest Of ‘Game Of Thrones’

WARNING: Spoilers (like winter) are coming

James Dawson

James Dawson

Fair warning guys, if you're not up to date on the latest episode of Game of Thrones - that is the fourth episode of the seventh season - then this article will reveal huge upcoming plot points in the show, so if you don't want anything spoiling then DO NOT READ AHEAD.

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Is it me or is the Brandon Starks' 'three-eyed raven' schtick a bit like when someone gets drunk and their lairiness ratchets up a notch or ten?

Sure, he might think having visions of the past, present and future justifies his now overt creepiness, but in the same way as I don't really think four Stellas can turn someone into 'a different person', part of me thinks little-Bran might just have been a weirdo all along.

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The little lord had a scene with fellow creep Petyr Baelish in the latest episode and although what he said might sound like something from r/ I'm 14 and this is deep, it could have huge implications for the rest of the series.

Talking to Bran about his journey to Winterfell, Littlefinger said: "I imagine you've seen things most men wouldn't believe. To go through all of that and make your way home again only to find such chaos in the world, I can hardly imagine - "

He was cut short by Bran, who said blankly: "Chaos is a ladder."

This was significant because he was quoting Baelish himself, who had the following exchange with Varys in season 3 episode 6, 'The Climb':

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish:The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies, a story we agree to tell each other over and over, until we forget that it's a lie.

Lord Varys: But what do we have left, once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.

If you're wondering why this was significant, it demonstrated that Bran is wise to all of Baelish's schemes; he has seen everything in the Seven Kingdoms, and this includes Littlefinger's manipulation when he was allied to Joffrey.

What could this mean for the series? Well it's pretty obvious that Baelish has been looking to bang Sansa for a while - but it's likely his plans could go awry if it's revealed that he played a role in the assassination attempt on Bran in season one.

Could we be seeing the beginning of Littlefinger's demise?

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Game of Thrones