Warning: This post contains spoilers from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and Game of Thrones TV show.
Tower of Joy flashback was the highlight of the third episode of Game of Thrones' sixth season, and it explored uncharted territory from A Song of Ice and Fire series. It showed a prelude to a future scene that will show Ned Stark's final conversation with Lyanna, and it also gave viewers some insight into the rules of time travel in the universe of Game of Thrones.
After going into the past to witness a spectacular sword battle between Ned and Ser Arthur Dayne, Bran Stark found himself calling out his father as he went up the tower's stairs.To his — and many fans' — big surprise, Ned seemed to hear him, turning to check with a bewildered look on his face.
At this moment, Bran was forced back to the present almost immediately, leading to an argument between him and the Three-Eyed Raven. "The past is already written," his mentor tells him. "The ink is dry."
Despite the Three-Eyed Raven's words, however, some fans believe this scene foreshadows a mind-blowing revelation about Bran Stark Redditor NegativeKarmaSnilfer recently shared a theory in which he explains how Bran's use of his abilities will be the catalyst for the beginning of Robert's Rebellion. "From S6E3, Bran realizes that others can hear him during the visions from the past, but doesn't understand that they cannot fully understand him," the Redditor writes. "He attempts to reason with King Aerys when shown a vision of him. The King only hears whispers, and is driven mad by it. Bran tries to fix this, however makes it worse. Mad King Aerys burns Bran's grandfather alive while Bran frantically tries to stop him. All he hears is whispers. Bran sets the events of the show in motion."
With Jon Snow returning from the dead, it seems that anything is possible in the world of Game of Thrones. So what do you think about this theory?