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When has Bran warged into another human being? I didn't think that was even possible.

Bran's lack of emotion may just be how he handles the weight of the responsibiltiy he now bears. He didn't become emotionless until after they were attacked in the cave and the CotF and Hodor died. Just before that the NK touched him. Perhaps the NK's touch has something to do with it.

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5 minutes ago, SansaJonRule said:

When has Bran warged into another human being? I didn't think that was even possible.

Well, someone needed to hold the door.

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On 4/16/2019 at 6:02 AM, House Cambodia said:

Jon will be killed/resurrected

Again. 

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20 minutes ago, SansaJonRule said:

When has Bran warged into another human being? I didn't think that was even possible.

Neither did Jojojen. But Bran cracked some dude's spine with Hodor's giantlike hands. 

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5 minutes ago, darmody said:

Neither did Jojojen. But Bran cracked some dude's spine with Hodor's giantlike hands. 

Right. Which suggests even the 3-Eyed Raven didn't have that power. Bran's power is now unprecedented, hence his current 'non-humanness'.

 

By the way, if we're expecting to see zombie Hodor, what about Jojen, the CoTF AND zombie 3-Eyed Raven?

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4 hours ago, SansaJonRule said:

When has Bran warged into another human being? I didn't think that was even possible.

Bran wargs in Hodor the first time in the farmer's tower when attacked by the wildling group with Ygritte and Jon. Hodor was lamenting the loud thunder and threatened to give them away, Bran succeeds to warg into Hodor and shut him up. Jojen comments after the thunder that no one can do that or at least it es very rare.

Bran wargs into Hodor the second time at the lake by the raven's weirwood treen, when the wights break through the ice and kill Jojen. Bran wargs into Hodor and uses Hodor to save himself (Bran).

The third time Bran wargs into Hodor for the "hold the door" exit scene. This time is special, because three things come together: Bran uses greensight into a past scene including Hodor, Ban wargs into Hodor in present time and Hodor is dying in present time. This constellation creates a timetravel paradoxon of the young Hodor somehow being influenced by his own death, turning the young, vivacious boy into a mentally retarded one.

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10 hours ago, CrypticWeirwood said:

No more so than Varys, Grey Worm, and Theon are no longer men — nor any less, for no children shall any of the four of them father. In this sense, the "almost" fits.

While Varys, Theon and Grey Worm are castrated, Bran is paraplegic with only the legs involved. There is no reason to assume it would be impossible for him to father a child. Maybe it is unlikely, but certainly not impossible. In the show it seems he retained the control of bladder and that would usually mean he could ejaculate, too.

I agree that Bran's fertility is no issue here and he will not father children. But comparing a plaraplegic with castrated men is just offending to all paraplegic in the world. Get real. 

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Bran warged into Hodor in order to break Locke's neck as well. 

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25 minutes ago, MinscS2 said:

Bran warged into Hodor in order to break Locke's neck as well. 

Yeah, Hodor mutilates Locke' neck. I forgot about that great scene. 

Bran uses Hodor quite a lot. It's not nice to just use another's body, but somehow the end justifies the means.

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As someone said about Bran's recent acquiring of all the memories of the Old Gods/The 3 Eyed Raven, he is completely overstimulated with impressions and is constantly processing it. He is still trying to make sense of it all and processing it and that will take a long while, if not all of his life of course. He has the memories of hundreds of generations and lives, all of the North's - or Westeros' - history inside his head, so the last thing I would expect from him is to have time for the incredibly banal and arbitrary speck of his own personality and social interactions in the present by comparison. The fact that he can even speak to people is completely incredible, and it is 100 % understandable that he has lost close to all of his old personality or had it fade away since he has seen so extremely much else which makes his mind paralyzed into that pure neutral state of information, intelligence and thinking.

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