It's no secret that Bran Stark is one of the most important, if not the most important, characters in the entire "Game of Thrones" universe. So, it stands to reason that in order to predict how the series will end, we must first understand Bran, which isn't, by any means, an easy task. His storyline is one that involves ambiguous elements, like time travel, and, of course, visions. Lots and lots of visions that can offer us some key insights into what might happen in "Game of Thrones" Season 8.

One such example is the series of visions Bran had during his escape from the Three-eyed Raven's cave, a topic which YouTube user Tony Teflon explored in his most recent video.

But before we delve into all of that, let's talk about one huge clue to Bran Stark's identity that you probably missed.

Huge Bran Stark clue you probably missed

"Game of Thrones" Season 6, Episode 6, opens up with an immediate aftermath of Bran and Meera's escape from the Three-eyed Raven's cave. They were still being chased by a horde of wights when the hooded figure, who was later revealed to be none other than Benjen Stark, Bran's long lost uncle, came to rescue. He bravely fought off the wights with his fiery torch, but it was what he said after that which can offer us some clues about who Bran really is. Take a look at the scene down below.

You missed it again, didn't you? When Meera asked the still unmasked undead Benjen why did he help them, he replied by saying that the Three-eyed Raven sent for him.

"The Three-eyed Raven is dead," Meera was quick to point out. "And now he lives again," was Benjen's reply. What's interesting to note here, is that as soon as Benjen said these words, the camera focused on Bran waking up from his vision and gasping for air.

This is, according to Tony Teflon, a very subtle clue that the old Three-eyed Raven's mind lives on inside Bran and that these two characters are actually merged.

This further implies that Bran was quite literal when he was referring to himself as the Three-eyed Raven, which is something most people believed to be just the title. Now, in light of this new information, let's talk about Bran's visions and their meaning.

Bran's key visions explained

According to Tony Teflon, Bran's visions from "Game of Thrones" Season 6, Episode 6, reveal a certain pattern.

Take a look at them in a slow motion down below.

It's a lot of visions, but we can mostly see the Mad King yelling "burn them all," a dragon flying above King's Landing, the birth of dragons, the Night King turning babies into White Walkers, and the massacre at Hardhome. According to Tony Teflon, these specific visions are here to show us the events that either Bran or the former Three-eyed Raven (a.k.a. Bloodraven) was responsible for.

But that's not the only thing this pattern reveals, as we also have the Mad King and the "burn them all" incident. As Tony points out, that part of the vision was there to show us that either Bran or Bloodraven actually showed the Mad King a vision of the Night King flying his dragon above King's Landing, with all the wights running all over the place.

Meaning, that when he was saying "burn them all," the Mad King was actually referring to the Army of the Dead, instead of the people of King's Landing, which is how Jaime Lannister interpreted the phrase before stabbing him in the back.

More death than ever

In other news, Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa Stark on "Game of Thrones," has teased "more death and emotional torture" in her interview with "Gold Derby." As reported by The Independent, the actress told the publication how a lot of characters are coming together to fight the "impending doom" and that ultimately it's going to be "bloodier and more death and more emotionally torturous than all the years before." Will there be repercussions for how Sansa dealt with Littlefinger in the Season 7 finale?

"Game of Thrones" is set to return to the small screens in 2019 with its eighth and final season.