Ultimately, that disconnect from the main action made him a natural choice for the post-Daenerys leadership council assembled at King's Landing. Seeming at first like he might stand trial, Tyrion suggested Bran's name for King and all it took was a quick speech to bring almost everyone on board with the idea. "Who has a better story than Bran the Broken?" asked Tyrion, who also dubbed Bran "our memory" and "the keeper of all our stories."
Instead of pursuing power, Bran pursued enlightenment and wisdom. Almost constantly on the run, pulled on his sled or carried on the back of Hodor, Bran's storylines were filled with magic. He had visions of birds; he inhabited the bodies of direwolves; he was rescued by the Children of the Forest. He was trained in the mysterious art of "greensight," which allows individuals to see into the past and future, by Max Von Sydow, an actor you probably forgot was even on the show.
By placing Bran in charge, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have again used him to upend our expectations and challenge conventional notions of power. What type of leader will Bran be going forward? We know he won't have children, allowing another council to choose the next leader, but will he use his powers? Could his clairvoyance be a curse in ethically challenging political or military situations?
Judging from his behavior in the finale and throughout Season 8, it's difficult to predict how he will rule -- and a little useless because the show is over now. (Though he did sound open to using his warging gifts to search for Drogon.) Most of the leaders in the history of Game of Thrones have been calculating and passionate, simultaneously ruled by their desire for justice and their hatred for their enemies. With his prophetic gifts and his aloof demeanor, it's easy to imagine Bran governing as a removed, above-it-all seer. A king of contradictions, he's a rebuilder who broke the wheel by falling from a window. Long may he reign.