When Littlefinger mentioned the chaos in the world, Bran stopped him in his tracks by saying , “ Chaos is a ladder .” Have you watched Game of Thrones? The line is a callback to the Season 3 episode, “The Climb.” Littlefinger used the phrase while talking to Varys.
Short version: The climb is a metaphor for achieving power, and the ladder ( chaos ) is how Littlefinger climbs. When things are in disarray it allows him to manipulate so that he is ahead. Chaos means the great houses overlook his birth, because they need him.
” Chaos isn’t a pit . Chaos is a ladder ,” he told Varys. “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, but they refuse.
It’s not in the books . Littlefinger and Varys are not POVs — thus we don’t get the speech. Yep, it’s a show-only creation. And one of the best that they’ve added so far, at that!
The comment seemed to be a reference to a season three discussion between Littlefinger and Varys . “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder,” Littlefinger told the Spider after he handed Ros over to Joffrey for double-crossing him. “Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again.
Littlefinger conspired with Lysa to kill Jon Arryn (the lord of the Vale) by giving Lysa poison, which she used to murder Jon. Littlefinger betrayed Ned Stark , causing him to be executed by King Joffery.
So we learn in season 7 that Baelish was the one who sent the assassin to kill Bran to cause animosity between the Starks and the Lannisters and make chaos and ladder etc.
Baleish put the dagger in Bran’s hands as a part of his plan in isolating Jon from the rest of the Starks. Even as the last legitimate son of Ned Stark a crippled Bran isn’t as big a threat to Baelish as Jon is, and a younger daughter like Arya even less so.
1a : a state of utter confusion the blackout caused chaos throughout the city. b : a confused mass or mixture a chaos of television antennas.
‘ Chaos is a ladder ‘ – Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4: Bran’s line to Littlefinger explained.
Quotes. What do we have left once we abandon the lie ? Chaos. A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.
Sun Tzu : out of chaos comes opportunity.