Game of Thrones author George RR Martin revealed how Hodor’s death will be different in the books compared to the HBO series.
Fans were heartbroken in the sixth season of Game of Thrones when Hodor was killed by Wights as he held the door back allowing Bran and Meera to escape – but author George RR Martin recently revealed how his death will be different in one of the upcoming books, The Winds of Winter or A Dream of Spring. Showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss recently revealed that they also removed the Lady Stoneheart character so they don’t ruin whatever plans George R. R. Martin has for the undead version of Catelyn Stark.
As revealed by EW in an excerpt from Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon (a book peeling back the curtain on Game of Thrones) George RR Martin explained that Hodor will have a bigger fight on his hands in his final moments, as he’ll be defending the door using an old sword. So it seems like Hodor will go down swinging when his inevitable death comes around. Take a look at the author discussing Hodor’s death below.
“I thought they executed it very well, but there are going to be differences in the book. They did it very physical — ‘hold the door’ with Hodor’s strength. In the book, Hodor has stolen one of the old swords from the crypt. Bran has been warging into Hodor and practicing with his body, because Bran had been trained in swordplay. So telling Hodor to ‘hold the door’ is more like ‘hold this pass’ — defend it when enemies are coming — and Hodor is fighting and killing them. A little different, but same idea.”
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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, and Hannah Murray as Gilly. The series was run by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss across all eight seasons.
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