Hodor! Hodor! Hodor! Hodor!
Ever wondered why all he speaks is Hodor?
We are sure the bloody twists on Game Of Thrones have kept you busy enough until now, to notice why he doesn’t utter anything else. But one particular moment on the last episode of GoT, and boom! It has suddenly become a major talking point among fans.
From the very first day, Hodor, played by actor Kristian Nairn, has remained kind of mute and people have accepted him that way. But in the second episode of season six, Bran Stark went back in the youth of his father Ned and aunt Lyanna. And there we had, a younger Hodor with something unexpected. He talked! It was as surprising as the moment when Jon Snow came back!
It turns out that Hodor’s real name is Willis with some sword skills. Lyanna invites Willis for a sword fight but his mother forbids him. He is better off as a stable boy. Even though Bran later asks him about what exactly happened to him, he got no reply.
This gave way to a crazy new fan theory, circulating the internet about Hodor’s mysterious past that led to his condition. And trust us, it is so insane that it’s actually awesome!
1. Theory No. 1 – Hodor might be a warg, a person with the ability to enter the minds of animals and control their actions.
Redditors have been speculating about Hodor’s transformation, suggesting that hemight have been a warg. He spent too much time into his animal that he completely lost a part of himself, which is something that Jojen Reed warned Bran about. The Redditor explains a fair bit of credibility, particularly Hodor’s identification with horses and how it has affected him since.
2. Theory No. 2 – Hodor’s animal was killed while he was still warged into it.
This might have caused him too much trauma. Thus, Willis lost his mind. While both theories hold possibility, the questions arises – which animal does Hodor warg into?
According to Gbinasia, it is obviously Lyanna’s horse. Since Lyanna died at the Tower of Joy, her horse (as Hodor) might have died with her, leaving him in a state of trauma.
“As a stable boy, it would make sense that his choice would be to warg into a horse since, like dogs, they are docile and are accustomed to his presence. And if the (possibly) only girl treating him nicely was Lyanna, it would make complete sense that this is the horse he would warg into.”
We have some evidence too!
George R.R. Martin’s novels compare Hodor to a horse.