Jon Snow and Cersei get married and Hodor and Dormammu return: The week’s craziest fan theories

Hodor’s dying was a tragic and memorable loss in a sequence that is chock filled with unhappy character deaths. His story arc — which we realized was really extra of a narrative circle, given the closed-loop time-travel facets of the “hold the door” second performed out — had concluded in a jaw-dropping style.

But, what if, as this publish which references Reddit customers however would not title or hyperlink to any, Hodor comes again as an undead servant of the Night King? We did not see his physique burn, in any case, so what if he comes again and, as a result of he is so large and robust, his wright adjustments the tide of the battle?

The “evidence” for this idea is a traditional little bit of “well, we didn’t see the body, so how can we really be sure he’s not coming back?” And, effectively, sure, it is attainable that Hodor was revived as a wright, assuming he wasn’t actually torn aside by all of the undead pursing Bran and Meera.

But, what does the narrative of the story stand to realize by bringing Hodor again as an undead goon? From a energy perspective, we all know the Night King has precise, literal zombie giants in its ranks, so Hodor being an enormous robust dude simply is not that spectacular. And whereas it could be a jarring emotional shock for viewers to see good ol’ Hodor as an undead terror, the place would that emotion play out within the story? Bran and Meera are just about the one characters left who had a robust sufficient relationship with Hodor that they’d really feel shock upon seeing him as a wright, and neither one appears more likely to be on the entrance strains of the battlefield. Jon Snow is aware of Hodor, sure, however there is not any proof that the 2 had any type of deep bond, so it probably wouldn’t be all that traumatic for Jon to combat him on the battlefield.

To carry Hodor again simply to shock the viewers could be low cost and, hopefully, beneath Game of Thrones‘ degree of storytelling.

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