Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun

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Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun
Wun Wun.jpg
Art by Aleksandar Radovanovic

Alias Wun Wun
Race Giant
Born At Beyond the Wall
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, nicknamed Wun Wun, is a huge giant, larger even than Mag the Mighty. [1]

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Character

Wun Wun speaks the Old Tongue after a fashion and is as strong as twelve men. The giant is vegetarian.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Along with some wildlings, Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun is discovered by the Night's Watch when Lord Commander Jon Snow leads new recruits to the weirwood grove in the Haunted Forest. With the help of some diplomacy by the new wildling recruit Leathers, they avoid a fight and manage to convince the wildlings to return with them to Castle Black.[3] Leathers calls the giant Wun Wun.[2]

Jon speaks with Wun Wun as often as he can, with the help of Leathers, learning more about giants and their stories. [1]

Wun Wun had never tasted wine before he came to Castle Black, but he develops a liking for it. Jon has Wun Wun help with the duties of the builders, where his massive strength comes in handy.[1] After Val moved to top floor of Hardin's Tower Jon has him sleep in the entry hall to guard her.[4]

When Queen Selyse arrives at Castle Black, Wun Wun kneels in front of her and Princess Shireen, who is fascinated by the giant. Wun Wun is distracted by Patchface, who jumps away and falls over into a snowdrift. Wun Wun laughs loudly, which causes Ser Patrek of King's Mountain to draw his sword.[4]

After Jon receives a letter from Ramsay Bolton, he hears Wun Wun roar and a man scream. When he arrives at Hardin's Tower, Jon finds a bleeding Wun Wun smashing a dead Patrek against a tower wall.[5]

Quotes about Wun Wun

He reminded Jon of Hodor. Hodor twice as big, twice as strong, and half as clever.[2]
Jon Snow, reflecting on the size, strength, and intellect of Wun Wun.

Behind the Scenes

Wun Wun kills Patrek to fulfill a bet that George R. R. Martin made with his friend, Patrick St. Denis. George is a fan of the New York Giants football team, while Patrick supports the Dallas Cowboys.[6] Wun Wun is possibly named after Phil Simms, a quarterback for the New York Giants who wore #11.

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