Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun
Art by Aleksandar Radovanovic
|Born||At Beyond the Wall|
|Book(s)||A Dance with Dragons (appears)|
|Played by||Ian Whyte|
|TV series||Season 5 | Season 6|
Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, nicknamed Wun Wun, is a giant.
Appearance and Character
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Wun Wun is at least fourteen feet tall, even larger than Mag the Mighty, and possesses the strength of twelve men. Whilst typically passive, he will lash out if provoked. He is vegetarian, and speaks the Old Tongue.
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. Leathers calls the giant Wun Wun.
Jon speaks with Wun Wun as often as he can, with the help of Leathers, learning more about giants and their stories.
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.
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. While he is distracted by Wun Wun's rage, the men of the Watch turn on Jon and stab him repeatedly, chanting "For the Watch" as they attempt to assassinate him.
Quotes about Wun Wun
– Jon Snow's thoughts
Hodor twice as big, twice as strong, and half as clever.
– Shireen Baratheon
He’s a giant! A real true giant, like from the stories.
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. Wun Wun is named after Phil Simms, a quarterback for the New York Giants who wore #11.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 39, Jon VIII.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 44, Jon IX.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.
- ↑ Ser Patrek of King's Mountain
- ↑ The Citadel: Are there any nods to other works in the series?