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

Alias Wun Wun
Race Giant
Born Beyond the Wall
Book A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Played by Ian Whyte
TV series Game of Thrones: Season 5 | 6

Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, nicknamed Wun Wun,[1] is a giant who lives beyond the Wall.[2] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Ian Whyte.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun

Wun Wun is at least fourteen feet tall, even larger than Mag the Mighty, and he possesses the strength of twelve men.[2][1] He has hands as large as hams[2] and big square teeth.[1]

Wun Wun is a vegetarian who enjoys roots, onions, turnips, and raw neeps,[1] and he also likes roast vegetables.[3] A speaker of the Old Tongue,[1] the giant's voice sounds like a tumbling boulder and his laughter is a roar.[4]

Whilst typically passive, Wun Wun will lash out if provoked.[1][4] His oaken maul is six feet long with a stone head the size of a loaf of bread.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Along with some wildlings, Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun is discovered when Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, 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.[2] Leathers calls the giant Wun Wun.[1]

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.[4] The giant sleeps in the entry hall of Hardin's Tower, and he guards Val when she moves into the tower.[5]

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] Selyse and the queen's men are displeased by the giant's presence.[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. 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.[6]

Quotes by Wun Wun

Wun Wun: Kneel queen. Little queen.
Shireen: He's a giant! A real true giant, like from the stories.[4]

—Wun Wun and Shireen Baratheon

Quotes about Wun Wun

His name is Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, Leathers tells me. A lot to wrap a tongue around, I know. Leathers calls him Wun Wun, and that seems to serve.[1]

He reminded Jon of Hodor. Hodor twice as big, twice as strong, and half as clever.[1]

Jon Snow's thoughts

I had been given to understand that the Night's Watch defended the realm against such monsters. No one mentioned keeping them as pets.[4]

A giant as protector? Even Dalla could not boast of that.[5]

Behind the Scenes

Wun Wun kills Patrek of King's Mountain 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.[7] Wun Wun is named after Phil Simms, a quarterback for the Giants who wore #11.[8]