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Kristian Nairn as Hodor

Alias Hodor
Allegiance House Stark
Book(s) A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows

Played by Kristian Nairn

Hodor is a simple-minded stableboy at Winterfell. He is memorable for his large size, said by Osha to be a result of giants blood, and the fact he only says the word 'Hodor'.[1] The Stark children believed this to be his name, until enlightened by Old Nan, his great-grandmother, that his real name was in fact Walder.[2] He has brown eyes.[3]

In the TV series Hodor is played by Kristian Nairn.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

After Bran's fall, he needed a way to move about the castle. Maester Luwin designed a basket that could be strapped to Hodor's back in which Bran could be placed. However, Hodor, being a simpleton, sometimes forgot that Bran was in the basket, which caused Bran moments of pain.[5]

A Clash of Kings

After Theon Greyjoy takes Winterfell, Hodor hides in the crypts along with Osha, Bran, Rickon, Meera Reed and Jojen Reed, faking their escape out of the castle. They eventually leave the crypts only to find the castle destroyed. After speaking to the dying Maester Luwin, it is decided that Bran and Rickon should be split up. Hodor goes with Bran, Jojen and Meera north to the Wall.[6]

A Storm of Swords

Hodor accompanies Bran Stark, Meera Reed and Jojen Reed north to find the three-eyed crow.

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