Game of Thrones Fans Cheer for Hodors at Comic-Con

Game of Thrones Fans Cheer for Hodors at Comic-Con
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Hodor was definitely a favourite among Game of Thrones fans and his demise in the last season induced tears. Thus when Kristian Nairn, the actor who played the role of Hodor in the movie entered the panel, he was greeted enthusiastically by a huge gathering of fans at the San Diego Comic-Con.


Nairn was seemingly in disbelief of the overwhelming response the death of his character managed to gain. He said he could feel the love everywhere he went. “The reaction has been overwhelming,” Nairn told the audience in a quivering voice. “I apologise for making you cry.”

Hodor, the name that so long has been the source of amusement in the series, became the means that led to his demise, according to Dan Weiss, the creator of Game of Thrones. The viewers came to know the origin of the name that led to the death of the adorable giant, the Yahoo News reported.

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The name came from the phrase “Hold the Door,” and the character went on to become so popular with fans that they paid homage to him by sticking images of his face on the “Hold the Door” buttons of lifts and doorsteps. Sophie Turner, Isaac

The discussion on the recently concluded season 6 was joined by the likes of Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and co-creator David Benioff along with Nairn and Weiss. Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Peter Dinklage were however, not present at the discussion.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Game of Thrones Season 6 managed to draw an average of 25 million viewers across all platforms and bagged 23 nominations in this years’ Emmy Awards.

Benioff recalled his conversation with Weiss and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin and said that the sudden tragic turn to the storyline appeared so exciting. “I just remember looking at Dan, and we were just so amazed and excited because it’s so freaking cool … It’s suddenly a tragic turn, and that’s so George R.R. Martin.”

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