“Game of Thrones” minor character Hodor has been generating plenty of buzz lately after he is seen in Bran’s vision. Aside from his real name, it was also revealed that he can talk in complete sentences making everyone wonder what happened to him.
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According to The Wrap, after Bran’s vision in episode 2 showed him conversing with a young Lyanna Stark, many have shown interest in his backstory. Wyllis, as he was then known, is obviously close to the Stark siblings despite being just a stable boy.
Now many fans are asking the question, just who is he and what happened to him that his speech is now limited to repeating his own name? One possible theory explains that he once had powers like Bran and was trapped in the animal he was taking over.
Reddit users revealed that there are clues pointing to Hodor having been a warg and how he lost his ability to speak because of it. They believe he lost part of his being while inside the mind of an animal and the mind he has now is not his or at least not entirely his.
The theory does make sense this far into “Game of Thrones” with Jojen Reed and the Three-Eyed Raven explaining how Bran’s powers work. Many facts help prove the theory that Wyllis was once a warg.
Firstly, it is known that he has giant’s blood in him suggesting that his origins lie beyond the Wall. Since the people like Bran are much common there than south of the Wall it is possible that it is in his blood.
Next is Bran’s ability to control him, a human, with his powers. A warg is unable to use his or her powers on the mind of a human unless of course they are not a human’s to begin with. His repetition of his name also hints of his mind being that of an animal as they can only repeat one sound.
Lastly are Jojen and the Raven’s warning to Bran that using his powers too much is dangerous. Does this mean that there is a risk of losing your own mind when taking over others?
If this is true there might be more to Hodor than what is in plain sight. Even the fact that he is still alive despite many important characters dying should be clue enough. There has to be a reason for him still being on the show other than being Bran’s glorified wheelchair.
Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ this Sunday to find out more.