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I haven't read the books and I don't even know if he is a character in the books (I assume he is) so I'm curious to know if he says anything apart form that one word (which seems to be the case in the TV version).

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Hodor Hodor Hodor. –  Simon May 14 at 15:30
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@Richard One does not simply walk into Hodor. –  Simon May 14 at 15:36
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You'd think it'd get old, but there's a couple of dramatic parts in the books where a simple unexpected "Hodor!" makes for some solid comedy. –  coburne May 14 at 15:48
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I really wanted to create a new account with the username "Hodor", a multi-paragraph 'About Me' full of the word "Hodor," and then post an answer below consisting entirely of punctuation and "Hodor". We really need to implement 20% Trolling time here so good ideas like this one aren't squandered in the future. –  Jaydles May 14 at 19:23
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George RR Martin himself has you all beaten to the punch! Plus what I would consider an authoritative answer to the question: twitter.com/_GRRM_/status/456824016641486848 –  etheranger May 15 at 0:57

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No, in the books this is the only word he says. Interestingly, Old Nan points out that Hodor is not even his real name.

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@Mkalafut - His real name is Walder, which has lead to a crazy theory that he's an unknown Walder Frey bastard. –  System Down May 14 at 18:21
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@SystemDown It's pretty clear that Walder Frey is a GoT style hulk, who turns into Hodor when he gets angry. HODOR SMASH. –  Parrotmaster May 15 at 7:50
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Could "Hodor" actually be a mispronouncement of his name "Walder"? –  TheMathemagician May 15 at 12:24
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Also interesting is that Old Nan is his great-grandmother. I think fans should demand an Old Nan/Hodor family tree from GRRM. –  Matthew Neuteboom May 15 at 13:49
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@JustinEthier - Except when it comes to remembering which Brandon Stark she actually nursed. My own tin-foil theory is that she's an immortal child of the forest who nursed Bran the Builder and passed down he warging magic to the Stark bloodline through her milk. Note, we never see her die when Winterfell falls! Dun dun dunnnn! –  System Down May 15 at 17:27

Nope.

Even when Bran possesses his body to fight the wrights outside of the three-eyed crow's cave. He screams with rage as he fights with Hodor's body and something like "HODOR HODOR HODORRRRR!!" is what comes out. Bran doesn't want them to know of this ability so he doesn't attempt to talk outside of a "Hodor" here and there to convince the others that nothing is amiss. I suspect that even if he did though he wouldn't be able to, much like trying to speak as a wolf.

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