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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. – CandiedMango May 14 '14 at 15:30
@Richard One does not simply walk into Hodor. – CandiedMango May 14 '14 at 15:36
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 '14 at 15:48
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 '14 at 19:23
George RR Martin himself has you all beaten to the punch! Plus what I would consider an authoritative answer to the question: – etheranger May 15 '14 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:

Theon Greyjoy had once commented that Hodor did not know much, but no one could doubt that he knew his name. Old Nan had cackled like a hen when Bran told her that, and confessed that Hodor’s real name was Walder. No one knew where ‘Hodor’ had come from, she said, but when he started saying it, they started calling him by it. It was the only word he had.

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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 '14 at 18:21
@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 '14 at 7:50
Could "Hodor" actually be a mispronouncement of his name "Walder"? – TheMathemagician May 15 '14 at 12:24
Also interesting is that Old Nan is his great-grandmother. I think fans should demand an Old Nan/Hodor family tree from GRRM. – YonkeyDonk64 May 15 '14 at 13:49
@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 '14 at 17:27


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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