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"Game Of Thrones" Finally Introduced The Most Beloved Giant Of All Time

Welcome to the show, Wun-Wun! SPOILERS for "Hardhome."

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SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 5, episode 8: "Hardhome."


Wun-Wun's character also has mythic status among fans for being an in-joke between author George R.R. Martin and his friend Patrick St. Denis.

Martin, a fan of the New York Giants, made a bet with Denis, a Dallas Cowboys supporter: If the Cowboys ever had a better season than the Giants then George would write Denis as a character into his books...and kill him violently.

When George lost the bet, he wrote a character called Ser Patrek of King's Mountain, designed his heraldry to resemble the Dallas Cowboys' logo...and had Wun-Wun (a GIANT, get it?) tear the character apart!

Even Wun-Wun's name is an allusion to the bet. Phil Simms, former quarterback for the New York Giants, wore the number 11.


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