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Someone Correctly Predicted How Hodor Got His Name Back In 2008

Brb, just spending the rest of my life avoiding doors. Contains spoilers if you're not up to date.

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In case you accidentally clicked on this without having seen Episode 5, this is your last warning. SPOILERS ARE COMING.

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So if you've made it this far, it means you've seen the new episode. In turn, this means your heart is broken and you'll never love again.

You held the door, Wylis. You held it good. 💔
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You held the door, Wylis. You held it good. 💔

In what was probably the most gut-wrenching episode ending since the Red Wedding, the internet understandably was immediately in need of a hug.

Everyone after tonight #GameofThrones

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As if watching such a kind and innocent character as Hodor die wasn't horrific enough, Bran also realises he was responsible for Hodor losing his mind.

It was slightly confusing, but to put it in simpler terms...a lot of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff went down.
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It was slightly confusing, but to put it in simpler terms...a lot of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff went down.

Suddenly one of the longest standing questions in the Thrones universe was answered. We now knew why Hodor Hodor-ed.

But it turns out someone predicted this a long, long time ago.
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But it turns out someone predicted this a long, long time ago.

Back in February 2008 (!!!) someone on the asoiaf.westeros.org forum responded to a thread called "What does Hodor mean?" with the following suggestion:

OK, so they were clearly sort of joking, but eight years before the show revealed the answer (and three years before the show even started) that's a pretty impressive prediction. Good call, Myrddin. Don't suppose you know where Gendry is?
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OK, so they were clearly sort of joking, but eight years before the show revealed the answer (and three years before the show even started) that's a pretty impressive prediction.

Good call, Myrddin. Don't suppose you know where Gendry is?

Of course, there were other suggestions. And how we wish they were true.

RIP Wylis. You were too good for this world.

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