Could Game of Thrones Fans See Hodor Again? New Fan Theory Says Maybe

Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones
Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones / Helen Sloan, HBO

Though it might be morally questionable, even in a fictional world, there have been plenty of times when we gleefully cheered the brutal death of a Game of Thrones character. From King Joffrey to Ser Meryn Trant, many characters throughout the show's seven seasons deserved to die. But for every satisfying death we've witnessed, there's been another that practically brought us to tears.

Case in point: No one was happy to see the death of the beloved Hodor. In arguably one of the saddest scenes since the Red Wedding, the gentle giant sacrificed himself by holding the door closed in order to protect Bran Stark against the Army of the Undead.

Hodor would definitely be near the top of the list of characters most fans would love to see resurrected à la Jon Snow. And according to a new fan theory that’s picking up some steam on Reddit, we could see the giant return to the show for its final season. However, he won’t be the same noble servant we knew and loved.

Reddit users have pointed out that Hodor was killed by Wights holding the door he spent years talking about. However, we never actually saw what happened to Hodor's body after that.

Basing their theory on Samwell Tarly’s declaration that "Only fire will stop them,” and the fact that it's unlikely Hodor was cremated, they predict that he is going to come back—but as a Wight. And as one of the blue-eyed zombies, he would fight the Starks during the battle for Westeros.

As much as we’d love to see Hodor somehow return, the idea of him trying to kill the Starks is just too disturbing. Then again, that's exactly the kind of cruel plot twist showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss love, so you never know.