Hodor. Hodor. Hodor. *Ugly-sobbing*
Oh, George R.R. Martin, why?! Why did you do this?! Whatever did the sweet, innocent, mono-word vocabularied Hodor ever do to you?! I mean, it was great that we learned his original name was Wylis — Wylis is a cool name; Wylis is a hip name — bu why’d you have to go and make us learn it too late?
Fans the world over learned of the mysterious consequences of Bran’s warging ability that led to our beloved Hodor’s tragic demise. We can’t bring ourselves to spoil this completely for you, but we will say the Internet now knows that Hodor’s name came from the phrase “Hold the Door”. And hold the door he did. *More ugly-crying*
Twitter’s collective GoT heart was trampled all over by Whitewalkers that day — and yes, we feel the hurt:
HOLD THE DOOR
HOLD THE DOO
HOLD THE DO
HOLD THE D
— Chora Minha Nega (@guipangua) May 23, 2016
He deserves a memorial statue! A memorial statue, I tell you!
Most heroic moment in #GameOfThrones history goes to Hodor
— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) May 23, 2016
This indeed was just cause for an emotional health day-off, because Game of Thrones is just brutal to to those who love it at this point.
Seriously though, between sir jorah and then HODOR… It should totally be okay for me to call out of work for emotional distress. #GoT
— Laura Anne (@funfetticupcake) May 23, 2016
— briseyda lopez (@briseyda_gl) May 23, 2016
Nope, nope, wait, stop, my feelings are still in Hodorland right now. Do not disturb; I’m plenty disturbed already.
Me to anyone trying to talk to me about anything but hodor rn pic.twitter.com/F3tXrAvFpc
— Ashley Rice (@_actuallyrice) May 23, 2016
Me too, Casey, me too.
— Casey G. (@IamDM24601) May 23, 2016
Fans grieved for the gentle giant in mournful dignity…
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) May 23, 2016
RIP Hodor. Our world will never be the same without you
— KarlitosMarxxx (@KarlitosMarxxx) May 23, 2016
… and violent online wailing.
NO NO NO NO NO. WHY. WHYYYYYYYYYYY NOT HODOR PLEASE. @GameOfThrones
— Greg Gibble (@GingersGotSwag) May 23, 2016
MY HEART HURTS SO MUCH RIGHT NOW I DON’T WANT TO FEEL THIS ANYMORE. #HODOR
— Mr. Meeseeks (@mStromz) May 23, 2016
Neither could we, Arham, neither could we.
— Arham (@arhamalii) May 23, 2016
A goodly number of Twitter users also mourned the passing of Summer, the next direwolf to fall.
@funfetticupcake yeah, don’t forget Summer… that broke my heart too… ?
— Natalia Perez (@OrmigaDesign) May 23, 2016
Some went as far to contemplate the horrific possibilities.
@LordSnow it just hit me. White walker Hodor. Please say it ain’t so. ?
— Callum Scorgie (@Scorgeman) May 23, 2016