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A theoretical physicist explains the Game of Thrones’ tragic Hodor twist

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Game of Thrones: That heartbreaking Hodor twist was George R.R. Martin's idea

Hodor is Hodor because of certain reasons as he wasn’t born that way. His real name was Wylis and the reason for Hodor being Hodor was revealed in this Sunday’s episode, ‘The Door’. In all, the episode was quite heartbreaking, with Wights killing Hodor while Hodor was protecting Meera and Bran against Wights by holding the back door of the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave. What the viewers saw was something where Bran Stark was visiting the past in Winterfell in one of his visions and Meera urged him to warg into the present day Hodor to protect everyone. So Bran connected the past and present Hodor through his warging which is why the past Hodor experienced his future death and lost his ability to speak anything and the present Hodor died. Got it?

We neither. So, it was necessary for someone to talk to a theoretical physicist because that’s who we need to talk to, to understand all the time travel business going on in that last sequence. Tech Insider recently spoke to Sean Carroll, who is a theoretical physicist at Caltech and studies time and asked him to explain the Hodor sequence from ‘The Door’.

What he says is this, “Bran is in two places at one time, or rather, two times at the same time. He’s in the past with young Hodor, and somehow there’s a connection made between the young Hodor and Hodor in the present moment. And with the fear of zombies catching them and running away, somehow that all gets transmitted to the younger Hodor, so young Hodor goes into a seizure. Young Hodor is getting an impression of holding the door and that’s giving him a seizure, and henceforth he can only say ‘Hodor.’ He goes on to serve the Starks, later becoming the very person sending that mental impression to his younger self. The short way of saying this is, he didn’t change the past, he affected the past. There’s only one past, and only one Hodor that had that seizure. It’s complete and utter craziness. Interestingly, once you allow time travel into your universe, rather than saying everything that happens has as source,” Carroll explained, “you’re asking that everything is consistent, and that everything is actually information circling around in time without a source.”

It is completely and utter craziness but that’s what makes it interesting.






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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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