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This article is full of spoilers from last Sunday's Game of Thrones, so steer clear until you see the episode.
Does death only come for the wicked and leave the decent behind? If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you know it most certainly does not. Sunday night’s episode of the epic saga saw the origin and death of Hodor, two separate moments linked together in a tragic twist. Death is no stranger to a Game of Thrones fan, but this one in particular hit us pretty hard, and fans have taken to the Internet to show some love and to send Hodor off by doing the thing he was born to do: hold the door.
Hodor went out holding back an entire army of wight’s, so it’s only fitting that his Pop Vinyl meets the same fate to a cat. Here's one such Twitter post.
Basic courtesy and elevator etiquette just got a whole lot more nerdy (and awesome). Can you imagine all the people in the elevator who don’t know what it means when you frantically shout “Hodor!” at them as the doors close?
Some fans have taken the Westeros-Groot’s death to heart and realized that he might be the most heroic character on the entire show.
And finally, here's some art of the ever-loyal big man who stuck by his friends until the end. And yes, that includes Bran Stark, A.K.A. the guy who messed up big time, though actor Isaac H. Wright did admit that some mistakes were made.
There’s still a ways to go before Game of Thrones Season 6 concludes, and people are already heartbroken. It only gets crazier from here. We still have Sansa and Jon versus Ramsey to look forward to, and things have been a little too quiet over in Meeren if you ask me. Tyrion has been making some risky moves to keep the peace, but the other shoe is probably about to drop.
Feel free to use the comments section as your Hodor grieving grounds. With Hodor gone can we even take any more character death? Who’s another likable character you absolutely can’t see die this season? I don’t know why, but I’m really scared for Davos.
Not all of the tributes were appreciated...
And here's a message from actor Kristian Nairn in response to all of the support he's received...