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George R.R. Martin Reveals How Hodor's Fate in the Books Will Differ From 'Game of Thrones' TV Series

George R.R. Martin is opening up about a beloved character’s fate.

The Game of Thrones author revealed how Hodor‘s fate will differ from the TV series in the upcoming novels, via James Hibberd‘s Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon.

Warning: spoilers ahead!

“As Game of Thrones fans know, the lovable, monoverbal Hodor (Kristian Nairn) perished in the season 6 episode ‘The Door.’ The gentle giant was commanded to ‘hold the door’ and used his weight to block an exit as undead wights attacked, allowing Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) to escape,” James writes.

That scene, however, will play out differently in the books.

“I thought they executed it very well, but there are going to be differences in the book. They did it very physical — ‘hold the door’ with Hodor’s strength. In the book, Hodor has stolen one of the old swords from the crypt. Bran has been warging into Hodor and practicing with his body, because Bran had been trained in swordplay. So telling Hodor to ‘hold the door’ is more like ‘hold this pass’ — defend it when enemies are coming — and Hodor is fighting and killing them. A little different, but same idea,” he explained.

For the show, the writers felt it would more communicate the concept of “hold the door.”

“For our purpose, holding the door is visually better, especially because we have so much fighting,” co-producer Dave Hill said.

The author also revealed his least favorite GoT scene and why.

George R.R. Martin Reveals His Least Favorite HBO 'Game of Thrones' Scene & Why

George R.R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones books, is revealing his least favorite scene from the HBO series…and it’s probably not one that fans would choose.

″Where we really fell down in terms of budget was my least favorite scene in the entire show, in all eight seasons: King Robert goes hunting,″ he told EW, noting the scene from the first season.

″Four guys walking on foot through the woods carrying spears and Robert is giving Renly s—. In the books, Robert goes off hunting, we get word he was gored by a boar, and they bring him back and he dies. So I never did [a hunting scene]. But I knew what a royal hunting party was like. There would have been a hundred guys. There would have been pavilions. There would have been huntsmen. There would have been dogs. There would have been horns blowing — that’s how a king goes hunting! He wouldn’t have just been walking through the woods with three of his friends holding spears hoping to meet a boar. But at that point, we couldn’t afford horses or dogs or pavilions.”

You can check out the scene on YouTube.

If you missed it, one Game of Thrones star actually wants to remake the final season.

'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Shuts Down Rumors About Final Books

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is speaking out about rumors surrounding his final two novels.

According to GOT actor Ian McElhinney, George had already finished The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring but was waiting for the HBO series to conclude before publishing them.

“It boggles me that anyone would believe this story, even for an instant. It makes not a whit of sense. Why would I sit for years on completed novels?” George wrote on his blog.

He continue, “I will, however, say for the record — no, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring are not finished. Dream is not even begun; I am not going to start writing volume seven until I finish volume six. No, the books are not done. HBO did not ask me to delay them. Nor did David [Benioff] & Dan [Weiss]. There is no ‘deal’ to hold back on the books.”

George‘s most recent book in the series, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011.

HBO used the first five GOT books to create the series and were given an outline about how George planned to end the final two novels.