Did Hodor Accidentally Confirm A Popular ‘Game Of Thrones’ Theory About Cersei?

Now that Meera is the one dragging Bran around, and also because he’s dead, Hodor has a lot more free time. Lately, Kristian Nairn has been DJ’ing, listening to Moana, and, oh yeah, accidentally revealing Game of Thrones spoilers. While guesting on Sky Atlantic’s Thronecast — think: Talking Dead meets The Great British Bake Off meets dragons — the actor made a reference to Cersei Lannister being “mad like her father, the Mad King.” (The Mad King is Aerys II Targaryen, Daenerys’ father who was murdered by Jaime Lannister.) That’s a massive bomb to drop on an after-show, but it’s a popular fan theory.

Think for a moment about the traits that define Targaryens — besides just silver hair and dragon-riding. They’re typically beautiful, strong, and prone to incest. It’s also said that they either come out truly noble or incredibly cruel and crazy. Personality-wise, Cersei and Jaime have far more in common with the Targaryen dynasty than they do with the overall Lannister family tree. Cersei’s penchant for power, Jaime’s prowess on the battlefield, and their unholy romance are all par for the course in the Targaryen family tree… (Via)

The Queen of the Seven Kingdoms has been acting a little “Mad” lately, what with her use of deadly wildfire and the way she’s enacting revenge on Ellaria Sand. But as for the Cersei-as-Targaryen theory? It’s probably bunk. After the episode aired, Nairn tweeted, “I just said the wrong name… had to bone up on two episodes I hadn’t seen too, so got a bit befuddled haha.”

That’s what someone who accidentally revealed a huge spoiler would say… except for Nairn. He would say “Hodor,” so unfortunately for the Game of Thrones crackpots out there, it was probably an honest mistake.