But that’s not all! Hodor (controlled via Bran) then saved Bran, picked up Locke, and snapped his neck in two with just a slight nudge of his giant hand. We only wish he could use his strength and massiveness to kill more bad guys, but as the horrified look on his face once Bran left his mind revealed, poor Hodor could really never hurt a fly on his own. He fights off Karl pretty well, until a little spit in the face throws him off (Ygritte would totally have laughed at Jon if she were there).
Snoke is exactly the same as any other powerful darksider; he egotistical, vainglorious and drunk on power. He thinks he the bees knees, the apex predator, the mightiest man in the galaxy. He pulls all the strings and everything goes according to his plan.
“Too Tough to Die.” Those words are tattooed on Cass Neary, the antihero of Elizabeth Hand’s crime novel series that began with Generation Loss and continued with Available Dark and the new Hard Light. Where those words are inked and why Cass chose to put them there is one of the many jagged, tragic details that make the series so compelling: In the early ’80s, at the age of 23, Cass was stabbed and raped. Her tattoo covers the scar she incurred that night and in a perverse way, it also proudly tags it.
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