Hodor versus Groot rap battle is decided in very few words

Two of the least talkative characters in all of fiction get together for an epic rap showdown.

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Hodor versus Groot rap
Groot and Hodor settle their beef with rap. The Warp Zone

I never thought I'd want to see a Hodor versus Groot rap battle, but now that it's happened, I can't imagine life without it. The battle comes from nerdy sketch comedy group The Warp Zone, which previously brought us a video featuring a Jedi and a Sith Lord debating the new crossguard lightsaber from "The Force Awakens."

The rap clash was at least partly inspired by a Reddit discussion about who would win such a showdown. Hodor comes with his own entourage in the form of Bran Stark and Catelyn Stark. Groot has Rocket Raccoon on his side. Here's a preview of how the pithy battle goes down: "Hodor. Hodor. Hodor." "I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot." Repeat. Repeat some more.

After you've watched the video all the way through, give it another watch with the translation subtitles turned on to see the meaning behind the repetitive words. Warning: the subtitles are on the raunchy side and probably NSFW.

"At least I'm more than a sentient urinal," Hodor spits at Groot. Groot's translations are full of obscenities. "I'm a true galactic gangster," he says.

So, who came out the winner in the fight for rap supremacy? That's for you to decide. Personally, I think Groot's three-word repertoire defeats Hodor's more limited vocabulary, but it's really all about the attitude.