Game of Thrones season 6 teaser leaks early

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We were expecting a glimpse of something new from HBO and Game of Thrones tonight just before the premiere of Vinyl, but it looks like the new season 6 teaser has already leaked.

The teaser focuses on the House of Black and White and the voices of the dead who have come before on Game of Thrones. Jon Snow, Ned, Catelyn, Robb, and Joffrey appear in the Hall of Faces along with other familiar characters.

Now updated with the official HBO copy of the teaser!

Well that is certainly a tease! Not the season 6 material we were hoping for, but it is intriguing.

Now how about some new footage, HBO?

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    1. That sucked…there’s thousands of fake “trailers” on YouTube that use old footage and dialogue…reminds me of those.

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    2. this would have been cute as a tease like, two weeks ago?
      but now we’re just so parched for the trailer, the teasing feels more like taunting lol

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    3. Poor. Past voiceovers and even music from a past season is more review than teaser. I suppose technically it’s a “teaser” though. I don’t anticipate a social media reaction tonight that HBO is hoping for.

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    4. No no no no NO. That can’t be….that CAN’T be it!!! There has to be more than that tonight. It’s the middle of february. I know the season starts a few weeks late. But we always have at least one full trailer, before now

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    5. Fortunately I had very little expectations for this “tease”, I figured it could be something like this. Well, now we go back to waiting blindly for the actual trailer.

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    6. Still better than The Sight stuff from last year, but only barely.

      I suppose now we’ll get a resurgence of all the fringe theories about Ned being a Faceless Man when he was executed so he’s actually, really still alive, but now with added Robb and Catelyn as Faceless Men too.

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    7. Fine teaser, but is the HBO team marketing trying to boycott Vinyl? People will be disappointed and I’m not sure it will have the desired effect.

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    8. Is it only me, i think that the last face is Tyrion? And as far as i know, he is very much alive…

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    9. This would’ve been amazing two months ago. By mid-February I think it’s fair to expect some actual season six footage to tease us about what’s to come, instead of a thematic review of the past seasons. I don’t think this can even be considered a “tease”, because it doesn’t tease us about the coming season at all!

      Even the previous tease with Bran and the raven and the banner teasers had new lines from season six, even if there wasn’t any new footage! It’s so weird to take us a step backwards now, when one would expect a full trailer instead, or at least a proper teaser trailer. Just puzzling.

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    10. Oooh, I liked that. 🙂 Was that Tyrion, the last one? Interesting that they’re putting him and Jon down there with all the dead but of course it might be only to tease us. 🙂

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    11. i think it’s cool…
      Ned,Robb,Catelyn,Joffrey…..Jon
      all dead…and then all the rest main characters “dead”
      Sansa,Tyrion,Dany,Jaime,Arya and Cersei….
      Everyone can be killed….
      Valar Morghulis
      Watch season 6…
      HBO even wrote “warning” ..i don’t know why peope thought this would be a trailer.

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    12. Stupid, stupid, stupid. This has dampened my hopes for Season 6 – clearly D&D have less respect for us than I thought even after last season – and convinced me not to tune in to Vinyl.

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    13. jennyofoldstones,

      Its supposed to be Tyrion. Also there are other faces like Cersei’s too see. But they are not gonna die. HBO won’t kill of Tyrion untill they have no choice (for example: GRRM let him die in the books and it’s important for the story that he dies).

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    14. I think that this will be a very effective advertisement. It will remind people of what has happened on the show, and for those people who have been watching it, it will remind them why they have liked the show.

      It obviously is an ad aimed at the viewers rather than at the fans: but, then, aren’t the viewers more important than the fans for the show’s health?

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    15. That last shot was definitely Tyrion. I spotted Sansa and Arya’s faces too on the wall as the camera pulled out. Probably doesn’t mean anything beyond teasing but still…

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    16. Massively disappointing. I am going to stamp my foot in the manner of a small petulant child and say they can sod off. I am officially giving up being bothered about a trailer. ’til tomorrow then!

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    17. Ross Doherty,

      Or, perhaps, we can interpret it as ‘what is dead may never die but rises again, harder and stronger’. Dead characters first, then alive characters, and Jon in between. That’s my take.

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    18. Interesting, everyone before Snow is dead, and the last 6 faces after him are all alive. So are we supposed to assume that he is still “in between”?

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    19. Wimsey: It obviously is an ad aimed at the viewers rather than at the fans: but, then, aren’t the viewers more important than the fans for the show’s health?

      Casual fans liked to be teased about the future too. In fact, I think it’s fair to say a casual show watcher would be more excited by a flashy action trailer with popular music, as all GoT trailers are, instead of this artsy figurative review.

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    20. Luka Nieto,

      This is a common mistaken belief that just will not die! However, here it is for the umpteen thousandth time: HBO and every other network and/or studio invest a lot of money in marketing departments, made up of people who have nothing to do with the production of shows or films. Those are the people who made this: at best, B&W might have signed off on it, but it’s quite possible that they were not even that much in the loop.

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    21. Still waiting for pictures of Quentyn Martell, Arianne or maybe (f)Aegon.
      And Lady Stoneheart. Meribald. Hound. Ser Shadrich. Lothor Brune. Garlan Tyrell. Willas Tyrell. A more proper Lord Tyrell. And Danys bloodriders. Where the hell are they?

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    22. It’s somewhat similar to the 17million views tease. Yes yes we get it everyone can die but it’s time for actual S06 footage. Come on HBO give us the trailer please.

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    23. Luka Nieto,

      Excited? Sure. However, will it be effective at reminding them that they like Game of Thrones? Also, sure!

      Remember, HBO is also showing the old seasons on HBOGo, and through other outlets. It benefits them to advertise the whole series: and in a way, this did that quite well.

      Of course, I, too, was hoping for the clips with Jon rising up from the dead, Daeny feeding Khal Whomevero to Drogon, and Sansa besting Ramsay with a Battle Axe. But, then, I still hope that this will be the XMas where Santa actually turns up! 😀

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    24. Well I hope they have leaked this “…” (caughing) “teaser” themselves, just to read our comments, so they can see how much disappointed we are, so they will change their mind and show the full trailer online today.

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    25. There are people who are still alive as of yet – Daenerys, Jorah, Tyrion, etc… all dead lol. Forshadowing like hell. Guess Euron will be with Faceless Men after all.

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    26. Argh. I don’t even feel teased. Just reminded that the show exists and has had previous seasons. Which isn’t exactly something any of us have lost sight of…

      If teaser trailers are the equivalent of getting a sexy photo with the note “See you Friday…” then this is the equivalent of getting an old family portrait with the same note. Like…okay…still looking forward to Friday, but also a little puzzled…

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    27. Talbert Serry:
      Still waiting for pictures of Quentyn Martell, Arianne or maybe (f)Aegon.
      And Lady Stoneheart. Meribald. Hound. Ser Shadrich. Lothor Brune. Garlan Tyrell. Willas Tyrell. A more proper Lord Tyrell. And Danys bloodriders. Where the hell are they?

      Cut. Like they should be.

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    28. I’m seriously starting to believe teasers are all we’ll get between now and the premiere. As a way to keep everyone in the dark, like Bran’s line from the first teaser.

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    29. Morgoth: Meh. Much ado about nothing.

      That’s the perfect reaction – my first reaction was ewwww that’s IT?!! Yet, were those the faces of all the Stark children, including Jon, in the effing House of B&W? What is HBO trying to say? That no one is who we think they are? Or that they will all die and become just another face awaiting animation from a stranger. I hated this. I liked the stupid banner teasers better than this. This isn’t teasing, this has a nastier edge than teasing. This is more of a mean-spirited torment. Bad mood now.

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    30. Wimsey,

      Why would the viewers of the show need to be reminded about what they liked about the show, and/or what has happened in the show? If I or anyone else is going to tune in at 8:59 P.M. to see a teaser for said show, wouldn’t that be done with the built in knowledge that I’m obviously a fan of the show? Otherwise I wouldn’t tune in to see the teaser. So again, why would the viewers of the show need to be reminded about what they liked about the show, and/or what has happened in the show? I don’t think this teaser hurts or helps. It does nothing really, except stall for more time.

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    31. Well, this thing with everyone’s face, like they try to say that everyone will be dead once (valar morghulis), i hope they don’t plan

      [ spoiler ] the same ending how in LOST [ / spoiler ]

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    32. I don’t get it…I mean its like they went through a whole lot of trouble to let us know that no one is safe….we know that already. Come on HBO, you can do better than this!

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    33. I think you nailed it. Last year we received a trailer at the end of January and we were supposed to get it even earlier than that if the IMAX showings didn’t quickly sell out.

      Steven:
      this would have been cute as a tease like, two weeks ago?
      but now we’re just so parched for the trailer, the teasing feels more like taunting lol

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    34. Tinfoil Link:
      Interesting, everyone before Snow is dead, and the last 6 faces after him are all alive. So are we supposed to assume that he is still “in between”?

      That’s what I took away from it … Jon Snow is the ‘bridge’ between those who have died before and those who are still alive. Though technically we know of one other who could be there too. 😉 I liked that at least they left it ambiguous on Jon Snow since everyone shown after him is alive and so even though he was the last ‘dead’ to speak, he’s not completely dead yet.

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    35. Does HBO use a single schizophrenic marketing team for GoT, or are there multiple teams that just don’t communicate in the slightest with one another? The original teaser at least contained new voice overs from Blood Raven and Bran. I feel cheated. This is a step back.

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    36. aabe:
      Ross Doherty,

      Dead characters first, then alive characters, and Jon in between. That’s my take.

      Tinfoil Link:
      Interesting, everyone before Snow is dead, and the last 6 faces after him are all alive. So are we supposed to assume that he is still “in between”?

      I don’t want to read too much into this tease, but I did have the same thought as you both. At the moment, Jon is in between life and death.

      Hell, they even place him literally between Ygritte (definitely dead) and Stannis (some still believe he may be alive).

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    37. Bruh ive never been so disappointed by hbo ?. But a teasers a teaser. Guess im not missing any minute of walking dead tonight

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    38. I wasn’t expecting anything substantial tbh, they promised a ‘tease’ and that’s all it ended up being. Still as ominous and foreboding as ever.

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    39. The show is dedicating an entire season to flashbacks from seasons 1-5. This is why they decided on 8 seasons. Season 6 will be a recap season and it will give George more time to finish TWOW.

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    40. Is that Davos next to Joffrey?

      And who is next to Jon and Ygritte?

      I see Ned, Robb, Cat, Jon, Ygritte, Joffrey, Tyrion, Sansa, Jaime, Arya, Cersei….

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    41. I am really surpised with most of the comments….do people don’t recognize the actors, or don’t know who the main characters left alive are?

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    42. Very cool on its own terms; very underwhelming as an s6 teaser. I imagine it would be perfectly possible for someone to fake that, so it’s not inconceivable that it’s a bogus leak and the real is yet to come.

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    43. They just won’t give up with the ‘Jon is really really dead, honest, we mean it’ trolling, will they?

      Presumably this is a dream that Arya has, just prior to her deciding that she can never be No One (despite the fact that she was not present when any of those lines of dialogue were uttered). If so, it seems likely that, as Blind Beth, she will have overheard talk about the LC of the NW being assassinated. One more murdered family member pushes her over the edge.

      That last Jon line about ‘The dead are coming’ could foreshadow other resurrections besides his own. Is there a Hound face in those niches? Don’t think I saw one. But LSH is still an option.

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    44. I would be very disappointed if this is what we got (and it definitely looks legit). I mean it’s OK, but it is February now, so I would expect something to see/hear something new.

      I thought the teaser we got in December was quite good, and that had some new dialogue. I think this new teaser should have been the December one, and vice versa.

      It’s just a bit crap, and smacks of a ploy to get people to watch Vinyl (fair enough), but not being bothered to actually show something worthwhile (not so good).

      I was going to stay up to watch it, but I don’t really see the point now. If I’m still awake I’ll check, but I’m glad my hopes have been dashed if this is the shit we’re getting.

      Very disappointed. The full trailer better be here imminently, and be a good 2 minutes long. I’m not giving them any slack after this trash.

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    45. This death-centered plot in each season is getting irritating .ASOIAF isnt just the death of familiar characters. It seems that producers care to keep the attention of the viewers only by deaths and not by good storytelling and writing.

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    46. Tyrion Pimpslap:
      The show is dedicating an entire season to flashbacks from seasons 1-5. This is why they decided on 8 seasons. Season 6 will be a recap season and it will give George more time to finish TWOW.

      Mmmmm….. and all these spoilers this site gave??

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    47. I thought it was a cool look to the past. Many people I know have just caught up with Thrones and it hasn’t been years since they last watched those dead characters and it will probably feel heavier for them. I wish there was new footage, but that will come soon enough.

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    48. Disappointed. I wondered for a moment if maybe the voiceovers were giving us a hint if important thematic elements of S6, but on reflection I think not. It’s just the ‘catchphrases’ of dead characters. Tyrion’s face being front and centre at the end reflects only that he is one of the most popular characters among the general viewing audience. Surely a real trailer can’t be too far away, hopefully.

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    49. dave: Why would the viewers of the show need to be reminded about what they liked about the show, and/or what has happened in the show?

      The biggest viewers of HBO series are professionals in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. These are people with very busy lives who will have done many, many things since watching Mother’s Mercy that do not include thinking about Game of Thrones. Thus, it’s good to remind them of the show and remind them of the things that they have seen.

      Remember, we are outliers! Our viewership can be taken for granted: but the viewership of people who do not think about shows between seasons cannot be taken for granted quite so easily.

      Matthew The Dragon knight: this will probably have the opposite effect, who wants to predicted Vinyls Ratings

      I am betting that it does really well with Baby Boomers.

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    50. I thought that was awesome! Very well done. Especially the ending with the characters who are currently alive in the Hall of Faces. Also thought the dialogue tied in very well with probable storyline from this season.

      You guys (if you read that other topic I posted my theory in) already know I think Sansa will pass the sentence and “swing the sword” (Ramsay). Then you have Robb talk about losing the war (a good tie in with the Northern Lords/The Freys/The Boltons). If Cat’s “show them how it feels to lose what they love” also ties in with the North…you’re going to have another Northern-centric season. Plus, with Jon talking about the long-night, its going to tie in nicely with his storyline, plus, whatever they’re doing with the WWs this season. I thought all of that was freaking brilliant, actually.

      Side note, a part of me thought Jon would open his eyes when they did the close up of his face.

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    51. Matthew The Dragon knight,

      Am I being entranced by the shininess of your hair or are you just so sane and reasonable that I find you super cute?

      Hasn’t someone screen capped this all to hell with arrows identifying all the faces yet?

      This fandom is SUCH a disappointment. Real fans would have had this done already. Thanks Obama!

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    52. Well it’s a nice teaser. I don’t think anyone has a problem with that.

      It’s the fact that we get it now that’s dissapointing, we need a good 2 mins trailer with new scenes/lines…

      Had this came out like 2-3 weeks ago, I don’t think anyone would have complained.

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    53. Tyrion Pimpslap: The show is dedicating an entire season to flashbacks from seasons 1-5.

      You have it! After all, Grandpa Simpson once told us that being in a coma was like a TV episode where they did not have time for a script and just did flashbacks. So, this will be all the stuff that Jon sees while in a coma.

      Brilliant!

      😉

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    54. Well, what a pile of shite that was! Just an extension of the teaser posted a few days ago. I was going to stay up late (2am UK time) to watch it, but now I won’t bother 🙁

      IMHO – HBO are now really pissing fans off BIG TIME who want to see a REAL trailer! No idea either why what looked like Tyrion’s face was the last shown? He’s alive and kicking and sure is one character that will be there at the end…

      Black Raven says – “Caw caw – Show us the trailer – Show us the trailer” 😀

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    55. Teasers and trailers aren’t the same thing, folks.

      And you have to also remember; we’re in unexplored territory – there are no more “let’s show the book readers a little something they’ll appreciate.” Everything is a spoiler now.

      This is why I don’t hang around here anymore. You’re all stone-cold drags and whiners. “OMG TRAILER OMG TRAILER I CAN’T WAIT I didn’t like it.”

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    56. Deesensfan,

      Things that the studio deems as being unsatisfactory or average are leaked on purpose.

      See the last season´s first four episodes and many other examples that do not pop into my mind presently. It happens all the time – welcome to Hollywood! It´s like straight to VHS for smaller stuff that sucks in the modern decade 🙂

      The idea is to avoid ruining the product or the brand by deflating the disappointment gradually rather than suddenly. Otherwise there would be problems if the promise of good stuff is broken at once for millions of people – Twitter storms and other stuff happening in real time on social media. Now people have many hours to voice their disappointment on niche blogs like these and the idea that this teaser is or like last year that the first part of the last season were really bad will not catch fire.

      Marketing genius 🙂

      They already have reviewers / professional journalists in the bag because these people have mouths to feed (as probably do the editors of this blog). The first part of last season was horrible by any standard yet no professional critic voiced even very reasonable criticism. The second part was in the process of becoming great again but ended too soon.

      Basic marketing technique but I seriously doubt 99% people will ever understand it. Either people go full nuts in to conspiracy realm or they think manipulation does not exist. The truth is in the middle (not just out there :)) and it´s happening now to us 🙂 I doubt that even the showrunners know how the studio evaluates and manages these things.

      People only need to do the marketing manipulation in order to manage the response to a mediocre product – let´s see if the magic of the first four seasons returns in the sixth and there will be no more leaks. I certainly hope so and the lack of leaks once we hit the editing phase is very promising since it means that no studio boss or marketing lady thought it necessary to leak anything :)) . The first four seasons were perfect. Probably the best television ever filmed.

      The released photos from the sixth season also look great. The photography and set design looks just right. The clothing, make-up and generally the feel and focus of the actors looked perfect.

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    57. Robert,

      WTF are you talking about? Lol
      First four episodes were fantastic last year – the whole season was, and that is the majority opinion – Emmy win and all.

      Thanks for the explanation though 🙂

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    58. I don’t care what you guys say: that gave me goosebumps. It was NOT old footage—those masks took some CG work and it did not feel at all fan-made. The teaser should remind you that NO ONE is safe and we’re all in the dark about who survives and who dies this season. Quit your complaining; you’ll get a full trailer soon.

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    59. As far as people thinking this will turn off the fandom from watching, I can only quote Willy Wonka (or was it Oscar Wilde?)

      “The suspense is terrible! I hope it will last.”

      Like the unclear photos of Sansa, this is some great marketing. It’s exciting yet terrifying to think that one of your (my) favorites might end up dead this season and what a way to get us to discuss it.

      Anyone doing an Aces and Eights for GoT this year?

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    60. Justin: It was NOT old footage—those masks took some CG work and it did not feel at all fan-made.

      No one is saying it’s fan made. It obviously isn’t. It’s also not footage from season six; not only because it doesn’t make any sense that it would, but also because the effects in those faces aren’t up to the standard of what the show usually delivers. This whole sequence was created specifically for this advertisment. So no, it’s not really “new footage” —not of season six, anyway.

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    61. The first part all Stark Family characters except Joff, who was instrumental in their demise. Then we have the living and not so alive.. Oh yeah, gonna be good.

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    62. I think the teaser is quite cool! I was expecting just Dany launching an empty threat to the great houses of Westeros or Varys declaring Tyrion the saviour of the world.

      Surprised that folk can’t recognise the main characters! And looking back at dead characters, then Jon then alive characters is a clever way of showing he is in between as well as a nod to Bran’s storyline looking towards the past and future.

      Hope there is a trailer soon. I have the feeling a a full trailer would detract from Vinyl. Glad I didn’t have to wait til 2am to see it though 🙂

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    63. To everyone who is butthurt because they expected something major, look at it this way…we now got more than enough teasers and this probably means that the next thing we get from HBO will be a real trailer we all want.

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    64. Let’s consider the fact that so many things about the faceless men and there religion have not been fully explained yet…it could be possible that they have a copy of everyone’s face – alive or dead. What if this idea also fit in with Cersei ‘s valonquer theory too.

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    65. Robert,

      While it’s true that some leaks are on purpose (e.g. the famous Deadpool test footage), I really doubt most are and last seasons definetly weren’t. It really hurt the ratings and furthermore 1-4 were some of the best reviewed episodes of last season; episodes 5-7 got the most criticism (that I don’t share). And the pics spoiling Shireens death that surfaced hours before the premiere of ep9 that wasn’t intentional at all.

      This teaser could have been on purpose but I doubt it with Game of Thrones track record.

      This teaser could

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    66. Jack Bauer 24,

      Jack Bauer 24: Yeah where is the “4.24.16” logo? No date or anything. Are they delaying the season?

      I don’t think that would be the case. But it’s odd that it didn’t show any dates indeed. I hope it’s because since it’s a leak it’s not complete, so maybe tonight we’ll get some dates, either for the premiere or for the full trailer.

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    67. Real talk I’d rather nothing over this. Reminds me of the preview for the final madmen episode; nothing but a recap of previous events. I get it though for MM, bc it was the SERIES FINALE. This isn’t. Straight wizzack imo

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    68. Robert:
      that the first part of the last season were really bad will not catch fire.

      The first four episodes were received very well by critics as well as by most fans IIRC, so was the fifth (all between 96 and 100% on RT). And reviews came out before or at the same time as the leaks, so I can’t really follow your line of thought here.

      Also, I don’t think that’s Stephen Dillane’s face next to Kit’s. Could it be Qorin Halfhand aka Simon Armstrong? Or am I hallucinating?

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    69. Haha, I’m sure this is HBO’s revenge for the first four episodes being leaked last year.

      It’s cool, but I think they’ll feel the heat from exasperated fans. Then again, it’ll probably ensure higher trailer views when it does come.

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    70. HBO should be very careful as they are relying far too much on Game of Thrones for income. This teaser is not bad, but is disappointing in the sense that people wanted actual footage. That is on the marketing department, not the showrunners.

      HBO still needs to replace Boardwalk Empire and True Blood as well, and with rumors of trouble at HBO, such as HBO Now underselling (their own fault for 1. limiting it to apple devices for a period of time and 2. not expanding beyond the US other countries such as England, although that is probably because of Sky being greedy bastards), the David Fincher – Utopia mess, the delay of Westworld and the total reworking of Lewis and Clark, HBO seems to be in trouble.*

      *Note I am just speculating and am most certainly wrong.

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    71. the more and more I watch this teaser, the more I like it.
      reading all the comments and thinking about what it all means is pretty fun.
      10 more sundays until game of thrones 🙂

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    72. Selina,

      Eck,

      Yeah, I guess a full trailer would detract from Vinyl. I just wish they hadn’t announced it, because it’s like they want the best of both worlds. If people tune in expecting something new they will probably be disappointed. If people were going to watch Vinyl anyway and they saw this teaser it would have been a pleasant surprise (if they hadn’t announced it), and would not be quite so bad.

      Sorry, it smacks a s both cynical and lazy. I really hope they don’t use this as an excuse to not give us a full trailer for a while. I’ll give them a week, but I just have a feeling they’ll wait until 28th February, because then it will be under two months until the première.

      Look, I’m not an expert in marketing, but annoying your fan base seems to be a pretty stupid thing to do. I would let this one go if it hadn’t been for those stupid Sights last year. It’s the announcement which I think is the thing that pisses people off the most about this.

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    73. I personally don’t like all of the D & D hateing because I feel like they are just doing their jobs. They are there to excite and intrige us, as they have done with this trailer.

      It has everyone talking about it and any publicity is good publicity.

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    74. This is all right. Now that I got over my disappointment of not getting any new footage, I think it’s a well done spot. If it had dropped out of nowhere without a pre-teaser, I’d have probably just praised it. Praised it and still wished for the darn new footage.

      Well, it’s 10 weeks. I’ll find something to do 🙂

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    75. Ser Low-Res: This is all right. Now that I got over my disappointment of not getting any new footage, I think it’s a well done spot. If it had dropped out of nowhere without a pre-teaser, I’d have probably just praised it. Praised it and still wished for the darn new footage.

      It IS really well done!

      I honestly think two months ago or so this would’ve been received with unanimous exctiement. It’s just a tad too late for such a basic teaser.

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    76. Well, okey, no gifs to make I guess.
      I have to say I too was hopping for some real footage. That was an cool idea, but nothing that gets me fired up. Imo if you do something like that, then put a little tease in it, like Daredevil did for example (who ever can spot it gets some internet cred from me. 😉 ). That wasn’t a tease, it was a reminder.

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    77. I’ll add this. I’m totally fine if hbo doesn’t even release a trailer for this season. Just premier it on said date and I’m good. In the dark with everything and be totally captivated watching it

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    78. Afeastfordances:
      This teaser lends serious weight to my “every character is actually Jaqen in disguise” theory.

      So all of Planetos is just a solipsistic universe existing only inside Jaqen’s mind?

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    79. Posting again, because if moderation hell (don’t know what went wrong).

      Well, okey, no gifs to make I guess.
      I have to say I too was hopping for some real footage. That was an cool idea, but nothing that gets me fired up. Imo if you do something like that, then put a little tease in it, like Daredevil did for example (who ever can spot it gets some internet cred from me. ? ). That wasn’t a tease, it was a reminder.

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    80. KG,

      Deesensfan,

      Ha yeah he is a bit confused and by the way not everyone is complaining, and get off this website if you have a problem with the people on it, you’re a brave man talking crap behind your computer. So grow up and keep your negative comments about other people to yourself.

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    81. I know HBO warned it was a teaser, but I am still SO disappointed. I really thought they would give us just a few seconds of new season 6 footage, at the very least. Oh well…

      p.s. I must admit though… pretty cool to see all of the main characters faces without their hair- really made me see all of them in a very different way than before.

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    82. OMFG! Catelyn Stark is in the trailer. The long night is coming, and the dead are coming with it. This totally turns the tables, what if ALL the dead will rise during the long night..
      IMO this also confirms Stoneheart

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    83. What? No aliens? Must be a fake!
      It could’ve been done better, and with more convincing faces….. like….
      Where was Waymar Royce? Or….. to solve an on-going mystery, where was Benjen? What about Ros?

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    84. Such a teaser should have been released a month or so ago, not 2 months before the season, and definitely not have been ‘teased’ in advance as if it’s some big deal. There’s just a bunch of masks (of dead and alive characters, thus promoting their tired ‘everyone can die’ bullshyt approach) and old lines. No new footage, characters or even lines. That’s what they wanted people to tune in for? Teasing a teaser coming up which shows nothing.

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    85. I believe we will get the trailer sooner rather than later and that will change people’s tune a bit, the power of positivity.

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    86. Is that Russian wording in the top margin after the words Game of Thrones? Is that how you got this? Now I have to see what the time difference between here and Moscow is.

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    87. Super Northener,

      Nope. I was just thinking if they never release a trailer, it’s not going to stop me from tuning in… no matter how frustrated I am. And I think HBO is well aware of that. Everyone wants to know for sure what happened to Jon- they don’t even need to release a trailer, really. They know everyone will be back because of that cliffhanger. They’ve got us in the palm of their hand.

      I CAN’T WAIT!

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    88. I really think we will get one later this week. They got their whole “here’s a big show so we will advertise a GoT teaser before it” out of the way, I am thinking a trailer will pop up shortly after

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    89. Maybe they are upset about all the spoilers and leaks during filming that they decided we don’t deserve one… Thanks Rocky Mountain ninja climber guy with a camera :/

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    90. Also, I haven’t commented on the teaser because I haven’t seen it
      I’m gonna wait to watch it on my big tv tonight, but by the way it sounds I think I’m gonna like it 🙂

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    91. This idea is basicly some bullshit, they can’t have the faces of Joffrey, he was buried, and not those of Jon (who should be burned or still be alive) or Rob … if that’s it, they have the faces of anyone who ever lived or lives, and it’s a pretty small temple for millions of shelves and it makes the procedure that Arya did with dead people in a temple no sense

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    92. Gods, this is why I hope never to have fans of any kind in my life. If you’re that pissed about this, I think that says more about your life (or lack there of) than anything regarding the show. I honestly think they don’t care what the fans think, and that’s a good thing.

      Having seen it, I think Wimsey has the right of it: this is aimed at the 30-50 yearolds who make up most of HBO’s viewer/revenue base.

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    93. People who are still feeling disappointend, consider this: The later the first real later drops, the less time it is until the premiere from it.

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    94. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      10 more sundays until game of thrones

      Put that way, 10 more Sundays doesn’t sound so bad. Maybe if I re-watch S5, 1 episode every Sunday, the wait from here on out won’t feel so long.

      Who am kidding. This wait is agonizing.

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    95. Jeb,

      I am willing to bet the only fans “annoyed” by this are a small proportion of the hardcore fans that frequent fansites such as this one.

      Casual fans will probably find it intriguing and will be reminded the season is returning soon.

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    96. Ser Low-Res: People who are still feeling disappointend, consider this: The later the first real later drops, the less time it is until the premiere from it.

      Actually that’s not a bad way to look at it. I think I’ll try to think about it in that way 😉

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    97. The more I watch it, the more I like it. It really gets you to wondering about hidden clues, and the significance behind those spoken lines. While this is far from my favorite teaser, it’s still good. HBO wasn’t exaggerating when they warned us we would be teased by this, they are definitely picking at us, ha.

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    98. Stoneboy,

      I do believe that most of the main casts bodies that are not burnt or decapitated will return at some point(maybe the final season) to fight the living, but the corpses below Winterfell will rise and fight the Others, but…

      Obviously, this is some hopefull fanfic.

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    99. phantomstrife,

      +1….thats how I’m feeling as well….however like I just posted I’m totally content if we don’t even get a trailer. Just drop the premier in April and let’s go.

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    100. teunteulai,

      I don’t think they have their faces at the HOBAW, I mean in the actual story. This teaser is just another way to market the whole Valar Morghulis theme. There are faces of living characters there too. It’s just one big metaphor.

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    101. Am I the only person who doesn’t mind not seeing new footage? Remember last season we saw the wise masters surrounding Khaleesi in a trailer and i was just waiting for that to happen. When that episode came around i knew what was going to happen.

      Sometimes (IMO) trailers ruin things. Ive waited this long for season 6, i can wait 70 more days without new footage.

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    102. I can appreciate people’s frustration/disappointment with this tease, but here’s my thinking from a previous comments section which may or may not be comforting:

      The longer we have to wait for a true season six trailer, the less time there will be to wait between that milestone and the premiere itself.

      The way they’re spacing out this content is a kindness, ultimately.

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    103. Uhhh, really? Seriously, HBO?
      The Lord of Light does not aprove of this “teaser”. It’s not even a teaser.
      You will burn, marketing department. I will your scream.

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    104. Stoneboy: IMO this also confirms Stoneheart

      I don’t know if it confirms Stoneheart, but it could be confirming some revenge finally being taken. Joffrey is in there to remind us of the horrible things he did, so that we are primed for wanting that revenge to happen.

      Abyss, maybe something with arrows showing who all the faces are, as someone mentioned upthread. Not a gif exactly, a still photo. I couldn’t make out everyone who was on that wall. Was Tywin on the wall? Maybe a still photo will add some meaning, or give us clues about what they were trying to convey. I’m assuming there was a fair amount of thought put into the creation of this thing, even though we don’t particularly like it.

      And I still don’t buy the thought that the showrunners have neither input nor approval rights concerning what marketing does. That doesn’t sound right.

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    105. I thought it might be something like this. The fact that they announced it not even as a “teaser”, but a “tease” made me think as much.

      It actually makes me wonder if we’ll even get a full trailer with footage from the new season. Given that this is the first year that they’re beyond the books, maybe the idea is to not let anybody see anything until the season begins.

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    106. Super Northener,

      After this teaser, I’m thinking the same. How wonderful that would be 🙂 IMO, this confirms Stoneheart for sure. Her line “Show them how it feels to loose what they love” IS Stoneheart.

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    107. Elessar,

      As I am 28 years old I feel as though I am in the younger veiwers bracket.

      And as they said it would be a tease, then I am more than happy with ”so called” tease.

      I donot know why I put so called in ”” but I did so handle it as you please.

      Please forgive my wordsmanship

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    108. tyjon,

      Were you trying to say that this leaked teaser is not the teaser they meant to show us? I’m totally disappointed with this, yes. but I don’t expect someone would be able to do something like this.. How do you actually expect a fan to do those faces???

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    109. *If you haven’t watched the teaser, yet, don’t read this post.*

      What I like about this is it gives me a sense this season will have a focus on revenge, or as I called it on the other thread, comeuppance. I love how Stark-centric it is. In thinking about the dead people they showed, how they died, and who was responsible for theirs deaths, there’s potential for revenge, or whatever you want to call it on several houses…Boltons, Freys, and Lannisters (Catelyn and Robb), Lannisters, again (Ned), and, most interestingly, at least for me, Tyrells and Littlefinger (Joffrey). That’s not to say I think it’s all that simple, but it gives me a little something on which to chew (not the fine chocolate I was hoping for, perhaps, but not exactly a shit sandwich, either).

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    110. Irishton,

      I like the teaser as a work of art – I don’t like that the artistic team who made it had stolen the idea from that fan art I liked a lot – the picture with Arya in the middle, it is discussed above. I like the reminder that we will all die and our favourite characters as well, it creates a strange atmosphere. But, of course, I’m disappointed that we haven’t got new stuff to speculate about.

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    111. Jack Bauer 24: Yeah where is the “4.24.16” logo? No date or anything. Are they delaying the season?

      It ain’t delayed, silly. The premiere has been confirmed for 4/24 for a while. But more related to the teaser, how do you feel about stealing people’s faces.

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    112. Stop whining bunch of childs! You act like royals and as if you have the right to get new footage. It’s ridiculous to be honest. There will be new footage, don’t worry! And maybe thin k about this fantastic thematic trailer, which is saying a lot about the seasons to come..

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    113. Ginevra,

      To the left of Jon Snow, I’m pretty sure that’s Stannis. And it looks like Jaime and Cersei to the left and right of Arya. It’s not divided by good versus evil but alive versus dead. (Because HBO has still got to die on that Jon-Snow-is-Definitely-Dead Hill.)

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    114. Wow people will complain about anything.

      Will you still be watching episode 1 in April? If yes, who cares about the trailer.

      Too many spoilers on all shows and movies now. Just look at the big reveal in the batman vs superman trailer.

      I like being left in the dark. Makes for a better viewing experience.

      GOT is the best show with some of he worst fans.

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    115. Sebas:
      Stop whining bunch of childs! You act like royals and as if you have the right to get new footage. It’s ridiculous to be honest. There will be new footage, don’t worry! And maybe thin k about this fantastic thematic trailer, which is saying a lot about the seasons to come..

      Children usually know how to pluralize “child”.

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    116. Sebas,

      I don’t think there is anything wrong with people saying they are disappointed. Normally a full trailer has been released by now, so it is not like people are asking for something early.

      Most of the responses actually say that the teaser in itself is quite good, but it is the sort of teaser that is usually released 5 months before the première and not two. That is the issue.

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    117. I cannot believe so many people are bitching. This was awesome! Much better than what I was expecting. 😀 This teaser opens up all kinds of possibilities. It means anyone could come back if a faceless man took their face. Also, they showed us the faces of characters who have not died yet at the end for a reason. Is it to imply that they TOO will die? Or does this mean every person in the world is in that room? Or does it mean these are the people who will play an important part in the fate of Westeros?

      Just fucking amazing! I can’t believe all the nay-sayers.

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    118. West of Moon:
      The more I watch it, the more I like it. It really gets you to wondering about hidden clues, and the significance behind those spoken lines. While this is far from my favorite teaser, it’s still good. HBO wasn’t exaggerating when they warned us we would be teased by this, they are definitely picking at us, ha.

      I’m not bothering checking for clues this time. We’ve been trolled with those kind of teasers and fake hints so many times already. Remember raven brings the sight, Nikolai with his duck, Lena Heady with her ‘stoneheart’ ?

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    119. Ginevra:
      Maggie,

      Who are to the left and right of Arya?Who is to the left of Jon Snow?

      My money is on Cersei (on the left) and Daario (on the right). Everyone is placed by someone they’re tied too in one way or the other. Daario makes sense under Daenerys, and Cersei makes sense under Sansa.

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    120. Thronetender: I’m assuming there was a fair amount of thought put into the creation of this thing, even though we don’t particularly like it.

      To be honest, I don’t think that was the case. They selected prominent characters both dead and alive. Faces that people would recognize. As a said, I don’t think the teaser confirms or even hints at anything when in comes to next season. – Apart from the good old Valar Morghulis theme of course, but that doesn’t tell us anything new.

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    121. Jack Bauer 24,

      That’s today’s journalism standards for you.

      The only thing is that HBO brought it on themselves. The journalists probably assumed it was a full trailer because a trailer has normally been released by now.I really think HBO shot themselves in the foot by announcing it, but we all know they only did that to boost Vinyl’s viewing figures.

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    122. Yes, that’s his face, and the faces of everyone who is alive right now, who will die in the future. “The long night is coming, and the dead with it.”

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    123. “When media says the GOT S6 Teaser is a TRAILER #Staytuned

      WTH is that supposed to mean??

      Jack Bauer 24:
      The biggest “trolls” are all the sites calling our S6 TEASER a TRAILER.#GoT #staytuned

      https://twitter.com/b_cogman/status/698982463796695040

      That was the tweet from Cogman.

      Well at least that makes grammatical sense. Even if he doesn’t say anything about when the actual trailer will be released. Of course, he wouldn’t know.

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    124. Jack Bauer 24,

      I really don’t think so. Not only do we have four of the Big 5 who will likely make it to the end in here, but these faces cannot all be (and probably any be) in the Hall of Faces. The HoBaW get their faces from those who come to the House to die and be cleaned and cared for immediately by No One.

      Certainly Joffrey’s body would be protected, as a king. Robb’s head would likely have been ravaged, as Catelyn’s and the fact that she’s still using hers. So this video is more metaphorically talking about the dead and perhaps the soon-to-be-dead, but I think at least four of these will survive until the end and hopefully through the end.

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    125. Hodors Bastard:
      Interesting. The concept of the familiar dead in HoB&W was introduced byertacaltinoz on deviantart a few months back. I like how they took the Stark angle.

      Nice. But I think the teaser is actually a more interesting concept as that painting is basically Arya’s literal “kill list” come to life by being shown a heads behind her in her actual place of deathly “business”. While the teaser starts by using the heads as a conceptual reminder of all the memorable deaths on the show (it only seems Stark heavy because they’ve suffered greatly. But the theme here is just death, as Joffrey is included as well). And then it (shockingly) transforms into showing the heads of basically every character that is still alive as well.

      It’s a really good teaser. They just shouldn’t have made it some kind of event by announcing it.

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    126. Sebas: And maybe thin k about this fantastic thematic trailer, which is saying a lot about the seasons to come..

      I’m not complainig about the teaser, just to make that clear. It is good for what it is, but I would be very impressed if you can give me one solid new hint about season 6 based on it.

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    127. The video (in the link) is no longer available due to copy right claim by HBO. There goes my last hope for this video to be a fan-made rubbish like that photo-shopped image of Jon before S5 finale.

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    128. Ginevra,

      Now, after some research, I’m sure it’s Stephen Dillane’s face next to Kit. He has some kind of birthmark or wart or whatever you wanna call it on the left side of his face, just where the dimples are (I hope this is the right vocabulary).

      And I believe it is Lena under Sophie and definitely Nikolaj (nose and mouth fit) under Emilia.

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    129. Didn’t they specifically say “WARNING: you will be teased” in the tweet when they announced it? Any thoughts on whether this “leak” is the tease they were referring to, and there may actually be a trailer of sorts later tonight…

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    130. The theme of the story is Valar Mhorgulis. All men must die!!!!!

      If you havent noticed that in the story then you haven’t being paying attention.

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    131. Bastards! Why hype us up by making a big deal about announcing it, only for it to then be no new footage? Why highlight their own shame?

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    132. alwayswinter:
      Didn’t they specifically say “WARNING: you will be teased” in the tweet when they announced it? Any thoughts on whether this “leak” is the tease they were referring to, and there may actually be a trailer of sorts later tonight…

      I’m wondering the same thing.

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    133. Stranger’s Pooper Scooper:
      I just tried and it said HBO had taken down the link.

      True. I watched it, read some comments, wanted to watch it again, bam, gone!!!

      Also, I’m not yet 100% convinced that this is actually legit. Could be some fanmade hoax. Someone showing off his/her 3D modeling skillz… On the other hand HBO did claim the copyright now.

      tyjon: yjon
      February 14, 2016 at 3:55 pm
      Bunch of BS, fan made, notice there’s no HBO logo.

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    134. alwayswinter,

      Only 2000 people saw that video before HBO took it down for copyright. They aren’t preparing a long con “tease” just for 2000 people…this video was definitely their tease for tonight.

      Though if you were somehow right it would make my day!

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    135. Super Northener:
      The theme of the story is Valar Mhorgulis. All men must die!!!!!

      If you havent noticed that in the story then you haven’t being paying attention.

      I get that many more people will die before the series is over, but…Everyone? If the planned ending for this is a LOST-like “everyone is dead” thing they should prepare themselves for a somewhat less than positive overall fan reaction?

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    136. I was about to make a fuss about it being taken down, then I remembered that it was not even re watch worthy, someone fire whoever made this abomination of a tease

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    137. RosanaZugey: My money is on Cersei (on the left) and Daario (on the right). Everyone is placed by someone they’re tied too in one way or the other. Daario makes sense under Daenerys, and Cersei makes sense under Sansa.

      I can certainly see Daario in that image more than Jaime, although even Daario is a question mark, I think.

      To the left of Arya is certainly a very attractive woman with high cheekbones, so that could be Cersei, but the others seem to be arranged next to those they might actually like or be like.

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    138. Geee…

      I loved it! So moody, so dark. Sets the scene well and in my opinion foreshadows the Starks upcoming battles. Ned and cats quotes make that clear.

      Also (me praying) it could foreshadow LSH and a snow resurrection based on cat and jons line selections….

      Also it was called a teaser not a trailer people. If you came across a ‘tease’ in a club you end up annoyed/eager for sown thing more. A full trailer was never on the cards! ?

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    139. Wylie,

      That’s exactly what I honed in on, too, when someone said Stannis. I rewatched the video until I could clearly see that mark.

      It would be nice to say the absence of any mark under “Jaime’s” left (our right) eye is a proof that he’s not Jaime, but the nose could be blocking the mark for this guy.

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    140. I liked it, but I’m also kind of hoping they limit the amount of new footage they show this time around. Since I’d rather be unspoiled.

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    141. Jack Bauer 24,

      Hahahaha! He so right! I like it (the TEASER). Just because we’ve gotten stuff before doesn’t mean we’re going to get it now. It wouldn’t be GoT if expectations were not being thwarted. Still hoping for an IMAX experience and a trailer there.

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    142. Ashara D,

      He is right

      God cant people just appreciate all this, just WAIT and watch the season. I REALLY want a trailer too but ill take anything. We will get everything in time.
      Im excited for two hours of Vinyl!

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    143. I watched it 2000 times myself. 😉

      Definitely goes Sansa, Tyrion, Dany.
      Then Cersei, Arya, Jaime in that final shot.

      Did anyone get any of the wider shots? Any identifiable faces?

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    144. George,

      Valar Mhorgulis? I didnt say everyone will die at the end of the series, I just said all men must die. And if that means all males will die or all characters will die I do not know. But know-matter what every character will die before the end of the story or after the story.

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    145. Ginevra: I can certainly see Daario in that image more than Jaime, although even Daario is a question mark, I think.

      To the left of Arya is certainly a very attractive woman with high cheekbones, so that could be Cersei, but the others seem to be arranged next to those they might actually like or be like.

      About 99% per cent sure it is Cersei next to Arya so by default the man is Jaime. It doesn’t really look like him but it would make sense that out of the “living” characters it’s the 6 leading actors/main characters (and before anyone says Bran is one of the main 5 – in the books he might be but not in the show). I don’t think there’s any big logical reasoning for the placement of characters’ faces. I did like Tywin next to Joffrey 🙂

      Selina,

      I am not on Twitter. But loads of my Facebook friends watch the show and no one has even commented on it let alone been disappointed. Plus people tend to rant and rave on social networking when they feel more negatively and want to complain. Whereas if they rather enjoyed it, or were interested but not on the edge of their seat ecstatic they probably wouldn’t. Maybe it just depends on where you are from/who you follow online.

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    146. alcasinoroyale,

      I probably shouldn’t encourage his condescension, especially given he doesn’t seem to need any, but I can’t help but be somewhat amused by it.

      Greenjones:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Discuss it amongst yourselves.

      Holy shit…all this time you’ve been Linda Richman in disguise.

      I’m a little verklempt!

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    147. I was reading one day in the reddits some theories about the faceless men, and that kind of reminded me of a wider picture in game, not any theory in particular but it gave me a glimpse of many possibilities that I hadn’t thought about or considered while thinking in the series as a whole, so, if this teaser is the real deal, I think its goal is to remind people of a bigger picture in game, that some things could be totally different of what the viewers are expecting

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    148. Deesensfan:
      Newbietothegame,

      i havent seen it either but it sounds good
      i knew it had to do with the HOF

      haha!

      and its 8:59 est!!! dont miss it

      I used the link from Entertainment Weekly that someone posted. Glad I did, I am tired today and I can go to bed early. It’s a teaser alright. Meh!

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    149. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      Yeah I guess. I just don’t get the point of unnecessary comments like that. I mean these teasers we’ve got this year have been better than the raven sights from last year and we got a pretty good selection of promo photos a few days ago. I mean yes I’m a bit disappointed, but hopefully the trailer comes soon.

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    150. Steven:
      this would have been cute as a tease like, two weeks ago?
      but now we’re just so parched for the trailer, the teasing feels more like taunting lol

      That’s what I’m talking about. This kind of teaser shoulda released earlier. We need an actual footage.

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    151. Sounds like they are avoiding potential spoilers as much as possible for as long as possible given we are going into territory the books haven’t covered in some respects

      That said they can cover some RL stuff from AFFfC or ADwD at least that isn’t spoilery

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    152. Ghost’s Lunch: Sounds like they are avoiding potential spoilers as much as possible for as long as possible given we are going into territory the books haven’t covered in some respects

      The show has such a built in audience by now, HBO probably feels they can string out revealing anything until as close to air date as possible, as well as being in mostly no n book territory. My guess is a real trailer shows up around March, is still a month and a half until air date. Maybe they’re still giving GRRM a chance to finish WINTER….(kidding kidding)

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    153. Pedro:
      At this rate, I think the trailer will end up coming AFTER Season 6 itself….

      Maybe they’ll announce that the trailer for season 6 will only be included with the season 5 blue rays…lol. It would certainly provide a jolt to the sale of the blue ray set…lol.

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    154. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      I’m with you here. It was not my favorite piece of marketing- but the subtlety of dropping an upcoming theme (hopefully) is nice. I’m surprised more people aren’t excited about Ned’s line, given all the discussion lately about the possibility of Sansa “swinging the sword”.

      A little surprised at all the hate. It’s not like HBO always kills with promotions- how lame were the raven sight promos? And who is actually ready to judge this season, or HBO’s capacity to produce quality TV in general, based on this teaser?

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    155. Season 3 still holds the record for the longest wait for a trailer (February 23th)
      Also it was 37 days before the premiere. I don’t think HBO will beat that.

      Now that my disappointment has vanished, I hope that we’ll get something on the 28th or March 6th.

      Arrgh this is unbearable, need a good night of sleep because work awaits me tomorrow…

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    156. This would’ve been a home run if it aired TWO WEEKS AGO DURING THE SUPERBOWL!!!!! Now it just….. ehh, especially after having different teasers with new dialogue and than this with zero freshness…….

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    157. Kelsey,

      I think this just means we’re gonna get one trailer instead of two like last year (or was it three I can’t remember).

      I think HBO have gone the secrecy route rather than the uber-marketing route, to ensure the first book-less season feels as pure and unpredictable as possible when we finally get to see it.

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    158. If this is truly the teaser trailer I am skipping Vinyl tonight and maybe even for a few weeks. HBO should never approve such a piece of crap with bad cgi at that, to promote with their new series, GoT deserves a bad ass mf teaser. Can you imagine the viewers thinking wtf was that? I tuned in tonight instead of watching on DVR because of the teaser, and HBO gives us this piece of shite.

      The purpose of marketing and announcing a teaser such as they’ve done is too build excitement by giving viewers something awesome, this is far, far from it.

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    159. alcasinoroyale,

      I agree, and as I said, I probably shouldn’t have encouraged it, but sometimes I’m in the mood to point out the absurdity of proclamations like that.

      Jack Bauer 24,

      When I hear (read) someone saying “discuss it amongst yourselves” I automatically hear “I’ll give you a topic…” It’s from a character named Linda Richman Mike Myers did on SNL many years back.

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    160. And to all bitching for not getting any new material in the teaser: Stop acting so entitled ! Art takes its time and HBO is not your bitch ! It will be ready when it is ready !

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    161. Maybe they show other dead characters in both teasers to pervent people from asking if jon snow is really dead why he is in teasers and promo poster??

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    162. Nymeria Warrior Queen:

      I agree, and as I said, I probably shouldn’t have encouraged it, but sometimes I’m in the mood to point out the absurdity of proclamations like that.

      It’s all good. You’re right too, though. It’s quite amusing to see people make dumb comments like that.

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    163. I’m appreciative of anything. Its privilege enough that the show is even there for me to enjoy every year.

      And what I wouldn’t give to see 3 Faceless Men become Robb, Catelyn and Talisa and go to The Twins to pay the Frey’s a visit… 😉

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    164. I had to do this really quickly so pretty crappy quality I’m afraid, but grabbed some screen shots from the link on the EW site and tried to lighten them up. On my computer screen I can barely see anything it’s so dark. You guys must either have very bright screens or really good eyes, most of these I couldn’t even have guessed at without lightening them first.

      Can’t do anything with the shot of Joffrey, although I would guess it’s Tywin next to him. As others have said it seems to be Ygritte to Jon’s left (so on the right as we look at him) and maybe Stannis to his right (couldn’t get a decent shot of the whole face). The only ones I’m fairly confident of are Tyrion with Dany on his left and Sansa on his right and I think Arya under him (so to speak). Could be Jaime and Cersei to her left and right, but Jaime isn’t connected to Dany so who knows? Anyway, for what it’s worth pictures are here. 🙂

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    165. Speaking of the GOT dearly (or not so) departed, congratulations to Kate Dickie on the BAFTA Best British Short Film award for “Operator,” in which she stars. Having watched the falsely named “teaser,” think I’ll continue my re-reading of ASOIAF (instead of watching “Vinyl”) until the long-awaited return of John Oliver and “Last Week Tonight.”

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    166. I pretty much knew this is what we were going to get.

      GoT takes a lot more time to get finished cuts then most other shows do, due to the massive amount of CGI.

      I remember D&D stating how even when the first half of the season is airing, they still are working on the second half final episodes to finish the CGI.

      I would rather wait for a few weeks fore some juicy footage anyway.

      This teaser is clearly just a marketing scheme that serves two purposes, remind people GoTs is coming in April and to pull the GoT fans who pay attention to this kind of stuff to the TV screen to catch the premier of Vinyl.

      Like they said, its just a tease. At least we got something.

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    167. Arthur:
      I pretty much knew this is what we were going to get.

      GoT takes a lot more time to get finished cuts then most other shows do, due to the massive amount of CGI.

      I remember D&D stating how even when the first half of the season is airing, they still are working on the second half final episodes to finish the CGI.

      I would rather wait for a few weeks fore some juicy footage anyway.

      This teaser is clearly just a marketing scheme that serves two purposes, remind people GoTs is coming in April and to pull the GoT fans who pay attention to this kind of stuff to the TV screen to catch the premier of Vinyl.

      Like they said, its just a tease.At least we got something.

      Except it isn’t reminding people that GoT returns in April because they didn’t even include the date at the end. They’ve promoted the date on Twitter, FB, and everywhere else so it’s weird they they didn’t take the opportunity to display it on their actual channel…

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    168. Well that was dissapointing. ….but it still gave me a chilling feeling. …. but I have a lot of questions. ….
      like all those faces can’t be at the house of black and white , can it?
      I mean how would jon’s face end up there. …??
      I think they are just showing us people who are dead or they want us to assume is dead. …but why tyrion? ?
      is tyrion gonna die in season 6??? Coz that will be well..really bad if he does. ….
      is arya gonna use those faces if they are really in that face gallary? ???
      etc etc,….,.still was hoping to see drogon. …and wun wun. …maybe will have to wait one week or so or even a month…

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    169. Well that was underwhelming. When I saw the 10 second clip 2 days ago when they announced the tease, I thought “i hope it’s not going to be more of that House of Black and White crap”, and it turned out to be exactly that. Glad I didn’t get too hype for this. If this pre-season GoT is a sign of things to come, season 6 may be a huge disappointment.

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    170. thremnir:
      Very cool on its own terms; very underwhelming as an s6 teaser.I imagine it would be perfectly possible for someone to fake that, so it’s not inconceivable that it’s a bogusleak and the real is yet to come.

      I haven’t read most of the comments (yet ) but I don’t think Sue would post anything that leaked unless she first confirmed its validity with her sources.

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    171. Darjan: If this pre-season GoT is a sign of things to come, season 6 may be a huge disappointment.

      I can’t even fathom how you arrived at that conclusion. How are the choices of HBO’s marketing (especially when we haven’t had any footage yet!) supposed to predict the quality of the season?

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    172. What would be funny is if this was an intentional leak. Granted, my hopes are high! Regardless, I’m excited about anything they give us. I wonder if these faces are actually in the Hall of Faces, though. Arya could steal Catelyn’s face for some Stoneheart action.

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    173. Sue the Fury:
      I set up a new poll about the teaser. Go to the bottom of the site, on the left, to vote!

      My answer is “It’s fine, I guess…I would have loved this if it came out 2 months ago”. The most popular answer for now, it seems.

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    174. Luka Nieto: My answer is “It’s fine, I guess…I would have loved this if it came out 2 months ago”. The most popular answer for now, it seems.

      Yeah that’s pretty much my reaction, except they really could have released this after “Mother’s Mercy” haha. We at least have the quotes from the first teaser and the Battle Banner Teasers and the promo photos like you said though. I think this is much better than the raven sights, but yeah it’s February so I’m somewhat confused. However, based on the spoilers we know so far S6 is looking very promising, so this teaser doesn’t really downgrade the season.

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    175. I noticed Davos next to Joffrey’s face, ygritte and Mance next to Jon, so it’s not like dead characters followed by alive, I.e Davos is alive but appeared next to Joffrey.

      That out of the way.

      HBO clearly have used Game of Thrones popularity to get us to switch channel and view Vinyl. Simple as that. Good old marketing placement.

      Plus, I wouldn’t be surprised If the “tease” was intentionally released early to avoid a fan rage, bang on 8:59.

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    176. Lulus Mum,

      Uhm…Jaime killed Dany’s father. So that’s a connection. But I don’t think they were ordered for connection. I think they were ordered for shock value.

      Pigeon,

      Most definitely Nikolaj’s nose and jaw. I have studied that face for…longer than I care to admit.

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    177. Deesensfan,

      I haven’t.
      I’d been trying to figure out why one woman from the Vinyl trailers looked so familiar…

      She’s the “chick who screams all the time” from True Blood.

      I went with the “it’s fine, I guess…” on the poll, too. I’d actually forgotten about the polls down there. Oops.

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    178. I knew it wasn’t going to be anything like a full trailer, but I expected it to be more than HBO has already released. They’ve already released a couple of snippets of dialogue, some pictures, and even some second-long video clips.

      Unless these quotes somehow foreshadow what’s going to happen in S6, I don’t see how it can justifiably be called a teaser even…

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    179. So…there you go. What’s really been confirmed is HBO indeed STILL, unbelievably so, but STILL, has a leak problem with this show. It’s almost difficult to believe this leaked early given the problems in season 5.

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    180. Late to the party, but I love this. It’s creepy, forbidding and oddly beautiful. I’m somewhat surprised about the complaints here, but then again, I wasn’t heavily invested in seeing new footage. In fact, I’m starting to think I’ll try to avoid the trailers. I want to be surprised.

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    181. Darjan,

      Hmm,not sure if stupid or just trolling . This teaser may suck but that has nothing to do with how the season will be,you are just as ridiculous as that guy who said it’s D&D’s fault for this teaser .

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    182. Bongo,

      What gift horse? As others have already said, HBO isn’t a free service, in fact it’s pretty pricey for what it is. Same goes for the DVD and BD sets of the show. Trailers and teasers may be free, but they’re not gifts. They’re made to promote a product, a product HBO wants you to pay for. As a said, I have nothing against the teaser, but if I had to decide to trop money on the show after seen it and knew nothing about the show whatsoever or had yet to decide if I wanted to invest more money into the show I wouldn’t have done so. Not exactly hype material at this point in time imo.

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    183. I effing enjoyed that !!!
      That’s some creepy shit
      Used the same build up music from hardhome

      Basically what they’re saying is – anyone can die at anytime, but who

      Loved the focus on the starks at first

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    184. dave,

      It’s a teaser ffs,calm down,you are acting like the entire scripts for the season got leaked or something. Probably some intern got too excited and made some mistake .

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    185. Nerd,

      Thought so as well!! Maybe because we wouldn’t recognize John/Kit without any hair at all? And recognizing him is *somehow* important bc he’s *somehow* important? Haven’t noticed anyone with facel hair before(season5), but maybe I’m wrong…

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    186. Deesensfan:
      So HBO Canada didn’t have a teaser! Lol

      LOLOL. If I were in your shoes I don’t know if I’d be furious or relieved to be denied the teaser.

      dave:
      So…there you go. What’s really been confirmed is HBO indeed STILL, unbelievably so, but STILL, has a leak problem with this show. It’s almost difficult to believe this leaked early given the problems in season 5.

      Yup. They need to crack down on these leaks or they will have a problem again in April just like last year. And this time, I don’t know if I’ll have the self control to not watch any leaked episodes. Get your shit together, HBO.

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    187. dave:
      So…there you go. What’s really been confirmed is HBO indeed STILL, unbelievably so, but STILL, has a leak problem with this show. It’s almost difficult to believe this leaked early given the problems in season 5.

      Eh, it’s not that hard to believe. It’s a big show, this sort of thing happening is rather common. A bunch of information from The Force Awakens leaked months before the movie hit theaters, only that almost nobody posted about it because of the fearsome Disney lawyers lol. But you could still find it on Reddit and sites like that.

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    188. I’ve just scrolled down with eyes rolling…after seeing 150+ comments bitching and moaning about this, and most of these comments are pretty damn childish, sometimes at the admission of the author. What were you all expecting? It was an approx 60 second clip we were promised, and in all honesty it wasn’t that bad, perhaps a little disappointing but it’s still not a bad teaser. Certainly not bad enough to warrant stamping your feet, certainly not bad enough to make assumptions on how bad S6 will be and certainly not bad enough to blame innocent parties on the content of the clip. A lot of you need to grow up and stop being so damn over-entitled. There, I said it. Shoot me. The trailer will come when it comes… Y’all need to relaxxxx 🙂

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    189. BunBunStark,

      Oh god, I really don’t want a repeat of last year’s four episode leak. I know they set up a new system of having to log into a site. The show is already well established, so I would prefer if they just didn’t give critics any early episodes. I bet you even if them only hand out a single episode, it will still be leaked ahead of airing.

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    190. I’m still holding out hope for a trailer after Vinyl. The GOT twitter account has a poster with ‘House Vinyl’ on it, so they seem quite invested in the show (that’s because a trailer’s coming. Right?). I’m finally going to bed now, so here’s to hoping that I’ll wake up to a nice, new, shiny trailer. 🙂

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    191. jon,

      B&W almost certainly would not have joked about it if Jon actually was going to do it. They very probably were just poking fun at the popular fan conjecture.

      At any rate, neither show nor book has put that possibility out there. The book tells us that it can be done, but only by experienced wargs: and even then, the warg loses himself in the animal very quickly. The show never shows us the possibility. Given how Chekhovian B&W are in their presentations, they would have hung a “wargs can cheat death by hiding out in an animal and then leap back into a human” gun and the “Jon is a really skilled warg” gun in advance.

      Instead, look for Jon’s salvation to come from a gun that already has been hung (*cough* Season 3 *cough*) before.

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    192. dave:
      So…there you go. What’s really been confirmed is HBO indeed STILL, unbelievably so, but STILL, has a leak problem with this show. It’s almost difficult to believe this leaked early given the problems in season 5.

      It is a bit concerning that there is a probability of episode leaks again this season

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    193. There was literally nothing from Season 6 in this so-called teaser. I know we’re not “entitled” to a trailer/teaser of course, but it’s the fact that they deceptively marketed this thing in an attempt to get eyeballs for Vinyl. I was looking forward to this all day, but oh well, I’ll get over it.

      On a side note, Jon is with two dead people. If the widely expected mega-spoiler turns out to be false, I expect some props for sticking to my guns all this time. 🙂

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    194. To paraphrase a frequent poster here, “Once again, D&D spread our cheeks to ram cock in fucking ass.”
      That was not even a teaser. It should not have been called a teaser because it was like someone accidentally hit the rewind button.
      And to those of you who think D&D have no control over spoilers or trailers… you are fooling yourselves. They mentioned in the past how tightly controlled most info is, especially leading up to the stabbing.
      D&D sign off on what goes out and they only let themselves and two other writers in the script writing room. You REALLY think they are going to trust some ad-nerd to put forth their vision to the world for the first time.

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    195. Apollo,

      We are at mid-February now. We are expecting something new. Even the Bran/3EC and Banners stuff at least had new dialogue. This has nothing that will be used in the new season, and we had already seen that room last year. It is just a continuation of the Jon Snow is dead and Valar Morghulis themes that they love so much. Both of those are getting long in the tooth. This fan made trailer gets me more hyped than that teaser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9UVr-mudn0

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    196. First, it’s “she.”
      Second, I’ve been around here since before the show hit the airwaves.
      Third, I’ve never been shy about mocking the mouth-breathing fanboys that congregate around this show.
      Fourth, I appear to have hurt your feelings. Good.

      Irishton:
      KG,

      Deesensfan,

      Ha yeah he is a bit confused and by the way not everyone is complaining, and get off this website if you have a problem with the people on it, you’re a brave man talking crap behind your computer. So grow up and keep your negative comments about other people to yourself.

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    197. Wimsey,

      The other gun has only been accomplished by one person who’s nowhere near the Wall, and it’s not clear whether it’s transferable. There are no reports of it happening in Essos, despite there being a lot more practitioners there and being much closer to the magical revival’s epicenter.

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    198. KG,

      I’m not too keen on the fans either… There has been so much trashing of book readers for being snobbish, and now show fans are falling into the same behaviour: “this is not what I expected”; “this is not what it should be”.

      I liked the tease, specially after all the live characters death masks appeard… As somebody said early on this thread… Valar Morghulis!

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    199. KG:
      First, it’s “she.”
      Second, I’ve been around here since before the show hit the airwaves.
      Third, I’ve never been shy about mocking the mouth-breathing fanboys that congregate around this show.
      Fourth, I appear to have hurt your feelings.Good.

      Lol @ the tough internet person.

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    200. FreeParking:
      Apollo,

      This fan made trailer gets me more hyped than that teaser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9UVr-mudn0

      I really like this guy’s GoT videos. HBO should get him to do their trailers. Even with old footage and dialogue, it’s edited well enough to tell a newbie what the show’s about and get casual viewers hyped for the upcoming season.

      I mean, I like the teaser but it did leave much to be desired.

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    201. Deesensfan,

      Jon’s head is between Stannis’ and Ygritte’s in the video, while the faces of the characters who are still alive are together in a different place. Just sayin’….

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    202. I’m part of that Baby Boomer demographic that HBO is supposedly trying to reach with ‘Vinyl’ (I was in college in 1973, when it’s set), and I couldn’t make it through the first half-hour. The writing was really hokey and the costumes ridiculously exaggerated. I wonder if anybody who worked on it was out of diapers in the mid-1970s. It’s like a cartoon version of the hippie era.

      Based on the opening episode, I get the feeling that somebody at HBO said, “Hey! Let’s do something like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ only set in the music business. Lots of drugs and decadence and ruthless business dealings and partying and materialism and crudeness. Maybe we can break its record for most frequent use of the F-word in three hours.” Well, I haven’t detested a movie in years nearly as much as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ so this is one Boomer they’ve already lost.

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    203. This scared me. At first I was thinking: rubbish! they don’t have these faces because they never had the bodies. And then the horror of seeing Tyrion and Arya and Sansa. I think I took it the way it was meant to be read. Fear for your favorite characters this season.

      But I have to own I am also disappointed by the tease. We need a trailer ASAP.

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    204. Wimsey,

      I always like your analyses Wimsey but I have to disagree with you here. I definitely think warging was adequately set up in the book – if one believes

      R+L=J

      <- not even sure if this needs to be in spoiler code since it's still only a (very likely) theory, but whatever!

      Also in spoiler code, since it's book only:

      Varamyr Sixskins talks about Ghost, and that his was a form "fit for a king." I think it's a fair interpretation that this is foreshadowing Jon entering Ghost, since if he is Lyanna and Rhaegar's son, he is a king-in-waiting (actually, the rightful king, if his parents were legitimately married).

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    205. I read a really cool interpretation of wwhat jon snow said, written by someone on facebook.
      “In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Azor Ahai was a legendary hero who lived approximately eight thousand years before Aegon’s Landing. It is said that during the midst of The Long Night, Azor Ahai rose up and defeated the Others, wielding a sword of fire called Lightbringer.”

      Azor Ahai rose up in the midst of “The Long Night” and Jon Snow just happens to use that exact phrase in the teaser. Snow isn’t talking about White Walkers, he’s saying the Long Night has returned and the dead (himself) come with it. He will be reborn as the Prince that was Promised during The Long Night.
      this was written by someone named Berry Cochran.
      I like it a lot lol

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    206. zod,

      I doubt anything was stolen. It’s a pretty obvious idea…but that doesn’t make it any less interesting visually.

      It is a disappointment that we didn’t get a trailer. But I’ve got a lot of TV that I’m keeping up with this year, so I’m fine waiting a little long for more GoT.

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    207. Matthew The Dragon knight,

      Apologies, dear Ser for the delay in responding. Exchanging “A Storm of Swords” briefly for the Oxford Dictionary, a “tease” is used to either make fun of someone or tempt them. This piece of film certainly didn’t tempt me. (I will admit that I was waiting/hoping for one of the “faces” to open its eyes at the end). And now back to sending Ghost to Castle Black because Jon has to climb the Wall.

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    208. zod,

      They may well have, but ideas are not copyrightable.

      Demon monkey,

      That was pretty much exactly my reaction. I did scream when I saw Tyrion and Arya, my two favorites, but I quickly realized they couldn’t be taking all of these folks. They are really just messing with us.

      iridium,

      I respect and disagree with Wimsey a lot. I think he feels it is somewhat setup in the books but not at all in the show.

      If the gun is hung, it must go off, but no one ever said the contrapositive was true. Sometimes, we like to be shocked. There was no significant gun for Ned’s head.

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    209. Last scene the faces in the center row left to right are Sansa, Tyrion and Daeny
      the face in the center of the bottom row is Arya

      This was nothing more than a visual vahlar morgulis, in case anyone has forgotten that anyone on this series can die at any time.

      Like Arya told Tywin Lannister in season two when Tywin asked if she thought that Rob could not be killed, “No, my lord, everyone can be killed.”

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    210. zod,

      I’m sorry, but I don’t see how the marketing team stole the idea from that fan art. It appears the fan art is focused on Arya and her list. Other than the obvious, of Arya standing in front with Needle, I see The Mountain, the Hound, Cersei, and Meryn Trant. There are other face, yes, but, still, I don’t see how what they did with the teaser was stolen from the fan art.

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    211. Ginevra,

      Yeah, well, I see that the word “stole” bothers a few people. So I guess, it’s actually my bad : I’m not a native speaker, and this might have been a poor choice of words. 😉

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    212. zod,

      Edit: Actually, I just saw your comment about your use of the word “stole,” so I deleted what I’d just posted which was arguing why it didn’t seem stolen, to me.

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    213. Vinyl was…visually interesting, but somehow less interesting than watching my grandmother tatting lace.

      Mostly, I hate the lead guy and hope he dies. Maybe GoT has made me bloodthirsty, but I am really, really hoping he dies.

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    214. Deesensfan,

      Not the actor, who seems to be fine. But the character who has all the emotional interest of a boiled potato and acts like a self-indulgent twat.

      This watches like a male mid-life crisis project. “OoooOO, look at me, recapturing my youth by making a series about VINYL. I’m SOOSOsoosoSOoSoso hip.”

      No.

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    215. I’m sure I’m echoing many on the thread (which I didn’t take the time to read tonight) when I say that the “teaser” was officially disappointing.

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    216. aabe,

      But is dead dead? Could it mean reborn for most of the characters rather than dead?

      It could however mean an army of the living dead is needed to defeat the walking dead – like Jon, and perhaps Tyrion who may have drowned, not to mention all those iron islanders who have been literally drowned and revived for their God?

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    217. Jack Bauer 24:
      How many times have you watched the teaser? I can’t stop watching it!

      Can you imagine those poor people who just, like, watch it only once, never slo-mo it, never pause it, never take a dozen screenshots, and never theorize for hours on what it could all mean?

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    218. My husband said “That wasn’t a tease, it was a taunt”
      On the other hand he loved the Bloodraven tease-who doesn’t love Max?

      I obviously wanted more but I’m examining it and agree that it’s very Stark centric-which is awesome. I think Joffrey is the only one who spoke that wasn’t a Stark right? Ned, Robb, Cat, Joffrey then Jon. (also saw Stannis face right next to Jon) And then thankfully the main characters were also up there so no one took it as proof Jon was dead.

      Anyway, now I’m wondering if that means anything. I feel like the Starks will definitely have a resurgence this year, but why Joffrey? Why not Tywin? Or Oberyn or Khal Drogo-since the Dothraki play a huge role this year.
      Is it random and I’m reading too much into it? Probably. But this is what happens when you taunt me with death masks. 🙂

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    219. I’m sorry but I have to say it. The demanding and entitlement attitudes that so many people on this site have is unreal. Can we all just remember that there are starving and sick people all over the world. Places where violence has no end and you people have the audacity to whine and complain and pout over having teasers and trailers for a show that will be on our tv’s April 24th. If you are finding yourself feeling personally abused by a network over their marketing decisions than it is clearly time for you to evaluate life and what is really important.

      And by the way, OT- The Walking Dead was freakin’ amazing tonight. Glad to have gotten to see it and the GOT tease on the same day! Vikings returns this week… It’s good to have so many shows to look forward to the next couple of months!

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    220. HotPinkLipstick,

      Now I’m glad I didn’t watch. The behind-the-scenes on HBO GO made Vinyl look so interesting. I freaking love 70s music. But I thought that the preview had made the series seem a vapid waste of talent and people. Based on the comments here, the preview was spot on.

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    221. My first reaction – the teaser was boring. But then I started to have this feeling, given all that the cast has said about Jon Snow: Season 6 is when Jon SNOWHEART is coming. Not alive, not dead. Something in-between and bent on revenge.

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    222. Ginevra,

      It’s Middle-Aged White Men Behaving Badly and we are supposed to find it cool and edgy. All of these random rock impersonators pop up like you’re watching a bad dubsmash. Just not good.

      Olivia Wilde acted her ass off though.

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    223. I wanted a real trailer and hoped for one even though they warned it was going to be a tease. This was still awesome anyway. I’m so freaking addicted to this show that I’ll take any little thing they feed me.

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    224. Really?! With all due respect, some of the people posting here are complete and total babies. No one promised you anything more than a teaser, and that was exactly what this was. The temper tantrums over no new footage are a BIT over the top, no?

      Given the fact that last season ended every storyline with a cliffhanger, any footage at all from Season 6 will be a spoiler. HBO and/or D&D are obviously trying to hold off on spoiling anything as long as they can, which is how a number of other shows- Mad Men and Breaking Bad most notably- handled things. Personally, I’d rather be surprised as much as I can be by the new season, so this doesn’t bother me at all. I’m sure they’ll probably give us a trailer at some point anyway, so please quit with the whining and bitching. Some of you couldn’t sound more spoiled and entitled if you tried. It’s rather nauseating, to be honest.

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    225. whining and bitching about whining and bitching is just more whining and bitching, can we at least see some thoughts on the clip other than what u didnt get…damn whiners n bitches

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    226. Angelique:
      Lord. We all have our own opinions. Just respect them and move along.

      This. The name calling and attempts at belittling fellow posters by flaunting self-perceived moral superiority in this thread is off the charts. Yeesh.

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    227. Cersei’s Brain:
      Newbietothegame,

      A boomer that’s still watching but the end of this thing is turning into kind of a melodramatic mess – don’t know if I’ll be watching next week though I like Bobby C.

      It is Scorsese-stylish, but kinda empty. The ending ? Heavy-handed on the symbolism, to put it mildly. Still want to see where they are taking this.

      My benchmark is *24 Hour Party People*. You can tell that story in 2 hours.

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    228. Wow, so many of you seem to have completely missed – or maybe chosen to ignore – what this teaser is really telling us (or rather, telling the people who haven’t been reading WotW since the end of season 5). Besides the obvious ‘Valar morghulis’ theme (ie this is GoT where anyone can die at any time), the teaser is telling us that this will be the season where the Starks finally gets some revenge. THE NORTH REMEMBERS for crying out loud! That is why they show us Ned, Robb, Cat and Joffrey. Think about what they are saying, those words are not just chosen randomly. Would be foolish to think otherwise. The Starks will start to get some kind of revenge on the Lannisters, Freys and Boltons. Either through Sansa, Rickon+Umbers/Manderley/Karstarks, Jon or possibly even some version of LSH (even if this it not very likely). Its of course also coupled to the fate of Jon, where his words on the ‘long night’ together with the shot of Lightbringer in the Bran+Bloodraven teaser is pointing towards Azor Ahai.

      This season will probably be very North- and Stark centric, with all the confirmed characters, flashbacks, and battles. I for one is loving it.

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    229. Theres alot of people thinking that because certain living characters were shown that means they’re going to die. Thats not exactly the case. I do believe some will die. But nobodys safe ? but i think they’re just doing an overview of all the characters.

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    230. jymion,

      No, not likely. Arya has as far as we know for example never met or even seen Dany, Ygritte or Stannis. It would therefore be quite weird for their faces to show up in a dream of hers.

      This is definitely not footage from an actual episode but rather just a clever and cool way of reminding people of some of the main characters (since there are ALOT of them on the show) and teasing what the new season will focus on.

      And Im so glad to see and hear a glimps of Sean Bean as Ned again! That will be a small consolation to the probable disappointment of not seeing him in the ToJ.

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    231. Firannion:
      I wonder if anybody who worked on it was out of diapers in the mid-1970s.It’s like a cartoon version of the hippie era.

      Based on the opening episode, I get the feeling that somebody at HBOsaid, “Hey! Let’s do something like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ only set in the music business.Lots of drugs and decadence and ruthless business dealings and partying and materialism and crudeness.Maybe we can break its record for most frequent use of the F-word in three hours.” Well, I haven’t detested a movie in years nearly as much as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ so this is one Boomer they’ve already lost.

      Well, considering that the pilot episode was made by the exact same writer/director team that brought you The Wolf of Wall Street, you’re probably not going to like Vinyl very much. And, I’m guessing that both Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger were out of diapers in 1973, although how much either one remembers from back then is up for debate…

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    232. And tease us, they did.

      I see Sansa, Tyrion, Danearys, somebody I don’t recognize, Arya and Roose in that final shot.. HBO is just trying to mess with us. First show us everybody confirmed to be dead. Then the big questionmark and finally everybody we know are NOT dead.

      All people at HBO must be called Snow, Sand or Rivers.
      Bastards..

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    233. It was a very interesting concept…but the teaser itself was very underwhelming. I was hoping for some new footage, but nope. Maybe we can hope for something next Sunday before Girls?

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    234. Jonathan Coldrain,

      First off we have Ned, Robb, Cat and Joffrey, together with Tywin. Then Jon flanked by Stannis and Ygritte. In the last shot its Sansa, Tyrion, Dany, Cersei, Arya and Jamie. No Roose (or Mance like someone else suggested).

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    235. RG,

      All the lines are about who these people were when they were alive and as such represent what is e past”. What then is to come? What is interesting is Tyrion’s inclusion in the face of the dead. Are they telling us that Tyrion will die, that he has died already, (drowned at the bridge of the Stonemen and then revived – hinted at in the book and on the show) or that all men/and woman must die. As I have said before those who have died and been reborn will be a key to defending the realms of men. Just think a whole people have themselves drowned as part of their coming of age, of becoming iron men. Where and why did this practice arise and is the storm God also Winters King?

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