Ominous Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Teases Battle of Winterfell Aftermath!

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It’s not a new trailer but close enough! A new tease gives us a bleak look at what’s ahead in the final Game of Thrones season, in the aftermath of the battle against the dead!

Spooky, isn’t it? Obviously, I wouldn’t take any of this literally. It’s more of an ominous mood setter than anything else. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t tell us everyone who’s dying in the Battle of Winterfell. Nevertheless, share your thoughts below!

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    1. omg guys I haven’t watched any trailer or promo or seen any pics BUT I saw this PICTURE OF longclaw…… and my heart dropped

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    2. Someone on YouTube pointed out
      0:07 Dragonglass Arrow
      0:19 Tyrion’s hand of the queen pin
      0:22 Needle
      0:28 Lyanna’s feather
      0:33 Brans broken wheelchair
      0:36 Jaime’s Hand
      0:40 Daenery’s chain
      0:44 Longclaw
      Night king beyond the entrance

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    3. So I saw the Hand of the Queen pin, Needle, Lyanna’s feather yet again, a Golden Hand, Longclaw and …. a broken wheel! haha but there were a lot of those. At least the Weirwood still stands!

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    4. Ok on rewatch I got a direwolf, needle, hand badge, that ruddy feather, possibly brans chair, Jaime’s hand, Dany’s chain (on a wheel!) and Longclaw.
      Doesn’t look good for our heroes.

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    5. 😱😲😭😵😱😠😣😖

      my initial reaction aside, the next thought for me was then BULLSHIT HBO

      After guarding the nuts and bolts of this season with more security than Fort Knox I highly doubt HBO is just going to put all this, well shite into a teaser.

      It screams smokescreen to me.

      and of that I am about 47% certain 🤬🤨

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    6. Shinyshep:
      Ok on rewatch I got a direwolf, needle, hand badge, that ruddy feather, possibly brans chair, Jaime’s hand, Dany’s chain (on a wheel!) and Longclaw.
      Doesn’t look good for our heroes.

      Definitely Bran’s chair. You see a wheel first and then below it, the broken chair.

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    7. Playback on other sites has been disbled.

      I saw this on Furious Trailer YT channel. They’ve tacked on the other two promos at the end.

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    8. Shinyshep:
      I didn’t see the Night’s King at the end at all? Is he there or are we projecting?

      He’s there walking out of WF at the end. You can see him in the background in the thumbnail Luka posted in the article. I guess we won’t actually see a close up of him or the AotD until the season starts

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    9. Winterfell doesn’t look burned, just wrecked and abandoned. The only thing that’s out of place here is Lyanna’s feather… or Robert’s feather.

      Or maybe it’s Sansa’s feather now that she took it from the statue in the crypt.

      Anyway, if it’s associated with Lyanna, what does she have to do with the great war at Winterfell??

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    10. Anon:
      Winterfell doesn’t look burned, just wrecked and abandoned. The only thing that’s out of place here is Lyanna’s feather… or Robert’s feather.

      Or maybe it’s Sansa’s feather now that she took it from the statue in the crypt.

      Anyway, if it’s associated with Lyanna, what does she have to do with the great war at Winterfell??

      I think they just added it because it’s in the “Crypts of Winterfell” promo.

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    11. Well, that certainly dispels any notion that the White Walkers are deafeated at Winterfell in Episode 3, and the remainder of the season is conflict with Cersei.

      I never subscribed to that idea. It always seemed way too anticlimactic to be true. Whatever endgame we get will involve BOTH Cersei and the White Walkers.

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    12. Dee Stark:
      Can someone confirm if this promo is just made for the promo and not actual shots from the season?

      It’s not footage from the actual show. It’s just a mood setter. Like Dany, Jon, and Cersei walking to their respective thrones in that season seven promo, or Jon, Arya, and Sansa in the crypts in the first season eight promo.

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    13. I didn’t see King Fishstick until I paused the youtube teaser to collect my thoughts.

      It’s a very quick blip when all the wind is sucking out the gate before the cut to HBO

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    14. ok HBO.. you ALMOST had me…almost. I will admit to a mere instance of meltdown screaming “why is Longclaw in the snow and NOT in Jons hand”…but then I regrouped…remembered you are the masters of this type of thing…and enjoyed it for what it is..a creepy, bit disturbing, AWESOME reminder that SHIT gonna get real in a couple weeks…. CAN NOT WAIT!!

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    15. You know what is missing? Sansa’s necklace. However, as Anon have nothe the feather may stand in for the referance to her (but I don’t think so).

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    16. Anon:
      Winterfell doesn’t look burned, just wrecked and abandoned. The only thing that’s out of place here is Lyanna’s feather… or Robert’s feather.

      Or maybe it’s Sansa’s feather now that she took it from the statue in the crypt.

      Anyway, if it’s associated with Lyanna, what does she have to do with the great war at Winterfell??

      I don’t think this in any way shows us what Winterfell will look like at the battle as I think it’s just a mood setter as a previous commenter said. Unless they’re spoiling the deaths of so many main characters at Winterfell. It didn’t look even the slightest bit burnt

      yet we know there is one hell of a blaze to come

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    17. HousePotterz:
      Well, that certainly dispels any notion that the White Walkers are deafeated at Winterfell in Episode 3, and the remainder of the season is conflict with Cersei.

      I never subscribed to that idea. It always seemed way too anticlimactic to be true. Whatever endgame we get will involve BOTH Cersei and the White Walkers.

      I don’t think it dispels anything. They’re not going to give away a huge plot point in a teaser weeks before the season airs. In the same way that not all (or possibly even none) of those characters will die there in the battle, we can’t assume it means the WW escape unscathed. They’re not going to give us any spoilers in a teaser. The NK will almost certainly survive the big battle, but that doesn’t mean his WWs or most of his army are safe. For there to be a satisfying NK vs Living hero/es showdown, he needs to be de-powered a bit as right now he is overpowered and unstoppable. It’s likely the battle at Winterfell will end up with huge losses on both sides with the NK getting away.

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    18. none of it means owners of the objects are dead. there is a very very small chance that this is actual footage showing winterfell hastily abandoned. wether it is or it isn’t from the show, I want to believe winterfell won’t be the end of white walker storyline. We had visions of kl throne room in ruins and snow and dragon shadow flying over kl. maybe it was a zombie dragon

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    19. A while back didn’t one of them say there’s a lot of ‘horror’ in this season? The stuff they’re teasing with sure seems to indicate that.

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    20. Anon,

      Feather that was Promised

      By the time War begins it will be Jon’ s feather..

      I was actually thinking that this was a real footage from the season while watching it and only when it ended I was reminded of the sigil promos..

      On the other hand this could very well be a vision that Bran makes everyone to see … what will happen if they didn’t unite and fight..

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    21. Luka Nieto,

      I like the Crypts promo much better than this one… This one is just too heart wrenching to have to imagine what must have happened… it’s like one of those dreams you have to pinch yourself to wake up and hope it’s a dream.

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    22. I see needle is pointing toward the light and it looks to me that the Snow is going up not falling down…. foreshadow?

      At the very end all the White fog (death?) is blowing into Winterfell’s gate and Jon’s (Longclaw) is there to defend and is getting overwhelmed?

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    23. Luka Nieto: It’s not footage from the actual show. It’s just a mood setter. Like Dany, Jon, and Cersei walking to their respective thrones in that season seven promo, or Jon, Arya, and Sansa in the crypts in the first season eight promo.

      Thank you for that clarification … and thank you and everyone else at watchersonthewall for the incredible work you’re doing bringing us the barrage of pre-S8 promo shots, teasers, interviews, videos, merchandise giveaways, contests, etc.

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    24. Tron79,

      I figured it’s got to be a fakeout, just like the prior season’s House of B&W-themed Wall of Faces promo with the characters’ faces.

      As others have pointed out, WF itself doesn’t appear to be burned or otherwise damaged. There’s just lots of snow covering the ground, with readily-identifiable, character-specific artifacts laying around.

      Still, it did give off a vibe that WF will be hastily abandoned. As if a panicked Arthur, King of the Britons, ordered everyone….

      “Run away! Run away!”

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    25. Ten Bears: Thank you for that clarification … and thank you and everyone else at watchersonthewall for the incredible work you’re doing bringing us the barrage of pre-S8 promo shots, teasers, interviews, videos, merchandise giveaways, contests, etc.

      I’m truly thankful as well. Their watch is almost ended.

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    26. Ten Bears:
      Tron79,

      ….
      Still, it did give off a vibe that WF will be hastily abandoned. As if a panicked Arthur, King of the Britons, ordered everyone….

      “Run away! Run away!”

      have you had the thought of where Arya will stash Needle while she’s fighting the dead? She has to know it won’t do any good and needle will be destroyed so she has to think of a safe place for it. She at least has her dragon glass fighting stick and the catspaw’s dagger. But where will she find a safe place for needle? When I saw the promo with Needle I was thinking that definitely won’t be the place. Then I knew it was all a scary freaky dream sequence promo.

      Going with your Holy Grail theme I just had a thought of Sapochnik saying in an inside the episode that they needed more horses for one scene so they used these (as he held up two 🥥 coconuts.

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    27. Tron79:

      Going with your Holy Grail theme I just had a thought of Sapochnik saying in an inside the episode that they needed more horses for one scene so they used these (as he held up two 🥥 coconuts.

      Indeed there was a coconutsound!

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    28. I’m going to say that this is a dream sequence or maybe one of Bran’s visions, if he warms into the Night King, and gets inside the Night King’s head….but it is not reality. At least it is not the only reality that’s possible. There. Now I’m calmer….. I know…

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    29. Tron79,

      “Have you had the thought of where Arya will stash Needle while she’s fighting the dead?”
      ——–
      I had been hoping inside Lord Glover’s skull until I learned he won’t be appearing in S8.

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    30. Ten Bears:
      Tron79,

      “Have you had the thought of where Arya will stash Needle while she’s fighting the dead?”——– I had been hoping inside Lord Glover’s skull until I learned he won’t be appearing in S8.

      Got me laughing. Thanks.

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    31. Jack Bauer 24,

      Jack, you’re on fire!
      Don’t try to convince me you don’t have premonitions…

      I’d bet if you went into a Pet Supermarket you could warg into a parakeet.

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    32. Jack Bauer 24,

      Wow! There’s a bit of “where’s waldo” going on in there. I just enlarged it and I was searching for everyone. All those bodies stacking up really brand the season. Both the AOTD and the living like in the BOTB are mixed in there. I think I spotted Bran in his Obi Wan hood and cape…

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    33. Clob: Stuffed in her mattress where they seem to hide all their other shit?

      You’re right… That does seem like a common hiding place…
      I think no matter where she hides it, there has to be a brief moment where she gives needle a look or something. It could just be in her room in her footlocker, but I think it will be important enough to warrant a few seconds of her putting Needle in a safe place to fight another day while she takes care of the Dead Men.

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    34. Don’t know how much you can tell about that promo, but NK and Walkers most likely win the battle. I just want to see NK in Kingslanding.

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    35. Jack Bauer 24:
      New Season 8 poster https://twitter.com/GameOfThrones/status/1113123930456248320

      Wow, that is a poster! I wonder if does foreshadow a lot of deaths in the WF battle… I know at least 2-3 people die, but I just can’t see them killing off half the cast in ep3 – there will be something that saves the majority of the cast to live/fight on until the end… but wow, seeing all those characters like that – real grim and just sad.

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    36. Ah, I love this little teaser! It’ll send parts of the fandom into a real frenzy!

      I think it was eerily beautiful, chilling, scary… fuelling all our worst fears, making us desperate to see what actually happens. Well done, HBO marketing!

      I don’t think any of that was actual S8 footage – well, maybe the backgrounds, the Winterfell ruins, using the set as the background for this promo teaser. But no way all those conveniently placed objects, so obviously referring to certain characters, will actually appear in S8 as depicted in this one.

      What have we got? What does the camera focus on? Let’s see.

      1) unused dragonglass weapons – doesn’t seem to refer to anybody in particular. A reference to the futile, hopeless fight?

      2) Hand pin – Tyrion

      3) Needle – Arya

      4) Feather falling off the balcony – Sansa (balcony being her favourite place in S7, her picking up the feather in the Crypts); the whole R+L=J thing

      5) broken wheelchair and furs – Bran

      6) Jaime’s golden hand – Jaime, obvs

      7) broken morningstar or something? – I’m having trouble with this one. In the books, Brienne sometimes wields a morningstar but not in the show.

      8) Longclaw – Jon

      Nothing for Dany. Or Cersei. Or a number of second-tier characters, for that matter.

      Very compelling little piece. Sets the tone. It’s going to be horrific, brutal. I’ll no doubt feel like I’ve been put through a mangle, the wringer, before the final season is over. Hopefully I’ll come out on the other side feeling satisfied with the overall story, even if it didn’t go as I’d hoped for my favourites.

      (I’m 99% sure Jaime will die. He’s doomed. I’ve been mourning him for years, so his death won’t devastate me. Similarly for Jon. The guy was already dead once, he was brought back for a purpose. Once he fullfils that purpose… well…)

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    37. EC:
      I call a Bran vision. No way are they going to reveal such major deaths at this stage.

      I wonder if they’ll release another promo with the AotD fallen and some of our “heroes” standing to counter this one?

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    38. EC:
      I call a Bran vision. No way are they going to reveal such major deaths at this stage.

      I don’t think it’s any footage from the show at all. We’re not meant to take the teaser quite so literally. It’s just metaphorical.

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    39. If Lyanna’s feather has blown free of the crypts, might that not imply that all the survivors skedaddled that way and left the door open behind them?

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    40. NK:
      Don’t know how much you can tell about that promo, but NK and Walkers most likely win the battle. I just want to see NK in Kingslanding.

      Oh, I’m sure your namesake is on his way to KL. That place needs some serious urban renewal, and Ol’ Blue Eyes is just the guy to do it.

      The Villas of Blackwater Bay. Luxury waterfront condominium residences starting at $900,000. Brought to you exclusively by N. King Enterprises.

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    41. Beautifully done! It would seem full advantage was taken of a generous budget. Any one else thinking we’ll be left wanting more at the end? This is ten times more fun with WoW community – thanks everyone!

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    42. Except for a handful of images my sense of things is that everything we have seen in the promos come from the first 3 or maybe 4 episodes?

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    43. I think the Aftermath teaser highlights the Game of Thrones players key to ending the Long Night…

      Dragonglass to kill The Army of the Dead

      Tyrion – Hand of Queen Daenerys – Could be the future Night King?… “a little man can cast a big shadow”… shadow of the Night King at the end?

      Needle – Arya – Many Faced God (Death) – Night King (Death)

      Feather falling off the balcony – Lyanna Stark – Crypts of Winterfell – Lord of Light?

      Broken wheelchair and furs – Bran – Jojen Reed said Bran is the key to end the Long Night

      Jaime’s golden hand – Some say Jaime is Azor Ahai?

      Daenerys chain – Daenerys could be the reason The Night King awoke from his sleep

      Longclaw – Jon and the Night King.. good against evil

      Night King’s Shadow – “A small man cast a large shadow”… Melisandre gave birth to shadow baby…. it’s all has to tie together one way or another.

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    44. death by chickenfire:
      that cut off hand does surely not belong to Jamie Lannister…

      as all of you list Jamie’s hand, i had to rewatch, and yes: it is his hand. i was irritated by the fact there’s some sort of stump looking out of it. and by the ornamentation, which is pretty much WW style.
      losing your hand every few episodes is a pretty nasty habit, Ser Jamie!

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    45. This tease is brilliant and one of my all time favourites but why not drop it before the trailer? The timing is super weird with the red carpet premiere tonight there is plenty of hype. I can barely keep up with all the new articles for the past week or two.

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    46. Dee Stark:
      omg guys I haven’t watched any trailer or promo or seen any pics BUT I saw this PICTURE OF longclaw…… and my heart dropped

      Fear not Dee there have been no spoilers so you are in the clear! Can’t believe you avoided the promo pics and trailers though nothing big in them but they do build the hype levels!

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    47. Clob:
      A while back didn’t one of them say there’s a lot of ‘horror’ in this season?The stuff they’re teasing with sure seems to indicate that.

      Yeah one of the crew said the first three episodes resembled a horror film this season.

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    48. viki: Clob

      Honestly if we don’t lose a few characters in the battle against the AotD it would be very unrealistic, we need at least a few deaths and not just very minor characters. Jamie, Bronn, Jorah, Greyworm level characters are likely I feel.

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    49. What if each item represents a dead person that could potentially come back to “haunt” them. The crypts are full of unburnt bodies, Hodor was not burned, and a dragon was not burned…

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