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Trailer Reaction: Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer #2

First debuting at Apple’s Watch Event, the second trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5 has revealed some never-before-seen footage. The trailer jumps to new locations, showcases several fresh faces to the series and even reintroduces audiences to characters that have managed to survive the last few years. Take a look below and see what awaits our favorite heroes and villains this season. It probably involves a giant man-eating dragon or two.


New characters debuting in the trailer include High Sparrow (Johnathan Pryce) and Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig). Sparrow’s brief portion of dialogue indicates that he is a member of some religious order, an order that is none too happy about the latest decisions made by the royal family.

“We serve the gods and the gods demand justice.”

Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillaine), who took a backseat to the majority of the action in the third and fourth seasons, is looking to have substantially more screen-time as he escalates his military campaign to retake the North. With Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton), the current Warden of the North, audibly voicing his concern about Stannis’ army encroaching on his borders, a confrontation between the two leaders and their families seems inevitable. Will a siege of Winterfell and the Bolton’s Dread Fort by Stannis and his army of mercenaries, Night Watchmen and wildings be one of the season’s major conflicts?  This writer certainly hopes so!

“Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell, they’re all just spokes on a wheel.This one’s on top and that one’s on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. We’re not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel.”

In the end though, the highlights of the trailer are Daenerys’ “breaking of the wheel” monologue and the scenes that feature her very large and very dangerous looking fire-breathing dragons.  The way she talks about the families of Westeros as wooden spokes that can be crushed is quite menacing, further revealing that she has more in common with her dead relatives than she may realize. Tyrion’s reaction upon seeing her dragons is very appropriate, eliminating any doubt in his mind that these beasts were mere rumors in the court of King’s Landing. Whether Tyrion is in awe, scared-shitless or sees an opportunity to exploit the power of these dragons for his own purposes is currently unknown, but all will be revealed eventually when the series returns April 12, 2015.

What do you think reader? Impressed by the most recent trailer for Game of Thrones’ fifth season? Let us know in the comments below!

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