‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Trailer: 9 of the Biggest Spoilers

The much-anticipated premiere date of Game of Thrones‘s sixth season is fast approaching. Ever since the closing moments of the last season, fans have been trying to suss out what’s to come. Is Jon Snow alive? What happened to Sansa and Theon when they jumped from the top of Winterfall’s walls? Why can nobody be happy in this god-forsaken universe? All of these and more are the questions on our collective minds as we ramp up for the premiere. Thankfully, we have a brand new trailer to answer at least some of these.

It comes as a bit of a surprise given HBO’s propensity for keeping Game of Thrones-related details under wraps. But even so, we still have more questions than answers at this point. The new trailer seeks to satisfy us at least a little bit in that department. The fates of just about all of our characters are teased at in some capacity, giving us lots of room to wildly speculate. Here’s what we managed to catch in the process.

1. Jon Snow still looks pretty dead

Davos and Jon Snow - Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

All the latest evidence concerning Jon Snow’s fate seems to point toward the “he’s definitely dead” direction. Here we see Davos, Ghost (Jon’s direwolf), and two unidentified men guarding Snow’s body, from what we can only assume is the Night’s Watch mutineers. Most men of the Night’s Watch know by now that burning a dead body is the only way to keep it from returning as a murder-zombie controlled by the White Walkers. Knowing that, it seems likely that they’re trying to do the same to Jon before he rises in the same way, and are being stopped by what’s left of Stannis’s men.

2. Daenerys in captivity

Daenerys Targaryen - Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

Things don’t seem to be going well for Daenerys Targaryen this season. When last we left her, she was being surrounded by a Dothraki horde, having just been saved by her dragon from the clutches of would-be assassins. It looks like things haven’t approved much since then, with Daenerys being stripped naked and tied up by the new Khal of the Dothraki. With her dragon still flying around though, we can’t imagine her captivity lasts all that long.

3. Jorah’s not long for this world

Jorah Mormont - Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

If there’s one character who’s fated for an early grave this season, odds are it’s Jorah Mormont. Jorah’s likely to be one of the lead members of the “Find Daenerys” task force, all while hiding his fatal case of greyscale contracted on the road to Meereen. It only looks like it’s gotten worse for the exiled knight, and soon, there’s a good chance it’ll claim his life. At this point, it’s just a question of when, and who he’ll accidentally infect when he eventually descends into insanity at the hands of the highly contagious sickness.

4. Davos Seaworth flying the Stark banners

Davos Seaworth - Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

With Stannis dispatched, Davos Seaworth has no King to be King’s Hand to any longer. That apparently won’t stop him from being proactive this season though. Above, Davos seems to be at the head of a Stark army, proudly flying the direwolf banner behind him. After all the misery the Stark family has suffered over five seasons, it’d be nice to see someone reunite the shattered Northern family. With Sansa out for vengeance following her escape from Winterfell, Davos could be the one to help her accomplish that goal.

5. Is that a soldier bearing the Targaryen crest?

Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

The history behind Game of Thrones tells us that the Targaryen family has been all but wiped out, with the exception of its last surviving member, Daenerys. What we don’t know is what a soldier bearing the family’s crest is doing in Westeros. There’s certainly no mistaking the three-headed dragon of the Targaryen’s we see above. We can only hope that Daenerys escapes her Dothraki captors quick enough to finally make the trip back to Westeros this seasons, with a well-supplied army of soldiers at her back.

6. A civil war is brewing at King’s Landing

Kings Landing - Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

The conflict between the religious radicals of King’s Landing and the ruling class has been brewing for awhile now. The army led by Mace Tyrell and Jaime Lannister storming the Great Sept of Baelor is evidence that things will be boiling over this season in a big way. Cersei isn’t well-known as the forgiving type, and we imagine being marched naked through the streets of King’s Landing by her enemies did much to quell her anger. All-out civil war is coming to the capital, and it’s coming fast.

7. The White Walkers are on the move

White Walkers - Game of Thrones Season 6

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

We’ve already seen the White Walkers beginning their assault on the North by leveling a Wildling town. Their march to the Wall will continue this season, and with the rest of Westeros distracted by their own internal squabbles, there’s little anyone can do to stop them. Save for a last-minute dragon rescue (or Jon Snow not actually being dead), Winter is no longer coming; it’s freaking here. And soon, the White Walkers and their army of wights will bring the fight straight to the front door of the kingdom.

8. Are the Wildlings going to war against the Boltons?

Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

As of now, the Boltons have complete control over the North. They orchestrated the Red Wedding to do away with the Starks, married off their heir Ramsay to Sansa, and recently took down Stannis’s army. They’ll only continue to get challenged in this season, evidenced by the battle we see above. On one side, we see the flayed man sigil of the Boltons. On the other, a decidedly more ragged looking army. That opposing army’s attire bears a striking resemblance to what we’ve seen the Wildlings wear, leading to the inevitable question of whether Davos is leading the nomadic tribes of the North, and not their storied Houses, under the Stark banner.

9. Tyrion and the dragons

Tyrion Lannister - Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer | Source: HBO

With Daenerys Targaryen captured by the Dothraki, it’s left a power vacuum in the now leaderless Meereen. It won’t be long before Tyrion fills that role though, with the trailer showing him as the man in control for the time being. What’s most intriguing isn’t seen until the final frame. Tyrion goes down to visit the two dragons Daenerys chained up herself, and they don’t look at all happy to see him. That doesn’t little to quash our dreams for Peter Dinklage to get his own dragon to triumphantly ride into Westeros…

Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 24.

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