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Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer breakdown

Game of Thrones has released the official Season 8 trailer, and it teases every little thing we would like in the remaining season of the epic collection. All of the key characters, an enormous battle between the dwelling and the lifeless at Winterfell, Cersei smirking and Jon Snow sulking, and so much more.

Right here’s a breakdown of the Game of Thrones season 8 trailer on a scene by scene basis.

What’s scaring Arya Stark?

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Arya Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

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Arya Stark seems terrified within the opening scene of the Game of Thrones season 8 trailer.

Wait. Arya Stark … terrified? She have to be preventing a White Walker. Or perhaps she’s just seen the military of the lifeless for the first time (doubtful, because her face seems like she’s been in battle for a while). Or perhaps she just noticed the Night time King.

Either method, it’s clear Arya is in critical danger.

Davos Seaworth walking along the battlements at Winterfell

Davos Seaworth in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

In relation to the remaining of the trailer, this can be a low-key scene. It seems Davos will command the archers from atop Winterfell for the battle towards the army of the lifeless.

He commanded the archers within the Battle of the Bastards as properly.

Arya Stark operating at the Battle of Winterfell with dragonglass dagger

arya stark hbo game of thrones season 8Arya Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

OK, now Arya is operating away from whatever she’s scared of. So, yeah, it’s protected to say she’s in peril.

But look intently and you’ll see that Arya is holding a dragonglass dagger. Search for her to struggle no less than one White Walker.

Varys hiding in the Winterfell crypts with the women and youngsters

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Varys is not any soldier. He has stated as a lot in earlier seasons.

Because the battle above rages on, Varys is seen right here in the Winterfell crypts with the ladies and youngsters.

A attainable ominous sign? Melisandre informed Varys he’d die in Westeros. If he perishes within the Winterfell crypts, meaning the military of the lifeless made some critical progress in the battle above.

Arya Stark with a dragonglass dagger

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You see her operating with it earlier, however they make it clear on this scene that Arya has a dragonglass dagger.

I’m unsure it’s “better” than her Valyrian metal dagger, but we now she now has two weapons succesful of taking down White Walkers.

The Greyjoy fleet

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Euron Greyjoy didn’t run away. It was an apparent ruse. We see him returning right here.

I’m a bit stunned there’s only three ships, but perhaps they are coming to satisfy up with more.

The Greyjoy fleet led by the Golden Company

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That is arguably crucial scene of the trailer in terms of giving us new info.

This scene confirms that Euron Greyjoy was successful in “recruiting” the Golden Company of Essos. The Golden Company is a gaggle of promote swords — just like the Second Sons led by Daario Naharis.

Why is this so essential? Because the Golden Company is famend for never going again on a contract. And if Euron Greyjoy recruited the Golden Company to battle towards Daenerys, Jon Snow, and the remaining of the “good guys” — it means not all of the dwelling might be buddied up this season.

And, no, that’s not Jaime Lannister main the ship. Nevertheless, it’s probably a distant Targaryen relative. The Golden Firm was based by Aegor Rivers, one of king Aegon Targaryen IV’s bastard sons.

Dolorous Edd, Beric Dondarrion, Tormund are still alive

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They are alive! This trio someway managed to survive the collapse of the Wall, the advancing zombie army, and the undead dragon.

I’m cool with it.

Bran Stark and Sam Tarly speaking at Winterfell

bran stark Samwell Tarly game of thrones season 8Bran Stark and Samwell Tarly in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

The two brainiacs revealed R+L=J last season, they usually doubtless aren’t achieved dropping information bombs on us in season 8.

Perhaps that is the scene where Bran reveals to Jon Snow that Jon is actually a Targaryen.

Cersei, Qyburn, The Mountain, and the Queensguard

Cersei Lannister hbo game of thrones season 8Cersei Lannister and Qyburn in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

Cersei is all the time smirking and plotting. It’s not clear where she’s standing or what she’s doing here, but she has her whole Queensguard — decked out in black outfits and led by the Mountain — behind her.

Perhaps this is her in Blackwater Bay on the shores of King’s Touchdown welcoming the Greyjoy fleet and the Golden Company.

Jon Snow and Dany Targaryen arrive at Winterfell

Jon Snow Daenerys Targaryen winterfell game of thrones season 8Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

This is possible one of the very first scenes of the complete season.

It’s no surprise however fascinating nonetheless to see them driving together side-by-side like a king and queen couple surrounded by their military.

Sansa Stark sees dragons for the primary time at Winterfell

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Sansa might not take too nicely to Jon ceding the north to Daenerys Targaryen, however even she will’t help but be amazed on the sight of dragons for the primary time.

The harmless, naive Sansa is lengthy gone, nevertheless it’s fairly cool to see her face crammed with marvel once more, even if only for a second.

Jon Snow and Dany Targaryen in the crypts at Winterfell

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This scene in all probability occurs simply after Jon, Dany, and crew arrive back at Winterfell. Or perhaps it’s after Bran tells Jon who he really is, and Jon comes to the crypts to visit his mom (Lyanna Stark).

Daenerys has a very tender look on her face on this brief scene, further indicating that she does absolutely love Jon Snow. If that is after it’s revealed that Jon Snow has a stronger declare to the throne than Daenerys, then perhaps she gained’t be as crushed as we expect.

Gendry with the blacksmiths in Winterfell

gendry game of thrones season 8Gendry in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

Gendry is with the blacksmiths turning the heaps of dragonglass into precise weapons to struggle the army of the lifeless.

Keep in mind, Gendry was one of one of the best blacksmiths in King’s Landing. It’s awesome to see him in his aspect as soon as once more.

See Jorah Mormont in the Battle for Winterfell

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This seems to be to be outdoors the gates of Winterfell, so it’s attainable this can be a shot from the precise battle (fairly than a pre-battle shot).

Mormont continues to be on his horse and searching into the space — perhaps on the arriving army of the lifeless.

Gray Worm and Missandei earlier than the Battle for Winterfell

grey worm Missandei hbo game of thrones season 8Grey Worm and Missandei in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

The couple share a kiss before the battle begins. There’s actually nothing else to breakdown from this scene.

It’s unclear if Missandei will go to the crypts with Varys and the remaining of the ladies and youngsters, or if she is going to keep outdoors however not on the frontlines — maybe alongside someone like Tyrion.

Brienne of Tarth preventing the army of the lifeless

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Simply one of the best split-second clip of the whole trailer is Brienne of Tarth viciously chopping by way of zombies, silhouetted towards a fireplace background.

The very subsequent clip exhibits…

Jaime Lannister preventing at Winterfell

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Jaime Lannister is clearly concerned within the battle as properly. The fires are burning behind him right here.

Does he workforce up with Brienne as soon as again, this time to struggle on the same staff?

Cersei Lannister sips wine – is she comfortable, unhappy, or both?

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Ah, the infamous Cersei Lannister sipping wine with a mysterious look on her face scene.

In all seriousness, that is probably the most cryptic scene in the trailer. Lena Headey completely crushes the appearing on this brief scene. She appears each joyful and sad at the similar time.

Is she learning of the demise of a liked one?

Extra dragons flying in the snowy north

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R.I.P. Viserion.

Arya Stark sees dragons for the first time

Arya stark hbo game of thrones season 8Arya Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

We acquired a shot of Sansa seeing the dragons for the primary time, and right here’s a shot of Arya getting a glimpse as nicely.

This is undoubtedly one of the first scenes. Notice that she has her Valyrian metal dagger in her sheath, and we know from the trailer she ends up with a dragonglass dagger afterward.

Gray Worm prepares to steer the Unsullied into battle

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The chosen chief of the Unsullied leads the military into battle towards their toughest enemy yet.

Let’s hope it’s not his final.

Jon Snow on the weirwood heart tree in Winterfell

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The Winterfell heart tree is immediately tied to the Stark household. One of the earliest scenes of all the Game of Thrones collection is Ned Stark in front of this tree, and there are countless other necessary scenes in front of this actual tree.

Is this where Jon goes after learning he’s truly a Targaryen (and Stark, in a means, because of Lyanna)?

The Hound subsequent to fireside on the battle for Winterfell

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This can be a nice shot of the Hound in half the display and hearth — the one factor he fears — in the different half.

How will he fare in the battle at Winterfell, contemplating that the trailer makes it apparent that fireplace can be in all places?

Jaime Lannister pleads his case to struggle for the dwelling

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Oh, how far we’ve come since season 1.

Here we are, watching Jaime Lannister say: “I promised to fight for the living. I intend to keep that promise.”

The “Kingslayer” nickname was given to him with equal elements reverence and shame for breaking an oath. He has shed that stigma.

Regardless of Jaime’s destiny in the battle, this line alone is proof that Jaime’s redemption arc has come full circle.

Jon Snow operating into battle towards the military of the lifeless

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The hearth appears to be quite far behind him in this scene. Is it potential he’s far out in the subject away from Winterfell, heading towards a one-on-one battle with the Night time King himself?

Winterfell soldiers operating via the gates

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This scene comes proper after Jon Snow dashing into battle. It virtually seems to be like Jon is leading this group, but that can’t be the case because no one is behind Jon in his scene.

It’s extra doubtless this can be a group of random troopers operating back by means of Winterfell’s gates halfway by way of the battle, but that also would imply they are retreating.

Will Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen both journey dragons?

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Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen strategy dragons in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season 8

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That is the shot everyone seems to be speaking about, and for good purpose.

The dragons have clearly simply burned something — we see ash and bones beneath them — as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen strategy them.

Will they experience the dragons? Will they merely pet them? Perhaps Jon Snow and Daenerys know that Jon is a Targaryen at this level.

Additionally, Drogon is large.

Sansa Stark reacts to seeing Dany’s dragons

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I don’t know for positive if this is identical scene after Sansa sees the dragons for the primary time, but that’s my greatest guess.

She has a plotting look on her face, and her unease with Daenerys Targaryen coming to Winterfell as a queen relatively than a visitor is more likely to be a focus of the political showdown this season.

Arya Stark preventing within the Battle for Winterfell

Arya stark hbo game of thrones season 8Arya Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

Arya’s fast battle scene here is awesome. She exhibits up in her first major battle within the Game of Thrones collection.

Apparently, she’s not using either one of her daggers in this scene. Nevertheless, she did fairly a bit of coaching in the Home of White and Black with a employees, so it’s not a shock to see her tackle multiple enemies with a bigger weapon right here.

Tyrion Lannister wanting up (dragons?)

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This is the one scene of Tyrion in your complete trailer. He’s wanting up — in all probability at dragons, as a result of they are in all places within the trailer.

Have been his scenes have been too essential to point out, or does he not have that many scenes? We hope it’s the first.

Shot of Dany Targaryen wanting solemn

Daenerys Targaryen hbo game of thrones season 8Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

That is doubtless Daenerys reacting to the information that Jon Snow is actually a) her nephew and b) the rightful inheritor.

That, or it’s her reacting to the information or realization that Viserion has been resurrected the struggle for the Night time King.

Drogon respiration hearth as a result of dragons

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See ya later, group of zombies.

Brienne prepares for battle, with the Vale of Arryn fighters behind her

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Brienne is on the frontlines as the dwelling prepare to battle the lifeless.

Notably, the troopers behind her are from the Vale of Arryn. The Vale was at Winterfell at the end of season 7, however that was because Littlefinger was there, and he was technically their chief.

Even after Littlefinger’s demise, it appears the Vale of Arryn stick around to assist the Starks and battle the lifeless.

Ser Jorah sees the military of the lifeless again

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He was there when the band of brothers went north in season 7 to seize the wight, so he’s seen it all earlier than.

The Night time King and the military of the lifeless arrive at Winterfell

night king hbo game of thrones season 8Military of the Lifeless in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

I’m not totally positive that is the Night time King — wouldn’t he be driving the dragon as an alternative of a horse? — so it’s more probably that this can be a White Walker.

In any event, this scene exhibits the army of the lifeless arriving at Winterfell’s doorstep.

It’s about to go down.

Watch the complete trailer right here: