'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Trailer Breakdown: Serious Spoilers, Crazy Theories, And Wild Speculation

Yesterday, the trailer for Game of Thrones season 6 arrived. And you know what that means for today: we're going to take a deep dive into this thing, explore every nook and cranny, and see what secrets we can find. And trust me. this preview is chock-full of goodness. You just have to go frame by frame to see it all.

Before you proceed, know that this post contains SPOILERS from past seasons, spoilers from George R.R. Martin's books, a few potentially spoiler-y fan theories, and some some wacky speculation that could very well turn out to be spoilers. So proceed with caution.

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Naturally, the trailer picks up where season five left off: at the Wall with the dead body of Jon Snow bleeding out into the snow. And he's dead, right? Completely dead. Not coming back at all. Nope. There is no way Jon is anything but totally annihilated.

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The trailer's few seconds of "Hey, let's recap where everyone is!" continues with this shot of the ship carrying Jaime Lannister, Bronn, and the dead body of Myrcella Baratheon back to the Red Keep after their unfortunate adventures in Dorne. Since that was the weakest subplot to ever hit Game of Thrones, I'm just happy to see these characters returning to the center of the action.

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Cersei Lannister's hair has started to grow back, but not enough to let everyone forget that she was stripped, shaved, and paraded throughout the streets of King's Landing by a sect of religious extremists. If there's one thing we know about this woman, it's that she holds grudges and she holds 'em hard.

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What does Ser Davos the Onion Knight do now that Stannis Baratheon, the man who elevated him from a common smuggler and gave him a second chance at life, is dead? I have no idea. Stannis is still alive in the books, so this is brave new territory. Maybe he'll seek out another potential king to serve, but Davos has standards. He'll want to serve someone good and noble and just and...hmm, let's get back to this in a few minutes.

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Just in case it's not clear, that is a flayed body, hung upside down and lit on fire, Bolton style. I'm not sure whose body that is (it could very well be Stannis' corpse since it's being burnt in front of a large audience of soldiers), but season six looks like it's going to continue to emphasize that Ramsay and Roose are total bastards, and not in the medieval sense of the word.

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The last time we saw Jorah, he was riding off into Essos with Daario to search for Daenerys, who had absconded on the back of Drogon the dragon after a brutal attempted coup by the Sons of the Harpy. Oh, and he was also dying of Greyscale. This is one of our few glimpses of him in the trailer, but you just know him and Daario are going to have a lot to talk about on their adventures.

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Speak of the devil! Here's Daenerys, seemingly not long after we last saw her, walking amongst a Dothraki Khalasar. As you'll recall from the first season, not riding a horse in a Khalasar indicates your lower status. It seems that her status as the widow of Khal Drogo and the mother of dragons and the Queen of Meereen holds zero water with her new companions.

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Speaking of Khalasars, remember when the first season only had the budget to show off a handful of Dothraki warriors at a time? Compare this shot to anything from the early episodes to appreciate just how much this show has grown in every way.

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Now this is an interesting shot. The sigils on those banners represent the Greyjoys, who are obviously having a big meeting of some kind. Could this be the Kingsmoot? As book readers know, this is how House Greyjoy selects a new ruler when their is no obvious heir. Potential contenders gather and essentially pitch themselves to other influential leaders. Eventually, one person is selected to run the Iron Islands. This scene was one of the highlights of A Feast For Crows, the fourth novel in the series, and fans have been waiting for it to finally happen on screen. So here it is. I don't know about you people, but I can't wait to meet Euron Greyjoy.

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Despite being the most popular character in the series, Tyrion Lannister only makes a single apparent in the trailer. Right here. Since he's wandering around the dark, we can probably assume that his stewardship of Meereen probably isn't going to well.

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Yes, there are still dragons on Game of Thrones. Thanks for asking.

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The last time we saw Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, he was dying from a poisoned weapon and Qyburn, that shifty former maester, was using him to perform some nasty science experiments. And the next thing you know, a newly returned Cersei finds herself with a hulking new bodyguard who hides his face beneath a helm. Hmm. Known as "Ser Robert Strong" in the books, this guy is obviously Gregor reanimated through wicked experimentation and he looks to be Cersei's new weapon in her war against he High Sparrow. Yes, Game of Thrones has magic zombies and science zombies now.

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This brief shot says volumes. These guys are obviously Westerosi knights, but the land around them is obviously Dorne. And note the man in the front. The one unsheathing his sword. The one with the same haircut as Ned Stark. Yes, it looks like this is from the infamous Tower of Joy scene, a flashback that was filmed for this season. In the novels, we know that a young Ned led a group of knights to that Tower in Dorne, where three members of the Targaryen Kingsguard were guarding the captive Lyanna Stark. We also know that most of Ned's friends die in the ensuing fight. And we also know that Ned climbs the tower, finds his sister dying, and she forces him to make some kind of promise.

This is the (potentially very spoiler-y! Proceed at your own caution!) fan theory: Lyanna Stark was on her deathbed after giving birth to the son of her captor, Rhaegar Targaryen. Upon seeing her brother, she made him promise to protect her son from a vengeful Robert Baratheon at all costs. So Ned named the kid Jon Snow and kept the link between the Stark and Targaryen bloodlines safe and secure, presenting him to the world as his bastard son.

But wait...why is this information important when Jon Snow is so obviously and clearly dead and not coming back?

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And wait...why is a member of the Night's Watch bashing down a door while Ser Alliser Thorne, who oversaw the assassination of Jon Snow, looks on? We'll get to this in a moment.

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Tommen Baratheon is still king. Poor lad. This is what someone being eaten alive in slow motion looks like.

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This shot is our first glimpse of some kind of gigantic battle sequence. Who is fighting whom? And where? The landscape suggests that this is either the lower portions of the North or the Riverlands, but it's not entirely clear. However, reports from the show's Irish set have suggests a major clash between Stark and Bolton forces. But who would be leading the Starks? The Starks are dead and scattered to the winds, right? Right?

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What the heck is Littlefinger up to now? Season five already went far beyond Petyr Baelish's role in the books, so your guess is as good as mine on the subject of what he has up his sleeve next. Whatever it is, it's surely not good and will result in a lot of people dying and what-not.

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Here's a shot of someone slapping around Arya Stark, who was blinded by her assassination school in the season five finale for committing a personal murder and not adhering to her Faceless Man training. In other words, it looks like she's in for a rough time.

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Here's another shot from that major battle sequence. I'm collecting it here because I want to remind you of the time when the series had to knock a character unconscious so they could skip over a battle because they couldn't afford it. How things have changed, part two.

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Could Theon Greyjoy end up at the Kingsmoot? He's not there in books (he's still the prisoner of Ramsay Bolton at that point), but this shot indicates that the show may maneuver him there in time for the action. After all, he's seemingly amongst fellow Greyjoys and the bearded, ragged man dumping his face into water certainly looks like a Drowned Priest, a.k.a. the clergy of the Iron Islands.

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Here is the trailer's only glimpse at Brienne, who spent much of season five sitting on the sidelines, waiting for Sansa Stark to put a candle in the window. I have no idea what she's up to this season (other than visiting the Quiet Isle), but it certainly looks like she'll get another big action scene.

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And here it is. That is the dead body of Jon Snow and those hands certainly look like they could belong to Melisandre, the Red Witch. We know from season three that the "Lord of Light" has brought dead men back from the grave before and we know that Melisandre herself has never done it. Now that she's lost everything and has had her faith shaken, resurrecting the slain Lord Commander of the Night's Watch would be a fine way for her to reconnect with her god and find a new leader to fulfill her prophecies. After all, Stannis kicked the bucket, but he did deliver her to a noble warrior who may be half-Stark and half-Targaryen. You know, a potential heir to the Seven Kingdoms. A man of the north and a man of the dragon. A very literal Song of Ice and Fire. Ha, and some of you thought Jon Snow was gone for good.

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Yep, that certainly looks like Arya doing her best Jason Bourne impression. The fantasy genre is chock-full of blind assassins, so why not let her get in on that action?

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Once again, note how the knight in the foreground clearly appears to be a young Ned Stark. More importantly, note that Targaryen sigil on the armor of the man he's battling. Yes, the Tower of Joy flashback is most definitely happening and they're going to show us the entire skirmish between Ned's men and the Kingsguard.

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Sure, this may look like a fuzzy frame from this quick shot taken from that big battle scene glimpsed elsewhere in the trailer. But note man on that white horse. Try to discern his features through the fuzz. You can even jump to one minute and sixteen seconds into the trailer and take a closer look for yourself. What you can't make out well in a still frame is his very familiar hair. I'm calling it: that's Jon Snow and he's leading Stark loyalists into battle against the Boltons. After all, Jon served the Night's Watch until his "death." He's free to leave and take his revenge now, thank you very much.

UPDATE: A reader has alerted us to the fact that Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd has confirmed that the man on the horse is not Jon Snow. Which takes only a little bit of wind out of our sails. I would still put good money on Jon being involved in this battle.

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When we last saw Margaery Tyrell she was imprisoned by the High Sparrow and awaiting trial alongside her brother, Loras. Here she is, groveling at the feet of her captor, the zealot who has brought the entire kingdom to its knees.

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Here's the trailer's best look yet at blind Arya, who has seen some shit. Well, maybe not "seen," but she doesn't look well.

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Hey, Bran's back! And he's standing! And he looks like he's aged a decade! And–

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A White Walker?! The fact that Bran is paralyzed suggests that this isn't a literal image, but rather a vision of some kind, brought on by his training with the Three-Eyed Raven. Expect Bran to be Captain Exposition this season, using his new powers to explain all kinds of stuff about Westerosi history.

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The trailer doesn't offer a clear answer about what Davos does now that he's a free agent. These final shots find him chilling out at the Wall, even hanging out in the same room with Jon Snow's corpse.

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And for reasons unknown, he finds it necessary to draw his sword and promise some violence. My best guess is that he's helping to clear the room so Melisandre can get around to resurrecting Jon Snow. This would explain why Alliser Thorne and his men are seen bashing down a door earlier in the trailer – they're trying to get into the room where the Red Witch and the Onion Knight are trying to undo their Mutiny. Plus, you just know that Davos would gladly follow a living Jon Snow into battle.

Oh, and R.I.P. Ghost.

Game of Thrones season six premiers on April 24, 2016.