Game of Thrones releases troubling new teaser trailers

Andrew Shermoen

On Jan. 22, the official “Game of Thrones” twitter account offered an opportunity to tweet directly to the account your opinion of which house is best: Targaryen, Stark, or Lannister. After sending the tweet, you would receive a small teaser depicting very similar scenes based around the house you chose.

Shortly after, many news agencies wrote articles containing all the teaser trailers, which became trending topics shortly after they were revealed en masse later that same day. The trailers depict the banner of one of the three houses mentioned above. As the camera pans away from the banner we see that they are tattered. A voiceover proclaims destruction for the houses from a somewhat villainous character.

Ramsay Bolton claims ownership over Winterfell in the Stark-related video, the High Sparrow rouses his followers to help overthrow the Lannisters and a Dothraki Warlord claims that Daenerys is “queen of nothing.”

The most shared video is that of house Stark, having over 5,600 retweets and 5,000 likes. The public clearly hopes the Starks come out on top. Ashleigh Lottinville, freshman art education major, who is a big fan of the show also hopes the Starks come out on top.

“It will probably be a stronger house though,” Lottinville said. “One that actually has people in it to defend it.”

Of course, a big surprise at the end of season 5 was another death of a fan favorite character. Many fans are divided on whether or not said character actually died or not, and believe that he is to be resurrected in the next season. The creators have adamantly claimed that the character is dead, but evidence of the character appearing on set for filming could suggest otherwise.

An actor from the show, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, has said in many interviews that the character is dead. “If it makes you feel any better, then yes there’s hope. But, there’s no hope,” she told People magazine after the episode aired last year.

Lottinville said that the trailers claim that big wars are coming and that each of the houses should be on their toes. She jokingly added that, “maybe Arya will just kill everyone.”