The third trailer for Game of Thrones season 4 has been released. Courtesy: HBO
UNFETTERED violence has been a hallmark of Game of Thrones so far, and that isn’t going to change in season four.
A new trailer (yes, another one) has been released for the upcoming season, and even discounting several million action shots, it suggests the next 10 episodes of HBO’s fantasy drama will be just as backstabby as the last 30.
Daenerys’s dragons are huge. They’ve grown into something resembling young adulthood, which we presume is as moody and dangerous an age for dragons as it is for human kids.
If anything though, the dragons look and sound more merciful than Daenerys herself.
“Sometimes it is better to answer injustice with mercy,” Ser Barristan Selmy says at one point in the trailer.
“I will answer injustice with justice,” Daenerys replies. Rather forcefully.
If Daenerys is ascendant as we enter season four, the Starks are anything but. And doesn’t Sansa know it? The trailer shows her moaning to future husband Tyrion about The Red Wedding.
“Do you know what they did to my brother, and my mother?” she asks. “I lie awake all night, thinking about how they died.”
Obviously, the elder Stark girl won’t be getting any more cheerful.
The rest of the trailer flashes through some interesting moments, including a philosophical/menacing conversation between Cersei and Oberyn Martell, the ever-broody Jon Snow whining about the world falling apart, and an AWESOME shot of Tywin sitting on the iron throne.
There’s also a piece of typically creepy wisdom from Littlefinger.
“Always keep your foes confused,” he says. “If they don’t know who you are or what you want, they can’t know what you plan to do next.”
Hear that, Ned?
Game of Thrones will air on April 7 in Australia, on Foxtel’s Showcase channel.