All The Fan Theories Inspired By That Game Of Thrones Teaser

Tom Nicholson
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From Esquire

There's a new Game of Thrones teaser! Everyone! Look! Teaser! Thrones! Game of!

Obviously - obviously - Game of Thrones Twitter and Reddit have been in overdrive trying to work some meaning into a minute-long clip which features no characters and no new footage since it dropped last night.

One particularly interesting line of thought says that the black ridges thrown up by the meeting of the blasts of fire and ice is dragonstone, pointing to the important role that Daenerys' dragons will presumably have in the final reckoning. (As a little sidenote, that might explain what the Wall is made of, and why there are deposits of dragonglass beyond it: it was formed of dragonglass during another big barney and has iced over in the millennia since.)

Others point out that the flames from the south definitely consume the Lannister statue before they meet the ice from the north, which itself overwhelms the wolf (House Stark) and dragon (House Targaryen). Some are saying that that means Winterfell will be overrun by the White Walkers and that Cersei Lannister will be deposed by Daenerys, with the two armies then clashing in the battle-to-end-all-battles which we're expecting in episode three (thanks very much, Vladimir Furdik). Another line of thinking says that the siting of the dragonglass wall trailer foreshadows a literal second wall being built further south, with the North finally sacrificing itself to save Westeros. That would be very Northern, wouldn't it?

It might not just be metaphorical fire that's tearing across Westeros either. As we've covered before, judging by behind-the-scenes pics it looks like there will be quite a few big fires at key locations this season. The Lannisters have used wildfire - the Thrones-verse equivalent of a nuke - before, and if they're threatened it's not unlikely they'd reach for the codes again.

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