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Details You Missed In The Game Of Thrones Season Six Trailer

HBO has at last released the new full-length trailer for the sixth season of Game of Thrones, and it's chock full of action, romance, and violence. And that's just the obvious stuff. But if you look a little closer, you'll see some smaller details that hint at even bigger developments. Here's a look at some of the little things that could lead to big, big trouble for your favorite Game of Thrones characters...

And of course, spoilers for all five of the previous seasons of Game of Thrones to follow...

Ned Stark returns!

It's a little difficult to sort out all the action scenes in the new trailer, especially since they go by so fast and there are just so darn many characters on the show. But if you look closely, you'll see that some of them feature a familiar face: Ned Stark! But it's not Sean Bean. Rather, these are flashbacks to the much discussed but previously unseen battle at the Tower of Joy to rescue Ned's beloved sister Lyanna. How can we tell? The members of the King's Guard sport the Targaryen dragon emblem on their armor, rather than the Baratheon stag, so these fights must take place long ago.

Ghost lives! Or does he?

At the end of the trailer, Davos is shown apparently menacing the corpse of Jon Snow, presumably to ensure he's not going to rise from the dead like so many of his fallen brethren. If you're focused on Davos and his big sword, though, you might not notice who else is in the room: Jon's faithful wolf companion Ghost. Yet for some reason, Ghost doesn't so much as twitch when Davos whips out his sword. Did those heartless Night's Watch traitors kill Ghost too? Or is there another explanation for Ghost's strangely docile behavior? We think there's some kind of story here for sure.

Bran Battles the Night King! Or does he?

After being conspicuously absent throughout the entirety of season five, Bran Stark makes his long-awaited return near the end of the trailer. And he looks just as surprised as the rest of us, as he spins around to find the Night King looming right behind him! But it's that look of surprise that might tip us off to what's really happening here. We'd bet a three-eyed crow that Bran is experiencing another one of his visions, and that the Night King can somehow sense this and enter Bran's dreams to confront him. This is less likely to be a real, physical confrontation than a mystical battle of wills. Our money's on Bran, obviously.

Dany is a prisoner, but not for long!

At the end of last season, Dany was alone and powerless, facing an unknown Dothraki horde. Judging from this trailer, it looks like she's definitely become their prisoner. But it also looks like she won't be stuck with them for long. Not only is one of her dragons following her, but so is her faithful lovesick puppy Jorah Mormont. And she also seems to have a secret weapon. That brief clip of Tyrion skulking through the dark? Looks to us like he's in the pit where Dany imprisoned her two other dragons, probably to free them so they can go mount a rescue of their Mother.

Melisandre's not quite as powerless as she seems!

Melisandre spends most of the trailer moaning and gnashing her teeth, apparently caught in the grips of an existential crisis of faith after her beloved Stannis fatally faceplanted at the end of last season. But we have a feeling she's still a lot more powerful than the trailer makes her look. Why? That quick glimpse of her taking off her clothes. If there's one thing we've learned from previous seasons, it's that Melisandre uses sex as part of her magic rituals. If she's getting naked, it's probably because there's some dark sorcery about to follow—and that means bad news for anyone who mistakenly write her off.

The wildlings aren't done just yet

Things looked pretty darn grim for Tormund Giantsbane and the rest of the wildlings at the end of last season. Not only did most of them get eaten by white walkers in the battle of Hardhome, those that did survive and took up Jon Snow's offer of amnesty were apparently betrayed when Jon was murdered. But while you might expect that means the end of the wildlings, think again. Those soldiers Tormund and his fellow wildlings are battling in the new trailer? They aren't members of the Night Watch—they're actually part of Roose Bolton's army! The flayed man "X" sigil on their shields gives it away. We can't wait to see the wildlings wreak some havoc on that jerk Bolton and his stupid son.

Sansa and Theon are still alive and kicking

Last we saw Sansa and Theon, they were jumping off the walls of Winterfell, apparently to their deaths. But, you know, not so fast. Not only is Sansa alive and kicking in the trailer, apparently none the worse for wear, but Theon seems to be back on the side of the angels as well. Okay, so this isn't really a small detail (it's actually a pretty big one), but it was too cool not to mention.

The Greyjoys take center stage

Bran wasn't the only character missing from last season. If you've been wondering what happened to the rest of the Greyjoy clan other than Theon, you've pretty much been out of luck for a while. Remember when Stannis and Melisandre cursed Balon way back in season three? Whatever happened there? Well, we may finally be about to find out, because the Greyjoys are all over this trailer. Not only does Theon's uncle Euron show up—he's the dude being baptized in a couple clips—but it looks like Yara somehow has shacked up with Melisandre of all people. Yup, that's Yara making out with everyone's least favorite red priestess. Melisandre switching sides to join the Greyjoys? Now that's a small detail that has some pretty darn big implications.