18 New Game of Thrones Photos Have Us Psyched for Season 5

Amanda McGrath
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Game of Thrones won't return until April, but fans are getting an early treat: a cache of shiny new photos from Season 5. Their release follows on the heels of a new trailer, leaked after IMAX screenings of the last two episodes from Season 4. So what to make of them all? There's surprisingly little action pictured here, and a lot of what seem like grave encounters, as well as a fresh look at a few new faces.

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Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) hopefully has an explanation for this outfit.

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Varys (Conleth Hill) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) going undercover.

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Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) continues her helicopter parenting with Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman).

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Jon Snow (Kit Harington) looks like he's wearing a little bit of every animal in the kingdoms.

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Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is looking skeptical of Littlefinger. We can't blame her.

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Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), WHERE ARE YOU? There's something comforting about seeing she still has Needle, though.

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Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) are the best possible odd couple for more on-the-road shenanigans.

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Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) does not look headed for good things. Nor does Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie).

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High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce), looking awfully monochromatic.

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Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) is the master of the I-hate-your-guts smile, especially when aiming it at Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).

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Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), looking rather angsty.

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Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and friends clearly got the memo that beards were in this season.

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Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), not having very much fun.

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Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) with Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) -- this seems like trouble.

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Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton), Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) and Walda Frey (Elizabeth Webster) are ready to receive you.

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Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and Areo Hotah (Deobia Opaeri) either hate each other, or are really into each other.

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Melisandre (Carice van Houten) is probably doing something devious.

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Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) probably has some sweet, sweet vengeance on his mind.

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