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New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Photos Are Here And They’re Intense

Leather and fur and armor, oh my

by Eric Shorey

It's been almost a year since we last visited Westeros, but Game of Thrones is coming back in a big way. While the show is mostly known for its preoccupation with sex and violence, the iron and leather styles of the bloody medieval world are getting seriously fierce in the latest round of teaser images released by HBO. Season seven promises prophecies look to be coming true, with a side of some serious fantasy fashion.

Our pleasure at the hardcore outfits aside, there's a few other things to glean from these images, though they're also reliably enigmatic—GoT is not known for giving too much away in its teasers. And since, at this point, the plot of the TV show has gone far past the novels it was based on, speculation is all we've got to go on. 

Season seven had previously been teased with two separate trailers, released last month.

Winter will come this summer when the show officially returns. (It's back on July 16th to be precise.) Till then, check out the preview images, below, and read our own thoughts on what each image might mean for its character.

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Oh, Cersei. I really don't know if you should trust having Jaime in your Queensguard. We all know what happened when he served with another regent who didn't mind using wildfyre on his own subjects.

Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Lyanna. Mormont. Is. Back!

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Davos looks worried. We get worried when Davos gets worried. We're worried.

John Bradley as Samwell Tarly and Hannah Murray as Gilly - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Sam and Gilly are safely ensconced in the library at Oldtown, with Sam sporting a slick new hairstyle.

Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Meera is making the face of someone who is constantly being asked "Are we there yet?"

Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Tormund's raised eyebrow can mean only one thing: All you Brienne-Tormund shippers are going to have your dreams come true this season.

Aidan Gillen as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Sansa, we beg you: Stay. Away. From. Littlefinger.

Rory McCann as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Whhhaaaatttt is happening here with the Hound? We can't wait to know.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Is Jon Snow in the Stark family crypt? Looking at the statue of Lyanna? The mother he doesn't know he had? Is Jon Snow finally going to know... something?!

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Look at Arya, mentally going over her list of people she needs to kill. It's a long one!

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Dany appears to be in Dragonstone, but she doesn't appear to be too happy. Does she miss Daario? We would.

Conleth Hill as Varys - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Nice look, Varys. It's like the Westeros outerwear version of those fur-lined Gucci loafers that are everywhere.

Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei - Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Missandei's brow game is strong.

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister - Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Tyrion, we genuinely hope that this go-round as Hand works out better than it did the first time.

(Left to Right) Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Conleth Hill as Varys, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, and Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm - Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO

They're in formation.