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Season Two - First Look

My friends at HBO have just released some photos from the second season of GAME OF THRONES, scheduled to premiere on April 1. I thought I'd share them with you.

Here's a first look at some of our new characters,

LORD REAPER OF PYKE

Balon Greyjoy played by Patrick Malahide-Helen Sloan/HBO


THE MAID OF TARTH

Brienne played by Gwendoline Christie-Helen Sloan/HBO


THE ONION KNIGHT

Davos Seaworth played by Liam Cunningham- Helen Sloan/HBO

More to come...

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pimpstergust
Feb. 11th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm damaged by living in Sweden or something but yes. That would rank as ugly. Are you looking for straight-up deformed here? Lady looks like a dude. Whether or not she makes a pretty boy doesn't really matter to her contemporary society. Comparing to Arya and Tyrion, she's definately the one hitting closest to the mark re: unattractiveness.

Look at what Gwendoline Christie usually looks like. Then back to this. Back to Gwendoline, then back to this. The lady is now a self-loathing androgynous (and not in the bish way) brutish warrior with what looks like a chronic bad hair and skin day.

But not only that, she looks strong and capable. Not strong as in "strong independent woman", but more like in she could take anyone of us commenters, snap us as a twig and with just by the strength of her arms use our torso as an anti-Lannister WMD.

I for one am hella impressed. And no, that lady wouldn't have dudes throwing themselves at her in our world even if she had money and power (which was the main draw for Brienne's past suitors). The world of AGOT isn't really a nice or fair place, it's pretty terriballs. Brienne's story reflects this more than many others, and I already feel like I'm liking Brienne more having seen this shot.

(Yes, my tone here is terrible and I'm sorry but I'm trying to make a point here. We say she's not ugly enough because most of us are brought up to not be dicks. Not so in Westerosi nobility.)

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