Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.
Macall B. Polay/HBO Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.

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Every season on "Game of Thrones," fans have come to expect shocking twists and gruesome deaths. However, those who read the books were usually one step ahead, and could prepare themselves for the inevitable emotional trauma. However, as the show has now caught up with George R.R. Martin's novels, Season 6 of "GOT" means that everyone is on an equal playing field and no one can anticipate what's to come. 

These chilling new character posters released today almost seem to taunt viewers with this knowledge, by putting the characters into coffin-like boxes with tranquil, closed eyes. It looks as if we are privy to a wake for them. This idea is furthered by that fact that some of the posters are of characters who are already dead, including Jon Snow and Oberyn Martell.

HBO is debuting 16 posters in total on their Twitter account throughout the day, but see the currently released ones below. 

"Game of Thrones" Season Six Sansa Stark Poster


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