Game of Thrones Season 2 Teaser: Seven Devils
Winter is coming and the newest teaser gives a good indication what we are in for this season on, Game of Thrones.
Teasers are being released fast and furious as we lead up to the second season of Game of Thrones. The most recent notes the importance of power, but almost every one of the earlier ones mentions power in some way. Whoever holds the elusive power is able to rule, conquer or battle most effectively. How one wields that power is also a good indication as to the longevity and future of the character. And “sometimes those with the most power have the least grace,” Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen).
For instance, the tiny tyrant Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) has abused his power in his short time as king. I anticipate by the end of the second season, someone will show him the pointy end of their sword, ending his merciless rule.
It also looks as though other previously powerful characters Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), will no longer brandish the same amount of power they previously had to manipulate situations to their own end. Each will experience loss of power at varying degrees.
On the other hand, both the characters of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) have so far had the biggest character development. Both characters had humble beginnings, showed mercy and kindness to others and are growing into leaders. The second season will likely see both continue to garner affection amongst others, thereby organically cultivating their following. While everyone else is busy fighting amongst themselves, these two will continue their respective journeys and at the same time amass power.
The shift and cultivation of power is one of the many intriguing aspects of this show.
Game of Thrones is the adventure, drama, fantasy based on the series of bestselling books of the same name by author George R. R. Martin. So far, the creators of the TV series have done a really good job with the adaptation from the books. This is a terrific example that book adaptations can be better served through TV than movies, where there just isn’t enough time to flesh out the characters and stories. Especially ones as complicated as this.