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A slew of new faces are coming to Game of Thrones Season 5.

HBO announced at the show's Comic-Con panel today that viewers will meet Oberyn's brother and a trio of his daughters in 2015.

Who will take on these roles? What other characters have been cast? The network unveiled a very helpful teaser to spread the word and educate fans on these newbies.

Click Play and start to wonder now: Who will be the first to die?

The network also made it clear that not everything on Game of Thrones is as serious as death.

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George R.R. Martin is something of a god in the nerd world, so it stands to reason that he's in attendance at at Comic Con 2014, currently being held in San Diego.

Martin clearly has no problem pissing off fans when it comes to things like killing off characters, or taking freakin' forever to wrap up a story, but when a young Game of Thrones devotee approaches him with a hilarious request, GRRM is apparently happy to oblige.

George R.R. Martin Khaleesi Photo

The dude in the foreground is a Reddit user who crossed paths with Martin at the convention and asked him to stick his head through a Daenerys Targaryen cut-out. Judging by the photo the author promptly, and awesomely did so.

Sure, Emilia Clarke might be the hottest woman alive, but we think George makes a pretty convincing Khaleesi. If she ever has to bow out for any reason, we say just have Martin fill the role. No one will even notice.

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Game of Thrones fans know that one of the first in the series many shocking plot twists came at the end of season one, when Lord Eddard - Stark family patriarch and pretty much the only stand-up guy in King's Landing - had his head lopped off in a public execution.

Up until then, it seemed as though Ned Stark was to serve as the show's main protagonist, and viewers assumed he would go on to play the role of the grounded (though not always particularly bright) moral compass of the show for years to come.

Sean Bean Pic

Usually when a character gets his head chopped off and displayed on a spike, that means it's the last we'll see of them. Even in the land of White Walkers, that's one way to make sure your foe is well and truly dead.

But a popular fan theory, coupled with a surprising new interview with the man who portrayed Ned Stark has left many wondering if the Lord of Winterfell might actually return to GoT (spoilers lie ahead):

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Back in May, Lily Allen claimed she was offered a role on Game of Thrones, but turned it down because the part required her to be felt up by her brother.

As though that story weren't strange enough, it got even weirder when said brother - Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy on HBO's most watched series - revealed that his big sister was lying and in had, in fact, never been offered a part on the series.

  • Lily Allen Up In A Bun Hair
  • Alfie Allen Picture

Now, it seems Alfie has ordered Lily to make like Hodor and say little to nothing on the topic of GoT.

Asked by an Australian radio station if she'd actually auditioned for a part on the series, Allen pled the fifth, claiming her brother had expressly forbidden her from spreading more Thrones-related BS:

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Fantasy author George R.R. Martin gained a slew of new fans when the TV series based on his A Song of Ice and Fire novels became the most-watched show in HBO's history.

Now millions of Game of Thrones fans are dying to find out how the story ends, and, well...hoping that Martin doesn't die before the story ends.

Martin has a reputation for taking his time with the dense, intricately-detailed ASOIAF books (Six years passed between the publication of the fourth and fifth installments.), and with at least two books remaining in the series, many fans are concerned that the 65-year-old GRRM won't live to complete his masterpiece.

Asked about that possibility in a recent interview, Martin replied angrily:

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The next season of Game of Thrones is still about nine months away, and all we have to hold us over until then is a never-ending stream of GoT spoilers and fan-created YouTube mash-ups.

But if the fan vids continue to be this clever, that might actually be okay:

Yes, it was only a matter of time, before someone combined the world of Westeros with Disney's Frozen. Fortunately, the fan who tackled the task didn't take it likely.

Thanks to some impeccable editing and perfectly-integrated season 4 quotes, Game of Frozen earns a spot next to the Game of Thrones-Brady Bunch credits and Hodor on Family Feud as one of the most hilariously unexpected GoT pairings to hit the web.

Naturally, the clip ends with a promise that winter is coming, but the rest of the gags are considerably less obvious:

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Last month, actress Lena Headey posted a Game of Thrones spoiler on her Instagram page that left many fans irate.

Now, it turns out all that rage may have been for nothing as another GoT star made a contradictory reveal during a recent interview (spoilers lie ahead):

Michelle Fairley played Catelyn Stark for three seasons, until her character was offed during the famous Red Wedding scene.

In George R.R. Martin's books upon which GoT is based, Catelyn returns to the land of the living as Lady Stoneheart - a mute zombie-like creature hell-bent on avenging her departed family members.

Fans had hoped the badass undead Lady Stark would make her first appearance at the end of season four. When that didn't happen many felt certain the GoT showrunners would reveal the character early in the fifth season.

In a recent interview, however, Fairley basically crushed fans' hopes of ever getting to see one of the most screwed-over characters in TV history finally enjoy her much-deserved revenge:

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We learned last week that Queen Elizabeth II planned to tour the Game of Thrones set while visiting Belfast, thus making her the most badass monarch since Daenerys Targaryen.

That visit finally took place yesterday, providing us with the unforgettable images of the Queen shaking hands with Jon Snow and scoping out the Iron Throne:

Sadly, Her Majesty didn't take a seat on the Throne, which leads us to believe that either she's heard all the talk about how uncomfortable it is, or she knew that if anyone took a picture it would literally cause the Internet to explode.

Don't worry. The Queen's visit included some awesome moments nonetheless:

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Westeros is about to get a visit from some real-life royalty.

According to her official Twitter page, Queen Elizabeth II is such a fan of HBO's most popular series that she's arranged to visit the Game of Thrones set during the filming of season 5.

  • Queen Elizabeth Picture
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Image

"As part of the visit to Northern Ireland, The Queen and The Duke will visit the @GameOfThrones set in the Titanic quarter," says the Royal Tweet.

Of course, we're just speculating that Liz II is a fan (because how could anyone not be?!), but we actually have no idea if the 88-year-old monarch has ever seen the series.

We imagine some of the horse-heart-eating, head-smushing shenanigans might but her off her crumpets.

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Let's face it: Game of Thrones is as complex as it is entertaining.

The HBO epic, which wrapped up its latest season on Sunday, features countless characters with complicated names, along with a number of ever-changing locations.

Fortunately, The Wil Wheaton Project is here to help.

The clip show mashed up Game of Thrones with The Brady Bunch last night, helping viewers understand the family dynamics involved with the former, such as who is a product of incest and which character had his penis chopped off.

Prepare to take notes and follow along now...

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