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'Game of Thrones' Welcomes A Bunch of New Characters, HBO Tries to Explain

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Apr 09, 2013 | 6:50pm EDT

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Have no fear of confusion, citizens of the realm — for HBO has heard your call, and taken to the Internet to clear up any such consternation about the newest characters to enter the Seven Kingdoms. Game of Thrones fans who may not have read the books (cough) will find this nearly 10-minute-long introduction to the newest cast members especially helpful. For the rest of you nerds, you might find it all to be a bit repetitive. Regardless: Sneak peek at Game of Thrones, you guys! What's not to like?

All in all, eleven characters are discussed: the fiesty/sassy/best grandmother you wish you had Lady Olenna Tyrell, whip-smart former Naathi slave Missendei, King beyond The Wall Mance Rayder, wilding raiders Tormund Giantsbane and Orell, brother/sister duo that sound like they could be a folk duo Jojen and Meera Reed, the boys Tully (Brynden and Edmure), and last — but certainly not least! — the brothers without banners red priest Thoros of Myr and The Lord of Corpses Beric Dondarrion. Oh my old gods and the new, that's a lot of new names to remember!

The clip is a fairly solid, basic description of the new characters we'll get to know during the series' third season and includes commentary from current cast members including Jon Snow (gosh that kid really knows nothing), Catelyn Stark, and Daenerys Targaryen. And when it comes to a show as epic as this, having a handle on the myriad of men (and women) clamoring for the future of the realm is vital.

Check out the clip and get acquainted with the motley crew that join the epic and sure-to-be monumental season of Game of Thrones. And how could it not? Most of these crazy kids are going to spend more time walking and talking (though perhaps not as quickly) this season than an Aaron Sorkin supercut.

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