Hiatuses between seasons of shows can always be rough on fans, and Game of Thrones fans have been stuck waiting even longer than usual due to the pushing back of the Season 7 premiere. We didn't even have an official premiere date for a while, although that thankfully has been announced. Still, we've been waiting for some real looks at what's to come when the show finally returns. Now, our patience has finally been rewarded, as HBO has released some official images from Season 7, and they show Dany as we've never seen her before: gearing up for winter. Check her out!
The Targaryen queen is usually walking around Essos, enjoying the warmth in outfits that show an awful lot of her skin. For her arrival in Westeros, Dany apparently felt that it was time to update her delicate (albeit lovely) Essos duds for something warmer and sturdier. It's a more militaristic look as well, more fitting for a warrior queen intending to take a kingdom by force. Something tells me that we're in for fewer nude scenes from Emilia Clarke in Season 7.
She's not the only one of her crew to start wearing warmer clothes.
By the time they make landfall in Westeros, Dany also has Missandei, Tyrion, Varys, and Grey Worm dressed a bit warmer than usual. As a native of Westeros, Tyrion is presumably the most prepared for the cold and is therefore bundled a little less, but Missandei and Grey Worm are wearing gloves, and Varys seems to be warming his fingers in his sleeves. They're even all wearing boots!
The rest of the Game of Thrones characters are getting ready for winter as well. Continue on to the next page for a look!
Judging by Sansa's outfit, I'd say that Dany may need to add a few more layers to her warmer outfit sooner rather than later. Sansa is a Northerner, accustomed to chilly weather and snow, and she's bundled in furs when she's only wandering Winterfell. Dany will presumably be traveling, and she may find that even her heavier clothes aren't enough.
Jon is bundled up as well, although that's no surprise. We've seen Jon swaddled in furs for six seasons already due to his time in the far north of the Seven Kingdoms. He does seem to be indoors, but it looks like he's wandering through the Winterfell crypt -- perhaps for a look at his secret mom Lyanna's statue -- and the crypt looks like a pretty chilly place. Way to dress appropriately, Jon Snow! You don't know entirely nothing!
The Hound was last seen in Season 6 agreeing to join members of the Brotherhood Without Banners on their trek up North to combat the White Walkers. Judging by his ensemble and the weather he's facing while traveling, I'd say that Dany really may need to track down some furs sooner rather than later, even if she's not aiming to take the North ASAP.
At least we know how one wildling would like to keep warm and toasty when winter comes. Going by the look on his face, I'd say that Tormund still has his eye on Brienne. Who knows? Maybe she'll be more open to his advances in Season 7. The odds aren't that great, but it would almost certainly be hilarious, and with the White Walkers on their way and war continuing, I'm guessing we'll need all the laughs we can get.