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'Game of Thrones' Star Breaks Down Premiere's Raciest Scene (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Star Breaks Down Premiere's Raciest Scene (Q&A)

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "Two Swords"]

The Red Viper has been unleashed.

Game of Thrones fans were treated to a sensual and violent introduction to new breakout character Oberyn Martell in Sunday's season premiere, which let fans of the show who haven't read the books see what all the fuss is about.

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'Game of Thrones' Recap: New Lannister Threat Hits King's Landing

'Game of Thrones' Recap: New Lannister Threat Hits King's Landing

[WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "Two Swords"]

Game of Thrones is back – and after successfully ridding himself of Robb Stark in the previous season, it's appropriate that Tywin is the first person we see in the premiere.

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'Game of Thrones': 5 Essential Ways to Prepare for the Premiere

'Game of Thrones': 5 Essential Ways to Prepare for the Premiere

Read the Game of Thrones season 4 premiere recap here.

Lords, ladies and smallfolk: Game of Thrones season four is upon us.

The violent and engrossing HBO hit premieres Sunday -- so it's high time to review everything you need to know to be ready.

Find five essentials below.

1. The reviews are in.

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'Game of Thrones': Arya Most-Tweeted About Ahead of Premiere

'Game of Thrones': Arya Most-Tweeted About Ahead of Premiere

Things may look grim for Arya Stark as Game of Thrones returns – but at least she's popular on Twitter.

The young heroine is the most-tweeted about character leading up to Sunday's season 4 premiere. She tops the No. 2 most-tweeted about character, Joffrey, by 100,000 tweets. Fan-favorite Tyrion comes at No. 3, with a little more than 57,000 tweets. And here's a shocker: Hodor (No. 8) bested Jon Snow (No. 9).

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'Game of Thrones' Star: Arya Learns 'Brutality' This Season (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Star: Arya Learns 'Brutality' This Season (Q&A)

It's tough being Arya Stark.

The plucky young heroine ended season three of Game of Thrones learning of her mother and brother's deaths at the Red Wedding – just as she was about to be reunited with them. In season four, she's dealing with the traumatic fallout from that.

"She's experienced so much and had so much ripped away from her so brutally that anyone that age – it's going to affect them," actress Maisie Williams tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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'Game of Thrones' Throwdown: Who Will Rule in Season 4? (Poll)

'Game of Thrones' Throwdown: Who Will Rule in Season 4? (Poll)

Read a recap of Game of Thrones' season four premiere here.

Game of Thrones is back Sunday – and that means even more jostling for power as families scramble to claim the Iron Throne. Below we break down the field for season four, where Westeros is the Lannisters' to lose, and the far-flung Starks face a long road to recovery.

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'Game of Thrones' Star: 'Absolutely Catastrophic' Decision Rocks Season 4 (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Star: 'Absolutely Catastrophic' Decision Rocks Season 4 (Q&A)

Last season, Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) began making the transition from frightened boy to (relatively) brave man. He killed a White Walker and safely ushered his love interest Gilly and her son back to Castle Black.

When Game of Thrones picks up with Sam, he's feeling brave, with a greater sense of "self worth," Bradley tells The Hollywood Reporter.

But it's not all good for Sam's loved ones. Bradley says when reading the scripts for season four, he saw a side of Sam he hadn't before.

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'Game of Thrones' ' Bran on Watching With Family: 'It's a Little Awkward' (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' ' Bran on Watching With Family: 'It's a Little Awkward' (Q&A)

When we last saw Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) on Game of Thrones, he and his band of children (plus trusted ally Hodor) were marching north of The Wall -- for what purpose, none of them knows exactly. But it's got something to do with Bran's strange powers and the coming war with the White Walkers.

Hempstead-Wright tells The Hollywood Reporter season four of the HBO series will delve deeper into his character's "mystical powers."

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'Game of Thrones': Vote For Your Favorite Quote (Poll)

'Game of Thrones': Vote For Your Favorite Quote (Poll)

The ever-quotable Game of Thrones returns in just days -- and undoubtedly Tyrion, Tywin, Arya and the rest will have plenty to say in the wake of the Red Wedding.

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Frank Underwood Poisons Joffrey in 'House of Cards'-'Game of Thrones' Mashup (Video)

Frank Underwood Poisons Joffrey in 'House of Cards'-'Game of Thrones' Mashup (Video)

Author George R.R. Martin has said he's looking to Breaking Bad to create a more evil character for Game of Thrones. But should he be looking to Netflix instead?

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'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Gives Away $30,000 Throne at Fan Event

'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Gives Away $30,000 Throne at Fan Event

One lucky Game of Thrones fan walked away from Thursday night's fan event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center with his very own iron throne, given to him by author George R.R. Martin.

Martin gave the throne to a random audience member, reading out a seat number, before a screening of the season-four premiere and a panel discussion with the cast.

PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones' Stars Invade New York for Season 4 Premiere

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'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Trailer: 'The War Is Not Over' (Video)

'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Trailer: 'The War Is Not Over' (Video)

As the Game of Thrones season 4 premiere was in full swing in New York, HBO released the final trailer for the hit show's return.

The weeks of buildup culminated with a closer look at the key pieces in play for this year's game: the remaining Stark children.

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'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Know How George R.R. Martin's Books End

'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Know How George R.R. Martin's Books End

It is a question that taunts many Game of Thrones fans. What happens if the HBO TV drama catches up with the still-far-from-finished book series by George R.R. Martin?

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'Game of Thrones' Trailer: 'Keep Your Foes Confused' (Video)

'Game of Thrones' Trailer: 'Keep Your Foes Confused' (Video)

HBO has unveiled its third trailer for Game of Thrones season four -- and it's full of pithy lines from the show's major players.

Among the gems:

"Always keep your foes confused. If they don't know who you are, or what you want, they can't know what you plan to do next." - Petyr

"I will answer injustice with justice." - Daenerys

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