While re-watching the March 8 trailer of Game of Thrones season 6 we have noticed a killing scene that (probably) nobody explained yet. We have some interesting theories about who is getting killed in this scene; keep reading if you want to know more, but be careful: spoilers may follow!

The killing scene.

As you can see in the picture above, several children are apparently killing someone in a frame from the season 6's trailer titled "Red Band". We're pretty sure that these children are Qyburn's Little Birds (the Little Birds that once were part of Varys' spying network in King's Landing).

The killing scene in the books.

Very possibly, this scene is related to a killing scene in A Dance With Dragons' epilogue. In the books, Varys reappears in King's Landing. After a small council meeting, a messenger announces to Kevan Lannister that Pycelle is asking for his presence; Kevin arrives at the Gran Maester's chambers and is hit by a crossbow bolt, then he sees Pycelle at his table, dead, while Varys shows himself.


Varys explains that, although he respects Kevan's work in King's Landing, he was becoming too successful in uniting the realm, and he summons his Little Birds to finish Kevan off.

In the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, Varys kills Pycelle and Kevan Lannister to weaken both the Lannisters and the Tyrells and facilitate Aegon VI and Daenerys' conquest of the Seven Kingdoms.

What is going to happen in the show?

Since many events were changed in the TV show, we cannot exclude that the one who orders the Little Birds to kill Kevan and/or Pycelle is actually Qyburn. Pycelle openly attacked Qyburn on several occasion and Kevan is the one who is supporting Tommen during this difficult moment in which the Faith Militant is more powerful than ever.

Two possible explanations.

The killing scene can be explained in two ways.

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We can speculate that Varys' secret mission consists in killing Pycelle and Kevan Lannister: in that case, he's the one who orders the Little Birds to finish off Kevan, just like in the books.

Since Varys' secret mission should actually be focused on gathering some allies for Daenerys ("We need friends in Westeros", Varys told to Tyrion before leaving Meereen), we can speculate that he is heading for Dorne, looking for a strong ally during Daenerys' invasion of the Seven Kingdoms. If this is the truth, in the killing scene featured in Game of Thrones season 6's trailer Qyburn is the one to order to the Little Birds to kill Kevan (and/or Pycelle).

We will know the truth about this killing scene in GOT season 6 finale, which airs on June 26 on HBO. If you want to watch again the season 6's trailer, here's the video of "Red Band".