New to the 'Game': The Best and Worst New Characters from 'Game of Thrones' Season Two

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9. Melisandre

Talk about a 'Game'-changer: We've had dragons here and zombies there, but this red priestess from foreign lands injects magic into the main action in a big way, seducing the otherwise upstanding Stannis in order to give birth to a killer shadow baby. Something about Van Houten's cocksure perma-smirk makes the character difficult to warm up to, like she's playing a game we can't even see, but I suppose that's the point.

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