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Game of Thrones has announced a number of intriguing new characters for Season 5, among them being the single-named Yezzan (Enzo Cilenti). So, who’s Yezzan?

Warning! This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Click away now if you don’t want to know!


In the books, Yezzan is one of the wealthiest slave masters in Yunkai. He is described as being too fat to move, but unless actor Enzo Cilenti starts eating a lot, it looks like show-Yezzan is going to be pretty fit. So what’s the significance of a slave owner from a city Dany already passed by in her quest?

Yezzan is important because he buys Tyrion Lannister and Jorah Mormont as slaves. That’s right, based on the books, Tyrion and Jorah become not only slaves next season, but also the show’s newest fantastic odd couple. Yezzan treats his slaves fairly well compared to most of the other slave masters, but Tyrion obviously still longs for his freedom. In Season 5 we also expect Yunkai to threaten war against Meereen for the damages inflicted upon the slave trade by Dany, but Yezzan actually opposes the war.

We don’t really expect to see a ton of Yezzan next season, but when we do we’ll be looking forward to some pretty dynamite interactions with Tyrion.