Game of Thrones Season 2 in Pictures

Game of Thrones Season 2 doesn't start until April 1. That bit of info is old news. But you know what is new? These awesome pictures that HBO released today! Okay, so it's not as great as the entire Season 2 Blu-ray set landing in your lap, but if you print out all these pictures out, you can make a flipbook and create your own version of Season 2!

Here's Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) looking quite handsome with her boy haircut! Her motif appears to "brown on top of browner brown with a splash of brown." Translation: Maybe she'll have some good times in Season 3?

I don't know what's more impressive, the way this desolate backdrop evokes the struggle and long road ahead of the Dragon Blood princess, or the fact that I didn't have to look up Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) name to know how to spell it.

Ladies! It's Kit Harrington as Jon Snow! Thank me later! I'm more of a Jaime Lannister groupie, myself.

I know a lot of you probably hate Joffrey Baratheon-Lannister (Jack Gleeson), but as a person with an unusual condition that makes me like jerks with no redeeming qualities, I happen to take a shine to the kid. Hey, it's not like he did anything bad to ME. Cut him some slack!

For the uninitiated, Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) is a smuggler who rose from the slums of King's Landing. You'll meet him for the first time this season. And he has the most adorable little nickname: The Onion Knight! Is it because he has many layers? Is it because when you cut him you cry? Or is it because of his Westeros-famous onion dip recipe? Find out in Season 2 of Game of Thrones!

Dany again. She's tired because she spent all afternoon making tents out of burlap potato sacks.

OH MY GOD. That's Melisandre (Carice van Houten) on the left. She'll stir up conflict deep within your soul when your sexual attraction to redheads clashes with your hatred of total bitches. On the right is Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), the younger brother of Robert. I'm sure he's totally cool with his king brother being dead and the Iron Throne going to his blonde bastard kid. Time for a round of golf!

I don't want to point out the obvious, but has Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) put on a few L-Bs? He's looking a tad puffy in the face. Too many lemon cakes! It's the Baratheon way: Put on a crown and get fat.

Typical Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). Crying on her knees, weeping about her daddy being dead. Sheesh, girl, get over it!

No jokes here. I love Robb Stark (Richard Madden). In the books he's okay, but in the TV series? FORGET ABOUT IT! 100-percent awesome.

Here's Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) wearing the Hand of the King pin like a stud. I'm sure Joffrey is going to take all of Tyrion's advice and put a brothel on every corner.

I just can't get over the fact that this is Lily Allen's brother. Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) is another one of my favorite characters. Why do I always like the total A-holes? And why do I sound like a 17-year-old girl? Sweet set, though.

It's CAT-lyn Stark (Michelle Fairley). Not KATE-lyn Stark. She's the Queen of Worrying! And first and foremost on her mind is that everyone pronounce her name correctly.

This handsome chap is Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide), Theon's dad. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but let's just say he's a glum fellow because the ocean air does NOT agree with his hair.

Admit it, if Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) was your sister you'd Jaime her too.

Here's Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) on riding piggyback on Hodor (Kristian Nairn). Sure beats one of those Yoda backpacks, right? Only time will tell whether Hodor will keep his pants on in Season 2.

And finally, the character I'm most excited to meet in Season 2, Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie)! She's like six-and-a-half feet of female muscle and gnarly teeth. What. A. Babe.

Game of Thrones returns for Season 2 on April 1. Which character are you most excited to see?

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