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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Brianne needs to be butt-ass horsefaced stomp-on-your-skull mutilation ugly and a day. That girl is just androgyneous.
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LOL. I was thinking the same thing - like start-of-the-movie Nanny McPhee ugly.
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JON SNOW! Love him!
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completely agree, Rob is ok in the books but totally ROCKS in the series!!
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Cersei is really hot, mean girls always are,lol.
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That is a Girl on the last picture :P

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OK, that girl is almost as tall as me. She's 6' 3". That's so awesome.. I... Want... One...
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Tim, tell me you're planning on writing another Guide to Game of Thrones, because without it I would have been totally lost in season 1 with all those character (and I don't think it'll be any better in S2, and the friend who wanted to lend me his books hasn't finished the first one yet). Pleeeeeeeease!
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I think I'm suffering from Tyrion-deprivation. Oh well, I suppose I'll just re-read Clash of Kings to get myself in the mood for season 2.
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Can't wait for the boy king to die
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Wow! I'm so impressed with Brienne! Nice! She looks PERFECT!

I'm afraid they gonna pronouncing it in english like in the audiobooks, it's horrible.

It's a FRENCH name for God sake...



Melisandre (another FRENCH name they gonna massacre) and Stannis too looks absolutely perfect.

Not sure about Balon, I pictured him much bigger.

I want to see pictures of of Victarion, Euron and Asha/whatever stupid name they gave her.
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"Ladies! It's Kit Harrington as Jon Snow!"

This also applies to some of us Gentlemen - that man is gorgeous!
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"Admit it, if Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) was your sister you'd Jaime her too. "



GOT is fiction! I know its a joke, but its awful, especially when we have enough pervs already without you putting ideas into people's heads! What you're saying is in poor taste man. You're a good writer. I don't see why you have to make crude jokes. One shouldn't forget the sacred bond that exists between siblings, much less make the gross notion sound perfectly acceptable.
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Did they change Hodor because he looks different.



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Nope. He's the same actor. I think it's the angle :D
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I guess so.
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I don't know... Stannis Baratheon doesn't look quite... right. I can't imagine him grinding his teeth like in the book. The rest seem a really good fit for their characters. Brienne looks as ugly as in the book, Balon looks the part and The Onion Knight is bang on... Although a little less beard would have made him better.
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Yeah it seems that way at the moment. But Stephen Dillane is a kickass actor.

You'll be pleasantly surprised! Just wait & watch.
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Yeah got to agree with you, Stannis doesn't look like how I pictured him when am reading the books. Brienne on the other hand doesn't look how I pictured her.
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The sets and scenes, characters and costumes all look fantastic! I can't wait to see the new season! I love Daenerys Targaryen and hope she has many scenes with her new babies ;)
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The wait is killing me & I'm trying to keep it together.

This doesn't help.
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I can't wait! YEAH!
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Carice van Houten for the win!



One of the few people from the Netherlands that can actually act, and she's hot as well, that's never a bad thing :)
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HODOR! HODOR! Hodor? Hodor!!
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Melisandre is the one I'm most looking forward to seeing. But what happened to Ruth Wilson? I though she was going to play her?
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I don't know Ruth Wilson, but she looks much more Melissandre to me than van Houten (i.e. "bitchy").
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It's Catelyn not Catlyn and Balon not Baylon. You're welcome :)
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Balon fixed! But the Catelyn thing was phonetic! Thank you!
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"Admit it, if Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) was your sister you'd Jaime her too. "



jesus... poor tim...
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I know right? made me cringe too.. I really hope Tim's sisters are butt ugly, if, he has any :/
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In fact, I like Lena Headey, but in the books Cersei is depicted as stunningly gorgeous (not with that exact words). I think the casting was a bit lazy with that one.
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Holy shit Brienne looks absolutely nothing like I pictured when I was reading her chapters in the books. Awesome character though. Her and Jamie I just love.
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Best quote about Melisandre ever



"She'll stir up conflict deep within your soul when your sexual attraction to redheads clashes with your hatred of total bitches"



Big LOL
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It's Balon not Baylon. Just sayin'.
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CAN.NOT.WAIT.MUST.SEE.NOW!



As GRRMs next book will probably come out somewhen in 2045, if he keeps up his current pace (last book took him six years, and it was already halfway finished), we'll see the end of the TV series before we read the last of the books...
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I don't think you can really call Joffrey the "bastard kid" of Robert, since he isn't even his kid at all...
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Ah that's true. I'll fix.
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How about calling Joffrey the "bastard kid" of Cersei?
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wasnt sure how they were going to "guy" up Gwen Christie to make her even approach Brienne, but after watching how well they pulled last season off it shouldn't surprise me how well they did. I would gladly skip March if it meant getting to see season 2 sooner.

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I don't really get the Sansa bashing.. Considering what she goes through in "A clash of kings", I'd be on my knees too!

Also, put Cersei, Joffrey and (maybe also Walder Frey/Lysa arryn) together, and you get how much I despise Theon Greyjoy! I don't think I've ever felt so much contempt toward a fictional character before in my life. But thanks for the Kit Harrington photo, it is appreciated ;)
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The reaction to Sansa is probably more obvious from the books, but even on the show, she's put herself into most of the misery she's experienced. She persuaded Cat to let her go to King's Landing, she bitched to Ned to get to stay when he was planning to send them home, she treated her governess abominably, and she was stupid enough not to see Joffrey for who he was when it was apparent to everyone else, and betrayed her father to Cersei. At least in Season/Book 2, she finally does some growing up.
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She didn't just bitch to Ned about leaving. It was her who told Cersei, which led to the inevitable.
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you are right on that, but she's also 11 in the first book!

she surely is annoying, but she was a child in the beginning
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I'll give you that Sansa's not an adult, but one of the great truths of GOT is that life with all its wonder and risk happens to the old and young alike. And the best response to me is to compare her to Arya and Bran, who are even younger.
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Totally hate Sansa, whining bitch. Hate Theon too, but not even a bit as much as Cersei, Joffrey or Walder Frey.
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I feel for Theon tho, I was put in between a rock and a hard father (and this is comparable to the middle ages when those relationships were abit different). And at least SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOKS......













he didn't kill Bran and Rickon.
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I loooove Brienne soooooo much!!! Wheeee!!!!
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Me toooooooo!
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Davos! That is all, the Onion Knight is just the best and most relatable to the rest of us non-royalty viewers/readers. Also, Jon Snow!!
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Argh...this is too awesome!
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Looking forward to meeting Baylon Greyjoy and Brienne of Tarth.



But most of all, I am looking forward to your guides and recaps every weeks so I can keep all the new characters straight!
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Ha! We'll see if I have the time to do that again...
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.. and the fact that Daenerys Targaryen is actually wearing clothes.
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Awesome. I always imagined Melisandre as less pale, but she sure looks good. Didn't know that Brienne was a blonde.



Not to happy about Anne Boelyn (Natalie Dormer) being Margaery Tyrell, so simply need to erase every memory I had about the Tudors..
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I didn't imagine Melisandre as pale either.

Dormer looks quite enough to be Margaery, haven't seen the Tudor though, so I don't know exactly what you mean.
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Aah, thanks for those. Kit Harrington looks amazing.
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Ahhh! I read the books after season 1 aired, which means there are characters in which I have my own version of how they look. Now there's going to be a battle going on in my head for the next couple months while I finish ADwD.



Also, Balon Greyjoy :)
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Bang on about Cersei. I feel warm and tingly (in my pants) whenever she's on screen.
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"I feel warm and tingly (in my pants) whenever she's on screen."



Was that a Harvey Birdman reference? Cause if it was, I applaud you.
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