Every Sunday night (for the next few weeks at least) we'll be tuning in to HBO's massively popular saga, Game of Thrones, a show that combines Dungeons and Dragons and boobies so effectively you'd think they were designing a show specifically for 14-year-old me.
After seven seasons and some change, we're used to seeing our favorite GoT characters do their respective things — Jon Snow will take up his sword against threats to the realm. Sansa Stark will manipulate her intellectual lessers to her own ends. Hodor would have said the word "Hodor" if he was still alive. I honestly may never recover from that one.
But it's easy to forget that these wonderfully-drawn characters are played by flesh-and-blood actors. That means seeing photographic evidence of those actors behaving in ways their characters wouldn't, or even just existing in our modern world instead of the Medieval Times-inspired GoT universe, can be a little jarring.
And so, prepared to be jarred. We tracked down images of the Game of Thrones cast that show them in ways you've never seen before. These pictures are going to make you wonder why we have to be subjected to actors doing anything other than acting like characters from the show we like.
Emilia Clarke, who plays queen-to-be Daenerys Targaryen, has a wrist full of dragon tattoos?
Here we see vile queen Cersei as an adorable puppet.
Here's Jon Snow himself, Kit Harrington, looking... not all sad and ponderous?
Cersei and Jaime are laughing and I hate it.
Jon Snow, Arya, Theon, and Tyrion take the subway.
These fools look like they're about to star in an All That reboot
I'm sorry, are Cersei and the Shame Lady real-life friends?
Jon Snow sometimes has Daenerys hair.
Everyone hangs out with Ramsay?
Shootin' some pool. #GoTCast http://t.co/T7bLB5gw1O— Game of Thrones Cast (@Game of Thrones Cast)1425346693.0
Is that Bran being normal?
Big bro & little bro 💙 #HouseStark #GoTcast http://t.co/nzDDGxwc70— Minako (@Minako)1432202238.0
Here's a bunch of the cast with their ugly little Funko Pop figures.
Leaving u with the best cast ever for the best followers ever ! #GoTCast #peterdinklage @SophieT #JackGleeson http://t.co/RMEdx0U90k— Young Atlas ♏ (@Young Atlas ♏)1397681156.0
And then there's Dany looking all Joan Jett punk rock.This picture of course comes from a time when Emilia Clarke was touring with The Indigo Girls. Oops, wait, no, I got that wrong. I was thinking of Emily Saliers, who was in fact a member of The Indigo Girls.
Joffrey is being all cute in a tiara.
Sam's over here bein' all weird with Sansa and Margery.
The Mountain is bigger than you thought.
Hodor is also a DJ.
DJ Hodor!! http://t.co/SCOb6j3oRT— W&W (@W&W)1400183492.0
Lord Tywin hangs out on the beach?
Joffrey had the audacity to snap a picture with Ned Stark's GD head.
Look at all these lil' baby matriarchs!
Baby queens Lena Headey, Carice Van Houten, and Michelle Fairley kill me, they are so precious #GameOfThrones #GOT… https://t.co/UX5tGMjUvd— horny jail warden (@horny jail warden)1525028368.0