We are just a little over a month away from the premiere episode of the final season of Game of Thrones.  Entertainment Weekly has released the first character portraits to prepare fans for an epic season. Each portrait gives a short description of the character’s journey going into the season. 

There has been a lot of secrecy surrounding the final season.  It’s not clear who is in the forefront of taking the Iron Throne. It’s not even clear about who will live and who will die.  The only thing we know going into the final season is that there will be a major battle to end it all.  

Take a look at the character portraits with a brief description of where their characters are at the beginning of season 8.  

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

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Sansa and Arya Stark of Game of Thrones

Sansa and Arya Stark
Sophie Turner: “Sansa this season is very much enjoying becoming a leader in her own right, and this year there are certain challenges by people who threaten that.” Maisie Williams: “There’s this split with Arya between trying to be who she wants to be — getting back to back to that naiveté and innocence with her family — and her unfinished business.”
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Cercei Lannister in Game of Thrones

Cersei Lannister
Lena Headey: “As usual with Cersei, she’s trapped in a web of her own making.”
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Tyrion and Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones

Tyrion and Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage: “He’s trying to figure out who he really is in this storm of negotiations.” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: “He’s choosing to do what he believes is right.”
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Missandei on Game of Thrones

Missandei
Nathalie Emmanuel: “[Grey Worm is] the thing she wants to live for. They’ve got this lovely bond that is worth fighting for.”
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Varys on Game of Thrones

Varys
Conleth Hill: “He is effective, as always.”
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Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones

Theon Greyjoy
Alfie Allen: “There are choices to be made, and a coming together.”
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Brienne in Game of Thrones

Brienne
Gwendoline Christie: “This is the season where Brienne’s gender is really no longer an issue. She’s treated as an equal by all.”
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The Hound on Game of Thrones

The Hound
Rory McCann: “There will be a chance of squaring up to his brother and facing those demons.”
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The Mountain on Game of Thrones

The Mountain
Hafþór Björnsson: “…”

Melisandre on Game of Thrones

Melisandre
Carice van Houten: “She is definitely on a mission.”
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Grey Worn on Game of Thrones

Grey Worm
Jacob Anderson: “The chances of anyone surviving are remote, and they’re aware of that.”
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Davos Seaworth on Game of Thrones

Davos Seaworth
Liam Cunningham: “This is what people have been waiting for over the years.”
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Samwell Tarley on Game of Thrones

Samwell Tarley
John Bradley: “Sam is really feeling the responsibility of this information. But he knows Jon would rather hear this from Sam than anybody else.”
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Gilly on Game of Thrones

Gilly
Hannah Waddington
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Euron Greyjoy on Game of Thrones

Euron Greyjoy
Pilou Asbaek: “He wants to become the king of the Seven Kingdoms, yet he’s also blackmailing Cersei.”
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Bran Stark on Game of Thrones

Bran Stark
Isaac Hempstead-Wright: “We see a slightly wiser Bran this year, who’s less like robot overload.”
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Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones

Jorah Mormont
Iain Glen: “He’s been given the greatest challenges around Dany. He’ll be tested like never before.”
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Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow on Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow
Kit Harington: “The end of the world might be coming soon, but at least he’s in love with somebody and knows who he is — and then comes a sledgehammer.” Emilia Clarke: “There’s so much she’s seen and witnessed and been through and lost and suffered and hurt. She’s been working for this her entire existence.”
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