Fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, I'm really truly sorry, but I'm about to tell you something I know you aren't going to like hearing. I think I am the last living person on this planet who has never seen a single episode of the show. I know, I know — it's pretty much a federal crime at this point. Like, an honest to God felony.
That being said, I am still rather invested in the lives of the celebrities who are in Game of Thrones, seeing as the show turned them all into certified A-listers and pop culture phenomenons. And now that the show has just aired the first episode of its eighth and final season, it's a great time to talk about how much each and every one of them has glowed up since its first season premiere in April of 2011.
When the show first aired, Maisie Williams was just 14 years old. Now she's 22 and has become a style and beauty icon in her own right. Sophie Turner was just 15, and now at 23 she's engaged to arguably the best Jonas brother, a move none of us saw coming. Of course, Jon Snow's Kit Harrington has just continued to glow up and up and up and up over the course of the past eight years.
Below, travel back in time to April 17, 2011, and get a look at just how much each Game of Thrones character has changed between then and now. Because the transformation is REAL.