With the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere right around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of your favorites from the show's sprawling cast of characters... and find out how amazingly different they look from the actors who play them!
Certainly a good deal of the credit for these transformations goes to the HBO series' costume and make-up departments (Who knew Hodor had facial tattoos?!), but it's a testament to the GOT cast's acting talent that such regular-looking folks are able to believably inhabit characters like shrewd dwarf Tyrion Lannister or turncoat turned torture victim Theon Greyjoy.
Some of these actors reap serious benefits from modern-day garb and hair care products (Ygritte sure cleans up nice!), while others rock the sword-and-tunic look so well it's pretty much impossible to improve upon. We're lookin' at you,
Emilia Clarke Daenerys Targaryen!
If the gallery above teaches us anything, it's that an insane amount of thought goes into every detail of the Game of Thrones production design. Being reminded of all that intricate attention to detail has got us looking forward to season four more than ever.
Of course, if somehow GOT doesn't have enough nudity for you, you can always check out Natalie Dormer's topless spread in GQ to hold you over.