The push to promote the upcoming season of ‘Game of Thrones’ has definitely ramped up in the past few weeks. After the first trailer dropped for the hit HBO fantasy drama, the show’s stars went out and about to discuss season four on various award show red carpets. Recently, we even learned of a special presentation airing on the network that will take us behind the scenes of the battle for the Iron Throne airing on February 9th. Now, a plethora of pictures from the new season have hit the web to give us a look at the collection of characters preparing to make an impact in Westeros.

In this world of George R.R. Martin, there’s a lot to follow. That’s due in part to the massive cast that spans seven kingdoms where different things are happening all at the same time. In the gallery below, you can check out seventeen stills featuring characters that fall all over the spectrum such as fan favorites like Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and Jon Snow, as well as the widely despised Joffrey Baratheon and Tywin Lannister, plus a number of others the fall in between:

What do you think of the latest offering to tide us over until we can return to ‘Game of Thrones’ in April? Which pictures are you most looking forward to following up on? And does anyone else find it creepy that Joffrey even looks like a douche when he’s smiling? Share all your thoughts and theories in the comments below.

‘Game of Thrones’ starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright, among many others, returns to HBO on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:00pm.

Source: Collider, Coming Soon