After what seems like a long winter, Game of Thrones is finally set to return on Sunday, April 12th.

And what better way to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite ruthless fantasy series than by honoring the women who are often the movers and shakers within and beyond King’s Landing.

Some of these actresses are veterans, some are new and some have departed the series due to George R.R. Martin’s insatiable blood lust. Nevertheless, without these fine women, there would be no Game of Thrones.