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New Game of Thrones Season 8 Pics Prove (Almost) Everyone Is Miserable Right Now

Guess who's still smiling, though

Amanda Bell

Winter really must be here, because in this new batch of pictures from Game of Thrones' eighth and final season, the expressions on everyone's faces are cold as ice.

On Wednesday, HBO dropped 14 new Game of Thrones photos -- a nod, no doubt, to the fact that Season 8 premieres on April 14. The new shots feature major characters like Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham), Varys (Conleth Hill) and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley).

While the backgrounds for each image vacillate between snow and stone, there does seem to be one constant in the shots: Everybody appears to be in some degree of misery, with just two exceptions.

Daenerys in Game of Thrones Season 8

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones Season 8

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Daenerys, for one, has a pretty radiant smirk in her solo image, which isn't too surprising. Sure, she's lost her dragon Viserion to the ice lake, but she managed to get Jon Snow to bend the knee, and she doesn't yet know that her baby is now doing the icy bidding of the Night King. Meanwhile, Sam is also sporting a smile. In his case, it would be more of a surprise if he weren't smiling, because being chipper is kind of Samwell's thing -- although we'll have to wait and see how he reacts if/when he finds out what the Unburnt did to his brother and father.

Click through the gallery below to see the full load of new Game of Thrones character posters.

Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres on HBO Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c.

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