On Sunday, the biggest franchise in the history of television comes to an end, wrapping up eight years (and seasons) of nail-biting fantasy drama.
To commemorate the monumental finale, we dug bag into the HBO archives to find photos of our favorite characters’ first appearances on-screen in 2011 to compare to their more recent moments in 2019 — and the results were as bleak as you’d expect.
From amputations and zombie resurrections to some questionable haircuts, it would seem that everything in Westeros just kept getting worse over the past eight years. (Including the quality of the show.)
Check out some then and now pics from the Game of Thrones cast below.