How can you figure out all of that family geography and madness in Westeros quickly, and before Sunday's finale? Perhaps these Game of Thrones infographics can help you out. After all, it's unlikely you'll be able to successfully binge-watch the previous 39 episodes by the time the Season 4 finale, "The Children," rolls around, so, hey. Why not get caught up to speed via some pictures? After all, a picture's worth a thousand word's... a GIF's worth a million... and an infographic is worth an entire Song of Ice and Fire novel.
To be honest, it's probably not the best idea to use these infographics as your solitary tactic for getting caught up to speed, but if you find yourself wondering after four seasons of beheading, de-eyeballing, and incest who's killed whom, who's related to whom, and who's doing whom (sometimes all three!), then this can certainly help. With so many names, characters, and beards, it's understandable that you might be a tad confused.
These house-by-house infographics should clear any confusion up for you. They will explain to you what's happened to each family by each season — so yes, spoilers are included — even if they don't tell us what the hell happened to Rickon Stark.
Here's a preview of The Starks, but you can click here to get a bigger, fuller look at these detailed infographics.
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