93 Behind-the-Scenes 'Game of Thrones' Pictures That Will Destroy the Magic for You

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The people behind Game of Thrones have succeeded in creating more than just a show. They've created an immersive world. It's easy to get lost in the series and feel that Westeros is a real place—but it's not. And the cast aren't afraid to remind us of that via loads and loads of illusion-shattering, behind-the-scenes pictures.

In honor of the show's eighth and final season, which is airing Sundays on HBO, here are 93 of the most magic-ruining BTS shots the cast have ever shared. Sorry.

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2 Sophie Turner, taking a nap between scenes as Sansa Stark
3 Carice van Houten, throwing it back with an oldie that it might still be too soon for
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Throwback 🔥 😬😳 @kerry_ingram #gameofthrones

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4 A Melisandre/Brienne of Tarth Face Swap, to make you wish they had Snapchat in Westeros
5 Carice van Houten, capturing Liam Cunningham in an out-of-character moment
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Comedy gold. @liamcunningham1 (2015)

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6 The Red Woman, chilling on a coffee break
7 In which Lena Headey shares the single greatest BTS 'Game of Thrones' video ever
8 Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, proving that they have a way healthier real-life relationship than Cersei and Jaime
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Best Bro 💗 @nikolajwilliamcw #oldiebutgoodie

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10 Kristofer Hivju, showing off his Tormund action figure
11 Carice van Houten, giving a total "I knew he wasn't REALLY dead" look
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Happy days #forthenoghtisdarkandfullofterrors

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12 Carice van Houten, giving the world a Red Woman glare in a pink hair net
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I kinda miss this lady @gameofthrones

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14 Gemma Whelan forcing every 'GOT' fan in the world to max out their zoom capacity looking for clues in this picture
16 Onscreen OTP Gwendoline Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, wearing matching My Little Pony shirts
20 Lena Headey, giving the finger to Conleth Hill, aka Varys, who took this picture, apparently
24 Gemma Whelan, reminding you that almost nothing you see on TV is actually real
25 Carice van Houten, casually in character and also in a hair scarf and clips
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Game of Thrones 2014

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26 Carice van Houten, kicking 2018 off right with a GOT throwback
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Game of Thrones 2015

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27 Maisie Williams showing off this cool (er, not) font

day 1 🐸 #tb

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28 Jack Gleeson and Carice van Houten chilling on the iron throne

Joffrey de poffrey

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29 Carice van Houten braving the elements
32 Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams striking a pose
33 Ben Crompton, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Kristofer Hivju, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, and Kit Harington being candid

'Haha'

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34 Carice van Houten clutching a hot water bottle

Red Woman Reality

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35 Carice van Houten wearing this amazing hair protector

Winter is c-c-c-coming ❄️

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36 Carice van Houten backstage during Season 5

Backstage season 5

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39 Gemma Whelan showing off some truly amazing makeup
41 Iain Glen and Kristofer Hivju taking a selfie like the youths
42 Maisie Williams snacking BTS

🍭 my boy lollipop 🍭

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43 Carice van Houten aged up

Throwback Tuesday

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44 Another view of Carice

Best special make-up team I ever worked with.

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51 Ben Crompton, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Liam Cunningham, and Carice van Houten chilling back in 2015

Westeros 2015

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53 Jonathan Pryce, Hannah Waddingham, and Dean-Charles Chapman playing Heads Up
54 Literally too cute
56 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson being badass

#ThrowBackFriday #2014 #GameOfThrones #OnSet

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57 Gemma Whelan doing some training

Boot draining between takes last year #glamour #socold #pwincess #got

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60 So that's where the camera goes

Happy dude

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63 Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen wearing some cool shades

Photograph credits to K. Harington

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64 Alfie Allen and Gemma Whelan wearing some more cool shades

In anticipation of tonight's ep... Me and Gemma before filming @gemwhelan

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67 Isaac Hempstead Wright and Kristian Nairn, a.k.a. Hodor, a.k.a. Everything
68 Emilia Clarke getting her signature Dany wig put on
72 Emilia Clarke doing her best Dany
73 Dean-Charles Chapman and squad

Squad goals ? 💂🏻

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74 Nathalie Emmanuel and Emilia Clarke at the airport on their way to a read through
76 Carice van Houten and Tara Fitzgerald being very sweet

Sweet memories.. #spoiler

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77 Carice van Houten taking a "meliselfie"

Meliselfie

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78 Carice van Houten doing voice-over work

ADR Game of Thrones

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79 Carice van Houten making massive fabric clips fashionable

All wrapped up...in red

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80 Dean-Charles Chapman in the iron throne room

The Magic of filming... #throwback

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81 Carice van Houten ready to film

Now

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82 Carice van Houten wandering around Westeros with an umbrella

Winter is coming

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83 Carice van Houten's BTS beauty routine

Melisandre out , Carice back in.

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84 Dean-Charles Chapman's first day on Season 5

Had a great first day on season 5 !! 🎥

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85 Dean-Charles Chapman owning the throne
86 Sibel Kekilli and Jack Gleeson doing their best 'Twilight'

My faves! Also... Edward and bella lookalikes?

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87 Gwendoline Christie, Finn Jones, Pedro Pascal, Indira Varma, and Lena Headey hit the beach

A westeros day out @pascalispunk and @finnjones

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88 Pedro Pascal, Lena Headey, and Indira Varma soak up the sun

Foot owners ...

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89 Lena Headey and Charles Dance hard at work

@Jaseflem123 ..Charlie and I .. Hard at work

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90 Pedro Pascal, Natalie Dormer, and Sophie Turner circa 2013

These people man ....

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91 Lena Headey getting GOT ready

Wig time .. The gorgeous talented and pregnant !! Candice Banks ..

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92 Maisie Williams, Carice van Houten, and Liam Cunningham take what should be theirs

Davos doesn't seem particularly amused by this

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93 Carice van Houten and Liam Cunningham practice archery

Davos & Melisandre playing a game

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