[UPDATE: We posted a version of this Guide earlier, but now have many new additions to share. Enjoy!]
Finally,Game of Thrones season 2 is upon us, and love for HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel series is at an all-time high. Fans of the Song of Fire & Ice book series already know what's in store for the show, but for those who entered the world of Westeros through a television screen, be warned: this world is about to get much bigger.
There are many new faces and places that will be introduced in Game of Thrones season 2, and today we have a rundown of some the characters we'll be seeing - including both new faces and familiar faces like Tyrion Lannister and House Stark's surviving members (Arya, Sansa, Catelyn, Robb, Bran and Jon Snow). We've also included a brief synopsis about each character's role in the upcoming season - and it's all SPOILER-FREE.