Summer is coming—Brazil will next month play host to the most testing tournament known to football kind, pitting friend and foe against one another in an almighty battle akin to that of Game of Thrones proportions.
Arms will be bore as the superstars of the sport clash in South America, and with the vast and varied personalities of Earth's mightiest players come more than a few likenesses to those inhabitants of the Seven Kingdoms.
The mischievous, maniacal and maleficent are a common breed in Game of Thrones mythology, but the fictional characters we've grown to know from the hit television series are perhaps more comparable to those in the football world than some might think.
Whether it's due to a particular story arc they share, traits and attributes that run true with both or purely because they, too, are capable of deposing entire armies almost single-handedly, we've sat 30 World Cup stars alongside the Game of Thrones character to whom they're most alike.
"The night is dark and full of terrors." Red Priestess Melisandre of Asshai summarises the treacherous battleground of the star-studded World Cup best in her Game of Thrones trademark phrase, and she is but one of numerous Westeros staples earning a comparison in our countdown.
Warning: Major spoilers for those not up to date in the television series.