Winter is finally here! After waiting much longer than normal for Game of Thrones to return (seriously, that was torture), everyone's favorite medieval fantasy series is back for its 7th season. Considering the way we left off, we can't wait to see how the fight for the Iron Throne plays out this year, with dragons, White Walkers, and spooky witchcraft seemingly around every dark corner.
Over the last seven seasons, one of the things we've come to love most about GoT is the countless strong women in the series who tirelessly kick ass. From young girls to old women, #girlpower knows no limits in this series. The medieval times were not exactly great for women, so to see these ladies from all different walks of life taking control of their circumstances and rising to the top is, honestly, inspiring.
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Read on to see what we've learned from 5 of the badass women of Thrones, and beware: past-season spoilers ahead! Catch the season 7 premiere on HBO this Sunday, July 16, at 9 p.m. ET.