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The Super Confusing Game of Thrones Universe Explained In One Chart

Tyrion Lannister, son of Tywin Lannister, brother of Jamie and Cersei Lannister, lover of Shae, husband of Sansa Stark, employer of Bronn, uncle of Lancel...

Given that this is just one of an ever-expanding roll-call of characters, there are few amongst us who don't need a little help recalling just who everyone is in Game of Thrones.

Enter stage-right, wielding a dragon-forged blade, the hero of the hour: Empire magazine has put together a visual guide to the show's principal players.

From relationships to mortal status (you almost forget how many people George R R Martin has seen off), it's worth close study before season six rolls around later next year.

Now, if someone could create one for the original books, that would be smashing...

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(Images: Rex, Empire)