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Who Rules Game Of Thrones? Short Answer: The Dames

There’s been a lot of talk about the possibility of finally seeing a female president elected in the U.S. this year, but what about a woman on the Iron Throne of Westeros? With the men on Game of Thrones dropping like flies in the Dorne desert last season (RIP Jon Snow), the game has become the women’s to win. HBO confirms the shift in power in the upcoming sixth season (it airs April 24, put it in your iCal now) and Entertainment Weekly is celebrating the central female characters with a series of really great covers.

“The women are rocking this season,” says Michael Lombardo, HBO’s programming president, in a recent interview with EW. “They power this season. It’s organic to the storytelling, yet a radical shift. It’s the women that are the hope that we’re watching as the chess pieces move this season, and it’s very exciting.”

In case you needed a reminder of just how awesome these characters are, check out EW’s covers below:

Here’s Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, a role she plays when she isn’t appearing as one of the best Doctor Who guest stars ever.


And Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Turner plays Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.


Tough call or impossible call: what’s more badass, Gwendoline Christie in her Brienne of Tarth armour or Gwendoline Christie in her Captain Phasma armour?


Here’s Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones, Mother of the Resistance in Terminator Genisys.


Natalie Dormer was awesome in The Hunger Games series, but the actor does her best work as Margaery Tyrell. If anyone can take out Cersei, it’s her. Boy, are we looking forward to that.


Speaking of Cersei…. here’s Lena Heady as the most formidable Lannister in all the Seven Kingdoms.


To find out who the show’s stars think should sit on the Iron Throne, watch this video from EW.