Game of Thrones, Jon Snow, Kit Harington

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Never forget what you are...or who could have played these Game of Thrones characters. 

As the beloved hit HBO series comes to a close with just two episodes remaining from its eighth and final season, it may surprise some fans to know the show would not have looked as it does today had a few casting choices gone differently all those years ago. 

Sure, everyone knows Kit Haringtonas the one and only Jon Snow, but there were many times where other familiar Hollywood faces were up for the big role. 

Now, nearly a decade later, it's almost bizarre to imagine anyone else playing some of the show's standout characters. So, who exactly was up for a part on Thrones that didn't ultimately pan out? 

Check out E!'s gallery below for all of the answers!

Izzy Meikle-Small, Sophie Turner, Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones

Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images, Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

Sam Claflin, Harry Lloyd, Viserys Targaryen, Game of Thrones

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images, HBO

Sam Heughan, Gethin Anthony, Renly Baratheon, Game of Thrones

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD, HBO

Iwan Rheon, Kit Harington, Jon Snow, Game of Thrones

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix, Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

Nicholas Hoult, Kit Harrington, Jon Snow, Game of Thrones

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images, Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

Lily Allen, Gemma Whelan, Yara Greyjoy, Game of Thrones

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