Tormund of 'Game of Thrones' is Unrecognizable Without Wildling Beard

Warning: spoilers ahead!

August 28, 2017
Kristofer Hivju (on right) attends the 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 New York premiere at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York

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Because not everyone reads subtitles and we know navigating the internet after missing a new Game of Thrones episode is about as dangerous as scrolling through someone’s old Facebook and/or Instagram pictures without accidentally liking something, we should preface this again by saying this post contains spoilers.  


Now that that’s out of the way, the Game of Thrones season 7 finale has left us with tons of questions. How did Theon Greyjoy get his groove back? Why does Cersei Lannister suck so bad? And why the heck didn’t Bran Stark—er, the Three-Eyed Raven—speak up about Jon Snow’s bloodline sooner?!

But perhaps even more pressing than any of the above questions is this one: What would Tormund look like without his beard?   

You know Tormund like this, in all his burly, ginger-bearded glory …

Enjoy the episode to night! Longest ep ever, last one this season! Photo: #helensloan #got7

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… and this …

Another great shot by @mortenqvale Check out his gallery i Oslo! @qvalegalleri Stylist: @svetlanahairstylist @sistemohikaner Suite: @riccovero #mortenqvale #sistemohikaner #riccovero

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… and this.

Great portrait by @mortenqvale 5 sec exsposure on a @hasselblad_official Check out his gallery @qvalegalleri Suite: @riccovero Styling: @svetlanahairstylist

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Brace yourselves: This is Tormund sans-beard:

The man has no beard... --VS--He he! #ThrowbackThursday #bigbeard-VS-nobeard #kristoferhivju

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What do you think? Was seeing this a total day ruiner or should the wildling embrace the clean-shaven look?