The Stark children aren't the only ones who love direwolves -- those sweet, protective pups from "Game of Thrones'" first season became larger than life this year, dominating every scene they were in. We were wondering how they'd keep them feeling so lifelike and full of personality in CGI, but the transition was seamless.
At once terrifying and awe-inspiring, their enormous size, brutal attack methods and loyalty to the Stark clan make them some of the most amazing animals on television. No wonder the Stark family flag honors them!
To celebrate the action-packed end of Season 2, we've got a supercut of every thrilling direwolf moment from "Game of Thrones," from their introduction to the Stark children to Bran's recent visions through the eyes of his direwolf Summer, as well as some ferocious fight scenes.
And tune into the Season 2 finale of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO for more direwolf action.
Video produced by Amber Genuske.