The 2013-2014 television season is officially behind us.
Having already reviewed the best and worst of recent finales, it's now time to take a longer, more in-depth at the past few months of small screen action, specifically a handful of characters who captured our attention in unexpected ways.
The following men and women broke out in a big way this year, whether they were new to a series or simply given new material with which to shine.
Who exploded off the screen this season?
A vampire, a king, a clone, a superhero, a cop, a father and many more.
Did your favorite character break on through? Who did we miss? Who would you not have included as a surprise standout? Flip through the photos and sound off now.
Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.