Bow Down, Westeros — How Game of Thrones Has Been Prepping Sansa Stark to Be Queen All Along

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 1/18/2019 | Mekishana Pierre
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When it comes to the kings and queens of Game of Thrones, it seems like everyone and their mother is gunning for the throne in some shape or form. We've seen three Baratheons (though one actually was king), four Lannisters, House Tyrell, and what I'm assuming was all of Dorne go down in the battle for the Iron Throne, and the only person who's made any progress is Cersei Lannister — and we all know that's not going to end well. Now that we're quickly approaching the final season, the question on everyone's mind — even the characters themselves — is who will finally claim the Iron Throne? The answer may have been under our noses all along: Sansa Stark.

Since her first introduction, Sansa's narrative centers on queenship. As a tween, she's preparing to be a southern princess and marry Prince Joffrey. She's admittedly at her worst during the beginning of season one, but she's also around 13 and spoiled, so that isn't a massive surprise. After the death of her father and the beginning of the War of the Five Kings, everything changes.

She's also not afraid to be fierce and unrelenting.

Though Sansa's narrative shifts focus to her imprisonment at Kings Landing and her family's slow demise, there are still moments where her potential is apparent. The Battle of the Blackwater is a particularly important moment because it shows the greatest difference between Cersei's way of ruling and the potential Sansa has to be a queen. Though she's visibly terrified and believes her continued survival depends on the battle's outcome, she is the one who calms the people of King's Landing while Cersei flees the Maidenvault. She puts the needs of those around her over her own.

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She continues to show her compassion as the series continues. Sansa is sweet to...
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