54 Facts About Sansa Stark


Sansa Stark subsequently appeared in the following three novels: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows.

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Sansa Stark is the second child and the elder of the two daughters born to Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn Stark, the ruling liege of the North.

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Sansa Stark was born and raised in Winterfell with an older brother Robb, a younger sister Arya, two younger brothers Bran and Rickon, as well as an older bastard half-brother Jon Snow.

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Sansa Stark was once betrothed to Crown Prince Joffrey Baratheon, and is still legally married to Tyrion Lannister by the end of A Dance with Dragons.

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Sansa Stark has been described as tall, slim, womanly and classically beautiful, destined to be a lady or a queen.

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Sansa Stark's interests are music, poetry and singing, and she excels in embroidery works.

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Sansa Stark once owned a direwolf cub named Lady, which was killed in place of her sister Arya's direwolf Nymeria, after the latter fled after attacking and wounding Crown Prince Joffrey.

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Sansa Stark is 11 years old at the beginning of A Game of Thrones and nearly 14 at the end of A Feast for Crows.

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Sansa Stark begins the novel by being betrothed to Crown Prince Joffrey Baratheon, believing Joffrey to be a gallant prince.

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Sansa Stark is devastated and wishes to stay in King's Landing, so she runs off to inform Queen Cersei of her father's plan, providing Cersei with the information needed to prevent her and Arya's departure from King's Landing.

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Sansa Stark is effectively a hostage in King's Landing and finally sees Joffrey's true nature, after he forces her to look at the tarred head of her now-deceased father.

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Sansa Stark is a hostage in King's Landing, and has learned to be outwardly loyal to King Joffrey to avoid severe physical abuse.

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Sansa Stark reveals the marriage plan to Ser Dontos, who warns her of the Tyrells; however, Sansa Stark develops a close friendship with Margaery and is excited about becoming a part of her family.

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Sansa Stark is shocked one morning to learn that she is being fitted for a gown to marry Tyrion that day.

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Sansa Stark ignores Tyrion and refuses to bend as he attempts to put his cloak around her, a marriage ceremony custom in Westeros.

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Sansa Stark immediately realizes that the prince had been poisoned and starts to doubt Ser Dontos' rescue plan.

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Sansa Stark reveals that he was the one who sent Dontos to her and that Olenna took the amethyst from Sansa's hairnet.

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Sansa Stark is taken to her aunt Lysa Arryn, now married to Baelish.

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Sansa Stark is first seen with Arya at Winterfell, during their embroidery lesson with Septa Mordane.

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Sansa Stark, who is desperate to leave Winterfell, begs Catelyn to make Ned agree to the engagement.

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Sansa Stark likens Joffrey to a lion and is nothing like Robert Baratheon.

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Cersei exhorts Sansa Stark to write Robb and Catelyn, imploring them to swear fealty to Joffrey.

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At court, Sansa Stark pleads for her father's life; all agree on the condition Ned confesses his treason and swears fealty.

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Sansa Stark is present at the Great Sept of Baelor and is horrified when Joffrey orders Ned's execution, fainting as Ned is beheaded.

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Sansa Stark begs to return home, but he informs Sansa that they are still to be married, and she will stay and obey.

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On Joffrey's name day celebration, Sansa Stark saves an inebriated Ser Dontos Hollard from execution, by convincing Joffrey to instead make Dontos his fool.

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Later on, when her eldest brother Robb wins a battle against the Lannisters, Sansa Stark is publicly beaten and humiliated in front of the court by Joffrey and Ser Meryn, as payment for her brother's crimes.

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Sansa Stark maintains her facade that she is loyal to Joffrey, which impresses Tyrion to the point he believes Sansa Stark might just survive King's Landing.

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Sansa Stark is present when the royal family bids farewell to Joffrey's sister, Myrcella, on her departure to Dorne to form an alliance between the Lannisters and the Martells.

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Sansa Stark has her first period, thus meaning she can now bear Joffrey's children.

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Sansa Stark, while pretending to be devastated, is secretly delighted she no longer has to marry Joffrey.

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However, Petyr Baelish warns that while Sansa Stark is no longer engaged, Joffrey would have greater rein to abuse Sansa Stark, especially now she is a woman.

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Petyr advises Sansa Stark that everyone in King's Landing is a liar and that they are much more cunning than her.

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Sansa Stark finds a friend in Loras Tyrell, who is kind to her and whom she hopes will ask for her hand.

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Sansa Stark reveals Joffrey's true, cruel personality, but Margaery and Lady Olenna merely pass it by as a trivial matter, saying there is nothing to be done to change a man's character, especially a king's.

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However, the day of the wedding, Tyrion promises not to harm her and, as she prepares to consummate the marriage, Tyrion realizes how unhappy Sansa Stark is and tells her that she doesn't have to consummate it unless she wants to.

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Lord Baelish, with Sansa Stark posing as his niece Alayne Stone, pass through the Blood Gates to the Eyrie and to the keep of Lysa Arryn.

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Sansa Stark is immediately summoned to Lysa's throne room, where she believes she had been summoned for striking her son.

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Baelish intervenes before she gets the chance to execute Sansa Stark and pushes Lysa to her death instead as he proclaimed his love for her sister.

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Sansa Stark is called to give testimony, and although she reveals her true identity, she supports Baelish's story.

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Sansa Stark then joins Baelish and her cousin Robin Arryn on a tour of the Vale.

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Sansa Stark begs Reek to help her signal her northern allies by lighting a candle in the broken tower.

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Furious, Sansa Stark confronts Reek, and goes so far to claim that he deserved be tortured by Ramsay.

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Sansa Stark insists that he was unaware of Ramsay's nature and offers the support of the Knights of the Vale, mentioning that her great-uncle Brynden "Blackfish" Tully has captured Riverrun from House Frey.

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Sansa Stark sends a letter to Baelish asking for his aid, and the Vale forces arrive at Winterfell in time to defeat the Boltons, though too late to save Rickon.

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Sansa Stark later receives an invitation to King's Landing, where Jon intends to present Cersei, who is Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, with proof of the White Walkers' existence.

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Littlefinger continues his manipulation of Sansa Stark by claiming that Jon has betrayed the North, Sansa Stark should seize power from Jon, and suggests Arya intends to murder her to become Lady of Winterfell.

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Sansa Stark welcomes Daenerys and her court, including Tyrion, to Winterfell.

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Sansa Stark is wary of Daenerys but when speaking with her in private, Daenerys assures Sansa Stark that her love for Jon is genuine and they reach common ground.

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However, the situation becomes tense when Sansa Stark asks of the North's independence after Daenerys has conquered Westeros.

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Sansa Stark is present for the funeral for those fallen in battle, including Theon, who was killed defending Bran.

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Arya and Sansa Stark abstain, and Sansa Stark asserts to Bran that the North has sacrificed too much to remain part of the Seven Kingdoms, declaring the North's independence.

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Sansa Stark received acclaim in Season 6 of the show, during which she began her quest to retake her family home and exact revenge on those who wronged her.

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Sophie Turner has received several award nominations for her portrayal of Sansa Stark including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.

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