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Background information
Origin A Song of Ice and Fire
Hero information
Full name Sansa Stark
Alias Lady Sansa
Little dove
Little bird
Alayne Stone
Lady Lannister
Sansa Lannister
Sansa Bolton (TV series only)
Lady Stark (TV series only)
Lady Bolton (TV series only)
Occupation Novels:
Lady of Winterfell (claimant through Baelish, disputed and attainted, lost her seat)
Betrothed future noblewoman of House Hardying
Bastard noblewoman of House Baelish of Harrenhal (false, as Alayne)
Retainer of House Arryn
Ward of the Iron Throne (formerly)
Noblewoman of House Lannister (still official)
Queen in the North (claimant, disputed)
Member of the Baratheon royal court (formerly)

TV series:
Lady of Winterfell
Princess (formerly, lost royalty)
Lady Regent of the North (formerly)
Lady of House Bolton (formerly)
Ward of the Iron Throne (formerly)
Noblewoman of House Lannister (formerly, marriage annulled)
Member of the Baratheon royal court (formerly)

Powers / Skills
Hobbies Needle work, having fun with her friends
Goals Marry Ser Harrold Hardying and reclaim Winterfell
Rally the Free Folk and the northern houses to take back Winterfell and save Rickon from Ramsay Bolton (TV show only)
Friends / Allies
Type of Hero Victimised Aristocrat

There are no heroes... In life, the monsters win.
~ Sansa Stark's thoughts

Sansa Stark is a main character and female protagonist of the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series as well as it's HBO TV series adaptation, Game of Thrones. She is eldest daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn Stark, sister of King Robb Stark, Arya, Bran, and Rickon, and cousin of the the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jon Snow. She is 11 at the beggining of the book series and 13 at the beginning of the TV series. She is currently 13 in the novels and 19 in the TV series.


She is betrothed to Prince Joffrey Baratheon, son of King Robert I Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister, making her the future Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. However, when her father discovers that Joffrey is, in fact, the bastard son born of incest between Cersei and her brother, Ser Jaime, he tries to crown Lord Stannis Baratheon as the new King after Robert's death and is executed in process. This has further negative effects on Sansa, who continues to be tortured by King Joffrey until the end of their betrothal, when Sansa is married to his uncle, Tyrion Lannister. After the wedding between Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell, she escapes King's Landing under the protection of Lord Petyr Baelish, relocating in the Vale and pretending to be his bastard daughter, Alayne Stone.

In the TV series, after escaping King's Landing, Sansa is persuaded by Baelish to marry Ramsay Bolton, as the upcoming threat of Stannis Baratheon's attack would free Winterfell from the Boltons' abusive hold. However, after the battle fails, she eventually escapes Winterfell with the aid of Theon Greyjoy and heads to Castle Black, reuniting with her half-brother, Jon Snow. After receiving a threatening letter from Ramsay, Sansa persuades Jon to help her rally the Free Folk, the smaller Northern houses and the remaining Tully forces in a quest to retake Winterfell and save Rickon.

She is portrayed by Sophie Turner who also portrayed the younger version of Jean Grey.


Sansa grew up as the eldest daughter of a Great House, trying to emulate her mother's example of a "proper lady" from the southern courts. Her devotion to the traditional "feminine virtues", such as music, poetry, singing, dancing, embroidery, and other traditional feminine activities, eventually caused friction between her and her tomboyish younger sister Arya, with whom she had a playful rivalry. As a little girl, she naively believed in the tales and epic romances in which every princess gets her honorable knight in shining armor to sweep her off her feet, her biggest dream being to be married to a handsome prince, sitting around with other noblewomen eating lemon cakes while gossiping about the goings-on at court.

However, the reality of the blood-full game of thrones, in which her own father had fallen, along with constant torture from Joffrey and his acolits after Ned's death had made Sansa realize that life is not like the fairy-tales she used to believe in as a little girl, leading to her forceful maturation. Further accentuated after the Red Wedding that had her mother and elder brother murdered by orders of the Lannisters.

In the TV show, the numerous crimes and tragedies against herself and her family have darkened Sansa's personality, turning her from a sweet naive girl to a more emotionless coldhearted young woman, though not specially cruel. Witnessing the ruin of her House had somehow made Sansa more determined to fight back, to the point she doesn't seem to care if she fails, as seen when she attempts and eventually succeeds persuading Jon to help her retake Winterfell from the Boltons.



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Beyond the Wall
Coldhands | Gilly | Karsi | Leaf | Mance Rayder | Mother Mole | Osha | Sigorn | Tormund Giantsbane | Three-Eyed Crow | Val | Wun Wun

The North
Alys Karstark | Alysane Mormont | Arya Stark | Benjen Stark | Bowen Marsh | Bran Stark | Catelyn Stark | Cley Cerwyn | Eddard Karstark | Eddard Stark | Galbart Glover | Harrion Karstark | Harwin | Hodor | Hother Umber | Howland Reed | Hugo Wull | Jeor Mormont | Jojen Reed | Jon Snow | Greatjon Umber | Smalljon Umber | Jorah Mormont | Jory Cassel | Leobald Tallhart | Luwin | Lyanna Mormont | Maege Mormont | Mallador Locke | Martyn Cassel | Meera Reed | Mors Umber | Qhorin Halfhand | Robb Stark | Robett Glover | Rodrik Cassel | Rickard Stark | Rickon Stark | Sansa Stark | Sybelle Glover | Torrhen Karstark | Wendel Manderly | Wylis Manderly | Wyman Manderly | Yoren

The Vale of Arryn
Anya Waynwood | Denys Arryn | Donnel Waynwood | Eddison Tollett | Elbert Arryn | Jon Arryn | Mya Stone | Nestor Royce | Robar Royce | Waymar Royce | Yohn Royce

Brynden Tully | Catelyn Stark | Denys Mallister | Edmure Tully | Elder Brother | Ghost of the High Heart | Hoster Tully | Jack-Be-Lucky | Jason Mallister | Jonothor Darry | Karyl Vance | Lem Lemoncloak | Mad Huntsman | Marq Piper | Meribald | Oswell Whent | Perwyn Frey | Pypar | Raymun Darry | Roslin Frey | Stevron Frey | Theomar Smallwood | Thoren Smallwood | Tytos Blackwood | Willem Darry

Iron Islands
Aeron Greyjoy | Asha Greyjoy | Cotter Pyke | Qarl the Maid | Quellon Greyjoy | Rodrik Harlaw | Sawane Botley | Theon Greyjoy | Tristifer Botley | Victarion Greyjoy

Addam Marbrand | Aubrey Crakehall | Daven Lannister | Jaime Lannister | Jeyne Westerling | Kevan Lannister | Lyle Crakehall | Othell Yarwyck | Podrick Payne | Sandor Clegane | Tygett Lannister | Tyrion Lannister

Addam Velaryon | Aegon I Targaryen | Aegon V Targaryen | Aemon Targaryen | Alysanne Targaryen | Baelor Targaryen | Brynden Rivers | Daenerys Targaryen | Daeron II Targaryen | Davos Seaworth | Duncan the Tall | Gendry | Godry Farring | Hot Pie | Jaehaerys I Targaryen | Jaehaerys II Targaryen | Jarman Buckwell | Myrcella Baratheon | Rhaegar Targaryen | Shireen Baratheon | Tommen Baratheon | Young Griff

Andrew Estermont | Anguy | Balon Swann | Barristan Selmy | Beric Dondarrion | Bonifer Hasty | Brienne of Tarth | Cressen | Davos Baratheon | Donal Noye | Endrew Tarth | Jon Connington | Lyonel Baratheon | Ormund Baratheon | Raymont Baratheon | Robar Baratheon | Robert I Baratheon | Rolland Storm | Stannis Baratheon | Steffon Baratheon

The Reach
Arys Oakheart | Garlan Tyrell | Gerold Hightower | Leyton Hightower | Loras Tyrell | Margaery Tyrell | Olenna Tyrell | Ottyn Wythers | Samwell Tarly | Willas Tyrell

Areo Hotah | Arianne Martell | Arthur Dayne | Doran Martell | Edric Dayne | Ellaria Sand | Lewyn Martell | Oberyn Martell | Quentyn Martell | Trystane Martell

Westerosi Groups & Houses
Brotherhood Without Banners | House Stark | Sand Snakes | House Forrester


Free Cities
Greenbeard | Jaqen H'ghar | Thoros of Myr

Slaver's Bay
Strong Belwas

Dothraki Sea
Aggo | Drogon | Jhogo | Quaro | Rakharo | Rhaegal | Viserion

Essos Groups
The Unsullied

Far East Essos

Asshai and Shadow Lands
Drogon | Quaithe | Rhaegal | Viserion

Summer Sea

Summer Isles
Grey Worm| Quhuru Mo| Xhondo Dhoru

Video Games
Asher Forrester | Ethan Forrester | Gared Tuttle | Mira Forrester | Rodrik Forrester | Talia Forrester

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