Sansa Stark

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Sansa Stark
A Song of Ice and Fire character
First appearance A Game of Thrones
Created by George R. R. Martin
Portrayed by Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones)
Information
Aliases Little Bird
Alayne Stone
Jonquil
Gender Female
Occupation Princess of Winterfell
Family Lord Eddard Stark (father, deceased)
Catelyn Stark (mother)
Robb Stark (brother, deceased)
Arya Stark (sister)
Bran Stark (brother)
Rickon Stark (brother)
Jon Snow (paternal half-brother)
Spouse(s) Tyrion Lannister
Nationality Westerosi (of House Stark)

Sansa Stark is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. She is a prominent character in Martin's award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, as well as in the television adaptation.

Character and appearances[edit]

Sansa Stark is the second child of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Stark. She was born and raised in Winterfell, until leaving with her father and sister at the beginning of the series. She has a younger sister Arya Stark, two younger brothers Rickon Stark and Brandon Stark, as well as an older brother Robb Stark and an older illegitimate half-brother, Jon Snow.

Raised as a lady, Sansa is appeared to be traditionally feminine. Sansa has interest in music, poetry, singing and other feminine activities. She strives to become the tale of a romantic adventure by attempting to find princes, knights or chivalry for love. Sansa pities her younger sister Arya who dissimilar from herself due to her strong passion in sword fighting. In her companionship she owns a dire wolf named Lady.

Sansa has been described as a tall, slim, and beautiful, destined to be a princess or a queen. She has blue eyes and thick red hair. Sansa is 11 years old in A Game of Thrones and nearly 14 in A Feast for Crows.

Storylines[edit]

A Game of Thrones[edit]

Sansa's father Eddard Stark received the arrangement to become Hand of King with Robert Baratheon. She is thrilled to be notified that she will be marrying Prince Joffrey Baratheon because of her long love for him previously. As Joffrey and Sansa are on a walk, they meet Sansa's younger sister Arya who was sword fighting with a peasant Mycah. Joffrey threatened Mycah but Arya steps in to defend him, in result, Arya's direwolf Nymeria jumps in to attack Joffrey leading to a wound. As Arya tells King Robert that Joffrey instigated the conflict, Sansa defends Joffrey, her future husband, by saying that Mycah and Nymeria attacked him. With this information, Joffrey's mother Cersei Lannister calls trial to execute Mycah and Arya's direwolf. In panic, Arya sets Nymeria free and this results in Sansa's dire wolf, Lady, to take its place. Mycah and Lady are executed.

Sansa's long lasting grudge against Arya strengthens here because of the blame she puts on Arya for the death of Lady. After Eddard discovers the truth of Joffrey's heritage, he tells Sansa that they will be heading back to Winterfell. Sansa tells this to Cersei Lannister, but pleads for her to still marry Joffrey. Cersei begins to plot against Eddard and brand his name as a traitor. He is arrested and Sansa is forced to call him a traitor. Robert Baratheon has been killed by a boar on his hunting journey so Joffrey is now the new king. He executes Eddard Stark putting Sansa in a horrified state. She then remains in King's Landing as a hostage after her brother, Robb, declares war on the Lannisters.

A Clash of Kings[edit]

Sansa is still in Kings Landing, she has learned to be loyal to King Joffrey to avoid beatings or sufferings from him. There were some occasions of this, for example the visit to Sansa's father's head on a stake. Sansa attempts to kill Joffrey but is stopped by a guard who saw it coming.

At the celebration for Joffrey's name day, a knight named Ser Dontos Hollard was supposed to compete but he was late and too drunk. Joffrey orders him to be executed but Sansa intervenes and pleads to spare his life. In result, Ser Dontos Hollard becomes a fool for the kings entertainment. Tyrion Lannister enters King's Landing and treats Sansa with respect and protects her form the guards that abuse her. Sandor Clegane also called The Hound protects Sansa from being beaten. He saves her life once from a riot in King's Landing.

Stannis Baratheon's army arrives in King's Landing to fight Joffrey for the throne. After the Lannisters victory, Sansa seemed to have "flowered" and is officially a woman. Though Joffrey is now forced to marry Margery Tyrell, he still has the power to sexually act with Sansa. Sansa is informed that she will be marrying the Hand of the King Tyrion Lannister.

A Storm of Swords[edit]

Sansa starts to get close to Margaery Tyrell and her grandmother Olenna Redwyne. She often dines with them and Ser Loras, for whom she has affection. The Tyrells plan for her to go to the Highgarden to marry Willas who is very intelligent but crippled. Tywin Lannister, however, does not want to lose her as a hostage so he forces Sansa to marry his son Tyrion. They quickly get married but have no sexual intercourse because of Tyrion's respect for Sansa's grief after the Red Wedding, at which both her mother and brother were brutally murdered.

At his wedding to Margaery, Joffrey chokes and dies. Ser Dontos quickly brings Sansa to Lord Baelish. She is informed that Baelish poisoned Joffrey and killed him with the necklace Ser Dontos had, the gems of which were in fact poison, and on closer inspection, the necklace is found to be missing a gem. Lord Baelish has also killed Ser Dontos because, as a drunk, he could never be trusted not to reveal this information. Baelish takes Sansa to the Land of Vale where her aunt Lysa Arryn lives. Sansa is ordered to be called 'Alayne Stone' to keep her cover. Sansa is forced to take care of Robert (Robin), whom she is expected to marry when he comes of age. Lord Baelish and Sansa share a kiss and because Lysa witnessed it she attempts to murder Sansa. Baelish saves Sansa and pushes Lysa out of the moon door to her death.

A Feast for Crows[edit]

Sansa, still hiding as 'Alayne Stone', unofficially takes the place of Lysa as Lady of the Eyrie. She continues her tutelage under Petyr Baelish while the Lords Declarant blockade the Eyrie, who demand that Baelish relinquishes Robert Arryn, and his title of Lord Protector. Lyn Corbray draws his sword during the parlay, and Baelish leverages the breach of etiquette to demand a trial period for his regency. Baelish reveals that Corbray was actually under his service, confirming Sansa's suspicions. Afterwards, Petyr reveals his plans to Sansa of her eventual marriage to the heir to the Vale, Harrold Hardyng, and an eventual plan to reveal her true identity.

Family tree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benjen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rickon
 
Bennard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lynara
 
Cregan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arra
Norrey
 
Bennard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rickon
 
Jeyne
Manderly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barthogan
 
Jonnel
 
Robyn
Ryswell
 
 
 
Alys
Karstark
 
Brandon
 
 
 
 
 
Wyalla
Fenn
 
 
 
Edric
 
Serena
 
Sansa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myriame
Manderly
 
Rodwell
 
Arsa
 
Beron
 
Lorra
Royce
 
Lonnel
Snow
 
Aregelle
 
Torrhen
 
Cregard
 
Arrana
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donnor
 
Lyanne
Glover
 
Willam
 
Melantha
Blackwood
 
 
 
 
 
Rodrik
 
Arya
Flint
 
Berena
 
Alysanne
 
Brandon
 
Errold
 
Artos
 
Lorra
Royce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon
 
Edwyle
 
Marna
Locke
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon
 
Benjen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rickard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyarra
 
Branda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon
 
Catelyn
Tully
 
Eddard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Lyanna
 
Benjen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robb I
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
Sansa
 
Arya
 
Bran
 
Rickon
 
Jon
Snow
 


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