'Game of Thrones': Sansa Stark might just sit on the throne in Season 8. Here's why
She went from being a stupid little girl to the Lady of Winterfell, and soon she might be the one to sit on the throne, too.
Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), the eldest daughter of the Stark family in HBO's 'Game of Thrones', is a girl who has learned to be a political leader and trust us when we say that people who learn on the way are the most dangerous. Sansa began her journey as a naive teenager who was thrilled at the idea of marrying a golden-haired prince, and unlike her siblings, she was not born with a natural passion for warfare. However, ever since Season 1, when she was just an ignorant little girl Sansa had time and again stated that she would want to be Queen someday. Over the course of the next six seasons, she might not have sat on the throne but Sansa certainly emerged as a Queen in all her glory.
The key moment which triggered fear and shame in Sansa was when Ned Stark (Sean Bean) was executed in front of her, while she was compelled to watch her father's decapitated head. Ever since Sansa completely submitted herself to the Lannisters, and she would repeat every word of theirs like a faithful cub. At the same time, she was constantly on the lookout for an escape, but it all went to fail. However, even in a place like King's Landing Sansa found a few people who loved her and cared for her. As she was being sold out like a ragged piece of meat from men to men, she found recluse in Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) who was perhaps the only man who did not try to hurt her or even touch her.
She finally got the chance to escape when Lady Tyrell (Dame Diana Rigg) killed off Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) but was immediately taken in by Peter Baelish (Aidan Gillen) whose obsession for her mother, Catelyn ( Michelle Fairley) had shifted to Sansa herself. This was the point where Sansa showcased immense sense of judgment as she carefully followed around Lord Baelish, making him believe at every moment that she had absolute faith in him. Her faith was shaken when he sold her off to Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), who in his turn raped her several times, but Sansa came out of that as well. In fact, by the time she had reunited with her brother, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) Sansa was a woman who had an excellent control over her political approach.
Time and again she would persuade Jon to act from his mind rather than the heart, an exact contradiction to what Sansa herself had been doing for so long. She knew that Jon would not win against the Boltons with his army, and she took charge by calling in the Knights of the Vale, demonstrating her power as a political leader. This is the part where Sansa had completely shed off her child-like nature and grew to be a woman who could watch her enemy being torn apart in front of her eyes. However, Sansa also held on her humility when she forgave Theon for his betrayal of Rob Stark (Richard Madden) and their family. She was able to calculate situations, and react accordingly, which is truly what a Queen should be like.
Considering Sansa's immense development from being the most annoying character on the show to a seemingly beloved one, she might very well be able to take over the thone. After all we do remember that Cersei (Lena Headey) was warned in her childhood that someone much younger and more beautiful would take over the throne, and determine her ultimate fall. If Sansa will really sit on the throne or continue to remain just the Lady of Winterfell will only be revealed when Season 8 returns to HBO on April 14.