In less than a week, “Game of Thrones” Season 7 will finally make its premiere on HBO. The new season of the highly acclaimed series aims to reveal the events unfolding under new rulers. However, it seems like Sansa Stark might just play an even bigger role in the new season.
HBO released teasers for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 and revealed that the new season’s main players are Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Cersei Lannister. As revealed in the previous season, Cersei gained the Iron Stone and Jon Snow was able to take back Winterfell with the help of his sister, Sansa Stark. Meanwhile, in the new season, Daenerys will be going home as she takes back Dragonstone in Blackwater Bay, which is the ancestral seat of the House Targaryen.
With “Game of Thrones” Season 7 focusing on the feats of these three rulers, the series also hints that Sansa will be playing a bigger role in the new installment. Sansa has clearly made herself one of the players, a force to be reckoned with, as she learned from her mistakes and learned how to use people to her advantage. In “Game of Thrones” Season 6, Jon Snow and Sansa was only able to take back Winterfell from Ramsay Bolton after the latter showed up with more troops from Lord Baelish, also known as Little Finger.
With Sansa’s evident growth in the series, many fans are nodding at the notion that she might just be the most qualified person to rule Westeros. She may not be Daenerys or Cersei, but she definitely knows now how to use power. Sansa was a stuck-up naïve girl who went through various hardships and husbands and used that experience to mold herself into something better and fierce. Sansa takes her experience into use and at the same time ensures that the good values the Starks have passed down are still observed.
Actress Sophie Turner, who plays the character of Sansa, confirms that Sansa is bound to change most likely for the better in the new season. She explained that over the years that Sansa has been surrounded by different people while being engulfed in a world of betrayal and revenge, it is understandable that it will rub off on her. “Game of Thrones” Season 7 is set to air starting July 16 on HBO.