Sansa Stark‘s come a long way, baby.
Sansa, the daughter of the late Eddard and Catelyn Stark on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, has arguably had the worst life out of any of the main cast members since she first left Winterfell back in Season One. First, she watched Joffrey behead her father and then take her as his prisoner. Then, the Red Wedding happened. After she finally got out of King’s Landing, she watched ‘Littlefinger’ push her aunt through the moon door and then was shipped back to Winterfell to marry Ramsay Bolton, aka Joffrey 2.0.
That’s quite a bit of trauma for one person to deal with, and yet Sansa, played by actress Sophie Turner, is still standing. We’ve seen flashes of Sansa’s resolve in the past, like when she stood up to Joffrey while being forced to look at her father’s head on a spike. But watching her accept Brienne of Tarth into her service in the first episode of Season Six, one gets the feeling that the eldest Stark daughter is finally going to blossom into the woman her late parents always wanted her to be.
Here are 20 of Sansa Stark’s best quotes from ‘Game of Thrones’.