Game of Thrones: Sansa Stark’s ending was fitting for her development


With so much negativity out there, let’s talk about some of the good things from the Game of Thrones series finale. One of those was the fitting ending for Sansa Stark.

As you would expect, there are spoilers from the Game of Thrones series finale in this post.

There’s so much negativity about the Game of Thrones series finale. Personally, I was satisfied with it, especially the ending for Sansa Stark. After eight seasons, she got the ending that she deserved.

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The ending was definitely foreshadowed over the years, especially within the last two seasons. We’ve watched her start off as a lady, focused on becoming the lady of her own house or the princess/queen of the realm. Those hopes and dreams were dashed time and time again, but there was one thing she did learn: how to protect herself and be a good leader.

In Game of Thrones Season 7, she told Jon that she’d learned a lot from Cersei. She learned how to care for her people, make sure they were happy and fed, and how not to rule. The years with Cersei, Ramsey, and Littlefinger helped her figure out who she was and become a woman of power. She also figured out how to give a voice to those who needed one.

That’s exactly what she did in the Game of Thrones series finale. While it was a little ironic that she told her own brother that he was now an outsider to the North Men considering Bran is from the North, she was making a point that it was time for the North to have an internal ruler – someone seated in the North and to only look out for their wellbeing.

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The North Men wouldn’t bend the knee to a king or queen in the South, but they would bend the knee to one of their own. They’d made that clear when they made Robb King of the North and then gave Jon the same title. They had no qualms about bending the knee to Sansa, seeing that she had been the one to continually put them first when they needed it.

And it was all certainly fitting. From the beginning, she made it clear that she’d like to be queen one day. She got to sit on the throne. Her family may have been broken and it may have brought an end to the Seven Kingdoms. There were certainly bittersweet notes to the episode. However, in the end, there was nobody better to put on the Northern Throne than Sansa – and it was something I’d called long before Game of Thrones Season 8 premiered.

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