She is truly Ned Stark’s daughter. Ned did what he had to do, but still managed to keep his humanity and honor. He was merciful when he could be, but would administer justice when necessary. Of course these pesky traits of honor, loyalty, and preserving the dignity of others…
This is so good. I totally agree and could not have said it better. I think Sansa’s character arc will eventually lead to a woman who sees people for who they really are and not just their physical appearance. However, I also think she will probably become an excellent liar and will know how to play the game of thrones with the best of them. HOWEVER, I think she will hate that she can do these things. I think she will desperately want someone who can she be herself with. Personally, I think Sandor is alive. I think they will find each other again. I think he will find redemption by helping Sansa come out on the winning side of the game of thrones. As far as Sansa goes, I think she will need Sandor in her life. In order to play the game successfully, she will have to be a good liar and manipulate her enemies (not her allies). He will be the one person she can trust to tell her the truth. He will be the one person who she can trust to be herself with - even when she has to lie or pretend to be someone else. He will be the reason she can win at the game of thrones. He knows her true self. He can keep her grounded. I think they will become everything to each other. Whether or not they get a happy ending? I don’t know, but I can hope. :)
Crying because of your post.
In order to play the game successfully, she will have to be a good liar and manipulate her enemies (not her allies). He will be the one person she can trust to tell her the truth.
Yesss. Like their King’s Landing relationship but not totally twisted and fucked up.
I really want all of this for Sansa too, but if they are to ever meet again, what I want more than anything is for Sandor to apologize for Blackwater and just generally being a drunken asshole in KL. While I do think that a good part of his behavior was trying to prepare her and toughen her up and get her to understand the depth of the danger she was in, he went way over the line on several occasions and a lot of what he did is really inexcusable. One of the things I love most about his character is his self-awareness, and he obviously truly regrets not doing right by Sansa and not doing more for her when he was in a position to.
Whatever GRRM does with the two of them, I’m sure it’s going to be so well written I’ll just love it even if it ends in death and disaster and them never meeting again.
(But I really hope they do. I feel like the foundations are so clearly writ for them having some kind of moment of recognition for the impact they have had on each other.)