The-Queen-In-The-North

About the pro King Jon arguments...
  • People: God, get over Sansa not being Queen in the North! Does she even WANT to be queen? In the books, no!
  • People with Sense: Actually, in the books, which don't even apply to this show from this point, she doesn't want to be JOFFREY'S queen, and while her main focus is on going home, she shows no resistance to the idea of being a queen. In the show, she rejects the idea of being LITTLEFINGER'S queen (consort), beside the Iron Throne, which is in no sway equivalent to being the Queen (Regnant) of the North,in her own home, not married to a guy she doesn't trust. She rejects LITTLEFINGER, not the Queen in the North title. Furthermore, there's actual basis for Jon's kingship in the books that they didn't set up in the show. So applying that here is kind of pointless?
  • People with Sense: Also, excuse me, but... for all this talk of Sansa's supposed lack of desire to be queen (which even the network-run wiki seems to contradict)... What evidence do we have that JON wants to be king... at all? In both the books AND the show we have him insisting that it is Sansa, not him, who is the rightful heir to the North repeatedly, to the point where 1) It takes Sansa by surprise and 2) He looks to her for approval as all the lords are shouting his name. He's expressed desires to get away, protect his home, and have Sansa trust him. He's expressed frustration about how he used to have to sit at the low table, but that was already rectified before he was declared. He credits Sansa with their victory on the ramparts and shows ZERO interest in any sort of title or crown and shows far more interest in establishing SANSA while rejecting grandiose titles up until that last scene where, once again, he looks to Sansa for approval before accepting it. So why exactly are people so convinced that it's the woman whose been obsessed with her home for seasons who doesn't want the throne instead of the guy who literally wanted to GTFO in the first place and keeps insisting she take the Master Bedroom instead? I smell sexist BS.
  • People with Sense Again: ...Also REMEMBER BRAN?!
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Look. Look where we stand. Once pawns in the great game, we have risen above them all. And we will rule them all. Queen in the North and Queen in the South. Nothing will defeat us. When the long night comes, we will stand side by side in the great war against the Others. And when Spring comes again, the Seven Kingdoms will blossom under our rule. You and I, dearest Sansa, heart of my heart, would you like that?

Sansa had always heard, that love was a surer route to the people’s loyalty, than fear. If I am ever Queen, I’ll make them love me.

  • Jon: the stars are beautiful tonight
  • Melisandre: yeah
  • Jon: you know what else is beautiful
  • Melisandre: what?
  • Me: Sansa
  • Jon, Melisandre, Arya, Jaime, Tyrion, Brienne, Theon, Tormund, Bran, Lyanna, Davos: *sigh* yeah Sansa

You know what I need for Sansa Stark in the future? Direwolves. She can never marry again and I will even learn how to live without her being queen in the north. But give the lady some direwolves to fill the whole in her heart Lady left. Three cute direwolves named Steel, Ivory and Porcelain that follow her everywhere and growl at everyone who raises their voices to her. Give the woman some direwolves to make her feel safe and loved again

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The Umbers gave Rickon to our enemies. They can hang. But the Karstarks declared for Ramsay without knowing they had another choice. I beg your pardon, My Lady, but they know that a Stark beheaded their father. I don’t think we can count on them either. How well do you know the North, Ser Davos? Precious little, My Lady. My father always said Northerners are different, more loyal, more suspicious of outsiders. 

If a Disney princess had night terrors, the story of Sansa Stark might be what woke her up screaming. Often overlooked in favor of her killer kid sister, the elder Stark sibling has had all her illusions about the world, and her safety in it, shattered. But her quiet, innate political shrewdness and emotional strength have enabled her to survive in a royal court that likely would have cost every other member of her family their heads. She’s the show’s best-kept secret.
—  Rollingstone about Sansa Stark in their list of top 40 game of thrones characters. Sansa is number 4. x