Sansa Stark, also known as Sansa Lannister, is the eldest daughter and second child of Eddard Stark and his wife Catelyn and second wife to Tyrion Lannister. She is eleven years old when A Game of Thrones begins.

Appearance and CharacterEdit

Sansa is more feminine than her tomboy sister Arya, she is very beautiful, and Queen Cersei believes that she might be the "younger, more beautiful queen" of her prophecy. Catelyn Stark believes that Sansa will be more beautiful than her when she is grown. She has the auburn hair that is characteristic of members of House Tully.

A courteous and dreamy young girl, Sansa was better known for her aspirations to become a great lady and to marry a handsome prince. Sansa loves music and lemon cakes. She used to believe that life could be like a song, with the existence of heroes. When King Robert comes to Winterfell and arranges a marriage between her and his alleged son Joffrey, Sansa is overjoyed and becomes deeply infatuated with him, blind to the psychopathic behaviour of her betrothed and the fact that her naivete could be dangerous. Because she is so innocent, she is viewed as easily exploited by the political players in Westeros.


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A Game of Thrones Edit

Sansa is given her direwolf after Jon Snow and Bran Stark convince Eddard to keep the pups of the dead Direwolf Mother. She escorts Prince Joffrey Baratheon into the feast after the arrival of the royal retinue arrive.

Sansa talks with Jeyne Poole and Beth Cassel about how handsome Prince Joffrey is during stitching the next day. Arya thinks that Septa Mordane worships Sansa.

During the journey to King's Landing, Sansa is introduced to Ser Barristan Selmy, Lord Renly Baratheon, and, lastly, Ser Ilyn Payne. Sansa thinks Ilyn to be even more frightening than Sandor Clegane.

She then rides out with her betrothed, and Joffrey ends up in a confrontation with Arya. She tries to help, but he tells her to leave him. She then doesn't tell the truth when her sister is brought before Robert. It is Sansa's direwolf, Lady, that is killed for the attack.