It is undeniable that the Stark kids have experienced various levels of misery. Following the death of Ned, Lady Catelyn, and Robb, the remaining Starks continue to fight for their survival. As Game of Thrones Season 6 opens, is their hope for them to finally cross paths or will their fates continue to have unsettling turns? While this question remains to be answered, here are some things to expect from the Starks this season.
Many were relieved when she escaped the Lannisters, but she ended up being betrothed to the twisted Ramsay Bolton, who raped her. Fortunately, the eldest Stark daughter mustered enough courage to escape at the end of the fifth season. Sophie Turner confirmed that her character would form alliances this season.
While Theon Greyjoy definitely helped her, the trauma he acquired from being Ramsay’s plaything left him unable to fight for himself or anyone else. Now that Sansa has accepted Brienne’s service, she’ll be able to make a stand for the people of the North. It is unclear if she’ll build an army, but this season, viewers will see a stronger Sansa — someone who will prove the people that she knows the game and that her strategies are actually helpful.
This season, Sansa will probably spend her time searching for Bran and Rickon after Theon admitted that he didn’t kill them.
Showrunners decided to cut out Bran from Season 5 because of his training with the Three-Eyed Raven. Nonetheless, Game of Thrones is finally bringing him back in the second episode.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright told TV Guide that Bran’s powers would play a pivotal role in the Westeros’ impending war with the White Walkers. He described Bran’s abilities as a real “game-changer.”
“I think we can all tell things are going to kick-off soon enough [with the White Walkers]. Bran’s power is one of the things that could be a real game-changer in one of those wars that are yet to come.”
Arya was left blinded at the end of Game of Thrones Season 5 after stealing from the Many-Faced God. In the new season’s pilot episode, Arya was badly beaten by the girl called The Waif.
Maisie Williams told People that fans shouldn’t worry because Arya will eventually learn how to cope with her new state.
“She’s learning to fight without her eyesight. It’s definitely a skill she will take with her forever, using her ears and not her eyes. That’s going to be very beneficial and she’ll use to her advantage.”
Bran isn’t the most obscure Stark in the previous season. The last time people saw the youngest member of the family was in Season 3 when Bran instructed Osha – the Wildling turned Stark’s loyal servant – to bring Rickon to Last Hearth. The Last Hearth is where the Umbers live, and according to Bran, Lord Greatjon Umber is loyal to the Starks.
It isn’t certain if Rickon and Osha made it to Last Hearth, but many are hoping that the duo is safe, especially because many are yearning to kill them. Remember when Bran managed to kill Locke, the hunter Roose Bolton sent to murder the brothers?
While theories about his identity are still emerging, Jon was considered a part of the Stark family. Many are expecting his return after being killed by his fellow Night’s Watch brothers last season. Is it possible that Melisandre will bring him back?
In the previous episode, the Red Priestess revealed her true form, which could possibly have a connection with her upcoming plans for the Lord Commander. Maisie also hinted that her fictional brother would return, but not in a way people expected.
Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 2 airs on May 1.
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