Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) has experienced a dramatic journey on Game of Thrones. From watching members of her immediate family brutally murdered to being betrothed to the likes of Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton, Sansa has been through a lot over the years.
Thankfully, things started to turn around for Ned Stark’s daughter last season and she is set up to become a major player in the North from here on out.
Is it possible that Sansa will marry Jon Snow when Game of Thrones returns for Season 7?
According to the Independent, George R.R. Martin’s prequel to Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, hints that a Sansa/Jon union isn’t that farfetched.
In the novel, five men from various houses attempt to marry Lady Ashford in the Ashford Tournament. The men come from House Lannister, House Targaryen, House Baratheon, House Hardyng, and House Tyrell. These houses match up with the five men that are currently around Sansa, including Jon.
We now know for sure that Jon is a Targaryen by birth, and there are few other characters in Westeros that fit that bill. In fact, the only other possibilities are Daenerys, who isn’t likely to marry a woman, and Aegon Targaryen, who is currently missing in action and might be dead.
The only problem with Sansa marrying Jon is that they are first cousins, and the average person isn’t too keen on someone marrying a cousin. Things are different, however, in Westeros. Although incest is looked down upon — this hasn’t stopped Cersei and Jamie — marrying a first cousin is no big deal.
According to Bustle, most arranged marriages on Game of Thrones are done for political gain, and it would make perfect sense if Sansa married Jon to unite the Houses in the North. Marrying Sansa would also open the door for Jon to claim the throne, which is currently up in the air after Cersei’s actions last season.
That being said, there are plenty of reasons why Sansa and Jon won’t get hitched. For starters, there is no concrete evidence to suggest that the Knight of the Seven Kingdoms has anything to do with Sansa.
There are a lot of marriages in Westeros, and there’s no telling if the wedding in the book will ever make it to the show.
Perhaps the biggest reason why Sansa and Jon won’t get married is because they were raised as brother and sister. Even if it is true that Jon isn’t a Stark, he still sees Sansa as a sister. Not only would their marriage be awkward, but it borders on gross and bizarre.
Finally, Sansa has been involved with so many dysfunctional men on the show that she probably doesn’t want to get into another relationship anytime soon. Instead, Sansa will likely focus on uniting the North against whatever threat lies ahead.
Meanwhile, apart from Sansa and Jon, the International Business Times is reporting that producers may have finally cast the part of Rhaegar Targaryen. Devin Oliver just posted an image on Instagram of himself carrying a bow and arrow.
The musician captioned the photo by telling fans, “I may or may not have made an appearance on Game of Thrones Season 7.”
The musician would be a good fit for the part, especially considering how Rhaegar is described as being a good singer.
Rhaegar is Jon’s real father and has been discussed on the show for quite some time. The character took center stage in Season 6 after it was revealed that he was the real father of Jon Snow.
The new season of Game of Thrones is expected to premiere on HBO in the summer of 2017.
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