Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7
As Game of Thrones Season 6 winded down with “The Winds of Winter,” it left fans with a lot to contemplate and speculate on. Throughout Season 6 and even afterwards, many had come to believe that Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) was pregnant with her evil ex’s child.
It was not a theory pulled out of thin air, either. There were many supporting hints of dialogue that pointed to the storyline.
The most notable came during Sansa’s showdown with Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. Following her escape to Castle Black, she confronted him about what his counsel had led to, telling him of the torture she suffered at the hands of Ramsay:
“I can still feel what he did, in my body, standing here, right now.”
Many fans asserted that was a crucial hint to the dark plot twist to come. Then episodes later in “Battle of the Bastards,” Sansa went to oversee Ramsay’s execution by his hounds. Before he died, he got one last creepy remark in, telling her:
“I am part of you now.”
As it turns out all of the speculation can officially come to a close. When Sansa told Ramsay that his House would die with him, she meant it.
Game of Thrones site Watchers on the Wall has confirmed that Sansa will not be or become pregnant at any point during Season 7, squashing the fan theory, once and for all.
This puts an end to ardent speculation surrounding what would have been a highly controversial plotline. What does it mean for Sansa Stark moving forward? Does this alter any other fan theories about Sansa’s future?
When Season 6 ended, it was with a strange glance between Sansa and Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen). The former’s face falling as Lord Baelish suspiciously gazed at her and the North’s newly crowned king.
Many fans had speculated that Season 7 would find the Stark siblings engaged in a war of wills and a subtle power struggle. So far, there has been no confirmation of that theory either.
Theories on the future of Sansa Stark will undoubtedly continue as another controversial fan theory looms, with its validity unknown. Yes, the Jon Snow/Sansa marriage theory continues to linger. However, it has appeared to weaken as filming on Season 7 has continued.
Jon Snow will meet Daenerys in Season 7 and fans have also theorized they will embark on a romance. Thanks to that development, it seems that the possibility of a Sansa/Jon pairing grows less likely by the day.
According to the alleged Game of Thrones Season 7 plot leak on Reddit that was originally posted by user ‘awayforthelads,’ and later recompiled by ‘maureencreates,’ there will be no such pairing between the siblings/cousins. A Jon/Sansa marriage is not even mentioned as something that is posited or contemplated.
While many might breathe a sigh of relief over the lack of its appearance that does not necessarily prove it will not occur. Many of the spoilers in the alleged Season 7 plot leak have yet to be confirmed, or denied.
What we do know about what occurs with Sansa in Season 7 is rather lean. In the same report Watchers on the Wall dispelled the Sansa pregnancy theory in, they also confirmed that Sansa and her siblings, Arya (Maisie Williams) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) would reunite in Season 7.
Shortly afterwards, tensions will reportedly plague the Stark sisters, as the two clash on how to rule. Sansa and Arya’s divisive moral codes have always been in “stark” contrast with each other and that will apparently come into play in Season 7.
Watchers on the Wall also confirmed that Littlefinger would craft a plan to exploit the strife in the sisters’ relationship. According to the alleged Game of Thrones Season 7 plot leak on Reddit that move will ultimately cost Littlefinger his life, when Sansa orders his execution and Arya carries it out.
While Watchers on the Wall confirms the personality tension between the Stark sisters, they do not mention if Arya takes any umbrage with Sansa’s loyalty, both past and present, to their older brother Jon (Kit Harington). When Season 6 ended, Sansa’s allegiance to him was in significant doubt.
With Jon off dealing with Daenerys and trying to save humanity from the threat of the White Walkers, he will have to put someone in charge of Winterfell in his absence. If he does choose Sansa, it would be a huge gesture of trust towards his little sister. Thus backing up what he said in the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale about them having to trust each other.
Will Sansa respectably repay his faith in her? Find out when Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres, next summer on HBO.
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