The season eight premiere of Game of Thrones is roughly a month away, and fans can't stop buzzing. Of course, it doesn't help that HBO keeps dropping new pics and promos every other day. With each update, viewers get a little more excited—and they post about a billion fan theories on the Internet.
The latest one, based on a brand-new pic of Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), is particularly interesting. Earlier this week HBO released a new GoT poster featuring Sansa wearing what looks like a scaly, navy-color outfit and sitting on the Iron Throne. This might seem innocuous at first, but remember the house sigil for the House of Tully—Sansa's mother's house—is a fish. The House of Tully's words are family, duty, and honor, so Sansa's wearing scales implies she has every intention of keeping up those values when she finally meets Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in season eight. And that's bad news for both Dany and Jon Snow (Kit Harington). If Sansa plans to honor her family in the season ahead, that basically means Daenerys will be enemy number one (among the living, at least)—with Jon right behind her, given that he bent the knee to Dany and pledged the North's allegiance to her.
Why is that, you ask? Remember, the Targaryens burned Sansa’s grandfather and Uncle Brandon alive. Plus, Rhaegar Targaryen "kidnapped" Jon's mother, Lyanna Stark (Ned's sister and Sansa's aunt), which is what started the last war in the kingdoms. So, in other words, the Targareyens have done some serious damage to the North—Sansa's territory.
Check out her outfit in the Instagram video, below. She appears in the fifth slide:
People in the North haven't forgotten about what the Targareyens did to them, and Sansa certainly hasn't. In season seven she reminded Jon of all the damage they caused, and the other Northern Lords cheered her on. Sansa clearly has an ax to grind, and this new photo suggests she'll have no problem grinding it when she and Daenerys finally meet face-to-face.
And here I was hoping these two would be best friends. We'll find out everything for sure when Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 14, on HBO.
Published at Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:48:49 +0000