25 reasons we’re naming Sansa Stark the Queen in the North

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24. She remembers

The North remembers. Sansa remembers, too. She remembers everything done to her family at the hands of her enemies, like Joffrey ordering her father’s beheading with their own family sword. She remembers the cold, unfeeling way Cersei spoke to her, and the relentless abuse at Ramsay Bolton’s hand. Sansa remembers, and don’t you forget it.

Betrayal always comes at a cost, especially dealing with a family as stoic as the Starks. Though bold moves like the Red Wedding (“The Rains of Castamere”) may have put the Boltons, Lannisters and the Freys on top, that ill-gotten power doesn’t last very long. People like the Starks don’t just roll over and let people win. If they’re wronged, they will never forget, even if the people at the helm do.

And thankfully, her countrymen don’t forget either. This scene from Season 5’s “High Sparrow” shows that the people of the North are more than thrilled to see a Stark back with some semblance of power. This is important because down the line, Sansa and Jon are able to get some of the Northern Houses on board with fighting for their cause. Because, obviously, the North remembers, as do the Starks.

Plus, right before Ramsay is chomped to bits by his own hounds, it’s Sansa who remembers he hadn’t fed them for a week. Sorry not sorry, Lord Bolton.