sansa will not “”“”“become”“”“”” powerful and strong when she hits some fandom headcanon point where she drops her entire personality like a pair of poorly fitting trousers and suddenly becomes bloodthirsty and violent to satisfy the fandom’s need to eradicate all traces of non-sexualized femininity before they’ll agree to like a character
sansa is powerful because she’s already gone through all of this shit without losing herself
and tbh fuck you if you’re holding your breath to see her throw away the kindness and goodness that she’s been fighting so hard to keep because yr incapable of seeing a female character as badass or cool unless she exhibits physical violence
"People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her."
—Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x
"I am stronger within the walls of Winterfell"
I don’t want any Lannister, she wanted to say. I want Willas, I want Highgarden and the puppies and the barge, and sons named Eddard and Bran and Rickon. But then she remembered what Dontos had told her in the godswood. Tyrell or Lannister, it makes no matter, it’s not me they want, only my claim.
A message to Sansa haters from Sophie Turner [x]