Sansa Stark - The Elite Wimp.
Remember that kid you hated in second grade? The kiss-ass who wanted to be all buddy-buddy with the teachers? The wimp who made her mommy call your parents after one nasty comment on the playground? A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, that girl was Game of Thrones' Sansa Stark.
Sansa Stark isn't just a tattle-tale, she's weak! And she seems to be getting weaker. In a world that isn't kind to women, Sansa Stark needs to grow a freaking backbone. There are certainly arguments that Sansa Stark may not be as weepy as she seems, but I'm about to behead every single one of them and impale their head on a spike (sorry, Ned!).
Her heart burns with dragonfire for Prince Joffrey.
This is not a valid argument. If you think it is, then you're probably THAT girl (or guy, we don't discriminate). Joffrey is obviously evil. Why can't Season 1 Sansa realize that? Let's recount the excruciating ways that Sansa learned her lesson the hard way.
- He wants to kill Sansa's sister because he got his ass handed to him by a girl. When that doesn't happen, he goes for Sansa's pet wolf. Girl, this relationship just isn't going to work.
- Sansa's father repeatedly warns her that Joffrey isn't a great guy. He even tries to send her home to protect her. You would think this would be a major dealbreaker for Sansa. But guys, she wants to marry the PRINCE. And have beautiful, blond BABIES. Her goal in life is to be the anti-Jasmine.
- After all of these warning signs, Sansa continues to trust Joffrey after her father is imprisoned on trumped up charges of treason. She begs Joffrey to forgive her father. What does he do? Beheads Ned. While she watches. What a dreamboat.
She's a child of summer.
Nope, sorry. This one doesn't work either. Sansa's younger sister, Arya, is super savvy in both mind and sword. Maybe it's because Arya hasn't hit puberty yet (hormones are a life-ruiner), but she sees right through Joffrey. Arya also doesn't believe in fairytales, and she learns how to defend herself. When Ned is beheaded, Arya disappears while Sansa is caught and held captive. Get it together, Sansa. Winter is coming.
She's more naïve than a newly-hatched dragon.
George R.R. Martin must have a doozy of an ex-wife, because holy shit do these women get it in this series. Sansa is the manifestation of Martin's highborn women. She likes to sew, reads poetry and hates mud. Added to that, she fully expects to be married off, white horse and all. Her greatest ambition is to marry the highest born man she can find. Sansa Stark is the embodiment of the stereotypical Lady.
Yet in a world of oppressed elite, Sansa still stands out as extra-strength naïve. Case-in-point: Circe Lannister, the queen and Joffrey's mother. Circe is Sansa, only smarter and cooler. She married the prince and she discovered that he fucking sucks. Circe has managed to work the system, passing her illegitimate kids off as princes and princesses, while getting hers (from her brother, but still). Argument DENIED!
Maybe Sansa will learn her lesson and develop a drinking problem or an affair in Season 3. I have a sneaking suspicion that she may start kicking ass. Here's hoping that Sansa Stark picks herself up off the gym floor and starts whipping kickballs at other characters, instead of calling their mommies.