The Seed Is Strong
*Spoiler Warnings Ahead*
Much as it was in medieval times and among noble families, bloodlines are a key part of the heavily character-driven plot of Game of Thrones.
Simplified in the TV show to help viewers follow the storyline, the Song of Ice and Fire books are deeply entrenched with distant family members, bastards, and sweeping generations of various families from the Seven Kingdoms and across the Narrow Sea. Luckily, each novel has a list of characters in the back that helps somewhat to explain relations and loyalties.
Still, we know that parentage is extremely important throughout the books and TV series, often with far bigger implications between relatives than what first meets the eye. Now, a new fan theory is sweeping the internet with a dreaded possibility–and quite possibly, truth–that may have been unfolding before our eyes even without our knowledge.
Is Sansa pregnant? Here’s why we think so…
Season Five caused major controversy due to the brutal nature of Ramsay Bolton’s relationship with and marriage to Sansa Stark.
An abusive sadist, Ramsay viciously beat and raped Sansa on several occasions as just one of his many, many victims. From emotional and psychological abuse to outright torture, Ramsay Bolton was among the absolute worst characters in the Game of Thrones universe, and we were glad to see him go during the Battle of the Bastards.
Unfortunately for those of us who celebrate the Boltons being wiped from Westeros, there may be a brand new generation of Bolton headed our way, waiting patiently inside of Sansa’s womb.
Here are the biggest reasons why people are saying Sansa is pregnant with Ramsay’s baby:
Obsessed With the Family Name
The Boltons were a proud house, and although he himself was a bastard born of rape, Ramsay was always keen on getting his sadistic father’s approval. This became most apparent during the War of the Five Kings when Ramsay became legitimized by his father after successfully taking Moat Cailin from the Ironborn. Though he hates his father, Ramsay was obsessed with power and the Bolton name, as well as his rise to power, which he secured through brutally killing anyone who came in his way, including his own father, step-mother, and step-brother.
That leads us to believe that Ramsay, in order to solidify his claim to the North, would do his duty to impregnating Sansa Stark and producing an heir that would be half Stark, half Bolton–an heir that Northerners couldn’t help but support.