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5 Reasons Sansa Stark from 'Game of Thrones' Is Our Spirit Animal

Apr 28, 2014 | 6:12pm EDT

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Not everyone may be a fan of Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) on Game of Thrones, but there’s no denying that she’s one of the most relatable characters. Despite that we may live in the real world while she lives in a world of kings and dragons, sometimes we can’t help but feel as if Sansa is our spirit animal. These are just a few of the many reasons that’s true.

Our Siblings Are Annoying, But We Love Them 

Of course, the Stark kids may fight — just like we all fight with our siblings — but at the end of the day, they love each other as much as we love our own family. Unfortunately for Sansa, she doesn’t get the chance to truly appreciate her siblings before they’re taken away from her.  

We All Regret Our Childhood Crushes

For some of us, our childhood crush may have been the weird kid on the playground; for Sansa, it was Joffrey. We won’t even try to pretend that we had it worse than Sansa, but that doesn’t mean we regret our crushes any less. 

You Can’t Hide in Your Room All the Time

No matter how much you may want to lock yourself up at home and binge-watch some Netflix, sometimes you have to go out and face the world. For Sansa, this means facing all the politics and backstabbing in King’s Landing. For us, it means facing all the politics and backstabbing at the party of a girl you barely know, but who will call you out on Facebook if you don’t go. 

Sometimes You Need to Dig Deep for the Strength to Not Slap Your Ex

Seriously, have you tried hanging out with your ex when they’re parading their new significant other around like a trophy? It’s unbearable. Either fight fire with fire, or pull the strength to remain civil from somewhere deep within yourself. If Sansa can restrain herself in front of Joffrey, then you can too. 

Learning that Fairytales Aren’t Real Seriously Sucks

When Sansa first arrives in King’s Landing as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed girl, she believes in all the folk tales and songs about princes who are valiant heroes. But then she gets to know Joffrey a little better. Everyone can remember the moment they realized Prince Charming wasn’t coming to the rescue and there’s nothing else to say about it except: it sucks.

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