Theory: Sansa to Become the Next Cersei
Seasons 5 and 6 saw Sansa Stark hardening into a darker character with more depth and emotion than we'd ever seen from her before.
This may just be the beginning; speculation is arising as to whether "Dark Sansa" will continue to develop - and whether her thirst for vengeance will grow to match Cersei's.
Even Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa, hints that her character's future may be dark.
In an interview with Hollywood Life, the actress mentions that the similarities between Sansa and Cersei are too strong to ignore:
"I can totally see her becoming a Cersei and kind of driven mad by it, by the threats against her family. If that means becoming like a ruthless killer, leader, sadistic woman or evil lady, then so be it. I don't think it matters to her, and I can see Sansa swinging that way too."
Is this a possible spoiler, or just a prediction?
Not only have the two women been at odds throughout the entire series, Turner states that Sansa and Cersei are "family-obsessed" and "family oriented."
Both have lost nearly everyone they love and have spent seasons in bitter resentment, and much of Cersei's evil acts are in an attempt to save her family. Considering all of the trauma that Sansa has endured, it wouldn't be surprising if she leaned the same way.
And who could forget Sansa's smile as she ordered Ramsay Bolton ripped apart by his own dogs? If that's not a Cersei move I don't know what is.
Questions will be answered July 16th, when Game of Thrones returns bigger and badder than ever.