Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark

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Pairing
Pairing: Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark
Alternative name(s): Creepyship, Creepyshipping
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Canonical?: Semi-canon (one-sided)
Prevalence: Common
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Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark, also known as Creepyship or Creepyshipping, is the het pairing of Petyr Baelish and Sansa Stark in the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fandoms.

The loving part of him is someone she is very comfortable with, but the scheming part of him, the Littlefinger part of him, is someone she is a bit weary of.christinemachine90

Canon

Sansa and Petyr first meet when she comes to King's Landing with her father. After her father 's death Petyr initiates a friendship with Sansa. After Joffrey's death Petyr arranges for Sansa to be smuggled out of the city. He takes Sansa to The Vale, where he is to wed her aunt Lysa. Lysa is jealous of Sansa and threatens her life. Petyr kills Lysa by pushing her out the moon door. Petyr then arranges a marriage between Sansa and Ramsay Bolton, the marriage is abusive and Sansa escapes to The Wall. When her brother Jon Snow travels south to wage war with Ramsay, Sansa convinces Petyr to bring the knights of The Vale, which turns the tide of the battle. In Season 7, Petyr tells Jon that he loves Sansa, and Jon warns him to back off. Later, he tries to turn the Stark siblings against each other, and Sansa has him executed for treason.

Fandom

Statistics

  • In 2014, Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark ranked 15th out of 25 Game of Thrones pairings on Archive of Our Own[2]
  • In 2017, Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark had risen significantly, to the 7th most popular Game of Thrones pairing on Archive of Our Own[3]
  • In 2019, Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark was ranked as the 5th most popular ship for Sansa in a survey of FanFiction.net, accounting for 7% of sampled fics.[4]
  • In 2019, during the final season, Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark was the tenth most popular Game of Thrones ship on Tumblr, accounting for less than 1% of GOT-related activity on the site.[5] This is still noteworthy, given that Petyr did not appear in season eight, having died in the previous season.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Futurefic: before Petyr's death in season 7, post-canon fics were popular, often with Sansa as Queen and Petyr as her adviser and lover
  • Modern AU: modern setting, usually placed in scenarios where their age difference is an element of the story, example Petyr is a Professor, Sansa is a student.
  • Non-con or dub-con: Petyr uses his power and influence to manipulate Sansa into a sexual relationship.
  • Pining: showcasing Petyr's unrequited lust for Sansa

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