Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark
|Pairing:||Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark|
|Fandom:||Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire|
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Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark, also known as SanSan, is the het pairing of Sandor Clegane, aka The Hound, and Sansa Stark in the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fandoms.
She brings the light and he brings the darkness, and they help each other shift their perspectives closer to reality somewhere in the middle.
At the beginning of the series Sandor is sworn sword to crown prince Joffrey Baratheon, Sansa's betrothed. After Sansa'a father is brandished a traitor and killed, Joffrey cruelly shows her his head on a spike. Sansa makes an attempt to kill Joffrey, but Sandor stops her. In the second season a riot breaks out in the streets and Sansa is separated from the royal party, three men attempt to rape her, but Sandor kills them and rescues Sansa. During the Battle of the Blackwater Sandor decides to leave King's Landing, he asks Sansa to come with him, but she refuses.
- In 2014, Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark was the most popular Game of Thrones pairing on Archive of Our Own.
- In 2017, Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark had dropped slightly to the 3rd most popular Game of Thrones pairing on Archive of Our Own.
- In 2019, Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark was ranked as the 2nd most popular ship for Sansa in the ASOIAF category in a survey of FanFiction.net, accounting for 27% of sampled fics.
- In 2019, during the final season, SanSan was the fifth most popular Game of Thrones ship on Tumblr.
- In 2020, Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark was the 4th most popular A Song of Ice and Fire ship on Archive of Our Own, accounting for 11% of sampled fics.
Common Tropes in Fanworks
- Modern AU: modern setting, where they meet and begin a relationship
- Canon Divergence AU: the most common being Sansa leaves with Sandor during the Battle of the Blackwater
- Arranged Marriage: a marriage is arranged between Sandor and Sansa, usually by Joffrey
- Futurefic: varies, sometimes Sandor is Sansa's sworn sword and lover, other times they are married with children
- Reunion: before they were reunited in canon, writers explored possible scenarios where they would be reunited
- Sandor Lives: Sandor does not die during season 8
- Fix-it: some fans will change their story by "fixing" the ending, this may include Sandor surviving the confrontation with his brother and returning to Winterfell, others will keep Sandor's tragic ending, but have a reveal of feelings or the pair having a short romantic/sexual relationship before Sandor's return to King's Landing. Another variant is that Sandor lives, but Sansa and Sandor do not meet again until several years later, when they begin a relationship.
- The Unkiss: Term used by fans to refer to Sansa Stark's false memory of Sandor kissing her when he visited her room during the Battle of the Blackwater in the books.
- Pups or Puppies: The couple's children
- Ready to get your heart broken by Game of Thrones again??, Archived version by artofemmanation
- I stood there in my white cloak and let them beat her, Archived version by alcoholicrattlesnake
- A bird song for a Hound, Archived version by marine-petri
- The Hound And The Little Bird by zippo514
- The Hound and The Red Wolf by AlexielApril
- I could keep you safe by bubug
- All The Things She Never Said (and those she did) by weshallflyaway
- Cut it out and then Restart by onborrowedwings
- Faithful by CharlotteBlackwood
- The Hound's Reward by MrsRasputin
- The Art of Seduction by SassyEggs
- Table Manners by zsra187 (offline)
- Songbird by redcandle17
- A Song of Steel by Egleriel
- A Brace Sundered by Unanon
- Fools by Tandy
- Hounds & Wolves by girloficeandfire
- He Can Never Have by TheMadnessUnderneath
- black is the colour of my true love's heart by lodilou
- Poison and Wine by YlvaJo
- The Collected Works of Maroucia
- Fields of Gold by chaouenmadrid
- Ink & Roses by chaouenmadrid
- Marching Song by kimberlite8
- Running with the Hare and Hunting with the Hound by kimberlite8
- The Vow of Silence by chaouenmadrid
- [SanSan in book canon
- Sansa/Sandor makes Sansa the most powerful knight in Westeros
- Meta Masterpost for Sansa, Sandor and Sansan Meta
Cover art by bubug for the zine The Collected Works of Maroucia
- Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark tag at Archive of Our Own
- Sandor + Sansa at FanFiction.net
- SanSan tag at Wattpad
- Tumblr Tags: Sansa x Sandor, Sandor x Sansa, SanSan
- DeviantArt paring group: Sansa x Sandor
- Masterlist of SanSan FanFiction Recommendation Masterlists
- ^ What about Sansan intrigues you so much?
- ^ Let’s look at some Westerosi stats!
- ^ ASOIAF/Game of Thrones fandom stats
- ^ Phantom Statistician: Sansa's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2013 - Present
- ^ "Fandometrics In Depth: For The Throne Edition". Archived from the original on 2019-05-24.
- ^ Phantom Statistician: 10 Most Popular Ships in A Song of Ice and Fire FanFiction (AO3) 2009 - Present