Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell

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Pairing
Pairing: Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell
Alternative name(s): Sansaery
Gender category: Femslash, F/F
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Popular
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Sansa/Margaery, also known as Sansaery, is a femslash pairing of Sansa Stark and Margaery Tyrell in the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fandoms.

Canon

Sansa is the eldest daughter of Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell and his wife Lady Catelyn, sister of Robb, Arya, Bran and Rickon Stark, and "half-sister" of Jon Snow. She initially starts off as a soppy, slightly petulant girl with a very naive view of the world, but as time goes on and she and her family suffer one cruelty and betrayal after another, she becomes a more hardened and learned individual.[1]

Margaery was the only daughter of Lord Mace Tyrell and Lady Alerie Tyrell, granddaughter of Lady Olenna Tyrell and sister of Ser Loras Tyrell. Margaery became Queen Consort through her marriage to King Joffrey Baratheon, and later his younger brother Tommen Baratheon following Joffrey's death. Her blind desire to become Queen, however, ultimately proves to be her downfall.[2]

Fandom

Dorkly take on the pairing:

"Sansaery" is perhaps the most popular ship in the Game of Thrones fandom and definitely the most beautiful. While they might be an unorthodox pairing, they've got a lot to bond over, like how it feels to be married to a sadist.[3]

Statistics

  • Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell has consistently been the most popular Game of Thrones femslash pairing on Archive of Our Own.[4][5]
  • Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell has consistently stayed within the top 50 femslash pairings on Archive of Our Own, ranking 31st in 2014,[6] 25th in 2015,[7] 26th in 2016,[8] and 32nd in 2017.[9]
  • In 2017, Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell was the 8th most popular Game of Thrones ship on Archive of Our Own.[5]
  • In 2019, Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell was ranked as the most popular ship for Margaery in a survey of FanFiction.net, accounting for 51% of sampled fics.[10] In another survey by the same source, it was found to be the 4th most popular ship for Sansa, accounting for 8% of sampled fics.[11] It was the most popular femslash pairing represented in both surveys, with the other femslash ships each accounting for 1% of sample fics.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU or College AU: Modern setting where Sansa and Margaery are free to explore their relationship
  • Canon Divergence AU: Stories vary but often involve Sansa remaining in King's Landing, not marrying Tyrion and/or not being accused of Joffrey's murder.
  • Margaery lives: Margaery leaves King's Landing and is reunited with Sansa later in the series.

Fanworks

Fanart

FanFiction

Fan Vids

Resources

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References

  1. game of thrones wikia - Sansa Stark
  2. game of thrones wikia - Margaery Tyrell
  3. The 5 Most Intriguing Shipped Couples from Game of Thrones
  4. Let’s look at some Westerosi stats!
  5. 5.0 5.1 ASOIAF/Game of Thrones fandom stats
  6. top 50 F/F relationship tags on AO3 as of July 2014
  7. the 100 most popular femslash ship tags on Archive Of Our Own as of July 8th 2015
  8. Top 100 F/F pairings with the most total works on Archive Of Our Own
  9. AO3 Ship Stats, Top 100 F/F pairings
  10. Phantom Statistician: Margaery's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2013 - Present
  11. Phantom Statistician: Sansa's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2013 - Present