Sophie Turner's Game of Thrones tattoo did actually give the ending away after all
Turner sparked outrage when she showed off her new ink last year, which has the words “the pack survives” written under a direwolf. At the time she told James Corden it was “just a quote” and a “motto she likes to live by”.
But, since the final episode of Game of Thrones, Turner’s tattoo has taken on a whole new meaning after her character Sansa Stark and siblings Arya, Bran and Jon Snow survived.
The close clan were the only family who remained strong together, with Bran claiming the Iron Throne, Sansa becoming Queen of the North and Arya wondering off from Westeros.
Last year, Turner told James Corden that “people advised her not to get it done” because it could have been seen as giving away the ending.
"It’s just quote from last season,” Turner told The Late Late Show. “But everyone figures the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”
While her tone didn’t sound entirely convincing then, the conversation swiftly moved on to her other tattoos and away from the fate of the Starks.
In light of the last episode, fans are now jokingly accusing Turner of dropping the spoiler and then covering it up.
One wrote: “Un fact @SophieT your tattoo was a spoiler, WE'VE BEEN ROBBED!! #GameOfThrones #GOTfinal.”
Another tweeted: “#SansaStark #AryaStark #BranStark #JonSnow // @SophieT tattoo totally makes sense now more than ever.”
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“Well well well, I guess @SophieT ‘s tattoo DID give away the #GameOfThronesFinale after all,” posted somebody else.
“All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season,” she told the New York Times.
“So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”
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