4. Sansa Stark
If a Disney princess had night terrors, the story of Sansa Stark might be what woke her up screaming. Ned's elder daughter has had all her illusions about the world, and her safety in it, shattered. But her quiet, innate political shrewdness and emotional strength have enabled her to escape situations that likely would have cost every other Stark their heads. She avoided destruction by Joffrey, Cersei, Littlefinger and Ramsay alike – becoming a fan favorite in the process – and now she will either make or break her half-brother Jon Snow's reign in the North. Sometimes, lone wolves do survive.