Sophie Turner's "the pack survives" tattoo was a big Game of Thrones finale spoiler

21 May 2019, 14:12 | Updated: 23 May 2019, 10:15

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

In 2018 Sophie Turner revealed a Game of Thrones themed tattoo that read "the pack survives". Now, that Game of Thrones is over, it seems the tattoo might have been hinting at the fate of the Stark siblings in the finale.

Sophie Turner just wrapped up eight seasons as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones and it turns out that her tattoo commemorating the show contained a pretty huge spoiler for fans of the series.

Last year, Sophie Turner unveiled a tattoo just under her elbow which simply says "the pack survives". The quote is accompanied by a dire wolf, the symbol of House Stark on Game of Thrones.

Sophie Turner The Pack survives
Sophie Turner The Pack survives. Picture: CBS/Cordon Show

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"The pack survives" is something that Ned and Sansa Stark both said in the series. In full, the quote says: “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives."

When Sophie Turner first revealed the tattoo, people assumed it was a little bit of a giveaway about the ending, though Sophie denied that. She also revealed that she was advised not to get the tattoo because it would seem like she really was spoiling the ending.

Now, following the series finale of Game of Thrones, it's clear that the tattoo does somewhat hint at the unexpected ending whether Sophie intended for it to or not.


In the season eight finale, the pack does indeed survive. Bran becomes ruler of the six kingdoms by committee, Sansa secures independence for the North and becomes its queen, Arya heads out to find what is west of Westeros, and Jon manages to avoid death by agreeing to rejoin the Night's Watch.

This isn't Sophie's only Game of Thrones tattoo. The actress recently revealed thats she and her co-star/on screen sister Maisie Williams had gotten matching tattoos celebrating the day they were cast on the show. Funnily enough, Sophie's was done in skin coloured ink on her forearm so it's pretty hard to make out.

"The pack survives" came full circle after Sophie Turner posted a photo of herself and her onscreen siblings with the motto as the caption.

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What do you guys think? Was Sophie's "the pack survives" tattoo a clever little teaser about the show's ending?