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  • #86814 Reply

    thewolfgirl

    For those of us who love Arya and her enigmatic story as much as I do, what do you think will happen to her?

    I mean, she’ll probably kill off more enemies. Revenge and her strong moral code, not to mention resilience and intelligence, have been her motivating forces up until now. But surely she won’t become a lady, even if the Starks triumph?

    Will she go see “what’s west of Westeros”?

    Will she go back to the Faceless Men or at least Braavos? Maybe she’ll even become the priestess of that temple?

    Will she become a “moral (shapeshifting) assassin” on her own, taking no orders from anyone but her own judgment?

    I’m kind of hoping for the latter. I have no desire to see the domesticated Arya.

    P.S. I rewatched the thing recently and it finally caught my attention that she faces off with Tywin (Harrenhal?), without him knowing her identity, early on. And the mighty Tywin is impressed by her wit.

  • #86823 Reply

    Aegon-Snow

    She will. Wouldn’t call it a moral code. The Starks died with Rickon.

    She was at the Frey’s and prob go south to Kingslanding. She wont go back to Braavos(that ship has sailed).

    She already is.

    Spoiler.
    End of season 8 Jon has to kill her to create lightbringer. Its kind of forshadowed in season when he gives her a sword “stick em with the pointy end” and “I will miss you”

    Azor Ahai has to kill the person he loved the most in this world, If you believe as I do that Jon is AA it can only mean he has to kill Arya.

    • #86854 Reply

      thewolfgirl

      “Azor Ahai has to kill the person he loved the most in this world, If you believe as I do that Jon is AA it can only mean he has to kill Arya.”

      Is it from the books? That really sucks. I want so much more for my favorite wolf girl.

      So you don’t consider Sansa a Stark? Just curious. I honestly never liked her, so I don’t care.

      • #86858 Reply

        thewolfgirl

        Either way, Sansa is a Stark. As to Arya’s strong moral code, I’ll stand by this, but I won’t start an online argument over it.

        Valar morghulis.

      • #90004 Reply

        Techiewitch

        Unfortunately that moral code for the Starks has been their Achilles heel. 🙁

  • #86883 Reply

    Aegon-Snow

    Yeah its from the book dont know if it is in the series. Well if it help you most people believe Dany to be AA or there is no AA or if Jon is AA then he will kill Dany. Although I think its pretty much a done deal. Arya always was my fav wolf girl aswell just by default though. To me the character came alive in season 6 when she stopped running and faced problems instead of the endless running. => A girl is Arya Stark. Ofcourse Sansa is a Stark, Sansa will get herself killed prob by Littlefinger(this is a wild guess based on decades of watching tv). I think moral code is not the best term. I prefer to think of it as a sense of justice.

  • #86889 Reply

    Rygritte

    What future? We’ll never know.

  • #86894 Reply

    George

    I think the “West of Westeros” thing came to D&D from George and that her fate in the show and the books would have been similar (and I say would have been assuming George’s chances of finishing the saga are slim to none…)

  • #86995 Reply

    Stark Raven’ Rad

    1) Please don’t talk about Arya in past tense. Unless you’re privy to GRRM or D&Ds’ minds or scripts, her fate is open. 2) GRRM famously promised his wife he wouldn’t kill Arya. It’s unlikely GoT would change the survival of a major and very popular character. That’s no guarantee, but only Tyrion comes close. Arya could yet end up in Nymeria or as No One instead. 3) Nissa Nissa, Azor Ahai’s sacrificed wife, is not mentioned in the show, like so many book things which D&D may have scrapped. Jon doesn’t have to kill anyone. Even if Jon wanted to, he could instead kill Melisandre (most apt), Ghost, or Sam or Edd (they are “the light that brings the dawn”) or Dany. Even book fans dislike Nissa Nissa. Plus human sacrifice, especially of women, is widely considered barbaric. The show would completely discredit itself if they used it; IMO even the books won’t. 4) I personally think that Arya is a ugly duckling who George and D&D will allow to blossom and shine in the end. It’s clearer in the books, but something else is too. In her first POV chapter, Septa Mordane says “Arya has the hands of a blacksmith”. After, when she flees the needlework session she says, “I have to go shoe a horse”. Later, in the show Gendry tells her, “You’ll be My Lady.” So…she has the hands of a blacksmith who is secretly noble and she will be his lady?!? Maybe there’s true love in sight for them. 5) Finally, yes, “Anyone can be killed”. There are some indications she might be but as many that she won’t. Stark fates seem to be tied to their direwolves. Arya carefully named hers after a warrior queen who successfully led her people to a new land. Later, Arya saved Nymeria’s life. The fact that Dan and Dave also gave her an aspiration and a purpose for the postwar future, one that resonates with people because of Columbus and America, seemingly points to her likely final scene–leaving to discover what’s west of Westeros. Leaving one’s homeland for a fresh start is a bittersweet action, in keeping with GRRM’s description of the saga’s end. While I’d prefer Arya and Gendry to marry and improbably win the throne, this is a bittersweet ending that I can accept.

  • #87497 Reply

    Bearded Onion

    In the books, Arya’s death is the most foreshadowed out of the living AGOT characters.

  • #87713 Reply

    thewolfgirl

    An ugly duckling who’s won The Hound’s respect and mastered the ancient magic of shape-shifting? Haha. If anyone has blossomed so far, aside from Daenerys, it’s Arya.

    However, yes, it makes sense that she’d set out to find out what’s west of Westeros. I’d hate to see the wolf girl tamed, either through marriage or political power.

  • #87714 Reply

    thewolfgirl

    P.S. I haven’t read the books.

  • #90005 Reply

    Techiewitch

    I think she’s headed home to Winterfell. On her way home, she’s going to hook up with Nymeria and her pack of Direwolf hybreds, the Hound and his band of Lord of Light men (which she’s probably going to say, “WTF Hound?”, Gentry just landing the sea, and Melisandre headed south banished by Jon. This girl is going to land at Winterfell with her on posse!

  • #90050 Reply

    konna

    She will became Batman!!! I am not joking she can secretly punish those the law can’t touch :
    (i slightly changed the quotes from batman)
    “They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But when my family was murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I’ve looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge… Me.”

    She‘s the hero Westeros deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt her. Because she can take it. Because she‘s not our hero. She‘s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.”

    “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Arya Stark, as a woman I’m flesh and blood I can be ignored I can be destroyed but as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting. ”

    After the war is over she will become a legend (the wolfgirl) and no one will know her identity except Jon or Dany or both (whoever sits the throne):

    “There’s a point far out there when the structures fail you, when the rules aren’t weapons anymore, they’re shackles letting the bad guy get ahead. One day, you may face such a moment of crisis and in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did. To plunge their hands into the filth so that you can keep yours clean.”

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