Arya Stark



Arya Stark was introduced way back in the first episode of the series. A precocious tomboy, Arya rebelled against the strict gender norms of Westerosi society and quickly became a fan favorite. Like the other members of the Stark family, her life was thrown into turmoil when King Joffrey executed her father Ned. Disguised as a boy, she fled King’s Landing and went on a three-season long journey that saw her become a prisoner at Harrenhal, a ward of the Brotherhood Without Banners, and a traveling companion to the Hound, whom she left for dead before fleeing across the Narrow Sea to Braavos.

Arya spent the past two seasons of the show training with the mysterious Faceless Men to become an assassin. Although she was unable to shed her identity as the cult required of her, she gained many valuable skills she intends to use to kill the people who broke apart her family. Last we saw her, she was killing Walder Frey, the man who murdered her mother and brother at the Red Wedding.

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Arya is back in Westeros, and her enemies should watch their backs. Those enemies include Cersei Lannister and Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane, as well as Ilyn Payne and Melisandre. Three of them are in King’s Landing, so Arya may head there. On the other hand, the surviving members of Arya’s family — Sansa and Jon Snow — are now standing on their own two feet at Winterfell, so she may choose to join them instead. That ambiguity is why we’ve put her in the “Other” category. It remains to be seen whether she’s more interested in reuniting with her family or getting her vengeance.