How Game of Thrones Hinted at Its Arya Twist For Years

How Game of Thrones Hinted at Its Arya Twist For Years



hey everybody welcome to screen crush I'm Ryan arey so Game of Thrones last night those first of all I gotta say big spoilers are ahead for Game of Thrones after teasing the White Walkers since the first scene of the show the ice zombies are finally defeated and after years of speculation and fan theories I was surprised to see that it was Arya not John or Daenerys who finally killed the night king and brought the dawn but in hindsight Arya was the most obvious choice to be the final hero there's even a lot of clues that she was a Zora hi the Prince who was promised but I'll get into that prophecy and all the clues a little bit later in the video but first let's look at arias past and her training she sacrificed her whole adolescence to become a warrior she trained under the first sword of Braavos Syrio Forel learned to fight dirty with the hound and jaqen H'ghar taught her how to become a faceless assassin now for this episode everyone expected an epic sword fight with the night king with probably John the chosen hero out fighting his enemy with his Valyrian steel blade but in the context of the battle John could have never gotten close enough to kill the night king that last moment required stealth Serio and later the faceless men taught her how to be quiet in the first book arya trains by catching every cat in the red keep Syrio also taught her bravery what do we say to the god of death what state now this lesson is key to Arya's victory when Melisandre repeats this to her what do you say to the god of death Arya finds that courage again today but more importantly is the meaning behind this lesson in season 8 episode 2 we learned that the night king is the embodiment of death itself in many ways the god of death jaqen H'ghar and the faceless men completed her combat training like they were Yoda to Syria's Obi Wan in the Battle of the long night she's one of the most capable fighters wielding her dragonglass staff and using the environment to her advantage like when she rolled down a horde of white walkers the faceless men also taught her to be an assassin how to move silently so in that moment only she a stark who knows every inch of Winterfell could sneak into the gods would like a water dancer but most importantly it was Jack ins final lesson to her Arya only wanted to become a faceless assassin for vengeance but after defeating the way she proves that she is more than vengeance a goddess all his stock of Winterfell and I'm going home without this final lesson to remind her of who she is Arya might have never returned to Winterfell she might have gone on to King's Landing to cross more names off her list but because she learned to reimburse her loved ones and her humanity she becomes a warrior for the living not just an instrument for death the hounds hot her how to be ferocious and fight dirty but ultimately it was her emotional connection to the Hound that won the battle so in this episode the Hound is having PTSD call back to Blackwater Bay but instead of leaving the fight he stays because he has someone worth fighting for both the hound and barrack have had encounters at the Lord of life the god resurrected barrack and has shown the hound of vision and flames the Montse cost as Melisandre points out both of these men were needed to rescue Arya Lord brought in beg for food know that purpose has been served and speaking of Melisandre she was also an RA is list in this episode she has no reason to trust the red witch except that by this point Arya has learned to forgive certain people who used to be on her list like the house without that forgiveness and emotional connection Arya might not have listened to Melisandre final pep talks you may have ignored Melisandre altogether and rejoined the main battle so that's arias training and upbringing but what about the other clues that signaled this would happen following the episode the showrunner said that they have known Arya would kill the night king for about three years we don't know if this was when george RR martin told them or if they came up with this plot point themselves but there are a few important hints last season we saw Arya perform a variation of her killing move while sprawling with Brienne sorry sir Brienne of Tarth and of course there are Melisandre's words to Arya in season three Farah nice breeze and blue eyes but there's also the history of the cat's paw dagger the weapon that killed the knight King this is a very odd Valyrian steel blade we don't know much about its origin but Sam did find a drawing of it in an old book in Old Town Littlefinger used it to stage the assassination of ran which led to pitting the Starks and the Lannisters against one another starting the war of the five kings Littlefinger then gave the dagger to bran who gave it to Arya but if you watch this scene bran studies the dagger like there's something important that he can't quite place except he knows that Arya should have it and he gave it to her on the exact same spot where she would kill the night king all of this folds perfectly into the prophecy of azor Ahai the prince or princess who was promised BOCES bunty's amazes me Rika vo dawdle heiress Ozma Hagen contas the prince who is promised to bring the tomb this prophecy has been alluded to throughout the show and it's explained in more detail in the books but basically azor Ahai originally brought an end to the long night thousands of years ago the long night being the last time the dead invaded Westeros to kill them he used a sword called light bringer the sword had to first be tempered by being stabbed to the chest of his or ahyes wife so all through the show fans and Melisandre have been guessing about who is or 'hi is and we've all been robbed prophecies uh dangerous things she thought it was Stannis and then John Dennis I wrestle warrior of light your sword awaits you then there was this exchange that pointed out that azor Ahai was gender-fluid that's known has no gender in high Valyrian so the proper translation for that prophecy would be the prince or princess who was promised to open the door she literally is a princess because john is king of the north the cat's paw dagger is the ancient blade light bringer and no she didn't have to literally stab her loved ones through the heart but the blade did cause the deaths of her parents and brothers and thousands of other people when you look at the clues woven throughout the show and you see Arya's entire arc it definitely seems like a girl was born to kill the night king but what did you think of arias big moment let me know in the comments below there were also so many other great moments and callbacks in the show like the Dothraki charged looking like a dragon sticking with the pointy end sticking with the pointy end or the knight came bringing the storm like John Warren the true enemy won't wait out the storm he brings the storm what was your favorite moment the show let me know in the comments and if 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41 Comments on "How Game of Thrones Hinted at Its Arya Twist For Years"


  1. No you gullible twat. No. Season one did not "hint" at any of this bullshit. Season one is rolling in its fucking grave right now. The writers took snippets from season one and shoehorned them into season 8. That's all.

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  2. writers themselves said they knew that Arya will SuBvErT OuR ExPeCtAtIonS only 3 years ago so your mental gymnastics at retconning old cues from earlier seasons are a tad missed… they also said that Arya was chosen to kill NK exactly for that reason, to subert expectations… There's nothing deeper here to see, it's just bad writing…

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  3. This analysis holds together axcept for Arya being Azor Ahai. I believe it was Jon after all, who had to stab his love in the heart.

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  4. Omg how can u even pick a couple thing about the prophecy? But as soon as soon as the part where she didn't have to plung it in the heart of her lover u make an excuse g anyone could do that b.s with any prophecy dumbass and how the hell did the dagger kill her parents god i swear ur reachin bro gtfo here

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  5. How can u even ask we don't know if George told them arya would kill him or if its original
    First of all the is no night king in the books dumbass
    And 2nd of course they made it up idiot arya story has nothing to do with what the show did….

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  6. None of tho is canon anyways
    The whole training b.s is a show only thing u cant bring things up from the book and then act like what the show did is canon idiot
    Y dont u bring up the fact that she doesn't train in the books…

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  7. Ok, so if the spin off give a you the origin of the night king. If Bran is actually trapped inside the NK for thousands of years after he went back and got trapped. It means she stabbed a loved one through the heart then brought the dawn.

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  8. Fans desperately trying to justify an objectively bad narrative decision: "LOOK, IT'S BEEN HINTED AT SINCE SEASON 1!!"
    Dumb & Dumber: "We decided that it would be Arya 3 years ago after season 5"

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  9. they literally thought of Arya killing the night king while after season 6 aired, all of this is purely coincidental

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  10. EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE EXCEPT FOR THE PLOT HOLE LIGHT BRINGER SHOULD B A SWORD AND NOT A DAGGER

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  11. Arya is my fav, both in the books and show. I was happy she took out the night king. The entire series development of her character showed she was the best prepared for the task.

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  12. "The faceless men also taught her to be an assasin – to move silently."
    Haha, they should have also teach her not to scream to reveal her location. If not for a lot of luck, NK could still be alive.

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  13. Who said that Azor, the prince who promis and the Last Hero – the same person? Yhat 3 dofferent heroes who help each others: Dany Jhon and Arya. If we belive in phophets

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  14. Arya cant be azor ahai because the night king isnt a character in the books + the darkness now clearly refers to dany 🙁

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  15. 1:56 No matter how stealthy she is, she's not a magical fairy. The guards would have 100% noticed her (and where is she even jumping from?)

    2:44 The PTSD is from half his face being burned off, you twat. He had PTSD in the battle of Blackwater too.

    3:47 all that "important foreshadowing" is just the writers trying to forcibly jam stupid meaning into Malissandre's prophecy. That sparing with brienne isn't really a clue and the dagger doesn't really hold any meaning, imo.

    And you're just trying to find meaning in terrible writing I mean, the prince or princess of light or whatever is more that just a girl with a dagger (no matter if she trained for like 3 years)

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  16. Said it from the start " not today death 😏 off to finish her list " valla Morghulis 😌🙏💚

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  17. "She literally is a princess because Jon is King in the North" – WRONG, for multiple reasons. First off, Jon is no longer King in the North, having given up that title when he 'bent the knee' to Denaerys in season 7. Also, the sibling (or cousin, actually) of a King isn't a prince or princess… the princess would be Jon's daughter, not his sister/cousin.

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  18. "Azor Ahai was gender-fluid" – WRONG again; the term gender-fluid is "denoting or relating to a person who does not identify themselves as having a fixed gender". A prince is male, a princess is female, and there is no mention of any other title, gender or statement that Azor Ahai does not identify as having a fixed gender, but rather that their fixed gender is male OR female…

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  19. "we saw Arya performa a variation of her sprawling with Brienne" – um, I think you mean SPARRING, not 'sprawling'… you then correct yourself ("Sorry, SER Brienne of Tarth") – but you were actually right the first time. She was not yet a Ser when sparring with Arya last season.

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  20. "Melisandre points out both of these men were needed to rescue Arya" – uh no, that isn't what Melisandre said. She said that "The lord brought him back for a purpose. Now that purpose has been served." She never said anything relating the purpose to Arya, and he did a hell of a lot more things than just saving her, so claiming that the purpose for his repeated resurrections was only to 'rescue Arya' is yet another false statement…

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  21. "Jaquen H'ghar and the faceless men completed her combat training" – what faceless men? We only ever see one.

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  22. "she sacrificed her whole adolescence to become a warrior" – uh, no, she became a warrior after her mother, father, and brother were murdered. A sacrifice is for someone to "give up (something important or valued) for the sake of other consideration", so in this instance the sacrifice (the death of her family) would be made for the sake of her becoming a warrior… and that't quite incorrect. Not only did she not have the ability to give up the lives of her family, but their lives were taken as a result of actions she had no part in. So no, she didn't sacrifice in this instance, as you claim.

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  23. "Ice zombies"? There are white walkers and wights… neither of which are "ice zombies"….

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  24. I wanted to like this video but sometimes you short cut stuff and it's irritating. The Hound's "ptsd" AND grudge natch with his brother might have more to do with how he originally GOT those burns on his face than the Battle of Blackwater. Also, if Arya is a princess, then Rob made her so first by being the first King of the reforged Kingdom of the North. And you really didn't go far enough. I expected you to explore the parallels and eliminate contenders instead of just listing her show cv. Perhaps even trying to tie her arc together with a theory that she had been chosen and trained by the Faceless God for just this mission in fulfillment of prophecy?

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  25. Just one little thing… The Hound didn't have PTSD from Blackwater, he did from his childhood… he's been afraid of fire from the first moment he appeared on the show.

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  26. The show front runners are stupid and know nothing about mediaeval combat!
    The night King was so weak, that 10,000 whites in the Weirwood couldn't detect or stop a child!
    That's how weak they really were.

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