Why Arya Can Never Die On 'Game Of Thrones'

Ever since the debut of Sunday night's episode "The Broken Man," theories about Arya Stark's fate on Game of Thrones have been spreading through the inter-webs like Kings Landing wildfire. And while many have worried that Arya will die due to her injuries from The Waif's many stabbings, others (like myself) are confident that the youngest Stark girl will make it out of this whole thing alive. Why? Because Arya Stark can never die on Game of Thrones , that's why. She's just too important to the show and, as Jaqen H'ghar would say, a girl still has a lot of work to do.

Based on the description for Sunday night's eighth episode titled "No One," we know that "Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a new test" at some point throughout the hour. That right there signifies that she won't succumb to her serious injuries just yet and will more than likely face off (get it?) against The Waif or Jaqen H'ghar himself. The outcome of that test has yet to be revealed, but let's face it, Arya is totally going to triumph over whatever obstacles she has to battle against in the coming episodes, mark my words. I'm not worried about this girl's fate, and here's why...

She's A Survivor


I mean, just think of all the dire situations Arya has gotten herself our of thus far. Keep in mind, that she's been on her own now for years at a very young age and yet she's fairing better than many of her elder siblings, Robb and Jon in particular, given that they both died (with the latter being just recently brought back to life). That's pretty impressive, so I very much doubt any Faceless Men (or Women) could take her down easily. Whenever she gets knocked down, she manages to bounce back even stronger.

This Is The Season Of Returns & Reunions


Jon and Sansa are now together. The Hound is back in the picture. Why stop a good thing when its on a roll? I say this presents us with the perfect time to see Arya reunite with her long lost direwolf Nymeria. She deserves a lovable companion after all these years.

She Still Has Unfinished Business


Remember that kill list of hers? Well, she's still nowhere close to finishing it. And it seems unlikely that the writers would highlight this particular aspect of her story for long without seeing it all the way through.

She's Way Too Smart To Die


Her brother Jon Snow may know nothing, but Arya is wise beyond her years. In fact, there's a theory circulating that predicts Arya planned the whole attack herself and is actually trolling all of us. Which, if that's the case, then I bow to her genius.

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