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Who plays Arya on the TV series Game of Thrones?

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Maisie Williams found out she was cast in Game of Thrones in 2009, when she was only 12 years old. Although many characters have been killed off since the premiere, Arya is still going strong—which is definitely a plus for Williams’ career.
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How old is Arya at the beginning of the novels?

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If you can believe it, Arya is only nine years old at the beginning of the Game of Thrones novel. They aged her up slightly in the TV series, which was probably a good idea—it would be super weird to see a nine-year-old Arya killing people left, right, and center.
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True or False: Arya is the youngest Stark.

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Although Arya is the youngest daughter, she’s not the youngest Stark child. Her older siblings are Robb and Sansa, and her two younger brothers are Bran and Rickon.
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Who is Arya named after?

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Eddard Stark named his youngest daughter after his own maternal grandmother, whose name was Arya Flint. She came from the mountain clans.
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True or False: actresses Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, who play Arya and Sansa, don’t like each other.

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Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner became fast friends on the set of Game of Thrones, even though their characters don’t always get along in the series. In fact, Maisie and Sophie like each other so much that they got matching tattoos that say “07.08.09.,” which is the day they both found out they got their parts.
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What is the name of Arya’s sword?

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Needle is given to Arya by her (alleged) half-brother, Jon Snow, before she leaves Winterfell.
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What is the name of Arya’s sword-master?

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Syrio Forel is a Braavosi master swordsman who teaches Arya some crucial lessons—such as saying “Not Today” to death.
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Which is NOT one of Arya’s nicknames or aliases?

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Arya has gone by many names throughout the series, including “Weasel,” the “Cat of the Canals,” and “Mercedene,” but as far as we know, she’s never gone by the name “Beauty.”
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What is the name of Arya’s direwolf?

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All the Stark siblings took a foundling direwolf: Robb had Grey Wind, Sansa had Lady, Bran had Summer, Rickon had Shaggydog, and Jon Snow had Ghost. Arya’s direwolf is named Nymeria.
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Who is Arya's direwolf named after?

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True to her tomboy form, Arya named her direwolf “Nymeria” after the warrior queen Nymeria of Dorne, who fled into Dorne with 10,000 ships—and then promptly burned them all in order to keep cowards from fleeing. That sounds about right for Arya.
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What is a Warg?

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Wargs, or skinchangers, have the ability to enter the minds of animal hosts and use their bodies to see, scout, and walk around. It’s a relatively rare talent and an immense power, and some people can become trapped in the bodies of the animals they enter.
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True or False: Arya is a Warg

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Although Bran’s skinchanging abilities are the most powerful (he's a Greenseer), all of the Stark children have some degree of Warg skills.
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In the TV show, how does Arya serve Tywin Lannister?

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In the TV series, Tywin Lannister sees almost immediately that Arya is a girl, not a boy, and makes her his cupbearer. In the books, Arya actually becomes cupbearer to Roose Bolton.
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What is the name of the castle where Arya is imprisoned with Gendry and Hot Pie?

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Arya and her friends are imprisoned as slave laborers in the massive castle Harrenhal—until, of course, she plots her daring escape.
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True or False: Arya is the only character with a POV chapter in every single book from A Song of Ice and Fire.

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Arya is one of the most important and beloved characters in the series, so it makes sense that she is actually the only character who has a POV chapter in each of the books (so far, at least).
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What is NOT a language Arya knows?

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Throughout her travels, particularly in Braavos, Arya picks up a bunch of different languages, including High Valyrian and the tongues of Braavos, Lys, and Pentos. However, as far as we can tell, she doesn’t know Dothraki.
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What is the name of the secret sect Arya joins in Braavos?

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The Faceless Men are an ancient order of assassins who have been around since before Braavos even existed, and before the Doom of Valyria. They live in the House of Black and White.
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What name is The Faceless Man going by when Arya first meets him in the TV series?

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Although the Faceless Man, and all Faceless Men, technically don’t have names, when Arya first meets him, he is going under the name Jaqen H’ghar.
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While she is with The Faceless Men, what is the name of Arya’s arch-nemesis?

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The Wraith is a Faceless Man who despises Arya and tries to kill her. According to the Wraith, her stepmother tried to poison her to raise the status of her biological child—but as Faceless Men are expert liars, we may never know if this is true.
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Who is NOT a name on Arya’s kill list?

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Although Cersei, Gregor Clegane, and Walder Frey all made it on to Arya’s kill list, Tyrion Lannister escaped her wrath.
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What is Arya’s dominant hand?

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Throughout the book series, Arya is shown to be left-handed. At the urging of her mother, actress Maisie Williams (who is naturally right-handed) trained to make Arya left-handed on screen. She wanted to portray the character as authentically as possible.
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In the TV show, whom from Arya’s List did she NOT personally kill?

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There are a couple of people on her list (like Joffrey and The Mountain) who Arya didn’t kill, and Tywin Lannister is one of them.
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What is the name of the butcher’s boy Arya is friends with at the beginning of the series?

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A bit of a tough question—it seems like ages ago this all happened. But the butcher boy’s name is Mycah. Mycah is eventually killed by Sandor Clegane, The Hound.
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What is the name Arya goes by when she pretends to be a boy?

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While travelling around disguised as a boy, Arya takes on the name “Arry.” Guess it would probably be easy to respond to.
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What does “Valar Morghulis” mean?

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In the show and the books, “Valar Morghulis” means “All men must die.” However, as we all know, Arya is no man.
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What language is “Valar Morghulis” in?

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“Valar Morghulis” comes from High Valyrian. High Valyrian is no longer used conversationally in Arya’s world, but it frequently appears in literature and songs.
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In the books, who has Arya NOT met in her travels?

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Arya has met an amazing amount of people as she’s wandered off on her own adventures and misadventures. However, she never did get the chance to meet Khal Drogo. I wonder if they would’ve gotten along.
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After killing Walder Frey in the TV show, how does Arya kill the rest of the male line of House Frey?

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Using the poisoning skills she likely picked up with the Faceless Men, Arya kills a large swath of the Frey sons with poisoned drinks.
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What is the name of Arya’s preferred swordplay style?

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Arya loves to work in the Water Dance style of swordplay, which was taught to her by Syrio Forel.
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Who are the only two living people currently on Arya’s list?

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If you’re not counting The Mountain, Gregor Clegane (and really, and this point he’s just undead), the only two living people left on Arya’s current list are Cersei Lannister and Sandor Clegane, The Hound. But who knows what’s in store for them in the upcoming final season.
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One of the only girls in the Stark family, Arya is also arguably the toughest Stark child. Throughout the series, the tomboy has survived separation from her family, the infamous Red Wedding, and the trials of a secret assassin cult. But although she has proved her mettle, there’s likely much more tragedy and violence in store for Arya. How much do you know about this brave girl and her journey—in both the books and the HBO series?


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