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* PlotArmor: Unlike her father or oldest brother, Arya is sporting some very thick armor over the course of the series, such as her time in the House of Black and White, when she is being chased through the street by a murderous Waif, gets stabbed several times in her stomach and falls into a filthy river before stumbling through the crowds. The next episode, she's been rescued by Lady Crane and fed some soup that apparently healed all her previous injuries and she's well enough to outrun the Waif and kill her only hours afterwards. Melisandre implies that Arya's plot armour is because the Many-Faced God choose her as His weapon to kill the Night King.

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* PlotArmor: Unlike her father or oldest brother, Arya is sporting some very thick armor over the course of the series, such as her time in the House of Black and White, when she is being chased through the street by a murderous Waif, gets stabbed several times in her stomach and falls into a filthy river before stumbling through the crowds. The next episode, she's been rescued by Lady Crane and fed some soup that apparently healed all her previous injuries and she's well enough to outrun the Waif and kill her only hours afterwards. Melisandre implies that Arya's plot armour is because the Many-Faced God [[TheChosenOne choose her as His weapon weapon]] to kill the Night King.


* TheDreaded: When she confronts Melisandre, the red priestess seems to think so of Arya, being somewhat terrified of the sight of her. This is because she sees and ''knows'' what Arya will [[FutureBadass become]]. Her extermination of the male line of House Frey points to this splendidly -- with apparently ''nobody'' realizing it was her yet, not even the Lannisters. In the last episode, Arya threatens to cut Yara's throat if she continues to speak ill of Jon, a threat that Davos seem to take very seriously.[[note]]Justified, he witness how Arya easily kill like 20 wigths and know that she killed the Night King.[[/note]]

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* TheDreaded: When she confronts Melisandre, the red priestess seems to think so of Arya, being somewhat terrified of the sight of her. This is because she sees and ''knows'' what Arya will [[FutureBadass become]]. Her extermination of the male line of House Frey points to this splendidly -- with apparently ''nobody'' realizing it was her yet, not even the Lannisters. In the last episode, Arya threatens to cut Yara's throat if she continues to speak ill of Jon, a threat that Davos seem to take very seriously.[[note]]Justified, he witness how Arya easily kill like 20 wigths wights and know that she killed the Night King.[[/note]]



* PlotArmor: Unlike her father or oldest brother, Arya is sporting some very thick armor over the course of the series, such as her time in the House of Black and White, when she is being chased through the street by a murderous Waif, gets stabbed several times in her stomach and falls into a filthy river before stumbling through the crowds. The next episode, she's been rescued by Lady Crane and fed some soup that apparently healed all her previous injuries and she's well enough to outrun the Waif and kill her only hours afterwards.

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* PlotArmor: Unlike her father or oldest brother, Arya is sporting some very thick armor over the course of the series, such as her time in the House of Black and White, when she is being chased through the street by a murderous Waif, gets stabbed several times in her stomach and falls into a filthy river before stumbling through the crowds. The next episode, she's been rescued by Lady Crane and fed some soup that apparently healed all her previous injuries and she's well enough to outrun the Waif and kill her only hours afterwards. Melisandre implies that Arya's plot armour is because the Many-Faced God choose her as His weapon to kill the Night King.


* TheDreaded: When she confronts Melisandre, the red priestess seems to think so of Arya, being somewhat terrified of the sight of her. This is because she sees and ''knows'' what Arya will [[FutureBadass become]]. Her extermination of the male line of House Frey points to this splendidly -- with apparently ''nobody'' realizing it was her yet, not even the Lannisters. In the last episode, Arya threatened to kill Yara after she proclaim her desire to kill Jon, a threat that Davos seem to take very seriously.[[note]]Justified, he witness how Arya easily kill like 20 wigths and know that she killed the Night King.[[/note]]

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* TheDreaded: When she confronts Melisandre, the red priestess seems to think so of Arya, being somewhat terrified of the sight of her. This is because she sees and ''knows'' what Arya will [[FutureBadass become]]. Her extermination of the male line of House Frey points to this splendidly -- with apparently ''nobody'' realizing it was her yet, not even the Lannisters. In the last episode, Arya threatened threatens to kill Yara after cut Yara's throat if she proclaim her desire continues to kill speak ill of Jon, a threat that Davos seem to take very seriously.[[note]]Justified, he witness how Arya easily kill like 20 wigths and know that she killed the Night King.[[/note]]


* TheDreaded: When she confronts Melisandre, the red priestess seems to think so of Arya, being somewhat terrified of the sight of her. This is because she sees and ''knows'' what Arya will [[FutureBadass become]]. Her extermination of the male line of House Frey points to this splendidly -- with apparently ''nobody'' realizing it was her yet, not even the Lannisters.

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* TheDreaded: When she confronts Melisandre, the red priestess seems to think so of Arya, being somewhat terrified of the sight of her. This is because she sees and ''knows'' what Arya will [[FutureBadass become]]. Her extermination of the male line of House Frey points to this splendidly -- with apparently ''nobody'' realizing it was her yet, not even the Lannisters. In the last episode, Arya threatened to kill Yara after she proclaim her desire to kill Jon, a threat that Davos seem to take very seriously.[[note]]Justified, he witness how Arya easily kill like 20 wigths and know that she killed the Night King.[[/note]]


The second daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark and their third child. After being smuggled out of King's Landing following her father's execution, she travels Westeros as a fugitive before leaving for Braavos to train with the Faceless Men. She has a list of names of people she's resolved to kill for wronging her and her family, and her experiences harden her into a young but determined killer who slowly but surely carves a bloody swathe through House Stark's enemies.

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The second daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark and their third child. In contrast to her older sister Sansa, Arya is tomboyish, headstrong, feisty, independent and is particularly close to her bastard half-brother Jon Snow. After being smuggled out of King's Landing following her father's execution, she travels Westeros as a fugitive before leaving for fugitive, contemplating with her own eyes the terrible consequences of the War of the Five Kings. After concluding that all her family members are dead or missing, she travels to Braavos to train with the Faceless Men. She has a list of names of people she's resolved to kill for wronging her and her family, and her experiences harden her into a young but determined killer who slowly but surely carves a bloody swathe through House Stark's enemies.


* TheSouthpaw: As in the books, Arya is a left-handed swordsman. For the record, Maisie Williams is right-handed.

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* UseYourHead: After the Waif stabs her in the stomach, Arya breaks away from her by headbutting the Waif in the face with the back of her head.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: She temporarily becomes one as a part of her training as the Faceless, and refers to herself as "the girl".


* CorruptTheCutie: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While Arya remains one of the more moral characters on a show filled with [[CrapsackWorld truly horrible people]], her traumatic experiences and the influence of the Hound and Jaquen transform her from a plucky and mischievous tomboy to a ruthless assassin bent on vengeance. While she retains many of her old personality traits, she also has a much darker and more sadistic side that wasn't there at the start.

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* CorruptTheCutie: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While Arya remains one of the more moral characters on a show filled with [[CrapsackWorld truly horrible people]], her traumatic experiences and the influence of the Hound and Jaquen transform her from a plucky and mischievous tomboy to a fierce and ruthless assassin bent on vengeance. While she retains many of her old personality traits, she also has a much darker and more sadistic side that wasn't there at the start.


* ItsPersonal: After Joffrey dies, the only Lannister against whom Arya has a grudge is Cersei. [[spoiler:After she avenges her mother, brother, and sister-in-law by wiping out all

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* ItsPersonal: After Joffrey dies, the only Lannister against whom Arya has a grudge is Cersei. [[spoiler:After she avenges her mother, brother, and sister-in-law by wiping out allall of the Freys, she embarks on a SuicideMission to kill the queen]].


* BigSisterInstinct: Throughout Season 8, Arya doesn't even attempt to hide her protective instincts towards her surviving siblings. During the Battle of Winterfell, she purposely acts as a distraction to the invading wights, allowing Sansa time to get safely down into the crypts. Then, a short time later, she sneaks into the Godswood and [[spoiler: kills the Night King before he can finish off Bran]].

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* BigSisterInstinct: BigSisterInstinct:
** It's revealed she had a little sister instinct towards Talisa, Robb's wife. When she poisoned the Frey family, while posing as Walder she pointed out that Talisa was pregnant and stabbed in the stomach several times. Arya made sure to let the Freys know that they are paying for that, as well as for killing Robb and Cate.
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Throughout Season 8, Arya doesn't even attempt to hide her protective instincts towards her surviving siblings. During the Battle of Winterfell, she purposely acts as a distraction to the invading wights, allowing Sansa time to get safely down into the crypts. Then, a short time later, she sneaks into the Godswood and [[spoiler: kills the Night King before he can finish off Bran]].


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* CharacterDevelopment: She's learned not to take her siblings for granted, especially not Sansa. [[spoiler:When they reunite in season 7, Arya seems to fall back on childhood bickering but reveals it was a ruse done with Sansa to lure Littlefinger into a trap. She establishes that she is not repeating the mistakes of the past or to let anything come between her and her siblings again]].


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* ItsPersonal: After Joffrey dies, the only Lannister against whom Arya has a grudge is Cersei. [[spoiler:After she avenges her mother, brother, and sister-in-law by wiping out all
* JerkassHasAPoint: Ned has no response when she accurately points out the measure of Joffrey's character -- he's a sadistic killer with no empathy or regard for life-- and asks why her dad would let Sansa marry a guy like that. It says something that he decides to break off the betrothal and Arya looks both relieved and amused at Sansa's reaction. Sansa also much later admits to Margaery Tyrell that Joffrey is a monster, retroactively conceding that Arya was right to be mad at her for taking his side


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** Likewise, she technically violated SacredHospitality by posing as Walder Frey, inviting his family for a feast, and killing them all with poisoned wine after making a speech about the Red Wedding. They also did the same thing to Robb, Cat and Talisa, as well as Talisa's baby, in an equally gruesome fashion.


** Arya also gets this in Season 2 when she's outraged at Jaqen H'gar joining the Lannister army after she freed hin. He points out that she herself is effectively doing the same thing by continuing to be Tywin's serving girl, and that they both had a choice of death or servitude. This comes up again much later in Season 7 when she confronts Sansa, angrily declaring that she'd die before she willingly help a Lannister, [[SelfServingMemory apparently forgetting about her time in Harrenhal with Tywin]] (although this isn't addressed).

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** Arya also gets this in Season 2 when she's outraged at Jaqen H'gar joining the Lannister army after she freed hin. He points out that she herself is effectively doing the same thing by continuing to be Tywin's serving girl, and that they both had a choice of death or servitude. This comes up again much later in Season 7 when she confronts Sansa, angrily declaring that she'd die before she willingly help a Lannister, [[SelfServingMemory apparently forgetting about her time in Harrenhal with Tywin]] (although this isn't addressed). Though it turns out the latter was [[spoiler:part of a ruse to lure Littlefinger into a trap]].



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Although she blames Joffrey and Cersei for it later, she's horrified when Cersei demands Sansa's direwolf Lady is killed in Nymeria's place.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Although she blames Joffrey and Cersei for it later, she's horrified when Cersei demands Sansa's direwolf Lady is killed in Nymeria's place. As she points out to Sansa later, however, what kind of betrothed would want his fiancee's favorite pet killed?
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She tried to rescue her father, but was carried away and it would have been futile. Later she arrived too late to save her mother or Robb at the Red Wedding. [[spoiler:During the battle against the Night King, she lands the fateful blow that saves Bran from getting killed and is visibly relieved]].



** Hitting Joffrey and running away with Nymeria, leading directly to Mycah and Lady's death.

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** Hitting Joffrey and running away with Nymeria, leading directly to Mycah and Lady's death. On the other hand, the other choice was to let Joffrey duel Mycah, which may have led to his death anyway.



* ProperlyParanoid: She is the first Stark to note that Joffrey is dangerous and must be killed. Sansa dismisses her for being "a fool" but is forced to concede that Arya was right to dislike him immediately, after she's made a hostage in King's Landing. Ned ignores Arya's very-true statements given her reaction to Mycah and Lady's deaths, which seemed childish at the time.



* SadisticChoice: Either she could step in to stop Joffrey from hurting Mycah, thus assaulting a royal, or she could let Joffrey duel Mycah and see the boy lose. Either decision would have consequences, and Arya chose to help Mycah.



* ShooTheDog: She is forced to do this to her beloved direwolf Nymeria after the latter bites Joffery on the arm. If Nymeria had stayed she would have been killed by the Lannister's so Arya makes sure that Nymeria leaves her for good.

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* ShooTheDog: She is forced to do this to her beloved direwolf Nymeria after the latter bites Joffery on the arm. If Nymeria had stayed she would have been killed by the Lannister's so Arya makes sure that Nymeria leaves her for good. Much later, they reunite and even though Nymeria won't reunite with Arya, they part on amicable terms.

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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Itís heavily implied that she idolizes Jaime Lannister and is one of her inspirations in taking up sword fighting. She immediately notices him amongst King Robert's entourage and when infiltrating House Frey whilst disguised as a waitress, looks at him multiple times and even smiles a few times in doing so.


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* DontCallMeSir: Doesn't want Gendry calling her "milady" while she is disguised as a boy due her discomfort with being a ProperLady. She even shoves Gendry to the ground when he continues to tease her.

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* DontCallMeSir: Doesn't want Gendry calling her "milady" while she is disguised as a boy due her discomfort with being a ProperLady.highborn lady. She even shoves Gendry to the ground when he continues to tease her.

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