'Game of Thrones': Season 8 might see Arya Stark set off on her own journey to the West of Westeros
She had once indicated that after all this is over, she would want to see the lands that lie far beyond Westeros.
Maisie Williams' Arya Stark is a unique character on 'Game of Thrones', and fans are almost praying that the character does not die before the end. Fortunately, Arya has survived throughout the last seven seasons. Not only that, she has managed to seek revenge from Lord Walder Frey (David Bradley) for the Red Wedding where almost her entire family was killed off. However, the journey hasn't been a cake-walk for Arya, she went from being the daughter of the Lord of Winterfell to a blind beggar on the streets and ultimately emerged as a Nobody who could make the entire world her home. What is even more refreshing about Arya is that unlike the other female characters, she is not someone who is rooting for the Iron Throne.
Instead, Arya is someone who has a plan, or even better she is a girl with a list. Ever since the death of her father, Ned Stark (Sean Bean) in Season 1, Arya has been counting the names of the people whom she wanted to kill. Determined about what she wanted and knowing what had to be done, Arya, at first trains herself under the most disturbing conditions, faces death several times and finally emerges as a fighter who can take down both men and women, twice her age and size. She almost completes her list, and let's just say, it was extremely satisfying to watch her kill off Lord Frey and poison his entire family since she was absolutely hapless even when Rob's (Richard Madden) wolf was killed.
So what lies for the warrior ahead? Some say she will survive, some say she is already dead, but no one wants to say that Arya Stark WILL DIE! That seems unlikely. However, chances are that Arya will perhaps be one of the very few who will still be alive in the end. A lot like her older brother, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who had gifted Arya her first sword, Arya is not interested in politics. She is a girl who is profoundly intrigued by warfare and trains herself diligently to become a fine warrior. Considering that, it is unlikely that anyone who is running for the throne would perceive Arya as a threat. However, since she already has Cersei (Lena Headey) on her list who is right now sitting on the throne, Arya might find a lot of obstacles from her but other than that, her path is quite clear.
Chances are once she seeks her revenge, Arya will set out on her own journey as a Nobody. She has taught herself to give away all the luxury, the relationships, and the politics of the land, and she has spent a good part of her childhood making people believe that she is a boy. Her anger no more only includes the death of her father alone, but she is now a girl who considers injustice and ill-fame her biggest enemy. So perhaps, once the whole hassle of the throne and the White Walkers are over, Arya will set out to travel the world and cross the sea to new lands. She had after all hinted in Season 6 that she wants to travel to the "West of Westeros", and who knows, perhaps Arya Stark will be the only female explorer history forgot about.
'Game of Thrones' returns to HBO with Season 8 on April 14, and we hope that our girl Arya sees the end of it. Watch the trailer below: