We learned in the second episode of the eighth season of Game of Thrones that Arya Stark is ready to die in the upcoming fight against the Night King and his White Wanderers. If she knows Arya, she will probably want to fight – the only real question is how many White Walkers will take her.
But another question is how Arya will attack. We know that thanks to Gendry, she's got a fun new double-sided kite spear, in addition to her sly Valyrian steel dagger.
But what if she has another serious hardcore tool in her arsenal?
Namely, what if Arya strips off the abilities she has learned from the faceless men and uses them by stealing the face of a White Wanderer to get to the Night King?
Arya is strategically thinking about how she can defeat the enemy ̵
1; and she could be the best positioned fighter to make the killing blow
In the second episode of the eighth season, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," We see Arya in Gendry's to ask about her special spear – and questioned him about the White Walkers, with some interesting questions about his experiences with them.
"What do you look like? "She asks," How do they smell, how do they move, how hard are they to kill? "
Sure, these could be the general queries known as" knowing the enemy. "But if you ask for details As the white wanderers look, move, and even smell, this indicates that Arya is not considered a prey to hunting but an enemy of infiltration, and who is better than Arya? After all, she has a gift that is practically none else in Westeros has: She can steal faces.
"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" was a bit mum about the specific strategies that will bring the Winterfell army into battle, but We focused on Brans's plan, as bait to serve for the Night King by parking himself and Theon's small group of fighters in the middle of the Winterfell Godswood, where the big white tree with the red leaves, the heart tree, sits.
Although we are not a group of Leu Arya has been prominently shown to be participating in this conversation, and it makes sense that she would like to go to the King after the night. We have been constantly reminded that the Night King essentially embodies death itself – Bran explains in this episode that the Night King's goal is to erase all human memories and all of being. And Gendry describes it as death for Arya – the answer that death has many faces. She would surely know, after she had worn so many herself.
Also, we must not forget how closely Arya herself is associated with death. In the first season Game of Thrones her swordplay teacher Syrio taught her to always have an answer to the death god; In the third season, Arya announced that death was the only god she recognized, whereupon the Faceless Man, Jaqen H'ghar, invited her to train as an assassin to "the multi-faceted God" and death serve. After all, she is in an excellent position to confront him one to one. And how can this be done better than having Bran distract the Night King while stealing the face of one of his white wanderers and then taking him out himself? And next to the heart tree no less, a tree with many faces that are literally preserved in the trunk.
(We should also note that a popular fan theory comes from the eighth season trailer, which contains a scene in which Arya panics through the castle in Winterfell suggests that it is being persecuted by the Night King himself .)
And while we indulge in our fantasies, we leave only a final picture. When Arya takes out the Night King with one or two strategic spear jobs, she can remind him of what she has always said to the death god: not today!