What do we say to the God of Death? NOT TODAY!
From the Battle of Hardhome to the Battle of Bastards, Game of Thrones has a history of creating epic battle sequences. And, so was this one. It was a blood bath in episode 3 of Game of Thrones as the battle at Winterfell took its full course. Chills ran down our spine as we witnessed this spectacular battle. Good news to all the fans out there, the battle is WON, the Night King is DEAD! All hail Arya Stark of Winterfell - the hero, the warrior.
Starting as a traumatized and orphaned child separated from her family to turn into a badass assassin, Arya Stark’s journey is an incredible tale to tell. Carrying a warrior princess attitude, it was always a given that she had some other goals in her life and we know that now. With incredible teachers like Syrio Forel, Sandor Clegane a.k.a the Hound and Jaqen H'ghar who guided her way, ‘A girl’ managed to do the impossible, kill the coldest and scariest bad guy out there!
Stick’em with the pointy end! Life lessons from Jon Snow.
However, her fate to slay the night king was all written along. Flashback to the red witch Melisandre’s prophecy in season 3, Arya was destined to shut some eyes forever.
“I see a darkness in you, and in that darkness I see some eyes staring back at me- brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever. We will meet again”
And so they did. Melisandre reminded her of the prophecy asking her what do they say to the God of Death? Certainly, we all yelled NOT TODAY!
According to the prophecy on that green eyes though, will she be the one to kill Cersei?
Now knowing the purpose of Berric Dondarion’s resurrection, was to protect her till this final moment, Arya rushed to save Bran from the wrath of the ‘blue-eyed’ Night King.
Putting all the lessons to good use, she pounced out of nowhere and plunged the Valaryian steel dagger in the cold-hearted monster moments before he was about to kill Bran. This was surely an edge of the seat moment for all of us!
It was the very same dagger which was given to her by Bran in season 7. Did he already know that she was the one who was destined to do it?
Arya sure made us all proud with her heroic deed of killing the deadliest villain (literally) and putting an end to this long winter. The wolves ALWAYS survive!