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Game of Thrones' final season laid waste to a lot of characters' development, but if there's one clear winner of this last stretch of the show, it's Arya Stark (Maisie Williams). A Girl got the surprise glory of taking down the Night King with her very quotable "Not Today" badassery, and she managed to survive her kill list being completed — even if it meant she didn't have the pleasure of taking down Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) herself.
In the end, Arya did what she could to ensure her siblings' safety, which was to help convince Jon Snow (Kit Harington) they'd be easy marks for Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) to destroy next, before attending to that lords and ladies council and dipping out of Westeros for good.
Story - Season - Agency - Relationship - Gendry
Her story this season was mostly refreshing, as she exhibited rare agency in her sexual relationship with Gendry (Joe Dempsie), refused to acquiesce to the kind of domestic lifestyle she never wanted, attained some closure with The Hound (Rory McCann), learned to let go of her all-consuming penchant for revenge, and finally got the chance to try and see what's west of Westeros, just like she said she wanted to in Season 6. In all, a pretty good finish for the someone who used to be No One.
Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) on Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6: "The Iron Throne"
Shot - Sailing - Fans - Hankering - Arya
That last shot of her sailing for the great unknown gave fans a hankering for an Arya the Explorer-style spin-off, though, and since we don't yet know what all three of the in-the-works companion series will be about, some fans suspect one might be devoted to her journeys. Or, at least, they hope so.
Indeed, if any character on Game of Thrones...
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