Arya Stark’s Death Was Likely Predicted in the First ‘Game of Thrones’ Book

Sorry in advance, fam.

Arya Stark’s days may be numbered, according to a new Game of Thrones theory from Reddit that's been blowing up like a barrel of Wildfire under the Sept of Baelor.

According to Redditor ultra1994, George R.R. Martin actually foreshadowed Arya’s death years ago. In the very first book of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Jon Snow is speaking to his “half-sister” (actually his cousin, we now know) Arya.

The headstrong many-faced girl had not yet traveled to Braavos. She was learning sewing lessons with Sansa at Winterfell, and following an argument with their sewing teacher, she storms out of the room crying. Jon sees Arya, and tries to comfort her. But his words may have actually held the prophecy about her possible death in the final season.

Dun dun dun. As we all know, Jon gifted Arya her sword, Needle, shortly after this conversation and before he left Winterfell to join the Night’s Watch.

So could an upcoming episode (with perhaps a big battle) leave Arya dead with her Needle (the sword) locked tight between her frozen fingers?

Don’t say your final goodbyes to the pint-size assassin just yet. The statement could be less of a foreshadowing and more of a red herring to throw readers into a tizzy (we know our boy George loves that), so we’re just hoping our favorite dragonglass-spear wielding teen makes it through the Long Night.

Especially because she has to keep gettin it on with Gendry (and even, maybe, make things official?). Hey, “A Girl” can dream.

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