Arya Stark

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Name: Arya Stark
Occupation: Faceless Man
Relationships: Ned Stark (father), Catelyn Stark (mother), Robb Stark (brother), Sansa Stark (sister), Bran Stark (brother), Rickon Stark (brother), Jon Snow (cousin, adopted brother)
Fandom: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
Other: played by Maisie Williams
Arya by Blue-Nite (2017)
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Arya Stark is a fictional character from A Song of Ice and Fire, and is played by Maisie Williams on the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Arya's arc is there as a way for us to have some hope. She is one of the strongest characters in the series. She sees her father die, she's near her brother and mother when the Red Wedding happens, her dream of going home is broken a lot of times, and still she tries to carry on with her life. We see so many characters being broken by lesser things... But Arya, who is just a child, she handled so much and she is more fierce than ever.[1]




Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: modern setting, where she knows or meets other characters from the series
  • High School AU or College AU: common because of her relative age
  • Canon Divergence AU: varies, Arya never escapes King's Landing, Arya doesn't go to Braavos
  • Arranged Marriage: political marriages are arranged for Arya
  • PTSD: dealing with the trauma visited upon her throughout the series
  • Reunion: before her return to Winterfell in Season 7 many stories focused on how she would be reunited with her family
  • Futurefic: sometimes she is with her family at Winterfell or travelling the world as a Faceless Man



  • Arya is sometimes called the Queen of Wolves in fanworks, perhaps because of her special connection to her direwolf Nymeria


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