Arya’s List Of Names In Game Of Thrones


Arya Stark is by far the character that has had the most tumultuous storyline in Game of Thrones. It all began with her being separated from her family, as well as the many groups of friends she tried to build and get a sense of belonging with. Death has been the center of her story ever since her Father’s execution in the first season. Following her capture in season 2, and to get back at all those that have wronged her and her family, she started a list of names she promised herself she would kill in order to avenge them all.

That list has been constantly changing, with names added and removed from it, as well as some names eventually finding their demise. Some at her hands, others not. As we look at that list, we’ll first start with all the deceased names:

Joffrey Baratheon: DEAD

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via HBO


Sadly, Arya did not get to tick that name off her list. That honor goes to Lady Olenna Tyrell, Petyr Baelish, as well as her sister Sansa who had been indirectly involved in the King’s poisoning at his own wedding. She did however, have her Direwolf Nymeria injure him on their trip from Winterfell to Kings Landing.

Nevertheless, the Purple Wedding remains one of the most satisfying moments in Game of Thrones. So satisfying that even Arya herself would laugh each time its rendition in the Mummers Troop’s play in Braavos would be performed.

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  1. Sue Kaufman

    I want to mention that Ary’s first experience with death was the butcher’s boy who she asked to help her learn to sword fight. It was the aftermath of the Hound’s cruel killing of the boy that set Arya on her path and began her loathing and hatred of the Hound. Whether she still hates the Hound remains to be seen, as you mentioned. Great article, thanks!

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  2. Jasminda

    For a blog dedicated to Game of Thrones, I am surprised at the two obvious mistakes I found. Gendry is not a Targaryen, he’s a Baratheon, and you also spelled Beric Dondarrion incorrectly. If you have a need of a top-notch copy editor, I’m available.

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    • Akkad47

      Gendry is a Baratheon, whose bloodline descends of the Targaryen, hence why Melisandre is interested in his “Kings Blood” (It’s really Targaryen blood). Robert, Stannis and Renly’s Grandmother was a Targaryen. As for Beric, corrected as it should. Thanks for pointing it out.

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