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
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.