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A look at Arya Stark’s top 5 kills from Game of Thrones season 1 to 6

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As with every Game of Thrones fan site and every fan writer, we all have our favourite characters. Whilst Ser Davos will always be my number 1, the Geordie accent is just so wonderfully at odds with Westeros (see the MTV show Geordie Shore for more examples of Davos’s accent), Arya Stark is not far behind the multi-layered Onion Knight. Did you spot the Shrek joke? Arya has developed from a young girl with the wooden sword, to a deadly killer. She has claimed the lives of men and women. This looks set to continue in Season 7. However, as we all know, Season 7 is still a long way off. So, in the meantime, let us go through Arya Stark’s TOP Five kills. Let us indulge in the bloodshed. Finally, let us get excited for the kills to come!

NUMBER ONE:  STABLE BOY – SEASON 1

A look at Arya Stark's top 5 kills from Game of Thrones season 1 to 6

Ahhhh, where it all began. Season 1 feels like such a long time ago. They were better days: when Ned Stark still had a head and the North was not beset by storms, Boltons, and White Walkers. At the end of Season 1, Ned is imprisoned for treason after he discovers the truth about Cersei’s children. Following Ned’s imprisonment, the Lannisters send men to capture Arya and Sansa. They take Sansa. However, Arya, with the help of Syrio Forel, manages to escape. In the process, she takes her first life; that of the stable boy. As Arya escapes, the stable boy comes upon her. He seizes her, intent on her capture, but Arya twists round and pushes Needle through his stomach.  Though the death might seem insignificant compared to those that have followed, Arya’s first kill set her on the path to becoming the killer she is now.

NUMBER TWO: POLLIVER – SEASON 4

A look at Arya Stark's top 5 kills from Game of Thrones season 1 to 6

Polliver’s death was a moment of personal revenge for Arya. It also signaled her coming of age, as a killer. After spending much of Season 2 on the run, Arya and her company are captured by Ser Amory Lorch’s men. Among them is Polliver. Following a short battle, a wounded Lommy Greenhands appeals to Polliver for help. Polliver offers Lommy a hand, then slides Needle, the sword Arya has lost, into his throat. Two season’s later and Arya once again comes upon Polliver. He still has Needle. However, she has The Hound. The Hound wounds Polliver and kills three of his companions, Arya does the fourth. As Polliver rises, Arya cuts his hamstring and stands over him. She then recreates Polliver’s murder of Lommy, asking Polliver if he can walk, before sliding Needle into his throat. What a kill!

NUMBER THREE: THE WAIF – SEASON 6

A look at Arya Stark's top 5 kills from Game of Thrones season 1 to 6

In terms of pure satisfaction, Arya’s killing of the Waif is up there with some of the best in Game of Thrones. There was something about the terminator-esque vibe of the Waif that made her such a compelling and also irritating character. She never let up, and whilst I’m sure that was helpful to Arya’s training, it was sometimes infuriating to watch. We get it, you’re ‘no one’! Following Arya’s failure to poison Lady Crane, the Waif is given permission to kill Arya. After an Assassin’s Creed style chase across the city of Braavos, the Waif forces a wounded Arya into a corner, or rather, a trap of Arya’s own design. In the end, it was the Waif’s lessons that enabled Arya to prevail over the Faceless Female terminator. A girl is Arya Stark!

NUMBER FOUR: SER MERYN TRANT – SEASON 5

A look at Arya Stark's top 5 kills from Game of Thrones season 1 to 6

As if we didn’t hate Ser Meryn Trant enough, the final episode of Season 5 gives us another reason to despise the Syrio murdering, Sansa beating, white knight. He’s also Paedophile. Yep, he’s a keeper. They let anyone in the Kingsguard nowadays. After spotting Trant escorting Mace Tyrell in Braavos, Arya hatches a plan to kill him and tick another name off her list. Disguising herself as one of the girls from the brothel, Arya refuses to cry out when Trant hits her. This, disgustingly, seems to please Trant, who then selects Arya. However, little does he know, that the young girl before is Arya Stark, a proven killer with a desire for blood. Arya pounces on Trant, stabbing him in the chest multiple times. She then tells him her name, before slicing his throat. Syrio and Sansa are avenged!

NUMBER FIVE: WALDER FREY – SEASON 6

A look at Arya Stark's top 5 kills from Game of Thrones season 1 to 6

Probably the single most satisfying death in the entirety of Game of Thrones. Walder Frey, the evil old man who plotted the Red Wedding and slaughtered the beloved Starks, is killed by none other than the sister of the King he murdered. He is also fed his own sons before his execution, which is a direct hint to Game of Thrones mythology and the story of the Rat cook of the Night’s Watch. Walder Frey was not the only one responsible for the Red Wedding, however. With this in mind, I think its likely to assume that Arya will go after the remaining Freys in Season 7. Perhaps she will team up with Nymeria? Who knows? In either case, Arya’s murder of Walder Frey was certainly her best kill to date. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that there will be more to rival it!







Michael Smith is an entertainment writer and short story writer from Portsmouth, UK. After finishing a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, Michael started his own entertainment blog, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blog’, which he is in the process of developing into an official site. Michael’s interests lie in Television, Film and Music. His favorite Game of Thrones character is Ser Davos Seaworth, mainly because of his Geordie accent.

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7 details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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HBO gave a huge surprise by releasing the House of the Dragon teaser trailer and Game of Thrones fans couldn’t contain their excitement. The trailer is short, but it still gives us enough information to keep us excited till the time the prequel airs. As usual, we watched the teaser trailer multiple times to spot anything that seemed interesting and we have found out a few details that you might’ve missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer. So let’s get started.

 

1. We have a Dragon in the trailer

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The trailer starts and we have a blink and miss appearance by what seems like a dead Dragon. Can this be Balerion, the Black Dread? We know that Balerion died before the events of Dance of the Dragons occured and looking at the number of candles lit in front of the skull, it sure looks like the Dragon has to be someone as special as Balerion. If you think otherwise, please let us know in the comments.

 

2. Blackfyre

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We finally got a glimpse of the legendary Valyrian steel sword, Blackfyre and it is held by Paddy Considine, who’s playing King Viserys I Targaryen.  Blackfyre is a Valyrian steel sword that was once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror and it is the most famous Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen.

 

3. Dark Sister

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The trailer also gives us a glimpse of another legendary Valyrian steel sword, Dark Sister, though it is really difficult to spot it in the trailer and it is barely visible for a second. Dark Sister is the other ancestral Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen and it was wielded by Aegon Targaryen’s sister/wife, Queen Visenya Targaryen. In the prequel, the sword will be wielded by Daemon Targaryen. So thanks to the sword, we know that Daemon Targaryen is fighting in the scene.

 

4. Catspaw dagger

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The most interesting part of the teaser trailer features Alicent Hightower holding the Valyrian Catspaw dagger in her hand and this is the third Valyrian blade that we get to see in the teaser trailer.  The Catspaw dagger has played a major role in the Game of Thrones TV series. The dagger was used by Arya Stark to kill the Night King and it also featured in a number of important scenes in the show.

 

5. Tourney at Horn Hill

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We see a jousting event happening with two big banners of House Tarly in the background. That can mean only one thing, that the tourney is happening at Horn Hill. Also, in the same scene, we can see the sigils of both the participants.

One happens to be a knight of House Tarly and the other belongs to House Cole and we are assuming that it might be Ser Criston Cole, who will be played by Fabien Frankel in the prequel. If you take a look at the knight on the right side, he’s holding a shield bearing the sigil of House Cole.

We can see the sigil of House Tarly in the photo below.

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

 

6. Stark sigil

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

This is a minor and maybe insignificant piece of information but seeing House Stark sigil in the trailer felt really good and we can also see the sigil of House Bolton next to the Stark sigil.

 

7. New Iron Throne

HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

It appears that House of the Dragon is going to do things differently and Iron Throne looks different from the one that we have been used to seeing all these years in the Game of Thrones TV series.

As we mentioned in our earlier article, the Iron Throne looks similar to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. The artwork was done by Marc Simonetti for George R.R. Martin’s 2013 Ice & Fire calendar.

According to George R. R. Martin, this is the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne

 

What are your thoughts about the details mentioned above? If we missed any details, let us know in the comments section. Do read our article to know everything we know about the cast of House of The Dragon.

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Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

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Not long ago, several pictures of Graham McTavish were leaked on the internet, wearing a full-scale Kingsguard body armour from the set of House of The Dragon. Recently, it has been confirmed by House of The Dragon’s official Twitter handle that he’s playing Ser Harrold Westerling on the show. Here’s a quick look at McTavish’s newest persona.

Ser Harrold Westerling is a knight of House Westerling and the Lord Commander of Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard. Harrold is one of the longest-serving members of the Kingsguard. He was once a powerful knight with a successful military background, and eventually succeeded Ser Ryam Redwyne as Lord Commander. He is tasked by the king to watch over and guard Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Harrold Westerling was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. The character description on HBO’s official website reads as follows:

Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

The Commander and longest-serving member of the Kingsguard who still remembers the lustre of the storied Seven Knights. A once-powerful Knight and a successful military background so a man with presence and status. Given the responsibility to the King to watch over and guard the Princess. In the current regime, where widespread peace has led to complacency and indulgence, he feels something of a loss of purpose, but nevertheless serves the King with a fierce, if quiet, loyalty.”

This makes sense as the recent leaks from the House of The Dragon set pictured him in the same vicinity as Olivia Cooke and Milly Alcock, who play Queen Alicent Hightower and a young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen respectively.

What do you think of the casting? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.

 

Season 3 Episode 14

Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”

 

Season 4 Episode 8

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.

 

Season 5 Episode 9

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.

Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!







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