Arya Stark’s moment of glory is sure to get archived as one of the most iconic scenes of Game of Thrones. Being the slayer of the Night King, Arya’s ‘list’ ought to have got a grand (and slightly unexpected) addition.
As both Arya and Melisandre look on at Beric Dondarrion’s gradually breathing his last, fans worldwide must have heaved a heavy sigh considering that Winterfell’s fate looked bleak and frigid (you know, with the Night King et al).
“What do we tell death?” questions Melisandre, and an aware Arya almost blurts as a reflex, “Not today.”
The Red Woman even prophesies the imminent future by saying that Arya will also shut ‘blue’ eyes along with the multiple brown and green ones. It is then that Arya walks ahead, impassioned, to decimate the Night King and his Army of the Dead.
This in essence meant that Melisandre was aware of Arya’s fate ever since their encounter in season 3 when the priestess had informed the Stark girl that they would meet again. In fact, Melisandre had told Arya in the third season that she would shut brown, green and blue eyes in the future.
Realising this fact, fan comments have begun flooding social media. Some fans are even speculating whether the “green eyes” in the prophecy could be Cersei Lannister’s. Below are some of the best reactions.
Cersei: I have an army.
— Shaun Binneboese (@shaunbinneboese) April 29, 2019
“We’re on to Cersei.” – Arya pic.twitter.com/Tktzv9W4Mg
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) April 29, 2019
Melisandre to Arya: brown eyes (Walder Frey), blue eyes (The Night Queen), green eyes (Cersei?). Eyes that you'll shut forever. pic.twitter.com/EeqLjUJfPF
— maría ramírez (@guaca_maia) April 29, 2019
— c 🥀 not today (@xwesterhoes) April 29, 2019
— jearm80 (@jearm80) April 29, 2019
— comrade seb 🤙🏽 (@dmitri_chenkov) April 29, 2019
THE LORD OF LIGHT KEPT BRINGING BACK BERIC DONDARRION BECAUSE HIS ROLE IS TO SAVE ARYA — THE GIRL WHO WOULD KILL THE NIGHT KING.
FUCK FUCK FUCK.
MELISANDRE KNEW IT. BRAN KNEW IT. BERIC KNEW IT. THE LORD OF LIGHT CERTAINLY LIKES PLOT TWISTS DOESN’T HE??? #GameofThrones
— ARYA MOTHERFUCKING STARK IS THAT BITCH (@readutation) April 29, 2019
The purpose always been protect Arya Stark until this last moment; Ser Beric Dondarrion, Melisandre, the hound, Thoros of Myr, Theon Greyjoy even Syrio Forel.
— Re’lar Fer (@LuisFernandoSR) April 29, 2019
THE LORD OF LIGHT KEPT BRINGING BACK BERIC DONDARRION BECAUSE HIS ROLE WAS TO SAVE ARYA — THE GIRL WHO WOULD DELIVER THE FINAL BLOW.
— Ãtíf ChOwdri (@AtifChowdri) April 29, 2019
— Kris (@ogdeadlesbian) April 29, 2019
Melisandre: What do we say to the god of death
— R. | Tiff's YoungOne (@aerysss) April 29, 2019
— Annalise A. (@iAnnalise) April 29, 2019
— 'ka-zel (@kazelmaeaa) April 29, 2019
— Arya Martin Luther King Stark (@AllisonFraudner) April 29, 2019
— Arielleb (@Anello_brute) April 29, 2019
Arya on her way to the Godswood after talking to Melisandre pic.twitter.com/WbMlmbpBl1
— Pilot Vernier (@C_Mamba) April 29, 2019