There are a lot of fierce fighters in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, but perhaps none are as likable and unexpected as 9-year-old Arya Stark, who isn't afraid to stand up for her family and herself, even if that means shedding blood. Arya is a tomboy who's more interested in sword fighting than learning wifely duties, and we commend her for her courage to be who she is.
"A little Lady shouldn't play with swords."
"I wasn't playing. And I don't want to be a Lady."