Game of Thrones: Please Let This Be How the Night King Is Defeated
While we patiently wait for the final season of Game of Thrones to air on HBO, we're left to ponder theories about how our favorite fantasy series will wrap up. I have one of my own, and I think it's pretty strong: Arya Stark will kill The Night King. She will use her face-swapping ability to shift into one of the wights, sneak up on the Night King, and take him out with her Valyrian steel dagger.
It's a solid theory — let me explain.
We already know that Arya is destined to be a major player in the finale. She has one of the most in-depth storylines of the entire series. (For reference, the TV series dedicates 224 minutes of screen time to Arya's story so far, and she's the subject of a whopping 33 chapters in the books.) We follow her from Winterfell to the Red Keep. We watch her ill-fated attempt to get to The Wall and the safety of Jon Snow after her father was beheaded. We watch her become a servant girl for Tywin Lannister at Harranhal. We watch her bond with the Hound as they trek across the countryside. Then, we watch her extensive training in Braavos before finally coming full circle and making her way back to Winterfell.
All this has to be leading toward an amazing fate, right? Here's the evidence.