Arya Stark: #LastWomanStanding Image: Twitter
Of all the people deserving to survive the sh**tfest of a bloodbath that is going to be the Game of Thrones finale, Arya Stark is the most obvious choice.
And if Maisie Williams is to be believed, she indeed is the last woman standing.
Williams, who has played Arya since the show began its roll in 2011, has bid farewell to the franchise. The filming of the eighth and final season of GoT recently wrapped up with a big party in Belfast. And stars took to Instagram to say their goodbyes.
But Maisie's post says a whole lot more.
"Goodbye belfast. goodbye arya. goodbye game of thrones. what a joy i’ve had. here’s to the adventures to come #lastwomanstanding #barely #immasleepforthenextfouryears #justkiddingidontsleep," Maisie wrote alongside a picture of a pair of bloody sneakers.
Okay, we have soooo many questions. Firstly, why's there blood on her sneakers? Did Arya wear sneakers all this while? Is that why she is so fast? If not, why is there blood on Maisie's sneakers? Did she ruin a perfectly good pair of sneakers just for an Instagram post? That is just sneaker crime.
Secondly, #lastwomanstanding — What. Does. That. Mean? Does Arya win GoT? Does she sit on the Iron Throne?
"I’ve always said I wanted her to find peace. The things that have been driving her through her story have been very bitter and twisted and aggressive. I would love for Arya to find her true self again and let go of this anger and revenge that’s accompanied her on this journey. I’d love for her to be happy," Maisie told Metro early this year.
The Stark kid has basically been on a murder crawl since her family members got massacred, and has ended up as the most bloodthirsty character on the show.
There has been a lot (we mean a LOT) of speculation about how GoT will end. The franchise already has prequels lined up and Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, has confirmed the final season is bloodier than earlier ones. But the question remains as to who gets out alive?
While you might be rooting for Arya Stark, not all GoT cast members want her to win. For instance, Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, is not onboard with Arya winning the Game of Thrones.
"Let me throw something out here people. There's a lot of young ladies I speak to and I go, 'what do you think of the ladies,' they go 'oh Arya, Maisie Williams's character, she's such a great role model'," he said in a Rolling Stone interview recently.
"And I go, okay let me stop you there. She's a serial killer. And a lot of young ladies are using her as a role model...in five, ten years time, let's not examine where that might go," he added.