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    Are the starks finished?

    Its precarious right now. Sansa is vulnerable in that she is a medieval woman who needs to birth an heir. That is risky. She also needs to stay healthy. Her heir disappeared so its a knife edge. Her aunt died in childbirth as did one of her grandmothers.
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    Arya the Explorer

    She had the maps and the telescope. It also mirrored Sansa and Jon's commanding walk. It seemed to suggest she was the Captain of that boat. It had her all over it This is what I was hoping too. I was hoping that Arya, having been the viewpoint of so much suffering of the smallfolk would be the champion of their cause. To reduce it to 'I don't want to be a Lady', something she said before her first period was nonsense to me. Like Sansa still talking about marrying a dashing prince. Instead she disappears forever. I'd also point out that book Arya had a lot of youthful flights of fancy. To single one out is silly. She once dreamed of being a forest outlaw like Wenda the White Fawn. She likes talking to sailors the same way she likes talking to the people around Winterfell. She likes their stories and earthly charms. How she got the boat is actually one thing that does not bother me. She can get a boat from a few places all she needs is money. Braavos can whip out boats quickly. I wonder if, in the book. Its mad Gylbert Farwynd that launches this mission and Arya goes along for the ride?
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    Arya the Explorer

    But she's plucky...according to Twitter and Youtube so it makes the ending perfect. Seriously. It was a big WTF for me
  4. Because they not so subtly hinted at it with the dialogue echoes. Robert wanted the girl, got a crown. Gendry wanted the girl, got a castle. History repeats, as we saw with Daenerys. Those massive claw marks in his costume were not put there by Michelle Clapton by accident. He probably has girls lined up but none of them will measure up. I don't really think they could have done much more to sell the point.
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    West of Westeros: The Voyages of A. Stark

    Well it seems to be true. Jon was willing to stay in Castle Black for her but when she said she would never go North again he was free to go with Tormund beyond the wall. That is what seems the most wrong to me. Yet none of her siblings told her not to go or asked her why. So odd.
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    West of Westeros: The Voyages of A. Stark

    If Arya was going to succeed we really should be given reasons why she should be different from Brandon the Shipwright and Elissa Farman. Elissa spent her whole life sailing. Three ships went on her journey but only one staggered back. What is it about Arya that means she will succeed? That she is Arya Stark?
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    West of Westeros: The Voyages of A. Stark

    That is what they seemed to keep telling us. That she is never coming back. She will never go North again. She will never see Jon again. She's gone Into the West in the Tolkein sense.
  8. Arya loved him but his legitimisation tore them apart. Duty is the death of love being the theme. But we know he ends up like Robert because they repurposed Robert's dialogue 'Nothing means anything if I'm not with you' 'Seven kingdoms couldn't fill the hole she left behind' And his costume in this episode with the claw scratches on it. A wolf got to him. https://66.media.tumblr.com/b9f92e5b8e91d4939884cc860dd8b349/tumblr_prt05fb0WD1rmx59v_540.gif
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    People everywhere have been saying 'she was always an adventurer'. Where? Its got to the point where I think I'm missing something. I think the triumphant ending ruined the message of Arya's story. Its not triumphant. She wants home, she wants family. But she doesn't feel like she fits in with her family anymore. Gendry's legitimisation takes him away from her. She has nothing and nowhere so she's still wandering looking for home. And if you really want to get into it, the insistence that she is NEVER coming back, that its a task that people more skilled than her have attempted and disappeared, that the books heavily suggest Arya will die young because of her 'wolf blood' and you are looking at an ending that is downright grim. But the show doesn't give you that context of her journey because they want a truimphant montage.
  10. From the book canon, no. All other attempts failed. Brandon the shipwright and Elissa Farman disappeared never to be seen again. As will Arya as they kept suggesting about her never coming back
  11. The Rat Cook killed guests under guest right. The gods punished him by making him eat his young. It was the guest right violation that was unforgivable.
  12. The Wandering Wolf went to Essos for a bit but returned to marry Arya Flint. Arya is named for her. But the idea Arya will never be able to be home with Sansa or Jon is heartbreaking to me. The ending doesn't feel right to me at all, as a happy one.
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    Bronn - Highgarden and Master of Coin? Really?

    Tyrion once had to explain what a loan was to Bronn
  14. She fulfilled her brother's legacy. I didn't care much about Sansa getting a crown, I cared about Robb's life having meaning
  15. Arya is never going to see anyone she loves ever again even if she doesn't die at sea apparently. Gendry is doomed to become Robert V2
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    Every character's fate, and their decisions, made total sense.

    George told us https://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1122/ Hence Corlys is not accurate.
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    Every character's fate, and their decisions, made total sense.

    Woman goes on a mission to cross the uncross-able. Never been done before. Disappears in the attempt. Years later people start making up myths and legends about what happened to her. That is what Corlys is doing, he was 4 when Elissa disappeared. He has never seen her boat. He sees what he wants to see, creates a myth around her survival
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    Every character's fate, and their decisions, made total sense.

    Corlys' story reminds me of these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart#Myths,_legends,_and_claims
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    Every character's fate, and their decisions, made total sense.

    No, Elissa thought she could do it. Arya clearly has no experience to do so. Corlys had never seen Sun Chaser. His word is about as useful as an Elvis sighting
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    West of Westeros: The Voyages of A. Stark

    She can't sail so I'd guess adventures with the Drowned God soon enough.
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    A time for wolves

    Even then, she's not wandering, she's settled in the Riverlands with her pack
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    A time for wolves

    Nymeria wasn't really a wanderer. She was a refugee looking to find a home. And Dorne was not uncharted territory
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    Every character's fate, and their decisions, made total sense.

    Arya doesn't know how to sail!! She's on a suicide mission like Elissa Farman. The very idea she would want to go west after trying all along to get home to her family is baffling. Insane, I can only assume GRRM intends for her to be completely broken by the time she goes and its a more Lord of the Rings ending where she can't really live anymore.
  24. Rhaenyra would seem to be an obvious one, down to the monstrous child
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    It is not a pale horse

    She has been judge, jury and executioner for quite a while.
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