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Why oh why didn’t Arya choose Tywin or The Mountain

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I know it would have changed the story and Tyrion’s arc, to kill Tywin so early but in Arya’s place, how can she have not thought to choose Tywin and the Mountain when Jaqen offered to kill three people for her

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Because she's nine years old and when you're mean to a nine-year-old they're mad at you, not whoever told you to be mean to them. Even a 9 year old in this time would be maybe a fourteen-year-old in our time... She's young and alone. The only good guys are the ones she recognizes or actually say they are Robb's men. And these other guys are the ones she sees being horrible. She doesn't have a map with armies drawn on it in front of her. She knows who the big bad guys are but she's not even thinking that supremely, she's just looking for a little bit of wiggle room. And she doesn't have total faith in Jaquen yet. 

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She's 9 years old, scared, helpless, and alone, and thinking of her immediate needs.  Plus she doesn't entirely trust Jaqen. 

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On ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:42 PM, maiden of tarth said:

I know it would have changed the story and Tyrion’s arc, to kill Tywin so early but in Arya’s place, how can she have not thought to choose Tywin and the Mountain when Jaqen offered to kill three people for her

I just re-read one of Arya's chapters at Harrenhal and noticed that she actually didn't have an ill-will toward Tywin.  She even considered going to him and stating who she was.  She didn't see him as a foe to her family in the same sense that we as readers do.

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Like it was said before, Arya is a 9 years old girl, not very well-aware about politics etc, so she uses the three deaths bonus by Jaqen to kill people she hates in that very moment, so Weese and Chiswyck and to free the Northmen. Was she better at choosing the war would turn very better for his brother, because she could kill like Lord Tywin or Ser Kevan, Ser Gregor or King Jeoffrey and Queen Cercei.

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