Lord_Tyrell Posted July 3, 2013 Share Posted July 3, 2013 Arya hasn't expressed any desire to kill people simply for being related to the people on her list. Nor is she willing to kill innocents unless her life is in danger (the northman during her escape from Harrenhal). She still needed to know her assassination was someone who deserved to die. She has repeatedly been shown feelings guilt and shame over what she has done simply to stay alive.Aside from the Hound (who was already on her list), she hasn't run into many relatives of people on her list. Arya doesn't know the names of the Freys, and if she randomly runs into one, she'll just blindly assume they had something to do with it and kill them. If she knows for a fact that they had no knowledge and weren't anywhere near the Twins during the Red Wedding, then she might spare them. But Arya isn't likely to go up asking them questions, especially if she thinks they'll lie. Arya has more trust issues than probably any other POV character (maybe minus Cersei, but that's just because she's fucking crazy), and would kill them basically regardless of what they tell her. I'd be shocked if she didn't try to kill Tyrion or Jaime if they ever ran across her path.Arya is far from a cold-blooded killer. She may turn out that way (and is on the road to becoming such), but currently, she is not (and with her not giving up Needle, I think it is very possible she will not).Then you've missed the point of her character. It's the tragedy that Arya has become a cold blooded killer much like the Hound that makes her enticing. That's the point of her character. Sure she won't kill some people she perceives as good, but the Hound won't kill certain people either, and he's self admitted being a cold blooded killer. Being a cold blooded killer doesn't mean you kill everyone around you, it just means you have a murderous rage that can not be satisfied and you can not go back to normal. Arya sees the world in a much darker lens than anyone her age (or any age really) should see. To Arya, killing is the sweetest thing there is. She's not a sociopath, but she's certainly an absolutely ruthless killer, and it's incredibly sad that a little girl had to become that to survive in such a dark and fucked up world. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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