Here’s Everything We Know About Arya Stark’s Secret Weapon On ‘Game Of Thrones’
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has just begun –and we’re already struggling to keep up with everything that is happening. As we wait with baited breathe for the biggest battle we’ve ever seen on television to begin –most of the key players have gathered in Winterfell. One of the key players is Arya Stark. From Season 1 –we’ve watched Arya transform from a precocious young girl to a determined warrior and calculated killer.
Firmly in her big sister, Sansa Stark’s corner –Arya has finally returned home to Winterfell to stand with her siblings against the Night King and anyone else who might try to do them harm. From the looks of things, Arya already has a secret plan in motion, and we can’t wait to see how it all pans out as Game of Thrones comes to an end.
This is what we know about Arya Stark’s secret weapon on Game of Thrones
During the Season 8 premiere, “Winterfell” –Arya goes to visit her old friend Gendry (who also happened to be Robert Baratheon’s bastard). Gendry is a blacksmith who is currently using the dragon glass mined at Dragonstone to make weapons to kill the White Walkers. After some quick flirty banter –Arya shows Gendry as a sketch of a strange weapon and asks him to make it for her. She says, “Here’s my wish. Can you make it?” Though Gendry is confused as to why Arya needs another weapon since has a sword and her Valyrian steel dagger, he reluctantly agrees.
Arya Stark’s secret weapon has two pointy ends
Looking closely at the sketch that Arya gave Gendry –fans noticed that there is something very unique about this weapon that she desperately wants. It has two pointy ends. Game of Thrones weapons master Tommy Dunne might have hinted at this weapon on Vanity Fair’s Still Watching podcast. He said, “There is one creation in season eight that is absolutely phenomenal. It’ll be a showstopper. That was great to finish. It was great to make, [so] great to design it that it was about to be reverse-engineered and made into two different into two different items.”
Apparently, if you take a closer look at the Season 8 trailer for Game of Thrones, you can actually see Arya using her weapon in battle.”
Arya Stark is about to go into her first battle ever on Game of Thrones
For the final battle on GoT, everyone gets to participate including Arya Stark who has never been involved in a battle before. Therefore, we can understand why she asked Gendry to build her her special dragon glass weapon. To prepare, Maisie Williams, who portrays Arya, had to begin training one year before filming began Williams told Entertainment Weekly, “I skip the battle every year, which is bizarre since Arya’s the one who’s been training the most. This is my first taste of it. And I’ve been thrown in at the deep end.”
She explained, “But nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. It’s night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn’t stop. You can’t get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there’s so much to do that nobody else can do… there are moments you’re just broken as a human and just want to cry.”
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