In Game of Thrones Season 4 finale, “The Children,” Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) boarded a boat for Braavos, leaving Westeros and everyone she’d ever known behind her. So what’s in store for her in Season 5? We can't know for sure, but the books give us some clues.
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Disclaimer: This is a guess based on the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. As the show proved this year, it could diverge from the source material at any point.
In the books, Arya makes it to Braavos and makes her way to the House of Black and White, which is where the Faceless Men come from. While there, Arya begins training to become one of those deadly assassins.
The Faceless Men have Arya change her identity, spy for them, and they give her a potion that blinds her for a time. Given that Maisie Williams has said Arya "becomes no one" this season ,it sounds like the show will be more or less sticking to this plot.
After she passes all of their tests, Arya is given her first assassination assignment, which she carries out, moving to the next stage in becoming a Faceless Man. Arya’s warg powers also develop considerably in the coming story, with her inhabiting Nymeria while she dreams; leading a monstrous wolf pack across Westeros. This aspect of her personality could be cut from the show, since so far only Bran has shown warging abilities while in the books it is strongly implied that Arya, Rickon, and Jon Snow also can possess their respective direwolves. We’ll have to wait a while before we find out, though!
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