Game of Thrones Season 5 Spoiler: Arya “Becomes No One”
At the end of Game of Thrones Season 4, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) boarded a ship to Braavos, leaving behind everything and everyone she’s ever known for a strange new world. Her storyline is full of mystery, and Maisie herself recently added to the intrigue.
Teasing Arya’s Season 5 storyline to Access Hollywood at Comic Con, Maisie says, “She becomes no one.” Pretty cryptic message, but what does it mean? Read on for spoilers!
Warning! This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, click away now if you don’t want to know!
In the books, Arya begins training with the Faceless Men (remember Jaqen H’ghar?) to become a Faceless Man (err, woman) herself. One of the main tenets of her training: She must become no one. What this means is she has to leave Arya Stark behind. She has to throw away all of her belongings, her name, her family, and possibly what’s hardest for her: her desire for vengeance.
While Arya tries her best in the books, she never fully becomes no one. She’s unable to part with Needle so she hides it instead, and in a preview chapter from The Winds of Winter she kills Raff the Sweetling, who was on her list in the books. Since Maisie says that Arya becomes no one next season, maybe she’ll do a better job of setting aside her past in the show than in the books... but we doubt it.