Video: Arya makes Syrio Forel proud on Game of Thrones “The Spoils of War”


Watch Arya Stark make Syrio Forel proud when she duels Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones 704, “The Spoils of War.”

Arya Stark is literally a ninja assassin with mad skills. After taking a beating from the Waif in seasons 5 and 6, Arya finally made it home to Winterfell on Game of Thrones episode 704, “The Spoils the War,” and promptly established who was the best fighter around.

Let’s set the scene: Pod and Brienne are practicing swordplay once again, as Brienne continually knocks Pod into the dirt several times. Brienne keeps telling Pod not to keep making mistakes when Arya approaches and tells Pod he should never pick a fighter like Brienne to fight in the first place. Then, the real action happens. Check it out:

That was seriously one badass display of fighting prowess, and Arya might just be the smallest ass-kicker we think we’ve ever seen!

As you can see from the video, Arya’s fighting stance, she seems to be mimicking — almost exactly — is that of her former Water Dancing master, Syrio Forel.

Arya not only honed her Water Dancing skills, but she seems to have picked up a few new skills along the way, obviously. In fact, Arya fighting a much larger and armored opponent is a direct callback to Syrio fighting Meryn Trant — the same man Arya revenge-killed in season 5.

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Hopefully, now that Arya has her sword Needle and her Valyrian steel dagger Catspaw, she will be able to take down some White Walkers when the time comes. How outstanding would it be to see her fight the Night King or one of his lieutenants?