Warning: Contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 6
Every fan was shocked when in Episode 7 of Game of Thrones Season 6 Arya Stark got stabbed by the Waif. Though the showrunners did not show what exactly happened to Arya afterwards but the whole internet was abuzz with a plethora of theories about Arya being alive. But one redditor has come up with a rock solid Arya Stark theory which might reveal the her fate. The theory says that it was not Arya who got stabbed but Jaqen. But why would he do that? Read the theory below to find out.
The theory tries to plug some of the loopholes in it by backing it with evidences from this and prior seasons.
First, it tries to identify the inconsistent behavior of Arya Stark in episode 7 as compared to episode 6 and thus proving that it wasn’t the real Arya who got stabbed. It then goes on to suggest that the Waif, because of her personal vendetta, either forgets or did not pay much heed to the fact that she was “no-one” and referred to herself twice. As we have seen throughout the season, Jaqen tries to train Arya to become “no-one” and keeps on asking her who she was as one must leave behind their identity to truly become “no-one”. This might have been a test for the Waif too but she made a mistake by forgetting that she was “no-one”.
What follows next is quite interesting. Jaqen says two things – “Shame. A girl had many gifts”, “Don’t let her suffer”. Could he be referring to the Waif here? It might be possible. And probably, because of her incessant mistakes, he tries to test her one last time by giving her one last order – “don’t let her suffer”. And we all saw how the test went for the Waif – she made another mistake by stabbing Arya twice and twisting the knife to ensure that she is made to suffer.
But why would he get himself stabbed just to teach the Waif a lesson? The theory suggests that Arya gave Jaqen a third name – “Jaqen H’gar”. Since she did not take his name back, the Faceless Man may feel obligated to exchange his life for Arya’s as we all know
“Only death pays for life”.
So, a girl lives!