Many “Sport of Thrones” followers consider there’s a bit extra to a prophecy than meets the attention.
On Sunday night time’s episode, “The Lengthy Night time,” Arya (Maisie Williams) shocked viewers when she grew to become the MVP of the Battle of Winterfell through the use of her slick dagger-shifting abilities to shatter the Night time King and save humanity.
However Westeros’ most crafty pint-sized murderer might need by no means determined to take her game-changing shot if it weren’t for the return of the purple priestess Melisandre (Carice van Houten) and her reminder of a prophecy that she made about Arya way back.
And lots of followers consider that this prophecy — which precisely predicted the destiny of the blue-eyed Night time King — additionally foreshadows the demise of the green-eyed Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).
Again in Season 3, when the elusive Crimson Lady and the scrappy younger Stark first met, they had been at odds.
The Brotherhood With out Banners bought Arya’s buddy Gendry (Joe Dempsie) to Melisandre in order that she may work some creepy blood magic. Although the purple witch by no means explicitly laid out why she needed Gendry, Arya suspected she was as much as no good.
“You’re a witch. You’re going to harm him,” Arya shouted.
In response, Melisandre regarded into Arya’s eyes and delivered this prediction: “I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring again at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, inexperienced eyes. Eyes sealed shut perpetually,”
She then added: “We are going to meet once more.”
Ayra went on to turn into a Faceless Man and murdered many — together with the brown-eyed Walder Frey to avenge the homicide of Ayra’s mom, Catelyn (Michelle Fairley), and her brother Robb (Richard Madden) on the Crimson Wedding ceremony.
It ought to be famous, nonetheless, that Melisandre’s prophecies haven’t all the time panned out (R.I.P. Stannis and Shireen Baratheon).
However she precisely predicted Ayra’s bloodthirst and the 2 did meet once more on Sunday night time within the Battle of Winterfell, throughout which Melisandre’s spotty fortunetelling abilities really hit the mark.
At a really low level within the brutal combat for survival — through which all hope for the residing gave the impression to be misplaced — Ayra is stunned to see Melisandre once more.
“You stated we’d meet once more,” Arya says, barely shocked.
“And right here we’re … on the finish of the world,” Melisandre responds.
“You stated I’d shut many eyes perpetually,” Arya says. “You had been proper about that too.”
“Brown eyes, inexperienced eyes … and blue eyes,” the woman in purple solutions, the final of which refers not solely to the cerulean eyes of the Night time King however to these of his White Walkers.
Many followers at the moment are arguing that as a result of the primary components of this prophecy got here true, Arya will slay Cersei, who has lengthy been on Arya’s hit record for her position within the demise of Arya’s father, Ned Stark (Sean Bean).
It’s unclear if this fan principle really has dragon wings, nonetheless. Arya has already killed a ton of individuals, together with people with all types of eye colours. And, as famous, not all of Melisandre’s prophecies have come true. Carice van Houten has additionally downplayed her character’s affect previously, urging followers to take these prophecies with a grain of salt.
“I believe I’ve stated different issues that additionally didn’t occur?” she informed HuffPost earlier this month.
However whether or not this principle appears eye-opening or eye-roll inducing, it’s — on the very least — a complete lot of enjoyable.