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'Game Of Thrones' Actually Did A Genius Job Setting Up Clues To *That* Pivotal Moment

*Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead!*

In the third episode of Game of Thrones' final season, all of our assembled heroes finally assembled for the long-promised showdown with the Night King and his never-ending army of the dead.

Their entire plan was pretty simple: stay alive for as long as possible and kill the Night King himself, hopefully taking all of his white walkers with him.


Fortunately, they managed to do just that! One of the episode's biggest surprises, however, was who ended up dealing the Night King the fatal blow that would turn the tide for all of humanity:

Introducing Winterfell's resident assassin, Arya Stark.

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Though many were shocked when Arya, rather than Jon Snow or Dany on a dragon, flew through the shadows to kill the Night King, there have been hints as to Arya's ultimate destiny since the very first episode.


Now that we know she was meant to kill the Night King, fans are noticing the significance in many of Arya's past interactions.



The knife she used to deal the fatal blow has a storied history unto itself.

Bran saw this whole thing coming.


Even joking moments from earlier this season helped to set up Arya's eventual kill.



Arya has had many teachers and protectors, ensuring she made it to her destiny alive.


What do we say to the God of Death?



What's next for Arya? Perhaps the Iron Throne?

One thing that has fans somewhat confused is how Arya fits into the Azor Ahai prophecy that's been teased for many seasons.


Fortunately, there are still major battles to come.

A huge thanks to everyone who died to keep Arya alive so she could save all of humanity!