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EntertainmentWhat Arya’s new weapon could mean for Game of Thrones

08:35  16 april  2019
08:35  16 april  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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In Game of Thrones ’ season premiere, Arya Stark reunites with her crush, Gendry, who’s also a blacksmith, and asks him to make a mysterious new weapon for her. We only get a quick look at a design she’s drawn, but there are a few clues from Arya ’ s past about what the weapon could be.

In a sketch of the weapon Arya gives Gendry, we can see that it' s two-sided, with a dragonglass blade on one side. It' s not clear what the other half of the weapon will be yet, but Game of Thrones weapons master Tommy This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 1, "Winterfell."

What Arya’s new weapon could mean for Game of Thrones

(Spoilers ahead for “Winterfell,” episode 1 of Game of Thrones, season 8.)

In Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere, Arya Stark reunites with her crush, Gendry, who’s also a blacksmith, and asks him to make her a mysterious new weapon. We only get a quick look at a design she’s drawn, but there are a few clues from Arya’s past about what the weapon could be.

Arya’s arsenal is fairly full already. In season 7, she got her hands on a new weapon, an unnamed dagger made of Valyrian steel, the same one used in an assassination attempt against her younger brother, Bran Stark. She also has her sword, Needle, which Jon Snow gave her in season 1.

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Tommy Dunne, the weapons master for Game of Thrones , has the following to say on what is almost certainly the weapon Arya asks Gendry to make: In a recent interview with Vanity Fair’ s “Still Watching” podcast, Thrones weapons master Tommy Dunne teased what is very likely this new blade: “There

What weapon did Arya ask Gendry to make in Game of Thrones ? Whether the spear could be attached to Arya ’ s Valyrian steel dagger is left open to debate, but does seem likely. If so, this would allow the possibility of detaching the completed spear and having two weapons capable of killing the

That weapon has served her well in the Water Dance sword fighting style, where she has to be agile and quick. But as she reminds Jon in “Winterfell,” it’s not made of Valyrian steel, so it’d be useless against the undead White Walkers coming from the north.

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Presumably, the new weapon Arya is commissioning from Gendry will help her face off against White Walkers from a safer distance, rather than having to get up close to stab them with her Valyrian dagger.

We can see from the schematics that part of the weapon is made of dragonglass, a material that kills White Walkers and wights. It also looks like the dragonglass part is detachable and can be fitted inside a longer staff-like weapon, either with a hilt on the other end, or another stabby part.

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This post contains frank discussion of Season 7, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones : “The Spoils of War.” That was an incredible episode of Thrones , packed with revelations for both book readers and show watchers. For a closer look at what Arya ’ s courtyard spar with Brienne means for the show

Arya and Gendry had yet another moment on " Game of Thrones ," but if you Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 are ahead. Arya Stark not only shattered the Night Arya yells at him, saying that she could be his family rather than the Brotherhood, to which Gendry responds

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What Arya’s new weapon could mean for Game of Thrones

We also know from Arya’s training in seasons 5 and 6 that she’s skilled with a staff and with switching between weapons, as she does when she spars with Brienne of Tarth in season 7, with both Needle and her dagger.

So the new weapon she’s ordering could combine a staff and a dagger, to take full advantage of Arya’s training from different sources. And it suggests a weapon that can change states during combat, in order to invite more creative fight choreography.

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She’s smart to be gearing up. Hopefully, she’s not the only one who gets a new White Walker-fighting weapon this season. Jon brought home stores of dragonglass from Dragonstone last season, so there should be plenty of material to go around in crafting creative weapons against the undead.

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