Maisie Williams Responds to Sexist ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Theory
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams took part in a Comic-Con panel on Friday (July 19) where she shut down a sexist GoT fan theory about her character, Arya Stark.
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The fan theory centered around Episode 3 of the final season, when Arya defeats the Night King. The theory questioned if Arya defeated him all on her own, or if Jon Snow in fact helped her by distracting Viserion.
Williams' response to the theory was a hard "no."
"She did that on her own," she continued. "If we're gonna give credit to anyone, it's Melisandre. She knew what she had to do to put the mission in Arya's head when she's at her lowest point."
Williams explained that the moment was the first time her character had something to lose.
"For so long she's been on her own, and being back with her family has made her that much more vulnerable," she told the crowd. "I think if we're gonna to put it down to anyone for getting Arya's head back on track and helping her go and finish the job, it's Melisandre—and the, 'brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes...' All the eyes."
Game of Thrones' Comic-Con panel saw five cast members and creators back out due to last-minute scheduling conflicts, making Williams the only female participant on the panel.
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