5 ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Arya Should Target Next on Her Kill List (PHOTOS)

Jill Baughman | Apr 9, 2014 Celebrities

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Arya Stark had a character-defining moment during the season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones. (There are some spoilers ahead for those of you who haven't seen "Two Swords," by the way.) She slaughtered a man on her kill list, which she recites before going to sleep every night, and was able to reclaim her sword, Needle, that her brother Jon Snow lovingly gave to her before the Stark family was torn apart. Polliver had murdered her friend Lommy back in season 2, and Arya was true to her word when she promised herself to kill him. Sticking "the pointy end" through Polliver's neck made every Game of Thrones fan stand up and cheer.

So who should be next on her "kill list"? Although those of you who have read the books know what's next for Arya, it's fun for non-spoiled people to imagine that this is just the start of a murderous spree for Arya to avenge everyone who has wronged her family.

There are so many hated characters on Game of Thrones, it's little wonder why Arya's list is so long. But still, even if these folks are actually included on her list or not (some of them aren't, as she doesn't know exactly who plotted the Red Wedding that took out her brother and mother), here are the top 5 characters we hope Arya kills next on her quest for vengeance.

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  • Joffrey Baratheon


    I mean, obviously. It'd be absolutely insane if we could finally see Joffrey get his at the hands of Arya Stark. He has put her family through enough grief, it'd only be poetic justice at this point. If Joffrey were to have any redeeming quality, it'd be for Arya to take him out.

  • Cersei Lannister


    It's enough of a reason to want Cersei dead because she is responsible for the birth of her horrid son, Joffrey. Still, Cersei is on Arya's kill list in the book, and it'd be so amazing to see cunning, gorgeous, crazy Cersei taken down by a tiny, disheveled, angry little girl.

  • Tywin Lannister


    Should I just go ahead and put every single Lannister on this list (besides Tyrion, that is) (okay, maybe Jaime)? Though Arya and Tywin had some rather nice moments during season 2 -- which never happened in the book -- the moment she finds out Tywin was the mastermind behind the Red Wedding, she'll be looking for his head.

  • Walder Frey


    If Arya could ever put Needle through a more deserving man's stomach, it would be Lord Walder Frey. Of course, Tywin plotted the Red Wedding, but Frey was the one who saw it through. Plus, he's disgusting with his daughters/wives and in general seems to be a terrible human being. 

  • Roose Bolton


    Again, a character who isn't on Arya's kill list, but sure as hell should be. He declared his allegiance for her brother Robb during the war, but he betrayed them all and was actually the one who murdered Robb. He was appointed Warden of the North, just going to show he killed poor Robb because he's one greedy, murderous punk. Oh yeah, and his son, Ramsay Snow, is a complete and utter sadist. Arya would do well to take them both out.

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