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Tue May 21, 2019, 08:05 AM

Question for real Game of Thrones fans/scholars:

What the hell ever happened to Arya's direwolf?

I remember that in the books, it ran away, but she was somehow still psychically connected to it. I can't remember if the show even went there.

So where is it?

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Reply Question for real Game of Thrones fans/scholars: (Original post)
Dave Starsky May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
Dave Starsky May 2019 #2
hlthe2b May 2019 #3
Dave Starsky May 2019 #4
Ron Obvious May 2019 #7
yellowdogintexas May 2019 #8
bronxiteforever May 2019 #5
Dave Starsky May 2019 #6

Response to Dave Starsky (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:07 AM

1. She ran into it later with a pack of wolves (Nymeria was their pack leader) during her travels and

while there was a bit of recognition, she watched as it went off with its pack.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:12 AM

2. Was that in the books, or in the show?

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #2)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:13 AM

3. the show... Season 7, I think.

I haven't read the books and I'm certainly no "scholar", but I do remember the scene. (I tend to remember all things canine)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:15 AM

4. Well, that's... underwhelming.

No wonder I don't remember it.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #2)

Tue May 21, 2019, 11:55 AM

7. It's strongly hinted at in the books

I don't remember exactly where, but there is a mention of a roaming pack of wolves terrorising the countryside, let by a fearsome, enormous wolf, which is clearly Arya's direwolf.

The meeting between them last season was probably what they call "fan service".

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #7)

Tue May 21, 2019, 02:00 PM

8. that pack of wolves is mentioned several times

they roam the Riverlands, near Riverrun.
In the books, Arya wargs into Nymeria several times but so far they have not crossed paths

I can't remember which one of the kids experienced this, but at some point two of them are warged into their wolves and the wolves sense each other's presence but they don't actually find each other.

This might be the scene around the tower in the lake, in which Bran, Rickon, Osha and Hodor are in the tower with ShaggyDog and Summer; Jon who is with a pack of wildings comes into the area and they sense that their brother is near.

We did not get much warging in the series, but the books have a lot!

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Response to Dave Starsky (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:23 AM

5. Ned Stark's lecture to the Stark kids

When the snows fall and the white winds blow,
the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives

I guess Nymeria is foreshadowing how the Stark clan stays together and survives. I canít explain Ghost then but his name foreshadowed Jonís death and resurrection. IMHO Ghost deserved many more pets because he was such a good boy!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #5)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:17 AM

6. Apparently, Ghost was a difficult character to animate.

Probably because of all the fur. It's tough to make it look convincing.

So that's why you don't see characters physically interacting with him much.

But, yes, he is definitely a very good boy.

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