Warning: Spoilers for HBO's Game of Thrones up through the most recent episode, "The Spoils of War." Also, this piece contains speculation that may or may not manifest into spoilers.
In "The Spoils of War," Arya found her way back to Winterfell for the first time on the show since the series premiere back in 2011. She also reunited with siblings Sansa and Bran - again, a huge Stark family first that hadn't happened since Season 1.
But all three of these remaining Stark pups have endured torturous journeys - each taking a different form - that have transformed them into very different people. Not just from who they once were, but different from each other as well. Sansa rose up through physical abuse, rape and sexual torture under the tough love tutelage of Cersei and Littlefinger. Bran traveled far beyond the Wall, battled living nightmares, and discovered cold, emotionless "sight beyond sight" from the Three-Eyed Raven. Arya is the smirking, deadly collage of many surrogate parents - from Syrio Forel to Tywin Lannister to The Hound to "No One."
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Source: IGN.com