Friday 3 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Some male fans are furious about Arya Stark's heroic moment in the latest episode

Warning: Huge Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 3, The Long Night - spoilers ahead.

So, after the latest epic episode of the all-encompassing show which has basically replaced Brexit as the only thing that people can talk about, the only name on everyone's lips (again - remember that scene from last week?) was Arya Stark.

During the brutal 'Battle of Winterfell,' the big bad of the show, The Night King ( for those who don't watch the show; he's the big icy dude that you've probably seen on bus stop posters) was killed by the pint-sized hero played by Maisie Williams.

As you can imagine this was a huge moment for the show and a crowning moment for Arya, as a teenage girl literally saw off an ice zombie and saved the human race from certain death and nearly everyone celebrated like she had just won the World Cup.
Notice that we used the word 'nearly' there and inevitably there was a backlash against this decision to have Arya kill The Night King and yes, we regret to report that those complaining about it are men.

This was mostly instigated by alt-right figurehead, Jack Posobiec, who called Arya a 'Mary Sue,' aka a female character that is deemed to be 'too perfect' and boring due to their lack of flaws.

Unfortunately, he wasn't the only one repeating this sort of childish rhetoric.

Thankfully there are some decent, logical and forward-thinking Game of Thrones fans on Twitter and a lot of people have come to Arya defence and elaborated on why she definitely isn't a Mary Sue.

(Source: Independent

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