Mar 18, The relationship between Jon Snow and Arya Stark. Whether they can be called siblings, allies, friends, soulmates, star-crossed lovers differs. TLDR: Arya Stark will most likely marry Jon Snow, or at least have children with him. I like to put my TLDRs at the start AND end of a post, and if. Feb 26, We know that Arya and Jon's Stark grandparents were First Cousins and there was no evidence those Starks lived anywhere but Winterfell with.
Arya had named her after the warrior queen of the Rhoyne, who had led her people across the narrow sea. Arya's wolf is named after one of the most important women in Westerosi history. Nymeria was a ruler in her own right but I would say that her marriage to Mors Martell was crucial to successful settlement in Dorne. Nymeria stalked closer on wary feet.
Ghost, already larger than his litter mates, smelled her, gave her ear a careful nip, and settled back down. He messed up her hair again and walked away from her, Ghost moving silently beside him. Nymeria started to follow too, then stopped and came back when she saw that Arya was not coming. Jon grinned, reached over, and messed up her hair. They had always been close.
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It is not hinted, it is beaten to our heads with force of a warhammer - repeatedly. GRRM probably dedicates more time to Jon and Arya remembering, missing or being reminded by random stuff about each other than to the description of nipples, which should really tell you something. It is meant to be very significant relationship and build up for something big. Bastards get the swords but not the arms. I did not make the rules, little sister.
Jon watched them leave, and Arya watched Jon. His face had grown as still as the pool at the heart of the godswood. For a moment we are not dealing with angry little girl we know from the most of the books. Arya seems uncharacteristically serene here, she is not focused on the conflict below, she is not even silently watching the world like Jon, she is watching him.
Dark eyes, like his. The scabbard was soft grey leather, supple as sin.
Jon drew out the blade slowly, so she could see the deep blue sheen of the steel. The whole scene of their farewell and Arya getting Needle is very significant.
Jon and Arya originally had a VERY different relationship
For Jon, Arya, and I believe that for the plot too. It is farewell which ends the chapter and ends Jon's life in Winterfell. Again it is pointed to us how important is Arya to Jon. Jon gives Arya Needle, and Arya tells him that she wishes he would go with them.
She may be the only person to do so. I believe that two important phrases are used here 'stick them with the pointy end' and 'Don't tell Sansa'. The first one already reappeared in the books see a comment bellow and I think that the second will play its role too. Interesting is also their short exchange about women shaving. Aside that it shows how open are Jon and Arya with each other including bad jokes and deeply personal and awkward topics, I believe it have other layers to it.
Shaving aside of shaving head is connected to sexual maturity. Judging by Cersei's second ADwD chapter Westerosi women almost surely do not shave any part of their bodies but in RW in culture GRRM comes from most women do, so do Novrosi women and it would not surprise me if it was a case in Braavos especially among courtesans. It is also interesting to compare this scene to Jaime giving Brienne the Oathkeeper. I did not find many similarities between the two aside of the motive of man bound by duty giving a woman the sword, but I think it would be worth the effort to compare how Arya thinks of Needle and Bienne of Oathkeeper.
This is where King Robert killed him and won the crown. He had never paid much attention to the names the children had picked, but looking at her now, he knew that Sansa had chosen well. She was the smallest of the litter, the prettiest, the most gentle and trusting.
Then again, from the books we find two mirroring quotes. And Arya…he missed her even more than Robb, skinny little thing that she was, all scraped knees and tangled hair and torn clothes, so fierce and willful. Arya never seemed to fit, no more than he had…yet she could always make Jon smile. He would give anything to be with her now, to muss up her hair once more and watch her make a face, to hear her finish a sentence with him.
These quotes highlight the fact that they miss each other more than any average brother or sister. Could it be simply because they were close to each other than any other siblings, or the indication of a forbidden relationship? Everything Syrio Forel had ever taught her vanished in a heartbeat. In that instant of sudden terror, the only lesson Arya could remember was the one Jon Snow had given her, the very first. Arya chewed her lip and said nothing. She would not betray Jon, not even to their father.
There is absolutely no one in the world who Arya is more loyal to than Jon. Not even her own father, who she loves more than anything. On the other hand, Arya is told by Jaqen that she has to let go of her identity as a Stark to become a 'faceless' girl.
Jon chose to remain as a Brother of Night's Watch, and Arya let go of all her belongings that identified her as a Stark. However, there was one thing Arya doesn't discard. The Needle - her link to Jon. She let go of her identity as a Stark, but not the link to her illegitimate brother.
That's how special Jon is to her.
What do you think about this? Personal Opinion Personally, I don't really fancy this theory. It makes sense, and it might as well be true. But it doesn't mean that we have to remember it while we ship Jon and Ygritte. However to me, Jon and Arya shares a relationship that can not be explained. They are closer than usual siblings - but not romantically so.
I wouldn't call it sibling love either. I think Soulmates would be a good word to explain what I feel about them.