“Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode 8 showed Arya Stark survive the attempted assassination carried out by The Waif wandering the streets of Braavos as she made her way to the backstage of Lady Crane’s play.
But is it possible for a girl to survive what Arya did on ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 episode 8? Medical science says no.
Experts in every field had already demolished most of the shows “realism” such as the climb made by the wildlings and Jon Snow, to Greyscale which causes the victim to succumb to madness at the slightest touch too farfetched for a skin disease.
This time, medical science gives its two cents to the gut stabbing miracle that is “A Girl.”
A Redditor by the name of Zahn1138 did some research on whether the wounds the Stark girl suffered were survivable as well.
He admits that “Game of Thrones” is set in a fantasy world were ice zombies and dragons roam the land. His point is not to criticize the show’s realism (because God knows there’s not much of that) but it’s consistency.
Fans may remember Talisa Stark, wife of the late Robb Stark from the Red Wedding where she was stabbed, multiple times, by Lame Lothar Frey. Why is she dead while Arya Stark was able to dive into a river, swim to safety, and walk all the way to Lady Crane?
Even if the stabbing did not hit any major arteries, infection from diving into the river or the shock from blood loss should have killed her. Instead, she was still able to run and even kill The Waif a member of the Faceless Men and walk it all off after just one day’s rest.
While it is obvious that she is an important character and that she must survive, the blatant inconsistency is too obvious to be swept under the rug. Like how Jaime Lannister became ill after having his arm cut off or how Robert Baratheon quickly succumbed to his wounds after being gored by a boar.
Nobody wants Arya Stark to die before she does anything important in “Game of Thrones” but her unlikely survival cast serious doubt on the show’s credibility for realism.