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Game of Thrones: Who's On Arya's Kill List and Why?

See how well Arya's mission is progressing

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Sadie Gennis

All men must die. And if Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has her way, she'll be the one to kill them -- well, at least the one to kill some of them.

Early in Game of Thrones' run, Arya began keeping track of everyone she wanted dead in a nightly kill list. It was like her own personal lullaby, but for murder. Since then, her list has grown exponentially. Fortunately for Arya, her time spent in the House of Black and White means she has exactly the specific set of skills to help her in this task.

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Yet despite all this, Arya hasn't killed that many people from her list. Almost every single person Arya wanted dead has perished, yes, but few by her hand. (Although, we're betting Arya would still count that as a win in the long run.)

See everyone who was on Arya's kill list and how much progress she actually made below.

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The Hound
Why:
For killing Mycah, the butcher's boy.
Status:
Dead. The Hound died during his long-awaited fight with his brother the Mountain.

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Meryn Trant
Why:
For killing Syrio Forel.
Status:
Dead. Arya slit his throat in a Braavosi brothel where Meryn was abusing underage girls.

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Cersei Lannister
Why:
For her role in Ned Stark's death.
Status: Dead. Instead of being killed by the valonqar, Cersei was crushed by rubble alongside Jaime during Daenerys' attack on King's Landing.

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Joffrey
Why:
For ordering Ned Stark's execution.
Status:
Dead. Joffrey was poisoned by Olenna Martell and Petyr Baelish at his wedding to Margaery. Unfortunately, Arya's sister Sansa was suspected of the murder and had to go on the run.

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Ilyn Payne
Why:
For executing Ned Stark.
Status:
Alive. But completely forgotten about.

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Polliver
Why:
For killing Lommy, stealing Needle and the torture at Harrenhal.
Status: Dead. Arya killed him after a chance encounter at an inn.

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The Mountain
Why:
For the torture at Harrenhal
Status: Dead, for real this time. Qyburn resurrected the Mountain as Ser Robert Strong after the warrior was fatally poisoned by Oberyn Martell, but the Mountain was put down for good by his brother, the Hound.

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Rorge
Why:
For the torture at Harrenhal and threatening to rape her.
Status:
Dead. Arya killed him after Rorge and Biter attacked her and the Hound.

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Walder Frey
Why:
For orchestrating the Red Wedding.
Status: Dead. Arya slit his throat after feeding Walder two of his sons in a pie.

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Tywin Lannister
Why:
For orchestrating the Red Wedding.
Status: Dead. Tyrion killed his father with a crossbow while Tywin was using the toilet.

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Melisandre
Why:
For kidnapping Gendry.
Status:
Dead. After fulfilling her life's purpose in defeating the Night King, Melisandre took off her magical necklace and died peacefully.

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Beric Dondarrion
Why:
For selling Gendry to Melisandre.
Status:
Dead. He sacrificed himself to save Arya's life during the Battle of Winterfell.

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Thoros of Myr
Why:
For selling Gendry to Melisandre.
Status:
Dead. He froze to death after being injured in a battle against wights.

Who do you think is next? For more details on each of the deaths, check out the gallery below. Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c on HBO.

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