Game of Thrones season 8: Who has green eyes? Answer reveals Arya’s next victim

'You said I’d shut many eyes forever – you were right about that too'

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 05 May 2019 09:19 BST
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The latest episode of Game of Thrones saw many fans scramble online to see which characters have green eyes.

The third episode of the HBO show’s eighth and final season featured a scene that saw Melisandre (Carice van Houten) remind Arya (Maisie Williams) of the prophecy she foretold back in season three.

The Red Woman met Arya during her time with the Brotherhood without Banners (RIP Beric) and, before leaving with Gendry (Joe Dempsie), told her: “I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever. We will meet again.”

True enough, the pair meet again five seasons later during the Battle of Winterfell where Arya’s reminded of the prophecy. Only this time, it takes on fresh meaning considering they’re under siege from an army whose leader has blue eyes.

Their interaction goes as follows:

Arya: “You said I’d shut many eyes forever. You were right about that too.”

Melisandre: “Brown eyes, green eyes, and blue eyes.”

Arya is later shown to be the one who takes down the Night King, which ultimately sees the living win the Great War. But, fans are now wondering which characters with green eyes Arya could next kill.

The obvious bet is Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). She is one of the oldest names on Arya’s kill list after she imprisoned her father back in season one and was present when her son, Joffrey (Jack Gleeson), ordered his beheading.

With the Night King out of the way, the troops will be marching to King’s Landing for a final showdown with Cersei, so the wheels are certainly in motion for Arya to be the one to end her rule.

Note the ordering of Melisandre’s words: in season three, she mentions “green eyes” last, but in the latest episode, she swaps it with “blue eyes”. While she could have done this in an attempt to hammer home the point that Arya needed to go and kill the Night King – the emphasis on “blue eyes” certainly did this – but it could also be because Arya has killed her green-eyed victim already. This could mean she’s referring to Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), whom Arya murdered last season.

Another character with green eyes is Cersei’s brother/lover Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). It seems unlikely that Arya would kill Jaime, but many think if she does, she’ll take his guise and kill Cersei, which would also see the Valonqar theory come true (more on that here). The same goes for Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) who also has green eyes.

The final season of Game of Thrones continues every Sunday. Our extensive ranking of every episode in the series – from worst to best – is below.

The show will be available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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