Game of Thrones has a huge fandom, so it should come as no surprise to learn that its fan produce a fair amount of content on a regular basis. For proof, look no further than “Look What You Made Arya Do,” which is a parody of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” by a cosplayer named Ginny Di. Unsurprisingly, the parody song covers some of Arya’s transformation over the course of the series as well as some of the most notable people on her list of targets, thus living up to its name. Those who are interested in learning more about Ginny Di should not hesitate to head on over to her website, which should be able to provide them with the information that they are interested in learning as well as a link to how they can buy a copy of the parody song if they are that interested.
What Does the Song Touch Upon?
It is not difficult to figure out the people referred to in the parody song. First, there is Petyr Baelish, though a lot of people will remember him as his nickname Littlefinger rather than his full name. For those who don’t remember his contribution to the fall of House Stark, he was the one who kickstarted much of the mess by encouraging conflict between the Starks and the Lannisters. In part, he did so by convincing the Starks that the Lannisters had been responsible for killing Jon Arryn, though as it turned out, that was actually something that he had done by proxy.
However, it should also be noted that Littlefinger did a great deal to convince Catelyn that Tyrion had been the one who sent the assassin with the dagger against her son, which was responsible for Catelyn’s decision to kidnap Tyrion at the inn when she had the temporary strength of numbers. The worst part about the whole mess is that Catelyn genuinely trusted Petyr because the two had grown up together, thus making his betrayal that much more personal.
Second, there is House Frey, presided over by the Late Lord Walder Frey, who has a rather unpleasant reputation for being greedy and grasping, which was not helped by the Red Wedding. After all, while changing sides is a relatively normal if not exactly admirable choice for people on the losing side of a civil war, the manner in which he did so broke the strongest rules of Westerosi society. There are people who equate cruelty with pragmatism, but in doing so, they neglect to mention that breaking the rules encourages other people to break the rules in turn, thus making everyone less safe in the process. As a result, one could call House Frey’s fate an excellent example of their own bad choices coming back to haunt them.
Finally, the song mentions Arya’s training as a would-be member of the Faceless Man, which provided her with the skills needed to exact her revenge. In a sense, said transformation is rather reminiscent of the first Faceless Men, who relived the suffering of the slaves condemned to the mines of Valyria as well as exacted vengeance on their slave masters so long ago. While the circumstances might have changed, the fundamental motivation remains more than a little bit similar.