I was thinking about how most of the characters in ASOIAF are grey, not black and white. There are very truly good or truly evil people. I started trying to think of who is truly good, without fault, I think perhaps some, but not all, of the starks. Not even Dany is all white with her obsession with vengeance, that girl can hold a grudge like nothing else. Ned was good, but he died. Robb was good and he died. Catelyn was good, and she died, and now perhaps she is a little vengeful. Rickon is a kid. Bran is good, Jon is good, Sansa isn't, she is shallow and petty and she isn't in the same class as the rest. Then Arya, I first thought, Arya is good, but then I thought on her more... Do you think GRRM is setting us up to root for a violent psychopath? Is it me, or is Arya slowly turning into one? Arya has killed a lot of people, and most of the time they deserved it, but not always, sometimes they were merely in her way or the punishment did NOT fit the crime. Sure, Arya has a right to be angry at the world, but the killing doesn't seem to phase her, she seems inable to empathize with others. She has all the traits of a psychopath. Think of Ned finding feeling for the man he executes at the very beginning, Jon, feeling for the wildlings and giants as he fights them. Arya exhibits none of these traits.