Daredevil is perhaps one of the most popular examples of people who have overcome their weaknesses and is not limited by their disabilities. This Marvel superhero gave sound advice to another struggling young hero from Game of Thrones.
Marvel fans know that Daredevil, aka Matthew Murdock, has been blind ever since he got poured with radioactive substance when he was a young kid. But blindness did not tear Murdock down. Instead, it made him stronger and made his other senses sharper.
According to Gizmodo, the Hell’s Kitchen superhero shared a piece of advice to Arya Stark who hasn’t gotten the hang of her blindness. In the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, the young Stark got beat up by the Waif (Faye Marsay) in a match, indicating that she has no control over her weakness.
In response to a tweet from Twitter user Paul Marzagalli, Daredevil gave Arya a simple, but important advice: “Rule #1: Learn to listen. They always give themselves away.”
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) April 26, 2016
It appears that Arya Stark or at least actress Maisie Williams has taken these words of wisdom to heart.
“She’s learning to fight without her eyesight,” Williams said in an interview with People. “It’s definitely a skill she will take with her forever, using her ears and not her eyes. That’s going to be very beneficial and she’ll use to her advantage.”
Arya is known to be a skilled fighter and is very brave despite her age. Thus, it will be exciting to see how the character rises above her circumstance. The 19-year-old actress also hinted that Arya will get beaten up a lot in Game of Thrones Season 6, joking that in the process she has learned how to fake a hit.
Arya Stark was evicted from the House of Black and White after she committed murder in Season 5. As punishment, her sight was also taken from her by the mysterious Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha).
Game of Thrones Season 6 airs every Sunday on HBO.