Today's article about Game of Thronesis focused on what Nymeria, Arya's direwolf, is actually doing in the Riverlands. Don't let Nymeria's cute face in the picture above mislead you: she's much bigger now and she's totally not a "good girl" anymore. Be careful: although we don't know if Nymeria is going to pop up again in this season or in the next one, our article is based on the books, so spoilers may follow!

A brief recap about Nymeria: the direwolf's attack against Joeffrey.

Nymeria, the direwolf Arya named after the legendary queen, bit Prince Joeffrey's arm in Game of Thrones season 1 to defend Arya, since Joeffey was trying to hit her with a sword. Fearing for Nymeria's life, Arya forced her direwolf to leave, and Nymeria is running loose in the Riverlands since then.

Nymeria is leading a big pack.

What we're reporting now come straight from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

In A Clash of Kings while Arya is marching north with Yoren she hears talk of an oversized female wolf leading a big pack in the Riverlands, a big wolf apparently with no fear of any men or animals. In Chapter 5 Lord Mooton of Maidenpool set out with his sons and his dogs to hunt the huge beast, but when they found Nymeria's lair, they were attacked and just managed to escape, losing all their dogs.

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Arya, Nymeria and Catelyn Stark's body.

In A Storm of Swords Arya sees a pack of wolves on her way to Riverrun. She howls at the wolves and the biggest one returns her howl. Later Arya has a dream where Nymeria kills Iggo and other members of the Bloody Mummers, and it isn't just a dream: these criminals actually fall prey to Nymeria's pack while they were hunting Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie after they fled Harrenhal.

After this event, through a warg bond with her direwolf Arya findsCatelyn Stark'sbody in a river and drags the corpseto the shore. She runs away when some men are approaching, but without the Arya/Nymeria intervention maybe Catelyn would have never been resurrected by Thoros of Myr.

Nymerya's wolves army.

In A Feast for Crows, as Septon Meribald reports (the same Septon we saw with The Hound in Game of Thrones season 6 episode 7,) Nymeria is leading a huge pack, basically an army of wolves: not dozens but "hundreds" of them.

Ser Danwell Frey also reports to Jaime Lannister that a group of wolves attacked a Freys' baggage train.

Another event which proves that the enemies of the Starks are Nymeria's enemies occur in A Feast for Crows: Ser Dermot of the Rainwood commands a search trying to capture Ser Brynden Tully aka the Blackfish, but he returns without Brynden and tells Jamie that he encountered hundreds of wolves led by a huge she-wolf. During the search, Nymeria's wolves - if not Nymeria herself - killed two Lannisters' sentries.

Nymeria in the TV show.

In A Dance with Dragons Nymeria is still in the Riverlands, a bloody and feral oversized wolf who leads hundreds of wolves and kills enemies and feast on animals and other men. Even if the most part of the fans think Ghost is the toughest and coolest of the direwolves, we think Nymeria is at least as tough as Ghost is.

We really hope Game of Thrones' showrunners won't cut off Nymeria's fascinating storyline from the show. Since she's in the Riverlands as well as a lot of other characters, we think there is a small chance to see her again very soon in the show, and if this isn't going to happen, at least we hope we can see Arya's direwolf again at the beginning of season 7.

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