"Game of Thrones" recently came up with the third episode of the final season. In this article, I will retrace the story of Arya Stark's dagger, which Eddard Stark's third child used to kill the Night King. The weapon, in fact, appeared in the series since the very first season, and during all those years it passed from hand to hand until returning to Winterfell.

Dagger's journey in 'Game of Thrones'

An unnamed assassin: The first time we see the dagger is when a gunman is sent to the Stark home to assassinate Bran, still in a coma. The "handover" happened in the second episode of the first season, when Catelyn, to defend her helpless son, grabbed the blade with her bare hands and fought the murderer.

Catelyn Stark: Catelyn began to suspect that her son, rather than falling from Winterfell's bell tower, had been pushed by someone, and that the attack on his life was connected to that event. She called a secret council, in which only trusted people appeared, including Robb Stark, Theon, master Luwin and Ser Rodrik Cassel.

Ser Rodrik Cassel: The Stark arms commander pointed out how the weapon was "too elegant" for a simple murderer since the blade was made of Valyria steel and the dragon handle. Someone had given it to him, but who? The first suspects were the Lannisters, then Ser Rodrik.

Petyr Baelish: Catelyn's childhood friend and skilled manipulator, Petyr 'Shortcut' Baelish claimed the dagger's custody, revealing that it had once been his but at some point, he had lost it by betting against Tyrion Lannister during a tournament.

It was a lie, of course, but it got the Starks down. Another lie was Baelish's promise to help the Starks unravel the mystery, which pushed the dagger into the hands of Ned Stark.

Stark family

Ned Stark: The patriarch of the Stark family was elected First Knight, and he kept the blade in his office. During an important conversation with Lord Baelish about the line of succession after the death of King Robert, he placed it on his desk.

Petyr Baelish: it is not clear if Baelish stole the dagger from Ned's desk or sneaked it from his belt in the Throne Room. However, he finally recovered it and pointed it at the throne of the First Knight. He guarded it for years, but in the end, in an attempt to prove he was trustworthy, he gave it to Bran.

Bran Stark: Shorthand revealed to Bran that this was the blade with which a mysterious killer had attempted to kill him, Baelish offered to do "anything" to help the last surviving male heir of Stark House.

Bran did not care about the gift, its value, and even less about the empty promises of Petyr, and here is how the dagger finally came to Arya Stark.

Arya Stark: Bran handed the blade to his sister stating that given her condition any weapon in her hands would'nt be wasted.