13. “That’s not me”
After Daenerys legitimizes Gendry, he immediately goes to find Arya, professing his love for her and asking her to marry him. Gendry is now lord of Storm’s End, and wants Arya to be his lady–but everybody knows asking Arya to be a lady is a bad call. “That’s not me,” Arya tells him, letting him down easy. It’s a callback to two key moments: First, Arya told her father Ned Stark “That’s not me” when he talked about her marrying and being a lady. The conversation was what led Ned to signing Arya up for water dancing lessons, setting her on the path of assassinhood.
The line got another mention in Season 7, when Arya was heading to Winterfell to find Jon, Bran, and Sansa, after she’d dealt with the Freys. While Arya was traveling through the woods, she was surrounded by a pack of wolves, led by a direwolf that turned out to be Nymeria. Back in Season 1, Arya released her direwolf into the woods near the King’s Road after she bit Joffrey, because Arya knew Queen Cersei would have the wolf killed. When Nymeria reappeared, wild and apparently in charge of the smaller wolves of the area, Arya tried to get Nymeria to come with her to Winterfell. She realized the wolf needed to be free, muttering, “That’s not you,” as Nymeria turned and headed back into the forest.