Happy birthday, Maisie Williams! 17 reasons to love 'Game of Thrones' deadliest lady

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Big birthday wishes go out to "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams. The woman better known as Arya Stark -- aka the easiest Stark to cheer for -- turns 17 today (April 15).

In honor of Maisie's big day, here's a list of 17 reasons why the world has fallen in love with her. By the end of the article, you likely will have too.

1. Maisie Williams is adorable.

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2. Her character, Arya, isn't afraid to speak her mind.

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3. And neither is Maisie.

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4. Arya is one of the few characters actually getting stuff done.

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5. She and her onscreen sister, Sophie Turner, are real life best friends.

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6. She knows how to make her fans feel better.


7. She loves animals.

 
 

8. She's got a sense of humor about "Game of Thrones."

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9. And just in general.


10. Girl can dance.


11. And ... sing?


12. She's already a gorgeous fashionista.

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13. And she's got good taste.

 

14. She's hilarious on social media.

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15. She is so dedicated to the role of Arya she learned how to sword fight left-handed.

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16. She's grown up in front of the world.

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17. And turned into a beautiful, mature and extremely intelligent young woman.

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Happy 17th birthday, Maisie!

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