Well, little Arya Stark certainly doesn't bear any resemblance to the Star Wars villain (yet...), but actress Maisie Williams who plays her certainly sees the similarities. She has referred to her character as a "misunderstood Darth Vader".
Similar to how the villain started out good and became bad, the seventeen year old star told Access Hollywood that; "It's the same with Arya, although we're actually seeing that twisted path, which is almost more disturbing than you hating a character and then realising they're actually quite good."
"To actually see one of your favorite characters — of such a lovely young, funny girl, slowly be chipped and chipped away into something completely else, I think, even for me, it was really hard to play, and I’m reading scenes, like, ‘God, this is not the Arya that I thought I was going to be playing.’ And yeah, it’s different and I really, really hope people still continue to follow her story line."
No doubt about that as this little lady is undoubtedly one of the most popular on the show, but now that she has lost her travelling companion The Hound, what's next for the youngest Stark lady? Williams said; "The possibilities for Arya’s future are kind of — there’s so many different ways that this could kind of go now and we do have a book, obviously, to go by. But, you know, they can literally do anything. This is a fresh start for Arya and they could choose to go with the books or they could write something completely new and that’s what I’m really excited to see."
As are we, how long do we have to wait again for season five!?