As far as I remember Beric got his duty from Ned Stark. What did Beric do to be in Arya's kill list?

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Because he sold Gendry out to Melisandre.

Note that he's not on her kill list in the books, only in the TV show.

The full list from the show is as follows (list more or less copied from here, updated with status including spoilers from S8):

  • The Hound
    Why: For killing Mycah, the butcher's boy.
    Status: Dead. Cleganebowl.

  • Meryn Trant
    Why: For (presumably) killing Syrio Forel.
    Status: Dead. Arya slit his throat in a Braavosi brothel where Meryn was abusing underage girls.

  • Cersei Lannister
    Why: For her role in Ned Stark's death.
    Status: Dead.

  • Joffrey
    Why: For ordering Ned Stark's execution.
    Status: Dead. Joffrey was poisoned by Olenna Tyrell and Petyr Baelish at his wedding to Margaery. Unfortunately, Arya's sister Sansa was suspected of the murder and had to go on the run.

  • Ilyn Payne
    Why: For executing Ned Stark.
    Status: Alive - as far as we know.

  • Polliver
    Why: For killing Lommy, stealing Needle and the torture at Harrenhal.
    Status: Dead. Arya killed him after a chance encounter at an inn.

  • The Mountain
    Why: For the torture at Harrenhal
    Status: Dead. Cleganebowl.

  • Rorge
    Why: For the torture at Harrenhal and threatening to rape her.
    Status: Dead. Arya killed him after Rorge and Biter attacked her and the Hound.

  • Walder Frey
    Why: For orchestrating the Red Wedding
    Status: Dead. As of the Season 6 finale Arya used her assassin skills (including face-changing!) to infiltrate Riverrun and kill him

  • Tywin Lannister
    Why: For orchestrating the Red Wedding.
    Status: Dead. Tyrion killed his father with a crossbow while Tywin was using the toilet.

  • Melisandre
    Why: For kidnapping Gendry.
    Status: Dead.

  • Beric Dondarrion
    Why: For selling Gendry to Melisandre.
    Status: Dead.

  • Thoros of Myr
    Why: For selling Gendry to Melisandre.
    Status: Dead. Mauled by undead polar bear. Succumbs to wounds and cold.

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    Syrio Forel is not dead ( not confirmed at least) Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 11:38
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    @AnkitSharma Trant meant to kill him, and almost certainly did kill him, which is enough to get on Arya's kill list.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 11:52
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    I think Arya later on removed the Hound from the list. Or maybe that was only in the books, not sure about that. And I think she didn't remove him because she thinks he's dead but because she actually forgave him. See also scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/4657/…
    – Ivo
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 16:09
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    @AnkitSharma It's not confirmed, but the most reasonable assumption is to believe he is dead: one killer with armor and a steel sword enters the room where Syrio is unarmored and only has a wooden sword. The killer leaves the room alone. What additional evidence do we need? :)
    – Andres F.
    Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 0:30
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    @Axelord It'd be pretty disappointing if that were the case. Most people from Braavos aren't Faceless Men. Plus it doesn't work that way: the onus is on the people making the extraordinary claim (i.e. that Syrio was a Faceless Man and survived); you don't need additional evidence for the most reasonable interpretation! Unless we're shown additional info -- and at this point in the story, it'd be irrelevant in my opinion -- Syrio is dead and buried.
    – Andres F.
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 4:45

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