Faceless Men: who is Jaqen H'ghar?

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  • Published on:  Monday, September 5, 2016
  • Jaqen H’ghar is probably the most confusing Game of Thrones character. Who is Jaqen? What’s his relationship with Arya? Is Jaqen Syrio Forel? Who’s the “alchemist” at Oldtown, and what does he want? What do the Faceless Men have to do with Valyria? Were the Faceless Men involved in the death of Balon Greyjoy? Could they be working with Euron Greyjoy to orchestrate a huge terrible blood sacrifice?

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    References / further reading:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/1k80pg/spoilers_all_the_endgame_of_the_faceless_men/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/444xc0/spoilers_extended_were_we_wrong_all_along/
    http://asoiafuniversity.tumblr.com/post/115201884830/why-do-you-think-jaqen-refers-to-arya-as-sweet-and
    http://watchersonthewall.com/maisie-williams-gives-definite-answer-on-syrio-forels-fate/
    http://ign.com/articles/2016/04/13/game-of-thrones-maisie-williams-definitively-ends-your-syrio-forel-theories
    http://nobodysuspectsthebutterfly.tumblr.com/post/51261033852/anonymous-asked-can-you-explain-what-the-hell
    https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/4m33w9/spoilers_twow_ripples_in_the_dreamscape_grrm/

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  • Catrina
    Catrina  yesterday

    He's a Khajiit

  • Bartooc
    Bartooc  2 days ago

    The price of faceless men depends on who you want to kill.

  • ghanphol
    ghanphol  2 days ago

    The whole part about the faceless men looking for information about dragons seems obviously stupid.

    They began in Valyria. Since this is the case, they obviously know more about dragons than anyone. Whatever information the Valyrians had, the faceless men could definitely have acquired.

    Especially if they were the ones to cause the doom, it seems obvious that they must have possessed vast knowledge of blood and fire magic.

  • Sapphiresenthiss
    Sapphiresenthiss  3 days ago

    A man confuses so many dudes sexually it seems 😁

  • 1bon
    1bon  5 days ago

    How can you say what happened to a man that's no one?

  • Alex H
    Alex H  6 days ago

    Storyline abandoned

  • James Lippincott
    James Lippincott  7 days ago

    I found the pdf for the winds of winter released so far
    http://www.winterfell.ir/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/the-winds-of-winter.pdf

  • kemp10
    kemp10  7 days ago

    This one time I went crazy and was Jaqen it in San Diego

  • T C
    T C  7 days ago +1

    Only in dumb and dumbers version could a severely injured and inexperienced Arya defeat the vastly superior (killing wise, knowledge wise, fighting in the dark wise etc) waif in the dark. By that point, its tv by ‘mericans for ‘mericans ffs.

  • The Studio
    The Studio  7 days ago

    syrio was not killed by jaqen, jaqen was always syrio

  • jdozzl
    jdozzl  7 days ago

    This all gives me faith that D&D effed up a lot of fun and interesting stuff in the show that I will look forward to in the possible conclusion of the series.

  • Jeffrey Aguilar
    Jeffrey Aguilar  7 days ago

    Worship death heh? Psst hail Sithis

  • sayak choudhury
    sayak choudhury  21 days ago

    I guess Jaqen H'ghar is Rhaeghar Targaryen or Targaryen was always a Faceless Man.

  • Nymerya 00
    Nymerya 00  21 days ago

    I think Jaqen and little finger are related

  • I should be asleep 3 hours ago

    I really thought Jaqen would come and fight in Great War

  • Electro-Cute
    Electro-Cute  21 days ago

    I do not see the weirdness in the whole Jaqen H´ghar being the dancing teacher. Well there is the question about why Jaqen was in kings landing and how he managed to end up getting caught as a criminal in the first place. He is suppose to be a master assassin with the ability to change face and body as a man changes is clothes. Yet he manages to get caught that easily?
    Another thing is why would they kill the dance teacher when he is obviously not a threat to the realm. He would have served far better in the night's watch with his fencing talents.
    Jaqen H´ghar shouldn't have been in that cart, but the dance teacher should have.

  • valen av
    valen av  21 days ago

    It's obvious, he is no one. Daaa!! LOL

  • Prince Prithush
    Prince Prithush  21 days ago

    A man has many dicks😜

  • Culvea Solvere
    Culvea Solvere  28 days ago

    Sounds like the author was inspired by the worshippers of death in the Elder Scrolls IP. IT turns out you become a worshipper and an assassin in ESO as well and you worship the two faces of death the god and goddess said to be separate beings but not really. One of the things they have as a power is the ability to stealth instantly and gain great unnatural speed after backstabbing anyone including npcs in cities (who are not guards in ESO). It made for one of the best stories. They are called the Black Hand.

  • Rob Guzman
    Rob Guzman  28 days ago

    Just another potentially great storyline ruined by dumb and dumber.