What’s up with Jaqen H’ghar and the Faceless Men?

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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?

    This video contains spoilers for Season 6 of Game of Thrones, and Books 1-5 of ASOIAF, and a TWOW sample chapter read by GRRM.

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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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  • Sabrina Mitchell
    Sabrina Mitchell  11 hours ago

    I always thought that Syrio and Jaquens teachings were similar because it was simply a kind of Braavosi sub culture kinda thing

  • Swarn Ban
    Swarn Ban  5 days ago

    I want to see Dracary's takes revenge of his mother and kill Jon Snow and his Wildings.....
    Season-9 it seems will only involve Dragon fights , hence no human involvement all are well paid as of now till Season 8...

  • manuel ramirez
    manuel ramirez  7 days ago

    This did not age well.

  • Ghost Ops
    Ghost Ops  14 days ago

    So much like skyrim

  • Torgo1969
    Torgo1969  21 days ago

    Fuck the Faceless Men, bring me Hound!

  • Emily Stewart
    Emily Stewart  21 days ago

    A man is not in season 8. A man is angry.

  • Marjan K
    Marjan K  21 days ago

    Daenerys is probably the most devout believer in the many-faced god of them all.

  • Ozzie Solo
    Ozzie Solo  1 months ago

    Nothing. The answer is nothing.

  • Scott Pepper
    Scott Pepper  1 months ago

    A man is full of shit

  • Shut Up
    Shut Up  1 months ago

    am i the only one who ships him with arya? 😅 like.. he always followed her and he 'protected' her.. omg i should be looking for the stories in wattpad

  • sky walker
    sky walker  1 months ago

    We need to hire faceless man to slap D&D idiots to write season again . what a disaster D&D created in season 8 . man has to take revenge.

  • sky walker
    sky walker  1 months ago +1

    How does man knows so much , you are amazing at working things out,
    You should have worked on game of thrones show for HBO to help D and D , dumb and dumber create a better show.lol

  • LucidIsrael
    LucidIsrael  1 months ago

    The thoughts of the secret assassin's/cult being connected to Arya's story arc makes complete sense even them going against slavery and the Targaryen's but connect to the Greyjoys?? Don't think so; doesn't make much sense or reason, think that Greyjoy was just crazy and need of power, lol.

  • Laura Graves
    Laura Graves  1 months ago +1

    Yeah, he was jaqen. jaqen off.

  • doogieAfro
    doogieAfro  1 months ago

    Short answer (after watching season 8): nothing. nothing at all.

  • Vuk Bjelica
    Vuk Bjelica  1 months ago

    D&D-,,Nah I think there are more important things than this."

  • taliesin halliday
    taliesin halliday  1 months ago +1

    none of it matters now. season 8 forgot it all.

  • LEO zhong
    LEO zhong  1 months ago

    为什么剧中世界的法律制度这么缺失?屠戮随处可见,杀人者不用承担法律惩处。好像整个社会只有道德和宗教,没有成文的制度。

  • LEO zhong
    LEO zhong  1 months ago

    A man is a coldblood and mystery assasin.

  • Nikolay Volf
    Nikolay Volf  1 months ago

    matreshka assassin, not babushka assassin