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

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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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watchersonthewall.com/maisie-williams-gives-definite-answer-on-syrio-forels-fate/
ign.com/articles/2016/04/13/game-of-thrones-maisie-williams-definitively-ends-your-syrio-forel-theories
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Kellease Taylor
Kellease Taylor - दिन पहले
Dude, I just got into GOT and I am highly confused about Jaquen H’hgar.
Sam Frenkel
Sam Frenkel - 2 दिन पहले
If Euron is involved with the faceless men could his mission to marry Daenerys really be a ploy to sacrifice her?
Linda Brady
Linda Brady - 2 दिन पहले
I think one of your comments is off a little. They can’t just use someone’s face. They have to use the faces they have in their “library”. You see Arya take them off the walk of faces and bring them back and put them away. That’s why, in the show (I can’t remember if it’s in the books) Arya has actual skinned faces with in her room. She probably stole them from the many face wall.
Lilly Münzberg
Lilly Münzberg - 3 दिन पहले
Funfact: he went to a class with my mother and I know him Personally😏😂 (I'm from Germany)
Pau Tangcalagan
Pau Tangcalagan - 5 दिन पहले
don't worry season 8 didn't require the character story and background to fit, they're just there for the finale that's all.
Mamoor Khan
Mamoor Khan - 7 दिन पहले
there is no connection between jaquin and syrio forel , similarities are because they are all bravoosi and pray the same god
Karl Gilbert
Karl Gilbert - 10 दिन पहले
Turns out nothing was up with Jaqen
Daniel Fake
Daniel Fake - 10 दिन पहले
Fuck, this would’ve been so interesting to if Benioff and Weiss weren’t fucking selfish and decided to just write an ending to the show because they got bored
liam nn
liam nn - 10 दिन पहले
Absolutely nothing
Abid Hasan Khan
Abid Hasan Khan - 12 दिन पहले
A man still does not understand
Mattinho Got Game
Mattinho Got Game - 12 दिन पहले
Well do we know why Syrio stopped being the first sword of Bravvos? Not that big of a stretch to believe he was killed for some sort of transgression potentially... After all, being the first sword of Bravvos would mean it would take someone highly skilled to best him and who better than a faceless man... Jaqen kills him, takes his face and there we go. Syrio is Jaqen 🤷‍♂️
asdsdjf asdjxajiosdqw
asdsdjf asdjxajiosdqw - 12 दिन पहले
Why do I only seem to pick up about 1/10th of these clues when reading the books compared to others?
Olli Casey
Olli Casey - 10 दिन पहले
If you pick up 1/10 of the clues on the first read, another 1/10 on the second and then talk about them to two other people you get more than alone with one reading. Also ASX has quite a few more than two other people to talk about them with.
KeenCrafting
KeenCrafting - 12 दिन पहले
Jaqen was Syrio?
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane : [incredulously]  Meryn Trant? The greatest swordsman who ever lived, killed by Meryn fucking Trant?
Arya Stark : He was outnumbered!
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane : Any boy whore with a sword could beat three Meryn Trants.
Arya Stark : Syrio didn't HAVE a sword! OR armor, just a stick!
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane : [sarcastically]  The greatest swordsman who ever lived didn't have a sword?
Ser Bronn Of the Blackwater
Ser Bronn Of the Blackwater - 13 दिन पहले
My favorite assassins in all of fantasy.
Imagine ser Arthur Dayne being trained as a faceless man. He’d be nearly unstoppable
OlgaPinsky
OlgaPinsky - 14 दिन पहले
A woman is more confused now then before watching this video. 🤷🏻‍♀️
NANI Blacku Knighto
NANI Blacku Knighto - 15 दिन पहले
I just realized that this guy looks a lot like the winter soldier.
Jajalaatmaar
Jajalaatmaar - 18 दिन पहले
It all feels a lot less important to theorize when the last season fucked everything. Is Martin writing a different ending to his books? Is he even writing or just snorting coke off hookers?
henk van henk
henk van henk - 22 दिन पहले
A man has no face, how does he lick puss?
Steel510 Rain
Steel510 Rain - 24 दिन पहले
I’m back into the main series but I wonder if anyone has gone through fire and blood for evidence of covert faceless men activity??
sheno surfer
sheno surfer - 25 दिन पहले
A=B=C=D
Sabrina Mitchell
Sabrina Mitchell - 28 दिन पहले
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 - महीने पहले
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 - महीने पहले
This did not age well.
Ghost Ops
Ghost Ops - महीने पहले
So much like skyrim
Torgo1969
Torgo1969 - महीने पहले
Fuck the Faceless Men, bring me Hound!
Emily Stewart
Emily Stewart - महीने पहले
A man is not in season 8. A man is angry.
Marjan K
Marjan K - महीने पहले
Daenerys is probably the most devout believer in the many-faced god of them all.
Ozzie Solo
Ozzie Solo - महीने पहले
Nothing. The answer is nothing.
Scott Pepper
Scott Pepper - 2 महीने पहले
A man is full of shit
Shut Up
Shut Up - 2 महीने पहले
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 - 2 महीने पहले
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 - 2 महीने पहले
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 - 2 महीने पहले
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 - 2 महीने पहले
Yeah, he was jaqen. jaqen off.
doogieAfro
doogieAfro - 2 महीने पहले
Short answer (after watching season 8): nothing. nothing at all.
Vuk Bjelica
Vuk Bjelica - 2 महीने पहले
D&D-,,Nah I think there are more important things than this."
taliesin halliday
taliesin halliday - 2 महीने पहले
none of it matters now. season 8 forgot it all.
LEO zhong
LEO zhong - 2 महीने पहले
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 - 2 महीने पहले
A man is a coldblood and mystery assasin.
Nikolay Volf
Nikolay Volf - 2 महीने पहले
matreshka assassin, not babushka assassin
Jim Shoe
Jim Shoe - 2 महीने पहले
Turns out nothing at all is hapnin with him, due to d and d.........
Sunbro Adresse
Sunbro Adresse - 2 महीने पहले
You're overanalyzing...
"I could not do the deed myself, but it was my hand that pushed him off the bridge."
It only means that the sea took the life of Balon Grejoy, and this is true, while Euron pushed him off the bridge, it's only the drowning that provoked Balon's death.
This is what Euron means by "I couldn't do the deed myself". He could have cut his throat, stabbed him, strangled him... but he only pushed him off so it was no him who strictly took his life but the drowned god.
Ace Larsen
Ace Larsen - महीने पहले
Or possibly have given the money to a faceless man, and them having made Eurons face. So 'Technically' it would be Euron's hand.
Ultron-5
Ultron-5 - 2 महीने पहले
I personally prefer the Jaquen Hagar is Rhaegar Targaryen theory.
MisterAlerion
MisterAlerion - 2 महीने पहले
Jaqen is simply the top assassin in the house trusted with the most important tasks and missions. Probably been there for a long time. His face is for sure his original face, just as Arya and the waif have their faces. Like he says, a faceless man can wear a face of the living, as the waif wears his face (or he wore the waifs face either way) and so does the faceless man that poisons himself in front of Arya, simultaneously. That means that Jaqens face must be the face of a living man because the faces in the hall are used by one person and returned. 2 people can't both wear a face from the hall. And because Jaqen has that same face across multiple locations and missions just as Arya does as the oyster girl and the blind girl it proves it's not a different face and not a disguise as he would disguise himself as necessary for the mission. When he becomes someone else after giving Arya the coin he could have simply taken his face off and revealed another underneath or I think it's much more likely that he put the other face on. It's not a coincidence that Syrio was from Braavos and it's not a coincidence Jaqen was locked up and met Arya during one of his many assassination missions. The Many Faced God brought them together. Aryas destiny was to help end the long night and the Red God made that happen
skaryAknight 101
skaryAknight 101 - 2 महीने पहले
A boy is no one. A boy is death. A boy knows no one yet everything. A boy knows secrets call him and he’ll tell
TJ H
TJ H - 2 महीने पहले
What if cerio forrel/jaquin surrendered to ser merrin and was then put into the black cells
Evan Smith
Evan Smith - 2 महीने पहले
Jaquan is your be if my fav
Laura Gonzalez
Laura Gonzalez - 2 महीने पहले
A man knows nothing yet, a man is waiting for the next book to come!!!
Vor Borinov
Vor Borinov - 2 महीने पहले
The point is that it doesn't matter who Jaqen is, or Syrio, or whether they are one & the same - they are "no one" & what is clear is that Arya is targeted as early as Kings Landing (Book 1 GoT) by Syrio as a recruit. The Faceless Men know what is going to go down in Kings Landing, because they are debt collectors/enforcers for the Iron Bank & the Iron Bank is the real power behind the scenes in Westeros. So for some reason, it is the powers that control the Iron Bank that want Arya, to work for them through the Faceless Men. Why? Why does Bloodraven want Bran? The Stark children are special, they have extraordinary powers & essentially these various power sources want what all sources of power want - their power protected. Bloodraven wants Bran to protect whatever it is he ultimately wants protected, same with the Iron Bank, with a Stark child asassin in their ranks they have leverage in the North, & through Arya - power in the North. Arya's plot will be connected to Jon, because the Iron Bank also bankrolls him through the Night's Watch & Stannis, the Iron Bank is investing in the defence against the coming forces of the Long Night.
algogy
algogy - 2 महीने पहले
Syrio has nothing to do with the faceless men, that theory is just ridiculous. They are from Braavos and that's it.
What I just don't understand why Cersei or Littlefinger or any other powerhungry character, orr the Iron Bank ffs, just don't hire these assassins to kill all their enemies? No need for wars, mercenaries, or even dragons. Just look at Arya, she can kill anyone in 2 seconds.... Ok perhaps not Arya, she is extremely badly written (in the show), after just a few months of training became the most powerful being in the world. But they are definitely super powerful and not even that expensive (they killing not that important people in Braavos)
Eric Potts
Eric Potts - 2 महीने पहले
Absolutely nothing
Mighty
Mighty - 3 महीने पहले
A man knows that jaqen is the many face god a man said it in the series a man is very shure and a man can not die because a man is the god of death and the many face god
Ana
Ana - 3 महीने पहले
Maybe there's some kind of prophecy regarding Arya and Jaqen/Syrio heard? Like the ghost of High heart said, she smells of blood. And if the faceless men make blood sacrifices, they could use someone like her
Seabass1008
Seabass1008 - 3 महीने पहले
I think is jaqen is the faceless god maybee
C Irby
C Irby - 3 महीने पहले
Wasn’t it a bit odd that Jagen suddenly surrendered to Arya “so, the girl is finally no one” and she replies “the girl is Arya Stark and I’m going home”. She did have Needle touching his chest pointed at his heart at that time. I say “surrendered” because he didn’t try to punish her with that damn stick!
Vontos' Magic Murder Bag
Vontos' Magic Murder Bag - 3 महीने पहले
I could see the Euron from the show throwing a dragon egg into the ocean. Maybe they based his entire character on that once sentence.
Ivory Franklin
Ivory Franklin - 3 महीने पहले
Why didn’t she just ask him to kill cersai and Tywin
andemeister
andemeister - 3 महीने पहले
What if Ned Stark contacted a man to recruit a girl into the faceless cult. Or to let them train his girl and potential was seen
Jo Susu
Jo Susu - 3 महीने पहले
You must really be pissed with season 8
Espeon N208
Espeon N208 - 3 महीने पहले
He is, but is trying to be as calm and collected as possible
Hinge57
Hinge57 - 3 महीने पहले
Just FYI, the line Syrio says on the show about "The god of death" was improvised by the actor. They said this on the Blu-ray commentary.
They just stuck it in the show because it sounded cool. It isn't some deep secret reference, or even canonical.
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