Faceless Men: who is Jaqen H'ghar?

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  • Published: 05 September 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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    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
    nobodysuspectsthebutterfly.tumblr.com/post/51261033852/anonymous-asked-can-you-explain-what-the-hell
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Comments • 4 313

  • Михаил Поплев

    "To this day, no one knows what caused the the Doom" No one knows what caused the Doom No one are The Faceless Men

    • ClandestineOstrich
      ClandestineOstrich  3 days back

      This video doesn't understand the Power of the Faceless Men. At least at one point.

      • 4 worms jumping rope Sanchez

        Jake Hager*

        • Brianna Cam
          Brianna Cam  1 weeks back

          Syrio Forel was probably a man who join the The Faceless man cult. But decided to retired and leave to Kingslanding

          • Rosetta Reyes
            Rosetta Reyes  2 weeks back

            Jaqen H’ghar is Ned Stark. Ned Stark was switched with one of the three common prisoners, who died in Ned’s stead, wearing a WHITE WOLF motif. Jaqen H’ghar is not common, he has two names, and he says My Lady.

            • armedsamaritan
              armedsamaritan  2 weeks back

              "Perhaps Euron hired a faceless man?..."
              *5mins later*
              "Well WE KNOW Euron hired a Faceless Man to kill Balon Greyjoy......"
              ........Uhh, no we do not know that

              • luke Stam
                luke Stam  2 weeks back

                Jaqen H'ghar is the many faced god

                • Cindy Castillo
                  Cindy Castillo  2 weeks back

                  A man has yet to return in 2019.

                  • Vipin Kirthane
                    Vipin Kirthane  2 weeks back

                    I thought the title read, whats up with Jaqen's Hair.

                    • Boco Corwin
                      Boco Corwin  2 weeks back

                      Jaqen H'ghar?

                      Buy I barely know her...

                      • charity kimotho
                        charity kimotho  2 weeks back

                        Are you writer ...because you are an amazing narrator.
                        The last season was rushed ..no depth ...shitty.
                        You could have saved it.

                        • Ms. Filmfeline
                          Ms. Filmfeline  2 weeks back

                          The MIB. Lol

                          • Wayne Palmer
                            Wayne Palmer  2 weeks back

                            🤮🤤

                            • handsome kreep
                              handsome kreep  2 weeks back

                              The reason Syrios training is similar to jaqens is simply cs they are both from Braavos simple as that, your digging too deep

                              • Woken Artist
                                Woken Artist  3 weeks back

                                I really wished that Jaqen would be *ex-machina* in final battle with the dead... Such beautiful character left useless for the climax

                                • Jack UK
                                  Jack UK  3 weeks back

                                  Turns out in the show nothing came of the fucker.

                                  • Robert Meza
                                    Robert Meza  3 weeks back

                                    Remember Balon was largely considered a joke and opportunist. He probably wouldn’t have been so expensive. And Euron is very rich.

                                    • Robert Meza
                                      Robert Meza  3 weeks back

                                      Maybe the first sword of braavos has always been a faceless man?

                                      • Julius Morgan
                                        Julius Morgan  4 weeks back

                                        qyburn a faceless man?

                                        • Fred InAbsentia
                                          Fred InAbsentia  4 weeks back

                                          please get a life

                                          • Siddhant Thakre
                                            Siddhant Thakre  4 weeks back

                                            A man is very horny

                                            • Clay Heinzerling
                                              Clay Heinzerling  4 weeks back

                                              Imagine how fucked the night king would've been if Jaqen made it to the wall

                                              • JAI SHARINGAN SHINOBI
                                                JAI SHARINGAN SHINOBI  4 weeks back

                                                A man is suspicious....

                                                • El Guapo
                                                  El Guapo  4 weeks back

                                                  Please dont even mention the show. The show was so horribly done that it makes no sense to include the show content in your video.

                                                  • Kellease Taylor
                                                    Kellease Taylor  1 months back

                                                    Dude, I just got into GOT and I am highly confused about Jaquen H’hgar.

                                                    • Sam Frenkel
                                                      Sam Frenkel  1 months back

                                                      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  1 months back

                                                        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  1 months back

                                                          Funfact: he went to a class with my mother and I know him Personally😏😂 (I'm from Germany)

                                                          • PAPA TANGO
                                                            PAPA TANGO  1 months back

                                                            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  1 months back

                                                              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  1 months back

                                                                Turns out nothing was up with Jaqen

                                                                • Daniel Fake
                                                                  Daniel Fake  1 months back

                                                                  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  1 months back

                                                                    Absolutely nothing

                                                                    • Abid Hasan Khan
                                                                      Abid Hasan Khan  1 months back

                                                                      A man still does not understand

                                                                      • Mattinho Got Game
                                                                        Mattinho Got Game  1 months back

                                                                        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  1 months back

                                                                          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  1 months back

                                                                            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  1 months back

                                                                          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

                                                                            My favorite assassins in all of fantasy.
                                                                            Imagine ser Arthur Dayne being trained as a faceless man. He’d be nearly unstoppable

                                                                            • OlgaPinsky
                                                                              OlgaPinsky  2 months back

                                                                              A woman is more confused now then before watching this video. 🤷🏻‍♀️

                                                                              • NANI Blacku Knighto
                                                                                NANI Blacku Knighto  2 months back

                                                                                I just realized that this guy looks a lot like the winter soldier.

                                                                                • Jajalaatmaar
                                                                                  Jajalaatmaar  2 months back

                                                                                  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  2 months back

                                                                                    A man has no face, how does he lick puss?

                                                                                    • Steel510 Rain
                                                                                      Steel510 Rain  2 months back

                                                                                      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  2 months back

                                                                                        A=B=C=D

                                                                                        • Sabrina Mitchell
                                                                                          Sabrina Mitchell  2 months back

                                                                                          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  2 months back

                                                                                            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  2 months back

                                                                                              This did not age well.

                                                                                              • Ghost Ops
                                                                                                Ghost Ops  3 months back

                                                                                                So much like skyrim