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| Books          = [[A Clash of Kings]] (Appears)<br>[[A Storm of Swords]] (Mentioned)<br>[[A Feast for Crows]] (Appears)<br>[[A Dance with Dragons]] (Mentioned)
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| Books          = ''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (mentioned)
 
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| Played_by      = [[List of actors of the televised series#Tom Wlaschiha,Jaqen H'ghar|Tom Wlaschiha]] and Patrick O'Kane (as Jaqen's new face)<ref>http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0259179/</ref>
 
| Played_by      = [[List of actors of the televised series#Tom Wlaschiha,Jaqen H'ghar|Tom Wlaschiha]] and Patrick O'Kane (as Jaqen's new face)<ref>http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0259179/</ref>
| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 2|Season 2]]
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| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 2|Season 2]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 5|Season 5]] {{!}} [[Game of Thrones - Season 6|Season 6]]
 
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'''Jaqen H'ghar''' is the name of a sly [[Lorath]]i criminal who meets [[Arya Stark]] on her way to the [[Wall]]. In the television adaptation ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' he is portrayed by [[List of actors of the televised series#Tom Wlaschiha,Jaqen H'ghar|Tom Wlaschiha]].
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'''Jaqen H'ghar''' is a sly [[Lorath]]i criminal who is taken by [[Yoren]] from the [[black cells]] of the [[Red Keep]] [[King's Landing]], to bring him to the [[Wall]]. In the television adaptation ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' he is portrayed by [[List of actors of the televised series#Tom Wlaschiha,Jaqen H'ghar|Tom Wlaschiha]].
  
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Jaqen H'ghar|Images of Jaqen H'ghar]] and [[Jaqen H'ghar/Theories]]''
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:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Jaqen H'ghar|Images of Jaqen H'ghar]]''
  
Jaqen H'ghar wears long hair with one side colored white and the other red. The man later changes his appearance to a hook-nosed man with a scar, a gold tooth, and black curly hair. It is unknown whether this appearance is another disguise or the assassin's true face, though it is nearly identical to that of the [[alchemist]].{{Ref|aCoK|47}}  
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Jaqen H'ghar has shiny long, straight hair streaming down across his shoulders, colored white on one side and red on the other.{{Ref|acok|30}}{{Ref|acok|5}} He is a slender, handsome young man with fine features, who always smiles. His voice is friendly.{{Ref|acok|5}} He speaks in the traditional manner of [[Lorath|Lorathi]],{{ref|acok|5}} omitting names and avoiding first and second grammatical persons.
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He later changes his appearance, making his cheeks fuller, his eyes closer together, and his nose hooked. His hair is changed into a cap of tight black curls, whereas a scar appears on his right cheek. In his new appearance, he has a shiny golden tooth.{{Ref|acok|47}} His new appearance largely resembles the appearance of the [[alchemist]].{{Ref|affc|prologue}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
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===''A Game of Thrones''===
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When no [[knight]]s at the court of the [[Red Keep]] volunteer to join the [[Night's Watch]] following the plea of wandering crow [[Yoren]], Lord [[Eddard Stark]], the [[Hand of the King]], gives Yoren his pick of the king's dungeons.{{Ref|agot|44}} Jaqen is one of the three men Yoren takes from the [[black cells]].{{Ref|affc|8}}
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===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
[[File:Jaqen Wagon.jpg|350px|left|thumb|Jaqen chained to the wagon - by Amok ©]]
 
[[File:Jaqen Wagon.jpg|350px|left|thumb|Jaqen chained to the wagon - by Amok ©]]
Jaqen H'ghar is part of [[Yoren]]'s group of recruits taken from King's Landing to join the [[Night's Watch]], just after the execution of [[Eddard Stark]].{{Ref|aCoK|5}} He is one of three prisoners found in the infamous "black cells", the dungeons reserved for only the worst criminals. The other black cells criminals, [[Rorge]] and [[Biter]], are afraid of him.{{Ref|aCoK|38}} Jaqen behaves in an obsequious manner toward [[Arya Stark]] while being escorted to the Wall. When Ser [[Amory Lorch]] attacks the company at an [[Gods Eye town|abandoned town]] by the [[God's Eye]], Arya saves him and his two fellow prisoners from death by a fire.{{Ref|aCoK|14}}
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Jaqen is transported to the [[Wall]] in a cage by [[Yoren]]. He is locked in together with [[Rorge]] and [[Biter]],{{Ref|acok|5}} who had been in the [[black cells]] with him. He is polite to [[Arya Stark]] despite his situation. Yoren remains caged with Biter and Rorge when the group of recruits decides to spend the night in the holdfast of [[Gods Eye town||a deserted town]] on the southern shore of the [[Gods Eye]]. The whole town is burned down that night by men under the command of Ser [[Amory Lorch]]. Jaqen is saved from the fire by [[Arya Stark]], who hands him an axe to break free with, before fleeing through a tunnel.{{Ref|acok|14}}{{Ref|acok|19}}
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[[File:Mustamirri Second Name.JPG|300px|thumb|[[Arya Stark|Arya]] gives Jaqen a name - by mustamirri ©]]
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Jaqen joins the [[Brave Companions]] alongside Rorge and Biter. He serves at [[Harrenhal]] under [[Vargo Hoat]], where he meets Arya Stark again. He seeks her out, insisting that, as she had helped him, Rorge, and Biter escape death, he now owes her the three deaths to repay those she stole from the "[[R'hllor|Red God]]". Per her request, Jaqen arranges the deaths of [[Chiswyck]]{{Ref|acok|30}} and [[Weese]].{{Ref|acok|38}} Jaqen refuses to aid Arya in freeing the captive [[north|northmen]], until she names him as her third death. Promising to unsay his name if he helps her, Jaqen aids in [[Sack of Harrenhal|freeing the northmen]].{{Ref|aCoK|47}}
  
At [[Harrenhal]], Jaqen finds her again and tells her that she is owed three deaths and to select three people for him to kill, to repay the deaths she stole from the "[[R'hllor|Red God]]". Arya uses him to eliminate two of her enemies at Harrenhal, [[Chiswyck]] and [[Weese]], but he rejects her request for aid in any other way. By threatening to select Jaqen himself as her third choice, Arya ultimately forces him to [[Sack of Harrenhal|help free the northmen]] imprisoned at Harrenhal.{{Ref|aCoK|47}}
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With his debt to Arya fulfilled and his name unsaid, Jaqen informs her it is time for him to "die". He changes his appearance, comparing it to 'killing Jaqen', and tells Arya that it is "''no harder than taking a new name, if you know the way.''" When Arya requests that he teach her, he tells her that she must come with him across the [[narrow sea]]. When she admits she cannot go, he gives her a small iron coin, claiming it has great value. He promises that, should she ever wish to find him again, she should give the coin to any man from [[Braavos]], and tell him "''valar morghulis''". He then departs Harrenhall.{{Ref|acok|47}}
[[File:Mustamirri Second Name.JPG|300px|thumb|[[Arya Stark|Arya]] gives Jaqen a name - by mustamirri ©]]
 
Once his debt is filled, Jaqen prepares to take his leave, but he first gives Arya an old iron coin and instructs her to give it to any man of [[Braavos]], saying the words "''valar morghulis''" should she ever need more help. Then he announces that "Jaqen H'ghar" must die, and passes a hand over his face. His face magically reshapes into that of a hook-nosed man with a gold tooth.{{Ref|aCoK|47}}
 
  
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
A man that claims to be an [[alchemist]] and matches the description of Jaqen's new face arrives in [[Oldtown]]. He kills [[Pate (Novice)|Pate]], an inept Citadel novice struggling to form his first link in the chain.{{Ref|aFfC|Prologue}} When [[Samwell Tarly]] later arrives in the Citadel he is welcomed by a novice calling himself Pate who appears to the outside world to be that same Pate.{{Ref|aFfC|45}}
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A man claiming to be an [[alchemist]], whose appearance matches the appearance of Jaqen's new face, approaches [[Pate (novice)|Pate]], a novice of the [[Citadel]], in [[Oldtown]]. He promises Pate a [[currency|gold dragon]] in exchange for [[Archmaester]] [[Walgrave]]'s key. They make the exchange, but Pate dies after biting the coin.{{Ref|aFfC|Prologue}} When [[Samwell Tarly]] later arrives at the Citadel he is welcomed by a novice who introduces himself as Pate.{{Ref|aFfC|45}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
{{Quote|The [[R'hllor|Red God]] has his due, sweet girl, and only death may pay for life. This girl took three that were his. This girl must give three in their places. Speak the names, and a man will do the rest.{{ref|acok|30}}}} - Jaqen to [[Arya Stark]]
 
{{Quote|The [[R'hllor|Red God]] has his due, sweet girl, and only death may pay for life. This girl took three that were his. This girl must give three in their places. Speak the names, and a man will do the rest.{{ref|acok|30}}}} - Jaqen to [[Arya Stark]]
  
==References and Notes==
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==Theories==
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{{Main|Jaqen H'ghar/Theories}}
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Jaqen's ability to change his appearance at will and his possession of the iron coin of the [[House of Black and White]] imply an association with the [[Faceless Men]] of [[Braavos]]. It has been theorized that Jaqen, in the appearance of the Alchemist, killed the novice [[Pate (novice)|Pate]], and is now impersonating him at the [[Citadel]].
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Latest revision as of 17:37, 20 May 2018

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Jaqen H'ghar
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Jaqen H'ghar by Amok©
Jaqen H'ghar by Amok©

Alias Lorath
Allegiance Faceless Men
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Tom Wlaschiha and Patrick O'Kane (as Jaqen's new face)[1]
TV series Season 2 | Season 5 | Season 6

Jaqen H'ghar is a sly Lorathi criminal who is taken by Yoren from the black cells of the Red Keep King's Landing, to bring him to the Wall. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Tom Wlaschiha.

Appearance

See also: Images of Jaqen H'ghar

Jaqen H'ghar has shiny long, straight hair streaming down across his shoulders, colored white on one side and red on the other.[2][3] He is a slender, handsome young man with fine features, who always smiles. His voice is friendly.[3] He speaks in the traditional manner of Lorathi,[3] omitting names and avoiding first and second grammatical persons.

He later changes his appearance, making his cheeks fuller, his eyes closer together, and his nose hooked. His hair is changed into a cap of tight black curls, whereas a scar appears on his right cheek. In his new appearance, he has a shiny golden tooth.[4] His new appearance largely resembles the appearance of the alchemist.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

When no knights at the court of the Red Keep volunteer to join the Night's Watch following the plea of wandering crow Yoren, Lord Eddard Stark, the Hand of the King, gives Yoren his pick of the king's dungeons.[6] Jaqen is one of the three men Yoren takes from the black cells.[7]

A Clash of Kings

Jaqen chained to the wagon - by Amok ©

Jaqen is transported to the Wall in a cage by Yoren. He is locked in together with Rorge and Biter,[3] who had been in the black cells with him. He is polite to Arya Stark despite his situation. Yoren remains caged with Biter and Rorge when the group of recruits decides to spend the night in the holdfast of |a deserted town on the southern shore of the Gods Eye. The whole town is burned down that night by men under the command of Ser Amory Lorch. Jaqen is saved from the fire by Arya Stark, who hands him an axe to break free with, before fleeing through a tunnel.[8][9]

Arya gives Jaqen a name - by mustamirri ©

Jaqen joins the Brave Companions alongside Rorge and Biter. He serves at Harrenhal under Vargo Hoat, where he meets Arya Stark again. He seeks her out, insisting that, as she had helped him, Rorge, and Biter escape death, he now owes her the three deaths to repay those she stole from the "Red God". Per her request, Jaqen arranges the deaths of Chiswyck[2] and Weese.[10] Jaqen refuses to aid Arya in freeing the captive northmen, until she names him as her third death. Promising to unsay his name if he helps her, Jaqen aids in freeing the northmen.[4]

With his debt to Arya fulfilled and his name unsaid, Jaqen informs her it is time for him to "die". He changes his appearance, comparing it to 'killing Jaqen', and tells Arya that it is "no harder than taking a new name, if you know the way." When Arya requests that he teach her, he tells her that she must come with him across the narrow sea. When she admits she cannot go, he gives her a small iron coin, claiming it has great value. He promises that, should she ever wish to find him again, she should give the coin to any man from Braavos, and tell him "valar morghulis". He then departs Harrenhall.[4]

A Feast for Crows

A man claiming to be an alchemist, whose appearance matches the appearance of Jaqen's new face, approaches Pate, a novice of the Citadel, in Oldtown. He promises Pate a gold dragon in exchange for Archmaester Walgrave's key. They make the exchange, but Pate dies after biting the coin.[5] When Samwell Tarly later arrives at the Citadel he is welcomed by a novice who introduces himself as Pate.[11]

Quotes

The Red God has his due, sweet girl, and only death may pay for life. This girl took three that were his. This girl must give three in their places. Speak the names, and a man will do the rest.[2]

- Jaqen to Arya Stark

Theories

Main article: Jaqen H'ghar/Theories

Jaqen's ability to change his appearance at will and his possession of the iron coin of the House of Black and White imply an association with the Faceless Men of Braavos. It has been theorized that Jaqen, in the appearance of the Alchemist, killed the novice Pate, and is now impersonating him at the Citadel.

References