Jaqen H'ghar

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Jaqen H'ghar
Jaqen H'ghar by Amoka©
Jaqen by Amoka©

Allegiance Faceless Men
Book(s) A Clash of Kings
A Feast for Crows

Played by Tom Wlaschiha
TV series Season 1 | Season 2
Jaqen H'ghar by Riavel©

Jaqen H'ghar is the assumed identity of a Faceless Man of Braavos. He is a member of the order's most elite group, an assassin who uses magical abilities to achieve his goals. The identity of Jaqen H'ghar is a sly Lorathi criminal who meets Arya Stark on her way to the Wall.

Appearance

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.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Jaqen H'ghar was 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.[2] He was 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, were afraid of him.[3] Jaqen behaved in an obsequious manner toward Arya Stark while being escorted to the Wall. When Ser Amory Lorch attacked the company, Arya saved him and his two fellow prisoners from a fire.[4] At Harrenhal, Jaqen found her again and told her to select three people for him to kill, to repay the deaths she stole from the "Red God". Arya used him to eliminate two of her enemies at Harrenhal, but he pitilessly rejected her request for aid in any other way. By threatening to select Jaqen himself as her third choice, Arya ultimately forced him to help free the Northmen imprisoned at Harrenhal.[1]

Once his debt was filled, Jaqen prepared to take his leave, but first gave Arya an old iron coin and instructed her to give it to any man of Braavos saying the words "valar morghulis" should she ever need more help. Then he announced that "Jaqen H'ghar" must die, and passed a hand over his face. His entire face magically reshaped into that of a hook-nosed man with a gold tooth.[1]

A Feast for Crows

A man with odd behavior that claims to be an alchemist and matches the description of Jaqen's new face kills Pate, a Citadel novice. It is implied that the Pate we see in later chapters is in fact this alchemist, and both are probably Jaqen, a Faceless Man.[5]

References and Notes

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