"Jaqen H'ghar" is a Faceless Man, allegedly from Lorath, who was encountered by Arya Stark on her way down the Kingsroad to the Wall.

Appearances and Character[edit | edit source]

Initially, Jaqen is a young man with longish hair that is white on one side and red on the other. Although these features are quite odd, it was mentioned multiple times that women admired Jaqen's looks.

He speaks in  the traditional accent of Lorath, and always in the third person; avoiding first and second grammatical persons.

History[edit | edit source]

A Clash of Kings[edit | edit source]

Jaqen H'ghar is part of Yoren's group of recruits taken from King's Landing to join the Night's Watch in the North. He is taken from the Black Cells with two other prisoners; Rorge and Biter.

He tries to talk to Arya while being escorted to the wall, but she manages to avoid him, until they get attacked by ser Amory Lorch and his company. They kill Yoren and set the barn where Jaqen and his companions in on fire. But Arya gives Jaqen an axe to set them free before she escapes.

At Harrenhal, Arya meets Jaqen again when he becomes a member of the Lannister men. There, he tells her that he owes her three deaths in exchange for her saving him, Rorge, and Biter. She uses him to kill two of her enemies; Chiswyck and Weese. But for her third victim, she threatens to name Jaqen himself, unless he help her free Roose Bolton and the North Men so that they can take over Harrenhal.

Once his promise is filled, Jaqen H'ghar reveals his faceless nature to her, gives her an old iron coin, and tells her that she can find him by giving the coin to any man from Braavos, and say the words valar morghulis. Then he announces that "Jaqen H'ghar" must die, and passes a hand over his face, making it magically reshape into a hook-nosed man with a gold tooth..

A Feast for Crows[edit | edit source]

He heavily influenced Arya, so much so that in A Feast for Crows she leaves Westeros and begins training to become a Faceless Man herself.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"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." - To Arya Stark.

"As well ask what good is life, What good is death?" - To Arya Stark.

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