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Tom Wlaschiha explains why Jaqen H’ghar let Arya leave Braavos

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Tom Wlaschiha explains why Jaqen H’ghar let Arya leave Braavos

After the 8th episode, No One, we know that Arya Stark is heading towards Westeros and there might be a good possibility that we get to see her in the season 6 finale. The spectacular 9th episode, saw the Starks returning to the top after many years and it feels that Arya might return to Westeros soon and inflict some major damage. In the season finale preview, we saw that the Freys and Lannisters are celebrating at the Twins and there’s a good chance that Arya might strike over there, considering that she was just outside the Twins when her family was slaughtered by the Freys.

However, many fans still are wondering about the final scene of No One in which Arya confronted Jaqen. After defeating the Waif, Arya returned to the House of Black and White to offer the Waif’s face to the Many-faced God and to also tell Jaqen H’ghar that she was done with the Faceless Men and she did all this while pointing Needle to his heart and telling him that she’s Arya Stark of Winterfell. Game of Thrones fans thought that Jaqen might not like this but they were surprised when he gave her a smile and a gentle nod. This made the fans wonder about the meaning of all this and whether her training with the Faceless Men was just a waste of time.

HBO released photos from Game of Thrones season 6 episode 5: The Door

Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar talked with Access Hollywood about the events in the House of Black and White and what implications they might have on the story. Tom said that Jaqen knew from the start that Arya had other intentions and the Faceless Men were using that to meet their needs.

In my opinion, it was clear from the beginning. I mean, that’s the reason he trained her. He didn’t train her to become a Faceless Man and stay in the House of Black and White in Braavos forever. I think that Faceless Men, they certainly have an interest [in] what’s going on in Westeros, otherwise why would he [have] just shown up out of the blue, in Season 2 and picked Arya and offered her to train her? So there must be some sort of interest and I think, yeah, what’s the point of training her if she can’t put that training to use?

He further talked about the Waif and said that she had no bad intentions and her attacking Arya was sort of a test to see whether Arya was the right person he was looking for.

She didn’t want anyone in the House of Black and White who wouldn’t be ready or wouldn’t be fit to be a Faceless Man. … I don’t know if she had to be that mean to her, but ultimately, I mean, trying to kill her… when Jaqen told the Waif, ‘Go ahead and kill her, but don’t let her suffer,’ I think the Faceless Men, in their philosophy, they’re kind of evolved [beyond] all those human things. As I said, death is a part of life, so if Arya had died, Jaqen would have probably regretted it or would have been sorry, but that would have only meant that she wasn’t the person that he’d been looking for.

Tom said that Jaqen had seen the potential in Arya way back when they met in Westeros and he felt that she was capable of doing things which others couldn’t and when she returned after killing the Waif, he was pleased as it was evident that his student had excelled.

That’s why in the end, when he realized she’d managed to escape the Waif and kill her, he was also pleased because his student had excelled. When he first met her, he immediately recognized the potential in her. She posed as a boy and everybody but him believed it and so already when she was a little girl, he could see that she had quite some talent to do these things or to become a different person, and when she left Westeros, she was still a little girl and now, over the course of her training, she’s grown up and now she goes back to Westeros and she’s a totally different, yeah, she’s a totally different person. She’s an adult.







Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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George R. R. Martin loved the House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

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George R. R. Martin talks about House of The Dragon Teaser Trailer

House of The Dragon’s first teaser trailer is finally here! The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. It was watched by over 10 million viewers in less than three days of its launch! And George R. R. Martin has something to say about the teaser trailer.

Martin wrote on his blog Not a Blog:

Yes, I know, most of you have already seen this. (What can I say? I am busy. Juggling so many balls, so many projects, posting stuff on my Not A Blog is not my highest priority, so things may always be a little bit behind here).

For the handful who have been off the internet the past few days, however… HBO has released the first official teaser/trailer for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Here ’tis.

Enjoy.

(And yes, I love it too. Ryan and Miguel and their team are kicking ass and taking names).”

Looking at the current speed of production, we can hope Martin’s earlier prediction about the prequel’s release will come to fruition. What do you think about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!







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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

The filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is progressing really smoothly, besides minor delays everything’s looking good for HBO’s high priority project. HBO recently dropped the first official teaser trailer for House of The Dragon, and fans are going crazy about it. That being said, we know that filming for the prequel show will be starting in Spain the next week, and the cast and crew members are gathering up at the Castle of La Calahorra.

The actors are taking a small break from their busy schedule before the shoot resumes, and it seems Emily Carey, who will be playing a young Alicent Hightower in the show is having fun with a replica of the Iron Throne.

Carey recently posted a picture on her official Twitter account. She seems to be enjoying a quiet day at Leicester Square, and her preferred choice of furniture is the Iron Throne replica. She wrote in the caption, “Found this chair in Leicester Square (wearing green was coincidental).” #HOTD #HouseofTheDragon #AlicentHightower

Do you think the future Queen of Westeros was foreshadowing a scene from House of The Dragon? Wearing green was coincidental? Maybe, maybe not. Only time will tell.

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Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.







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Fans react to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

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Fans react to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

The teaser trailer to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is finally here! As we reported earlier, the teaser trailer was supposed to drop within the next two weeks, and hence the prediction checks out. The full trailer might be here right before Christmas, but for the moment let’s enjoy the epicness of the teaser trailer launched by HBO Max earlier today.

The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. Here are some of the tweets that reflect how they felt after watching the teaser trailer:

The effect of Ramin Djawadi’s amazing score was quite visible:

Some fans seemed really excited about the Game of Thrones prequel:

One sharp-eyed fan noticed a blade similar to Arya’s Valyrian steel dagger from Game of Thrones:

While some praised the accuracy of the Iron Throne to George R. R. Martin’s original concept:

What was your reaction after watching the teaser trailer? Talk to us in the comments below!

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