Talk: Faceless Men

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Where says a faceless man can't kill a man who he knows?

On the wiki, it is referenced as Ugly Little Girls, but I couldn't find it in this chapter.

I only found this:

The priests used the language of Braavos, though once for several minutes three spoke heatedly in High Valyrian. The girl understood the words, mostly, but they spoke in soft voices, and she could not always hear. “I know this man,” she did hear a priest with the face of a plague victim say. “I know this man,” the fat fellow echoed, as she was pouring for him. But the handsome man said, “I will give this man the gift, I know him not.” Later the squinter said the same thing, of someone else.

or maybe this:

“Faces must be earned.” “Tell me how.” “Give a certain man a certain gift. Can you do that?” “What man?” “No one that you know.” “I don’t know a lot of people.” “He is one of them. A stranger. No one you love, no one you hate, no one you have ever known. Will you kill him?” “Yes.”

My English is poor, but I think this line doesn't mean faceless men will never be given a task to kill a known person. I think without a solid proof, it may be a preference on task assignment, not a rule written in blood.

I bring this up because in aCoK Jaqen clearly states all men can be killed...I think Jaqen's word is more reliable. Inablility to kill an acquaintance just doesn't give me the feel of faceless men, where "valar morghulis" happens.

Any input? Ghost in Winterfell 08:40, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

I agree. I reread the referenced chapter. What happens is that during a meeting one of the attendants says he does not know an intended target and will kill him. The others only say that they know the target. Sounds more like a preference and not like a rule. Also Jaqen said he would kill his father (if Arya demanded that of him) had he not been dead already. So Jaqen knew his father and apparently was not forbidden to kill him.Scafloc 11:06, 20 March 2013 (UTC)