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Was the significance of Arya's Braavosi coin ever explained?

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Jaqen gives her the coin and she can apparently give it to any Braavosi and say "valar morghulis" and that gets her where she needs to go, but why? Where do these coins come from and what do they indicate to a Braavosi?

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A theory is that a Faceless Man cannot kill one of his previous friends, or a person they know from their life before the temple. Therefore, the Bravosi are eager to help Arya in order to befriend her, so if she is ordered to kill them further on, she won't be able to. That's why they ask her to remeber their names.

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A coin of significant value which allow holder to reach temple of faceless god and only there. Remember Arya first told the captain to take her to nights watch but captain refuses.


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Was the significance of Arya's Braavosi coin ever explained?

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Jaqen gives her the coin and she can apparently give it to any Braavosi and say "valar morghulis" and that gets her where she needs to go, but why? Where do these coins come from and what do they indicate to a Braavosi?


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A theory is that a Faceless Man cannot kill one of his previous friends, or a person they know from their life before the temple. Therefore, the Bravosi are eager to help Arya in order to befriend her, so if she is ordered to kill them further on, she won't be able to. That's why they ask her to remeber their names.

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"I know this man, I cannot give him the gift" - gowenfawr Aug 11 at 15:57

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