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At the end Game of Throne season 2, episode 10 Valar Morghulis, we see Jaqen H’ghar changed his face to another. I believe he said something like Jaqen H’ghar is dead. So why is he, at season 5, back to looking like this guy, instead of the other guy?

Valar Morghulis

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    it appears he is simply doing it for aria's benefit, (as well as being already casted and creepy to keep things simple for the audience)
    – Himarm
    Jun 9, 2015 at 17:24
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    I would agree that it's for our benefit. It's easy enough to keep track when we see someone change their face within a single scene. But to be able to come back a season later and remember that this guy is still that one guy from before even though it's a different actor is a little harder.
    – Alarion
    Jun 9, 2015 at 17:51
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    @Arm0geddon: What about The Mountain having three faces? He's more versatile than any of the Faceless Men! Also at killing!
    – user46271
    Jun 9, 2015 at 17:55
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    @Arm0geddon: Say whaaaaat? You can spot The Mountain in King's Landing while standing on the top of The Wall. He's the most noticeable guy in Westeros. You can notice him from Essos!!! :-)
    – user46271
    Jun 9, 2015 at 18:24
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    Who's to say it really is Jaqen?
    – TLP
    Jun 9, 2015 at 23:15

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To give Arya (and the audience) a familiar face that she can relate to. Mostly the audience, as this never happened in the books. Being a Faceless Man, the man who calls himself Jaqen can take up any face at all, but having a different face would confuse the TV viewers. Unlike books, TV is very visual so the show runners have to make different decisions when adapting the story. Thomas Wlaschiha's portrayal of Jaqen H'ghar was very popular with the fans. Having Arya's trainer be Jaqen H'ghar with his familiar face is a huge draw for the audience, and it ties up the story of Arya nicely.

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    And the character was popular for a reason. He's frigging AWESOME!
    – user46271
    Jun 9, 2015 at 17:55
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    @TheHonorableNedStark - A man agrees with you. A man is a fan. Jun 9, 2015 at 17:57
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    A man is not Jaqen H'ghar, but he is not an inanimate object designed to push air in a way that transforms heat energy to motion, thus cooling it down. In short, a man is not a fan; a man is no one. :-)
    – user46271
    Jun 9, 2015 at 21:08
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    @Arm0geddon You mean like the oracle in Matrix? :)
    – TLP
    Jun 9, 2015 at 23:14
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    It's funny how him keeping the Wlaschiha face makes it harder for Arya to become Noone. He made her give up all her posessions, and yet keeps a face familiar to Arya Stark.
    – Petersaber
    Jun 16, 2015 at 6:13

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