New Wild Game of Thrones Fan Theory Alert: Missandei Is a Faceless Man
An essential part of Arya Stark's journey in Game of Thrones came from Jaqen H'ghar and the Faceless Men, a cult of assassins who worship the Many-Faced God. After Arya saved Jaqen all the way back in season 2, he granted her three deaths—a move that ultimately led her to Braavos to be trained by him and become the skilled assassin she is today. We know a bit about the Faceless Men, but what if there are more of them lurking around in plain sight? Fans are beginning to speculate that one of the (seemingly) most loyal characters in the series might actually be one of them.
According to Glamour, a Twitter conversation suggesting that Missandei, Daenerys Targaryen's trusted advisor, is really a Faceless Man is picking up steam. This idea comes mainly from her ability to speak multiple languages, and suspicions regarding her past. "Missandei told Davos where she was from when they met & Davos told her his travels took him there all the time and she didn't have an accent like someone from there," one person pointed out, adding that her love story with Grey Worm is "blinding" us.
I’ve always felt Missandei was a faceless man. Valar Morghulis https://t.co/BzuGqpl0cZ
— WARDADDY (@PakoPunch) April 22, 2019
The scene referred to here is from season 7, when Jon Snow and Ser Davos Seaworth arrive at Dragonstone. Davos approaches Missandei rather quickly, asking her where she's from. "I can't place the accent," he tells her. Was he just being nosey, or was he actually onto something?
People have also pointed out how popular this theory is from the book series, as Missandei is depicted as far too wise for her age. She has an extensive knowledge of the Seven Kingdoms, and also speaks strangely, often referring to herself as "the one."
But regardless of how intriguing this idea is, the fact that we only have four episodes of Game of Thrones left has us pretty convinced that a twist this big couldn't be pulled off in such a short amount of time. Plus, we'd like to think Missandei is truly as angelic as she seems. But we're also still hoping the Faceless Men are incorporated in one way or another in what's to come.