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"He killed your father. He murdered the Hand of the King!"
Lysa Arryn (to Robin Arryn) accuses Tyrion Lannister of assassinating Jon Arryn.[src]

The Faceless Men use removed faces in order to disguise themselves before an assassination.

Assassins are men and women who carry out the murder of individuals in exchange of monetary gain or for political reasons. Unlike mercenaries, who wage war on behalf of their employers, assassins carry out surprise attacks using subterfuge and deceit.

There are also certain organizations of professional assassins in the world, such as the feared Faceless Men of Braavos.

Known assassinations and assassination attempts

Trivia

The Faceless Men are based on the Assassins, an Islamic Shia secret society that was active in the Middle East during the 11th to 13th centuries.[9]

References

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