Despondent man: "Valar Morghulis."
Jaqen H'ghar: "Valar Dohaeris."
— The despondent man and Jaqen H'ghar[src]

A despondent man is an unnamed minor character in the fifth season. He is played by guest star David Garlick and only appears in "High Sparrow".



He is a man who wants to die and seeks a soothing end to his despair at the House of Black and White.

Season 5

The man sits with Jaqen H'ghar at a fountain in the House of Black and White. He drinks water from the fountain and goes over to kneel before a statue of the Weeping Woman. Shortly afterwards, Arya Stark finds his corpse and two Faceless Men carry it out of the room. Arya asks the Waif where they are taking him, but she does not answer.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, many unnamed people seek a soothing death at the House of Black and White.