Claymore, on 27 February 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:
Why isn't Trant dead then? More than likely he was shamed into defeat by Syrio, who then escaped his clutches. I could then see him telling his Lannister cohorts to keep quiet about it otherwise they would all be in trouble with the Lannister officers/commanders for losing Arya. Probably even start a rumour that Arya is dead (I mean, it wasn't exactly long before everyone started assuming Arya was dead). We don't hear Tyrion/Cersei or anyone on the small council mention a "dancing instructor" who singler handedly destroyed a squad of Lannister men-at-arms.
This thing with Syrio reminds me of "the Russian" mystery that surrounded The Sopranos. If you've seen it you'll know what I mean.
I'm watching The Sopranos currently, and saw the mystery about the Russian a few weeks ago, and yeah, it reminds me of Syrio aswell.
Hopefully it turns out I am right and Meyrn Trant is in fact Syrio Forel. Shapeshifting, ftw!