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!!!The Royal Family

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!!!The Royal !!!Doran's Family



* CallingTheOldManOut: Arianne calls out on her father for being unresponsive [[spoiler:to her Uncle Oberyn's death]], for locking up the Sand Snakes and for passing off her rights to Quentyn. [[spoiler:She got the third one wrong when Doran revealed that she's supposed to marry Viserys Targaryen which was one of his plans to return the Targaryens to power and to destroy the Lannisters]].



[[folder: Princess Elia Martell]]
!!Princess Elia Nymeros Martell
-->''"Elia and her children have waited long for justice. But this day they shall have it."''
---> --'''Prince Oberyn Martell'''
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[[caption-width-right:350:Elia Martell with the infant Rhaenys]]

A princess of Dorne and the sister of Doran and Oberyn. She married Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and by him birthed Rhaenys and Aegon. Elia was murdered by Ser Gregor Clegane during the sack of King's Landing.

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[[folder: Princess Elia Martell]]
[[folder:Princess Arianne Martell*]]
!!Princess Elia Arianne Nymeros Martell
-->''"Elia and her children have waited long for justice. But this day they shall have it."''
---> --'''Prince Oberyn Martell'''
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-->''"I want Sunspear, and my father's seat. I want Dorne. I want justice."''

As Prince Doran's eldest offspring, Princess Arianne is the heir to House
Martell with and all of Dorne. She's also unmarried at the infant Rhaenys]]

A princess
age of Dorne and the sister of 23. She believes her crippled father Doran means to pass her over in favor of her younger brother Quentyn, and Oberyn. so plots to secure her own rights. She married Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, seduces the Kingsguard knight Arys Oakheart, with a scheme to crown Myrcella and by him birthed Rhaenys kickstart a war. [[spoiler:She fails and Aegon. Elia was murdered he is killed. She is imprisoned in a high tower by Ser Gregor Clegane during her father, who reveals that ''he'' has been planning a BatmanGambit to return the sack of King's Landing.
Targaryens to power]].



* AdultFear: Her infant son was ripped out of her arms and gruesomely murdered right in front of her.
* ArrangedMarriage: To Rhaegar, who according to Barristan was fond of her. Before marrying him, she was courted by several others, including Baelor Hightower, and her mother thought of marrying her to Jaime Lannister until Lord Tywin rejected the match.
* BrainyBrunette: Cersei mentions in one of her chapters that Elia had black hair, and Barristan claims that she was known to have a sharp wit.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: She was raped by Gregor Clegane while he still had the blood and brains of her dead infant son (whom he also killed) on his hands. He then smashed her head open and killed her.
* CultureClash: Above all else, she was Dornish in King's Landing. What part, if any, she had to play in the whole Lyanna affair, or any other aspect of Rhaegar's plans, is up for speculation. But, her being a completely passive, politically inactive wallflower even when held as a hostage by her father-in-law is rather unlikely.
* CutenessProximity: She thought baby Tyrion was ''[[UglyCute adorable]]'' and fawned over him.
* CynicismCatalyst: Her death is this to Oberyn and Doran. [[spoiler:In the fourth book it's revealed Doran and Oberyn have been plotting to help overthrow the current dynasty for a long time, all in revenge for her death.]]
* IHaveYourWife: During Robert's Rebellion Aerys kept her in the Red Keep against her will to ensure that her brother, Prince Doran, would fight on the side of the Targaryens. Doran and the rest of Dorne were furious over her treatment.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: For Oberyn, she was his Gwen, thanks to the very marriage to Rhaegar that ultimately killed her may not have taken place, except for his jokes turning her off her initial marriage prospect. Instead, it could have been Cersei Lannister in the firing line if the Rebellion had still gone ahead in some way.
* IllGirl: Her health was always problematic, and she was bedridden for a year after Rhaenys's birth and nearly died giving birth to Aegon. Apparently the maesters afterwards told Rhaegar she'd never be able to have children again.
* MamaBear: "Fought like a tigress" against Gregor Clegane to save her children. It...[[CruelAndUnusualDeath went badly]].
* NiceGirl: Barristan describes her as being very kind.
* PosthumousCharacter: In a ''very'' FamilyUnfriendlyDeath way, poor lass.
* ProperLady: By all accounts, she was the very picture of good queen material, aside from her health.

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* AdultFear: Her infant son AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She admits to herself she was ripped out of her arms and gruesomely murdered right in front of her.
really attracted to Gerold Dayne because he was dangerous.
* ArrangedMarriage: To Rhaegar, who according to Barristan [[spoiler:An engagement was fond of her. Before marrying him, she was courted by several others, including Baelor Hightower, arranged between her and her mother thought of marrying her to Jaime Lannister until Lord Tywin rejected Viserys Targaryen by Prince Doran and Ser Willem Darry years before the match.
series. Viserys's "crowning" put an end to it]].
* BrainyBrunette: Cersei mentions in one of her chapters BeautifulAllAlong: It's mentioned that Elia Arianne had black hair, a very awkward adolescence, being pudgy and Barristan claims that she was known to have a sharp wit.unremarkable. Her prayers for beauty were answered indeed.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: BigSisterInstinct: In the preview chapters of ''The Winds of Winter'', she’s very overprotective with her cousin, Elia Sand. At one point, she panicked when she didn’t return only to find her catching some fish and then, she scolded her. She was raped by Gregor Clegane while he still had the blood and brains of her dead infant son (whom he also killed) on his hands. He then smashed caught her head open kissing with some serving boy and killed her.
* CultureClash: Above all else, she was Dornish in King's Landing. What part, if any, she had to play in the whole Lyanna affair, or any other aspect of Rhaegar's plans, is
put up for speculation. But, her being a completely passive, politically inactive wallflower even when held as a hostage by her father-in-law is rather unlikely.
* CutenessProximity: She thought baby Tyrion was ''[[UglyCute adorable]]'' and fawned over
"[[MySisterIsOffLimits get away from my cousin, mister]]" aura at him.
* CynicismCatalyst: Her death is BuxomIsBetter: Small frame and curvy in all the right places. She knows this to Oberyn and Doran. everybody knows this.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Arianne calls out on her father for being unresponsive [[spoiler:to her Uncle Oberyn's death]], for locking up the Sand Snakes and for passing off her rights to Quentyn. [[spoiler:She got the third one wrong when Doran revealed that she's supposed to marry Viserys Targaryen which was one of his plans to return the Targaryens to power and to destroy the Lannisters]].
* ChildhoodFriends: With Tyene Sand, Andrey Dalt, Sylva Santagar, and Garin, which is why she recruits them - save for Tyene, who is imprisoned at the time - for her plot to crown Myrcella.
* DaddysGirl: Although not in keeping with recent events.
[[spoiler:In the fourth book it's revealed Doran and Oberyn have been plotting ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' they are closer than ever]].
* {{Determinator}}: She will do anything
to help overthrow the current dynasty for a long time, all in revenge get what she wants.
* DiamondsInTheBuff: Appears
for her death.secret tryst with Arys Oakheart wearing only a [[SnakesAreSexy snake bracelet]] around her forearm.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler: Arys Oakheart's death. It shows that while Arianne is scheming and uses her sexuality for personal gain, she absolutely does not want any harm to befall on her friends and loved ones. Arianne is filled with regret afterwards.
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* IHaveYourWife: During Robert's Rebellion Aerys kept her in EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: As princess of Dorne.
* FemmeFatale: To
the Red Keep against her will to ensure point of CripplingOverspecialization at times. Because, y'know, ''seduction and murder'' isn't really a universal solution.
* {{Foil}}: To Cersei Lannister. They're both the daughters of powerful lords
that resent being marginalized because they're women, are very promiscuous and use their sex appeal to their advantage, consider themselves more clever than they really are, are [[spoiler:(wrongly)]] convinced that a relative is trying to undermine/harm them, and hatch plots that end disastrously for themselves and others. They both even make the mistake of [[spoiler:trusting attractive men that later turn on them]]. Where they differ though is that Arianne genuinely loved the man she slept with for her brother, Prince Doran, would fight on the side plans and regrets that people got hurt and killed when those plans fell apart; while Cersei doesn't care for any of the Targaryens. Doran people she sleeps with for her plans and makes excuses whenever anyone gets hurt or killed because of her. In addition, Arianne stands to become the rest official ruler of Dorne with power in her own right, while Cersei has no power in her own right and has to rule behind the scenes through the claim of her [[PuppetKing underage son]]- which will only last until said son comes of age.
* GirlInTheTower: [[spoiler:Her father punished her for her failed scheme to place Myrcella on the throne by imprisoning her in a tower where all of the servants
were furious over ordered not to speak with her. Her father eventually let her treatment.
out though]].
* ILetGwenStacyDie: For Oberyn, she GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler:She was his Gwen, thanks able to deal with being imprisoned in the tower well enough, as it was quite comfortable. The fact that no one would even speak to her was what eventually broke her]].
* HotBlooded: As usual with the Martells.
* IncestIsRelative: Is heavily implied to have had a crush on The Red Viper, her uncle.
* LadykillerInLove: Or at least FemmeFatale In Love.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler: So my plot was useless because we are still loyal
to the Targaryens this whole time? Thanks, Dad?]]
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: As she's a highborn lady and heiress to Dorne, the tower she's imprisoned in after her plot is found out is
very marriage to Rhaegar that ultimately killed her may not have taken place, comfortable, except for his jokes turning how none of the servants would speak with her.
* MsFanservice: She often wears revealing clothing.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: She greatly regrets
her off her initial marriage prospect. Instead, Queenmaker plot because it could got Arys killed and Myrcella maimed.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Myrcella wouldn't
have [[spoiler: lost her ear]] had it not been Cersei Lannister in for Arianne's rash plan. Her father admits it was also partly his fault though, as he did not know Darkstar's intentions.
* OutGambitted: After her coup goes belly up.
-->'''Arianne:''' I was a foolish willful girl, playing at
the firing line if the Rebellion had still gone ahead in some way.
* IllGirl: Her health was always problematic, and she was bedridden for a year after Rhaenys's birth and nearly died giving birth to Aegon. Apparently the maesters afterwards told Rhaegar she'd never be able to have children again.
* MamaBear: "Fought
game of thrones like a tigress" against Gregor Clegane to save drunkard rolling dice.
* PimpedOutDress: Her clothes are lavish.
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Not that
her children. It...[[CruelAndUnusualDeath went badly]].
actions in [=AFFC=] actually do much good.
* NiceGirl: Barristan describes her as being very kind.
* PosthumousCharacter: In
ReallyGetsAround: She's pretty promiscuous. The fact that she's a ''very'' FamilyUnfriendlyDeath way, poor lass.
* ProperLady: By all accounts, she was the very picture of good queen material, aside
highborn lady who still manages to be this without stigma from her health.peers and family is indicative of Dorne's comparative liberality.
* RebelliousPrincess: To an extent. While she appreciates her highborn status and wants to rule Dorne in her own right, she possesses a fiery personality and rebels against what she thinks is her father plotting against her.
* RegalRinglets: She often styles her hair this way.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In a preview chapter of ''The Winds of Winter'', we learn she went through a very awkward phase as a teenager.
* SilkHidingSteel: She has a strong personality behind her royal beauty.
* SmugSnake: She'd like to think she's TheChessmaster, [[spoiler: but the fact that her plan to crown Myrcella falls flat on its face]] moves her into this territory. [[spoiler:Her confinement to the top of a tower for several weeks with the servants forbidden to speak with her, along with her father revealing his true plans to her leads her to look back on her behavior and acknowledge that she was this]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: A minor one to Doran's plans. [[spoiler:Myrcella losing an ear and getting a huge facial scar surely was not part of his intentions.]]
* TheUnfavorite: She feels herself to be this, thinking her father would rather make her younger brother Prince of Dorne because he is a male. She even suspects her father has been trying to have her married to lower lords and make Quentyn his heir. [[spoiler: She was horribly wrong. The only reason her father was going to make Quentyn Prince of Dorne was because his plans for her were that she would become ''queen'' marrying Viserys Targaryen.]]



[[folder: Prince Oberyn Martell]]
!!Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell
!!!The Red Viper
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-->''"I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will the ''justice'' be served?"''

The younger brother of Prince Doran, Oberyn comes to King's Landing to take up his brother's seat on the small council, and to obtain justice for Princess Elia's murder. He is a fierce and hot-tempered man who has founded his own mercenary company, studied at the Citadel, and fathered many bastard children (all female). [[spoiler:When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey's murder, Oberyn volunteers to champion him in a trial by combat, knowing that he will face Gregor Clegane, the rapist and murderer of Elia]].

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[[folder: Prince Oberyn Martell]]
Quentyn Martell*]]
!!Prince Oberyn Quentyn Nymeros Martell
!!!The Red Viper
!!!Frog
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-->''"I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will -->''"The hero sets out with his friends and companions, faces danger, comes home triumphant. Only some of his companions don't return at all. The hero never dies, though. I must be the ''justice'' be served?"''

The younger brother of
hero."''

Prince Doran, Oberyn comes to King's Landing to take up his brother's seat on the small council, and to obtain justice Doran's second child. In ''A Feast for Princess Elia's murder. He is a fierce and hot-tempered man who has founded his own mercenary company, studied at the Citadel, and fathered many bastard children (all female). [[spoiler:When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey's murder, Oberyn volunteers to champion him in a trial by combat, knowing Crows,'' Arianne discovers that he will face Gregor Clegane, the rapist has been assigned a mission: [[spoiler: he has been sent to woo Daenerys and murderer of Elia]].bring her back to Westeros with her three dragons]]. He narrates in ''A Dance with Dragons'', so be aware that everything in spoiler markings here is from that book.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted, which is a problem when AllGirlsWantBadBoys. He's shy around girls and has only kissed a girl once, despite his friends pointing out that [[spoiler:Daenerys would actually prefer a man with experience]].
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:The same one Arianne was stuck in. [[SpannerInTheWorks Because Viserys is dead]], he's sent in his sister's stead.]]
* BoringButPractical: This is Ser Barristan's assessment of him as [[spoiler: a potential suitor for Daenerys]].
--> '''Barristan's narrative''': Short and stocky, plain-faced, he seemed a decent lad, sober, sensible, dutiful... but not the sort to make a young girl's heart beat faster. [...] She wants fire, and Dorne sent her mud. You could make a poultice out of mud to cool a fever. You could plant seeds in mud and grow a crop to feed your children. Mud would nourish you, where fire would only consume you, but fools and children and young girls would choose fire every time.
* ButtMonkey: He doesn't even know how to talk to girls, but is [[spoiler: sent across the sea on a mission that could determine the fate of Westeros, to woo "the most beautiful woman in the world". He arrives just in time to watch her marry someone else]]. Things get worse for him from there. It doesn't help that he is constantly described as being less attractive than his best friend and feels way out of his depth on such a mission.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:He dies due to extremely severe burns after being toasted by Rhaegal. It is even remarked that [[EyeScream his eyes boiled and became a pool of pus]] and [[BodyHorror his flesh melted off and part of his skull was exposed]].]]
* {{Determinator}}: He will do anything to [[spoiler:win Daenerys's regard. He gets himself killed in the process.]]
* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:Barristan has to tell him that he has overstayed his welcome when all suspicions are raised when someone attempts to poison Daenerys or Hizdahr, as he's been flagged as a culprit. Not wanting to return to Dorne empty-handed, Quentyn attempts to woo the remaining dragons, which earns him third-degree burns]].
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Daenerys is already betrothed by the time he arrives, and then he dies horribly.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: He gets tongue tied when he meets Dany due to her extreme beauty. Though his point is ostensibly important and beneficial, he fails to deliver partly because of this.
* TheDutifulSon: All he did was meant to fulfill his father's hopes, [[spoiler:it ended up getting him killed]].
* TheEveryman: Out of his depth, under-confident, not especially attractive, and even a bit nerdy.
* FateWorseThanDeath: How [[spoiler: Barristan Selmy regards his [[KillItWithFire death]] courtesy of Rhaegal, musing that at least being eaten by the dragon would have been quick]].
* IdiotHero: Compensates for all his above shortcomings with idealism and sheer moxy. [[spoiler: It does not save him]].
* ManOnFire: [[spoiler: He doesn't live to tell the tale.]]
* MissingMom: At an early age, Quentyn was sent to Lord Yronwood as a diplomatic gesture by his father on account of Oberyn killing Lord Anders Yronwood. This drove a wedge in his parents' marriage and she ended up leaving Doran and living in Norvos. Quentyn contemplates visiting Norvos to meet his mother, [[spoiler:but he ends up dead instead]].
* PrinceCharmless: Quentyn just doesn't have the stuff [[spoiler: to win Daenerys' heart]].
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:To Daenerys' other potential suitor Victarion Greyjoy, who also contrast with Daario and Hizdahr, her suitors in Meereen.]]
* ShelteredAristocrat: Of the "naïve and well-meaning" variety.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:The Martell plot gets an awesome reveal at the end of ''A Feast for Crows'', and Quentyn travels across the known world to reach his queen, losing close friends in the process, gets a foreshadowing scene with Dany where she mentions that even though she is married to Hizdahr zo Loraq, "the dragon has three heads"... and then he gets himself burned to a crisp when he attempts to take Rhaegal and Viserion from their pit.]]
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Quentyn is a good friend, a brave person and a dutiful son, but he is girl-shy, small and plain-looking. His offer to become Dany's betrothed fails because he both doesn't drive his point through due to stage fright and being DistractedByTheSexy at the sight of Dany, and also because he isn't a handsome guy to say the least.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:To his own father's plans. Though in his defense, he did everything his father expected him to do but just unlucky for, in Barristan's words, having come too late. His failure of wooing Daenerys leads him to plan an ill-conceived dragon heist that led to his death and unleashing dragons on the city leading to lots of deaths]].
* TemptingFate: By thinking himself to be in a bardic tale of heroism and treating his trip as "a Quest", he practically signed his own warrant.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Let's kidnap two dragons...]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Not only does Quentyn think he's in a heroic tale of good and evil, he thinks that he's TheHero, when his status as TheEveryman reduces him to TheChick and even TheLoad. [[spoiler:It takes Rhaegal charbroiling some sense into him to disabuse him of the notion, but it also gets him killed]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Prince Trystane Martell]]
!!Prince Trystane Nymeros Martell

Prince Doran's second son and youngest child. He is the younger brother of Arianne and Quentyn.
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* ArrangedMarriage: He is betrothed to Princess Myrcella Baratheon, Queen Cersei's daughter.
* FlatCharacter: Unlike his older siblings, he doesn't really have that much characterization (or appearances in the text).
* GracefulLoser: When playing Cyvasse with Myrcella.
* NiceGuy: According to the accounts given of him, he's a good-natured boy who doesn't mind losing games of Cyvasse (the [[TheVerse setting's]] equivalent of chess with some blitzkrieg and stratego thrown in) to his betrothed.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Although they are both too young for the wedding to actually take place, he and Myrcella immediately became inseparable friends after her arrival in Dorne.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lady Mellario of Norvos]]
!!Lady Mellario

The estranged wife of Prince Doran Martell and mother of Arianne, Quentyn and Trystane, now residing at Norvos.

See the Norvos entry at the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities Free Cities character page]].
[[/folder]]

!!!Oberyn's Family
[[folder: Prince Oberyn Martell]]
!!Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell
!!!The Red Viper
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-->''"I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will the ''justice'' be served?"''

The younger brother of Prince Doran, Oberyn comes to King's Landing to take up his brother's seat on the small council, and to obtain justice for Princess Elia's murder. He is a fierce and hot-tempered man who has founded his own mercenary company, studied at the Citadel, and fathered many bastard children (all female). [[spoiler:When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey's murder, Oberyn volunteers to champion him in a trial by combat, knowing that he will face Gregor Clegane, the rapist and murderer of Elia]].
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* {{Badass}}: He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in all of Westeros, and proves this by utterly ''dominating'' Gregor Clegane, until his SuicidalOverconfidence comes to bite him.



[[folder:Prince Lewyn Martell]]
!!Prince Lewyn Martell
-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHistoricalKingsguard Historical Kingsguard]] character sheet.

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[[folder:Prince Lewyn Martell]]
!!Prince Lewyn Martell
-->See
[[folder: Ellaria Sand]]
!!Ellaria Sand
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-->''"Even weeping, she has a strength in her."''
--> --'''Areo Hotah'''

Oberyn's paramour,
the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHistoricalKingsguard Historical Kingsguard]] character sheet.bastard daughter of [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireDorneHouses Lord Harmen Uller]], and the mother of his four youngest bastard daughters (Sand Snakes).
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* BiTheWay: While in King's Landing she and Oberyn are eager to share a beautiful blonde woman for ThreeWaySex, and Oberyn later hints to Tyrion that Ellaria possibly lusts after Cersei Lannister.
* BrainyBrunette: Down-to-earth and practical, with black hair.
%%* EthicalSlut
* GoodParents: Her and Oberyn are this. She loves and takes good care of her own four daughters, and seems to get along very well with the four oldest Sand Snakes (who are Oberyn's daughters from earlier love affairs).
* MamaBear: Towards her four young daughters.
* TheMistress: Subverted, since Oberyn isn't married to anyone during the time they're together. However, it's implied that Ellaria would have remained his mistress if an ArrangedMarriage with Cersei had gone through.
* TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler:After Oberyn is brutally killed by Gregor Clegane. What's worse? ''She watched it happen.'']]
* NiceGirl: Quite polite and charming with, as her (sort of) brother-in-law Prince Doran puts it, "a gentle heart" which he claims is more valuable than pride or valor.
* OnlySaneWoman: Back in Dorne she attempts to reason with the oldest Sand Snakes, who want violent revenge for their father's death. She doesn't see the purpose in getting revenge, and brings up some excellent points for why it wouldn't benefit anyone.
-->"I saw your father die. Here is his killer. Can I take a skull to bed with me, to give me comfort in the night? Will it make me laugh, write me songs, care for me when I am old and sick?"
* ParentalSubstitute: Serves as a mother figure for Oberyn's older daughters.
%%* SilkHidingSteel
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:Subverted in that she and Oberyn weren't married. But since Dornish culture considers the paramours of highborn men to be almost-wives, Ellaria is essentially treated as Oberyn's widow once she goes home to Dorne after his death.]]



[[folder:Lady Mellario of Norvos]]
!!Lady Mellario

The estranged wife of Prince Doran Martell and mother of Arianne, Quentyn and Trystane, now residing at Norvos.

See the Norvos entry at the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities Free Cities character page]].

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[[folder:Lady Mellario of Norvos]]
!!Lady Mellario

The estranged wife of Prince Doran Martell and mother of Arianne, Quentyn and Trystane, now residing at Norvos.

[[folder:The Sand Snakes]]
Oberyn's eight illegitimate daughters with Ellaria as well as various other women.

See the Norvos entry at the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities Free Cities character page]].[[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireSandSnakes Sand Snakes]] page.



[[folder:Princess Arianne Martell*]]
!!Princess Arianne Nymeros Martell
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-->''"I want Sunspear, and my father's seat. I want Dorne. I want justice."''

As Prince Doran's eldest offspring, Princess Arianne is the heir to House Martell and all of Dorne. She's also unmarried at the age of 23. She believes her crippled father Doran means to pass her over in favor of her younger brother Quentyn, and so plots to secure her own rights. She seduces the Kingsguard knight Arys Oakheart, with a scheme to crown Myrcella and kickstart a war. [[spoiler:She fails and he is killed. She is imprisoned in a high tower by her father, who reveals that ''he'' has been planning a BatmanGambit to return the Targaryens to power]].

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[[folder:Princess Arianne Martell*]]
!!Historical Martells
!!!Contemporary
[[folder: Princess Elia Martell]]
!!Princess Arianne Elia Nymeros Martell
[[quoteright:300:http://static.-->''"Elia and her children have waited long for justice. But this day they shall have it."''
---> --'''Prince Oberyn Martell'''
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tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/arianne_martell_ffg_8411.png]]
-->''"I want Sunspear, and my father's seat. I want Dorne. I want justice."''

As Prince Doran's eldest offspring, Princess Arianne is the heir to House
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[[caption-width-right:350:Elia
Martell with the infant Rhaenys]]

A princess of Dorne
and all of Dorne. She's also unmarried at the age sister of 23. She believes her crippled father Doran means to pass her over in favor of her younger brother Quentyn, and so plots to secure her own rights. Oberyn. She seduces married Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and by him birthed Rhaenys and Aegon. Elia was murdered by Ser Gregor Clegane during the Kingsguard knight Arys Oakheart, with a scheme to crown Myrcella and kickstart a war. [[spoiler:She fails and he is killed. She is imprisoned in a high tower by her father, who reveals that ''he'' has been planning a BatmanGambit to return the Targaryens to power]].sack of King's Landing.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She admits to herself she was really attracted to Gerold Dayne because he was dangerous.
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:An engagement was arranged between her and Viserys Targaryen by Prince Doran and Ser Willem Darry years before the series. Viserys's "crowning" put an end to it]].
* BeautifulAllAlong: It's mentioned that Arianne had a very awkward adolescence, being pudgy and unremarkable. Her prayers for beauty were answered indeed.
* BigSisterInstinct: In the preview chapters of ''The Winds of Winter'', she’s very overprotective with her cousin, Elia Sand. At one point, she panicked when she didn’t return only to find her catching some fish and then, she scolded her. She also caught her kissing with some serving boy and put up a "[[MySisterIsOffLimits get away from my cousin, mister]]" aura at him.
* BuxomIsBetter: Small frame and curvy in all the right places. She knows this and everybody knows this.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Tyene Sand, Andrey Dalt, Sylva Santagar, and Garin, which is why she recruits them - save for Tyene, who is imprisoned at the time - for her plot to crown Myrcella.
* DaddysGirl: Although not in keeping with recent events. [[spoiler:In ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' they are closer than ever]].
* {{Determinator}}: She will do anything to get what she wants.
* DiamondsInTheBuff: Appears for her secret tryst with Arys Oakheart wearing only a [[SnakesAreSexy snake bracelet]] around her forearm.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler: Arys Oakheart's death. It shows that while Arianne is scheming and uses her sexuality for personal gain, she absolutely does not want any harm to befall on her friends and loved ones. Arianne is filled with regret afterwards.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: As princess of Dorne.
* FemmeFatale: To the point of CripplingOverspecialization at times. Because, y'know, ''seduction and murder'' isn't really a universal solution.
* {{Foil}}: To Cersei Lannister. They're both the daughters of powerful lords that resent being marginalized because they're women, are very promiscuous and use their sex appeal to their advantage, consider themselves more clever than they really are, are [[spoiler:(wrongly)]] convinced that a relative is trying to undermine/harm them, and hatch plots that end disastrously for themselves and others. They both even make the mistake of [[spoiler:trusting attractive men that later turn on them]]. Where they differ though is that Arianne genuinely loved the man she slept with for her plans and regrets that people got hurt and killed when those plans fell apart; while Cersei doesn't care for any of the people she sleeps with for her plans and makes excuses whenever anyone gets hurt or killed because of her. In addition, Arianne stands to become the official ruler of Dorne with power in her own right, while Cersei has no power in her own right and has to rule behind the scenes through the claim of her [[PuppetKing underage son]]- which will only last until said son comes of age.
* GirlInTheTower: [[spoiler:Her father punished her for her failed scheme to place Myrcella on the throne by imprisoning her in a tower where all of the servants were ordered not to speak with her. Her father eventually let her out though]].
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler:She was able to deal with being imprisoned in the tower well enough, as it was quite comfortable. The fact that no one would even speak to her was what eventually broke her]].
* HotBlooded: As usual with the Martells.
* IncestIsRelative: Is heavily implied to have had a crush on The Red Viper, her uncle.
* LadykillerInLove: Or at least FemmeFatale In Love.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler: So my plot was useless because we are still loyal to the Targaryens this whole time? Thanks, Dad?]]
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: As she's a highborn lady and heiress to Dorne, the tower she's imprisoned in after her plot is found out is very comfortable, except for how none of the servants would speak with her.
* MsFanservice: She often wears revealing clothing.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: She greatly regrets her Queenmaker plot because it got Arys killed and Myrcella maimed.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Myrcella wouldn't have [[spoiler: lost her ear]] had it not been for Arianne's rash plan. Her father admits it was also partly his fault though, as he did not know Darkstar's intentions.
* OutGambitted: After her coup goes belly up.
-->'''Arianne:''' I was a foolish willful girl, playing at the game of thrones like a drunkard rolling dice.
* PimpedOutDress: Her clothes are lavish.
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Not that her actions in [=AFFC=] actually do much good.
* ReallyGetsAround: She's pretty promiscuous. The fact that she's a highborn lady who still manages to be this without stigma from her peers and family is indicative of Dorne's comparative liberality.
* RebelliousPrincess: To an extent. While she appreciates her highborn status and wants to rule Dorne in her own right, she possesses a fiery personality and rebels against what she thinks is her father plotting against her.
* RegalRinglets: She often styles her hair this way.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In a preview chapter of ''The Winds of Winter'', we learn she went through a very awkward phase as a teenager.
* SilkHidingSteel: She has a strong personality behind her royal beauty.
* SmugSnake: She'd like to think she's TheChessmaster, [[spoiler: but the fact that her plan to crown Myrcella falls flat on its face]] moves her into this territory. [[spoiler:Her confinement to the top of a tower for several weeks with the servants forbidden to speak with her, along with her father revealing his true plans to her leads her to look back on her behavior and acknowledge that she was this]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: A minor one to Doran's plans. [[spoiler:Myrcella losing an ear and getting a huge facial scar surely was not part of his intentions.]]
* TheUnfavorite: She feels herself to be this, thinking her father would rather make her younger brother Prince of Dorne because he is a male. She even suspects her father has been trying to have her married to lower lords and make Quentyn his heir. [[spoiler: She was horribly wrong. The only reason her father was going to make Quentyn Prince of Dorne was because his plans for her were that she would become ''queen'' marrying Viserys Targaryen.]]

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She admits to herself she AdultFear: Her infant son was really attracted to Gerold Dayne because he was dangerous.
ripped out of her arms and gruesomely murdered right in front of her.
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:An engagement To Rhaegar, who according to Barristan was arranged between fond of her. Before marrying him, she was courted by several others, including Baelor Hightower, and her and Viserys Targaryen by Prince Doran and Ser Willem Darry years before mother thought of marrying her to Jaime Lannister until Lord Tywin rejected the series. Viserys's "crowning" put an end to it]].
match.
* BeautifulAllAlong: It's mentioned BrainyBrunette: Cersei mentions in one of her chapters that Arianne Elia had a very awkward adolescence, being pudgy black hair, and unremarkable. Her prayers for beauty were answered indeed.Barristan claims that she was known to have a sharp wit.
* BigSisterInstinct: In CruelAndUnusualDeath: She was raped by Gregor Clegane while he still had the preview chapters blood and brains of ''The Winds of Winter'', she’s very overprotective with her cousin, Elia Sand. At one point, dead infant son (whom he also killed) on his hands. He then smashed her head open and killed her.
* CultureClash: Above all else,
she panicked was Dornish in King's Landing. What part, if any, she had to play in the whole Lyanna affair, or any other aspect of Rhaegar's plans, is up for speculation. But, her being a completely passive, politically inactive wallflower even when she didn’t return only to find held as a hostage by her catching some fish father-in-law is rather unlikely.
* CutenessProximity: She thought baby Tyrion was ''[[UglyCute adorable]]''
and then, she scolded her. She also caught her kissing with some serving boy and put up a "[[MySisterIsOffLimits get away from my cousin, mister]]" aura at fawned over him.
* BuxomIsBetter: Small frame and curvy in all the right places. She knows CynicismCatalyst: Her death is this to Oberyn and everybody knows this.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Tyene Sand, Andrey Dalt, Sylva Santagar, and Garin, which is why she recruits them - save for Tyene, who is imprisoned at the time - for her plot to crown Myrcella.
* DaddysGirl: Although not in keeping with recent events.
Doran. [[spoiler:In ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' they are closer than ever]].
* {{Determinator}}: She will do anything
the fourth book it's revealed Doran and Oberyn have been plotting to get what she wants.
* DiamondsInTheBuff: Appears
help overthrow the current dynasty for a long time, all in revenge for her secret tryst with Arys Oakheart wearing only a [[SnakesAreSexy snake bracelet]] around her forearm.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler: Arys Oakheart's death. It shows that while Arianne is scheming and uses her sexuality for personal gain, she absolutely does not want any harm to befall on her friends and loved ones. Arianne is filled with regret afterwards.
death.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: As princess of Dorne.
* FemmeFatale: To
IHaveYourWife: During Robert's Rebellion Aerys kept her in the point of CripplingOverspecialization at times. Because, y'know, ''seduction and murder'' isn't really a universal solution.
* {{Foil}}: To Cersei Lannister. They're both the daughters of powerful lords
Red Keep against her will to ensure that resent being marginalized because they're women, are very promiscuous and use their sex appeal to their advantage, consider themselves more clever than they really are, are [[spoiler:(wrongly)]] convinced that a relative is trying to undermine/harm them, and hatch plots that end disastrously for themselves and others. They both even make her brother, Prince Doran, would fight on the mistake of [[spoiler:trusting attractive men that later turn on them]]. Where they differ though is that Arianne genuinely loved the man she slept with for her plans and regrets that people got hurt and killed when those plans fell apart; while Cersei doesn't care for any side of the people she sleeps with for her plans Targaryens. Doran and makes excuses whenever anyone gets hurt or killed because of her. In addition, Arianne stands to become the official ruler rest of Dorne with power in her own right, while Cersei has no power in her own right and has to rule behind the scenes through the claim of her [[PuppetKing underage son]]- which will only last until said son comes of age.
* GirlInTheTower: [[spoiler:Her father punished her for her failed scheme to place Myrcella on the throne by imprisoning her in a tower where all of the servants
were ordered not to speak with her. Her father eventually let furious over her out though]].
treatment.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler:She ILetGwenStacyDie: For Oberyn, she was able to deal with being imprisoned in the tower well enough, as it was quite comfortable. The fact that no one would even speak to her was what eventually broke her]].
* HotBlooded: As usual with the Martells.
* IncestIsRelative: Is heavily implied to have had a crush on The Red Viper, her uncle.
* LadykillerInLove: Or at least FemmeFatale In Love.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler: So my plot was useless because we are still loyal
his Gwen, thanks to the Targaryens this whole time? Thanks, Dad?]]
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: As she's a highborn lady and heiress to Dorne, the tower she's imprisoned in after her plot is found out is
very comfortable, marriage to Rhaegar that ultimately killed her may not have taken place, except for how none of the servants would speak with her.
* MsFanservice: She often wears revealing clothing.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: She greatly regrets
his jokes turning her Queenmaker plot because off her initial marriage prospect. Instead, it got Arys killed and Myrcella maimed.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Myrcella wouldn't
could have [[spoiler: lost her ear]] had it not been Cersei Lannister in the firing line if the Rebellion had still gone ahead in some way.
* IllGirl: Her health was always problematic, and she was bedridden
for Arianne's rash plan. Her father admits it was also partly his fault though, as he did not know Darkstar's intentions.
* OutGambitted: After her coup goes belly up.
-->'''Arianne:''' I was
a foolish willful girl, playing at year after Rhaenys's birth and nearly died giving birth to Aegon. Apparently the game of thrones maesters afterwards told Rhaegar she'd never be able to have children again.
* MamaBear: "Fought
like a drunkard rolling dice.
* PimpedOutDress: Her clothes are lavish.
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Not that
tigress" against Gregor Clegane to save her actions in [=AFFC=] actually do much good.
children. It...[[CruelAndUnusualDeath went badly]].
* ReallyGetsAround: She's pretty promiscuous. The fact that she's NiceGirl: Barristan describes her as being very kind.
* PosthumousCharacter: In
a highborn lady who still manages to be this without stigma ''very'' FamilyUnfriendlyDeath way, poor lass.
* ProperLady: By all accounts, she was the very picture of good queen material, aside
from her peers and family is indicative of Dorne's comparative liberality.
* RebelliousPrincess: To an extent. While she appreciates her highborn status and wants to rule Dorne in her own right, she possesses a fiery personality and rebels against what she thinks is her father plotting against her.
* RegalRinglets: She often styles her hair this way.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In a preview chapter of ''The Winds of Winter'', we learn she went through a very awkward phase as a teenager.
* SilkHidingSteel: She has a strong personality behind her royal beauty.
* SmugSnake: She'd like to think she's TheChessmaster, [[spoiler: but the fact that her plan to crown Myrcella falls flat on its face]] moves her into this territory. [[spoiler:Her confinement to the top of a tower for several weeks with the servants forbidden to speak with her, along with her father revealing his true plans to her leads her to look back on her behavior and acknowledge that she was this]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: A minor one to Doran's plans. [[spoiler:Myrcella losing an ear and getting a huge facial scar surely was not part of his intentions.]]
* TheUnfavorite: She feels herself to be this, thinking her father would rather make her younger brother Prince of Dorne because he is a male. She even suspects her father has been trying to have her married to lower lords and make Quentyn his heir. [[spoiler: She was horribly wrong. The only reason her father was going to make Quentyn Prince of Dorne was because his plans for her were that she would become ''queen'' marrying Viserys Targaryen.]]
health.



[[folder: Prince Quentyn Martell*]]
!!Prince Quentyn Nymeros Martell
!!!Frog
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quentyn_martell_ffg_1988.png]]
-->''"The hero sets out with his friends and companions, faces danger, comes home triumphant. Only some of his companions don't return at all. The hero never dies, though. I must be the hero."''

Prince Doran's second child. In ''A Feast for Crows,'' Arianne discovers that he has been assigned a mission: [[spoiler: he has been sent to woo Daenerys and bring her back to Westeros with her three dragons]]. He narrates in ''A Dance with Dragons'', so be aware that everything in spoiler markings here is from that book.

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[[folder: Prince Quentyn Martell*]]
[[folder:Prince Lewyn Martell]]
!!Prince Quentyn Nymeros Lewyn Martell
!!!Frog
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quentyn_martell_ffg_1988.png]]
-->''"The hero sets out with his friends
-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHistoricalKingsguard Historical Kingsguard]] character sheet.
[[/folder]]

!!!Pre-Targaryen Conquest

[[folder:Morgan Martell]]
!!Lord Morgan Martell

An Andal adventurer
and companions, faces danger, comes home triumphant. Only some of his companions don't return at all. The hero never dies, though. I must be the hero."''

Prince Doran's second child. In ''A Feast for Crows,'' Arianne discovers that he has been assigned a mission: [[spoiler: he has been sent to woo Daenerys
first Martell in historical record. He seized domains of Houses Wade and bring her back to Westeros with her three dragons]]. He narrates in ''A Dance with Dragons'', so be aware that everything in spoiler markings here is from that book.Shell.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted, which is a problem when AllGirlsWantBadBoys. He's shy around girls and has only kissed a girl once, despite his friends pointing out that [[spoiler:Daenerys would actually prefer a man with experience]].
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:The same one Arianne was stuck in. [[SpannerInTheWorks Because Viserys is dead]], he's sent in his sister's stead.]]
* BoringButPractical: This is Ser Barristan's assessment of him as [[spoiler: a potential suitor for Daenerys]].
--> '''Barristan's narrative''': Short and stocky, plain-faced, he seemed a decent lad, sober, sensible, dutiful... but not the sort to make a young girl's heart beat faster. [...] She wants fire, and Dorne sent her mud. You could make a poultice out of mud to cool a fever. You could plant seeds in mud and grow a crop to feed your children. Mud would nourish you, where fire would only consume you, but fools and children and young girls would choose fire every time.
* ButtMonkey: He doesn't even know how to talk to girls, but is [[spoiler: sent across the sea on a mission that could determine the fate of Westeros, to woo "the most beautiful woman in the world". He arrives just in time to watch her marry someone else]]. Things get worse for him from there. It doesn't help that he is constantly described as being less attractive than his best friend and feels way out of his depth on such a mission.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:He dies due to extremely severe burns after being toasted by Rhaegal. It is even remarked that [[EyeScream his eyes boiled and became a pool of pus]] and [[BodyHorror his flesh melted off and part of his skull was exposed]].]]
* {{Determinator}}: He will do anything to [[spoiler:win Daenerys's regard. He gets himself killed in the process.]]
* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:Barristan has to tell him that he has overstayed his welcome when all suspicions are raised when someone attempts to poison Daenerys or Hizdahr, as he's been flagged as a culprit. Not wanting to return to Dorne empty-handed, Quentyn attempts to woo the remaining dragons, which earns him third-degree burns]].
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Daenerys is already betrothed by the time he arrives, and then he dies horribly.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: He gets tongue tied when he meets Dany due to her extreme beauty. Though his point is ostensibly important and beneficial, he fails to deliver partly because of this.
* TheDutifulSon: All he did was meant to fulfill his father's hopes, [[spoiler:it ended up getting him killed]].
* TheEveryman: Out of his depth, under-confident, not especially attractive, and even a bit nerdy.
* FateWorseThanDeath: How [[spoiler: Barristan Selmy regards his [[KillItWithFire death]] courtesy of Rhaegal, musing that at least being eaten by the dragon would have been quick]].
* IdiotHero: Compensates for all his above shortcomings with idealism and sheer moxy. [[spoiler: It does not save him]].
* ManOnFire: [[spoiler: He doesn't live to tell the tale.]]
* MissingMom: At an early age, Quentyn was sent to Lord Yronwood as a diplomatic gesture by his father on account of Oberyn killing Lord Anders Yronwood. This drove a wedge in his parents' marriage and she ended up leaving Doran and living in Norvos. Quentyn contemplates visiting Norvos to meet his mother, [[spoiler:but he ends up dead instead]].
* PrinceCharmless: Quentyn just doesn't have the stuff [[spoiler: to win Daenerys' heart]].
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:To Daenerys' other potential suitor Victarion Greyjoy, who also contrast with Daario and Hizdahr, her suitors in Meereen.]]
* ShelteredAristocrat: Of the "naïve and well-meaning" variety.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:The Martell plot gets an awesome reveal at the end of ''A Feast for Crows'', and Quentyn travels across the known world to reach his queen, losing close friends in the process, gets a foreshadowing scene with Dany where she mentions that even though she is married to Hizdahr zo Loraq, "the dragon has three heads"... and then he gets himself burned to a crisp when he attempts to take Rhaegal and Viserion from their pit.]]
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Quentyn is a good friend, a brave person and a dutiful son, but he is girl-shy, small and plain-looking. His offer to become Dany's betrothed fails because he both doesn't drive his point through due to stage fright and being DistractedByTheSexy at the sight of Dany, and also because he isn't a handsome guy to say the least.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:To his own father's plans. Though in his defense, he did everything his father expected him to do but just unlucky for, in Barristan's words, having come too late. His failure of wooing Daenerys leads him to plan an ill-conceived dragon heist that led to his death and unleashing dragons on the city leading to lots of deaths]].
* TemptingFate: By thinking himself to be in a bardic tale of heroism and treating his trip as "a Quest", he practically signed his own warrant.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Let's kidnap two dragons...]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Not only does Quentyn think he's in a heroic tale of good and evil, he thinks that he's TheHero, when his status as TheEveryman reduces him to TheChick and even TheLoad. [[spoiler:It takes Rhaegal charbroiling some sense into him to disabuse him of the notion, but it also gets him killed]].

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted, AlliterativeName: Seems the tradition of some Martells having alliterative names began with him.
* TheConqueror: A minor one
* BurnBabyBurn: He burned down the castles of the Wades and Shells
* FounderOfTheKingdom: He established the domain in
which is a problem when AllGirlsWantBadBoys. He's shy around girls and has only kissed a girl once, despite his friends pointing out that [[spoiler:Daenerys would actually prefer a man with experience]].
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:The same one Arianne was stuck in. [[SpannerInTheWorks Because Viserys is dead]], he's sent in his sister's stead.]]
* BoringButPractical: This is Ser Barristan's assessment of him as [[spoiler: a potential suitor for Daenerys]].
--> '''Barristan's narrative''': Short and stocky, plain-faced, he seemed a decent lad, sober, sensible, dutiful... but not the sort to make a young girl's heart beat faster. [...] She wants fire, and Dorne sent her mud. You could make a poultice out of mud to cool a fever. You could plant seeds in mud and grow a crop to feed your children. Mud would nourish you, where fire would only consume you, but fools and children and young girls would choose fire every time.
* ButtMonkey: He doesn't even know how to talk to girls, but is [[spoiler: sent across the sea on a mission that could determine the fate of Westeros, to woo "the most beautiful woman in the world". He arrives just in time to watch her marry someone else]]. Things get worse for him from there. It doesn't help that he is constantly described as being less attractive than his best friend and feels way out of his depth on such a mission.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:He dies due to extremely severe burns after being toasted by Rhaegal. It is even remarked that [[EyeScream his eyes boiled and became a pool of pus]] and [[BodyHorror his flesh melted off and part of his skull was exposed]].]]
* {{Determinator}}: He will do anything to [[spoiler:win Daenerys's regard. He gets himself killed in the process.]]
* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:Barristan has to tell him that he has overstayed his welcome when all suspicions are raised when someone attempts to poison Daenerys or Hizdahr, as he's been flagged as a culprit. Not wanting to return to Dorne empty-handed, Quentyn attempts to woo the remaining dragons, which earns him third-degree burns]].
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Daenerys is already betrothed by the time he arrives, and then he dies horribly.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: He gets tongue tied when he meets Dany due to her extreme beauty. Though his point is ostensibly important and beneficial, he fails to deliver partly because of this.
* TheDutifulSon: All he did was meant to fulfill his father's hopes, [[spoiler:it ended up getting him killed]].
* TheEveryman: Out of his depth, under-confident, not especially attractive, and even a bit nerdy.
* FateWorseThanDeath: How [[spoiler: Barristan Selmy regards his [[KillItWithFire death]] courtesy of Rhaegal, musing that at least being eaten by the dragon would have been quick]].
* IdiotHero: Compensates for all his above shortcomings with idealism and sheer moxy. [[spoiler: It does not save him]].
* ManOnFire: [[spoiler: He doesn't live to tell the tale.]]
* MissingMom: At an early age, Quentyn was sent to Lord Yronwood as a diplomatic gesture by his father on account of Oberyn killing Lord Anders Yronwood. This drove a wedge in his parents' marriage and she ended up leaving Doran and living in Norvos. Quentyn contemplates visiting Norvos to meet his mother, [[spoiler:but he ends up dead instead]].
* PrinceCharmless: Quentyn just doesn't have the stuff [[spoiler: to win Daenerys' heart]].
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:To Daenerys' other potential suitor Victarion Greyjoy, who also contrast with Daario and Hizdahr, her suitors in Meereen.]]
* ShelteredAristocrat: Of the "naïve and well-meaning" variety.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:The
House Martell plot gets an awesome reveal at the end of ''A Feast for Crows'', and Quentyn travels across the known world to reach his queen, losing close friends in the process, gets a foreshadowing scene with Dany where she mentions that even though she is married to Hizdahr zo Loraq, "the dragon has three heads"... and then he gets himself burned to a crisp when he attempts to take Rhaegal and Viserion from would raise their pit.]]
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Quentyn is a good friend, a brave person and a dutiful son, but he is girl-shy, small and plain-looking. His offer to become Dany's betrothed fails because he both doesn't drive his point through due to stage fright and being DistractedByTheSexy at
first seat: the sight of Dany, and also because he isn't a handsome guy to say the least.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:To his own father's plans. Though in his defense, he did everything his father expected him to do but just unlucky for, in Barristan's words, having come too late. His failure of wooing Daenerys leads him to plan an ill-conceived dragon heist that led to his death and unleashing dragons on the city leading to lots of deaths]].
* TemptingFate: By thinking himself to be in a bardic tale of heroism and treating his trip as "a Quest", he practically signed his own warrant.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Let's kidnap two dragons...]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Not only does Quentyn think he's in a heroic tale of good and evil, he thinks that he's TheHero, when his status as TheEveryman reduces him to TheChick and even TheLoad. [[spoiler:It takes Rhaegal charbroiling some sense into him to disabuse him of the notion, but it also gets him killed]].
Sandship



[[folder: Prince Trystane Martell]]
!!Prince Trystane Nymeros Martell

Prince Doran's second son and youngest child. He is the younger brother of Arianne and Quentyn.

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[[folder: Prince Trystane Martell]]
!!Prince Trystane Nymeros Martell

Prince Doran's second
[[folder:Princess Nymeria]]
!!Princess Nymeria
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-->''"Our wanderings are at an end. We have found a new home, and here we shall live and die."''

A legendary warrior queen who managed to unite the Rhoynar people and lead them to escape the expansion of Old Valyria, fleeing across the Narrow Sea in allegedly ten thousand ships. Upon landing, she then married Mors Martell and with his support conquered the rest of Dorne. After the death of Mors, she was married two more times, to Lord Uller and Davos Dayne respectively. Nymeria had four daughters by Mors Martell (the eldest of which succeeded her as ruler of Dorne) and at least one
son and youngest child. He is the younger brother of Arianne and Quentyn. by Davos Dayne.



* ArrangedMarriage: He is betrothed to Princess Myrcella Baratheon, Queen Cersei's daughter.
* FlatCharacter: Unlike his older siblings, he doesn't really have that much characterization (or appearances in the text).
* GracefulLoser: When playing Cyvasse with Myrcella.
* NiceGuy: According to the accounts given of him, he's a good-natured boy who doesn't mind losing games of Cyvasse (the [[TheVerse setting's]] equivalent of chess with some blitzkrieg and stratego thrown in) to his betrothed.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Although they are both too young for the wedding to actually take place, he and Myrcella immediately became inseparable friends after her arrival in Dorne.

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* ActionGirl: PlayedWith. Nymeria was not a warrior, but she was said to be a brilliant commander.
* ArrangedMarriage: He is betrothed to Princess Myrcella Baratheon, Queen Cersei's daughter.
With Mors Martell. After Mors' death she took two more husbands, the aged Lord Uller and Ser Davos Dayne, the Sword of the Morning. Neither of them ruled after marrying her, as she was the unchallenged ruler of Dorne.
* FlatCharacter: Unlike his older siblings, he doesn't really have BadassPrincess
* TheExile: By choice, knowing
that much characterization (or appearances if she and her people remained in Essos, the Valyrians would kill or enslave them all.
* FamousAncestor: To the Martells.
* {{Foil}}: To Aegon the Conqueror, from a Valyrian family that fled before the Doom and conquered most of Westeros, uniting six of the seven Kingdoms, and keeping Valyrian traditions such as brother-sister marriages. Nymeria fled with her people from Valyrian expansion and united Dorne, keeping Rhoynar traditions such as gender-neutral inheritance, which is now practiced throughout Dorne.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Nymeria and Mors unified Dorne under the rule of House Martell. Nymeria was responsible for introducing many Rhoynar customs (including gender-equal primogeniture) to Dorne.
%%* TheHighQueen
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: In-universe. Nymeria wasn't a hands-on warrior, however she is commonly remembered as one.
* LadyOfWar: She even put down two rebellions, and stopped three invasions: two by Durran III the Storm King, and one by Greydon Gardener, King of the Reach.
* OnlySaneWoman: The only Rhoynar ruler that understood fighting the Valyrians was a lost cause.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After the Valyrians defeated the Rhoynar she led the exodus of her people from Essos to Dorne, not before trying to settle on the Basilisk Isles, Zamettar and Yeen on Sothoryos, and on the Isle of Women
in the text).
* GracefulLoser: When playing Cyvasse with Myrcella.
* NiceGuy: According to the accounts given of him, he's a good-natured boy who doesn't mind losing games of Cyvasse (the [[TheVerse setting's]] equivalent of chess with some blitzkrieg and stratego thrown in) to his betrothed.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Although they are both too young for the wedding to actually take place, he and Myrcella immediately became inseparable friends after her arrival in Dorne.
Summer Isles.



[[folder: Ellaria Sand]]
!!Ellaria Sand
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-->''"Even weeping, she has a strength in her."''
--> --'''Areo Hotah'''

Oberyn's paramour, the bastard daughter of [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireDorneHouses Lord Harmen Uller]], and the mother of his four youngest bastard daughters (Sand Snakes).

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[[folder: Ellaria Sand]]
!!Ellaria Sand
[[folder:Prince Mors Martell]]
!!Prince Mors Martell
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-->''"Even weeping, she has a strength
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A petty lord
in her."''
--> --'''Areo Hotah'''

Oberyn's paramour,
the bastard daughter region of [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireDorneHouses Lord Harmen Uller]], Dorne. He married Princess Nymeria as part of the deal for his aid in conquering Dorne, becoming the first Prince of House Martell. Mors and the mother of his Nymeria had four youngest bastard daughters (Sand Snakes). together (the eldest of which became the ruler of Dorne in turn).



* BiTheWay: While in King's Landing she and Oberyn are eager to share a beautiful blonde woman for ThreeWaySex, and Oberyn later hints to Tyrion that Ellaria possibly lusts after Cersei Lannister.
* BrainyBrunette: Down-to-earth and practical, with black hair.
%%* EthicalSlut
* GoodParents: Her and Oberyn are this. She loves and takes good care of her own four daughters, and seems to get along very well with the four oldest Sand Snakes (who are Oberyn's daughters from earlier love affairs).
* MamaBear: Towards her four young daughters.
* TheMistress: Subverted, since Oberyn isn't married to anyone during the time they're together. However, it's implied that Ellaria would have remained his mistress if an ArrangedMarriage with Cersei had gone through.
* TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler:After Oberyn is brutally killed by Gregor Clegane. What's worse? ''She watched it happen.'']]
* NiceGirl: Quite polite and charming with, as her (sort of) brother-in-law Prince Doran puts it, "a gentle heart" which he claims is more valuable than pride or valor.
* OnlySaneWoman: Back in Dorne she attempts to reason with the oldest Sand Snakes, who want violent revenge for their father's death. She doesn't see the purpose in getting revenge, and brings up some excellent points for why it wouldn't benefit anyone.
-->"I saw your father die. Here is his killer. Can I take a skull to bed with me, to give me comfort in the night? Will it make me laugh, write me songs, care for me when I am old and sick?"
* ParentalSubstitute: Serves as a mother figure for Oberyn's older daughters.
%%* SilkHidingSteel
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:Subverted in that she and Oberyn weren't married. But since Dornish culture considers the paramours of highborn men to be almost-wives, Ellaria is essentially treated as Oberyn's widow once she goes home to Dorne after his death.]]

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%%* AlliterativeName
* BiTheWay: While ArrangedMarriage: With Princess Nymeria in King's Landing she exchange for the Martells' aid in conquering Dorne.
* FamousAncestor: His recognition of how the Rhoynar could increase the power of House Martell dramatically led to him marrying Nymeria
and Oberyn are eager to share a beautiful blonde woman for ThreeWaySex, and Oberyn later hints to Tyrion beginning the conquest of Dorne.
%%* FounderOfTheKingdom
* LastOfHisKind: He was the last head of House Martell
that Ellaria possibly lusts after Cersei Lannister.
* BrainyBrunette: Down-to-earth and practical, with black hair.
%%* EthicalSlut
* GoodParents: Her and Oberyn are this. She loves and takes good care of her own four daughters, and seems to get along very well with the four oldest Sand Snakes (who are Oberyn's daughters from earlier love affairs).
* MamaBear: Towards her four young daughters.
* TheMistress: Subverted, since Oberyn isn't
was fully Andal. When he married Nymeria, their offspring were henceforth Andal/Rhoynish and deemed in equally important status.
* LoveAtFirstSight: According
to anyone during the time they're together. However, it's implied that Ellaria would have remained his mistress if an ArrangedMarriage singers, he fell in love with Cersei had gone through.
* TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler:After Oberyn is brutally killed
Nymeria almost immediately, captivated by Gregor Clegane. What's worse? ''She watched it happen.'']]
* NiceGirl: Quite polite
her beauty, power, and charming with, as drive to keep her (sort of) brother-in-law Prince Doran puts it, "a gentle heart" which he claims is more valuable than pride or valor.
people free.
* OnlySaneWoman: Back in PragmaticHero: He saw the power of the Rhoynar as an opportunity to rule Dorne she attempts to reason unopposed. Falling in love with Nymeria was the oldest Sand Snakes, who want violent revenge for their father's death. She doesn't see icing on the purpose in getting revenge, cake; he took a gambit and brings up some excellent points for why it wouldn't benefit anyone.
-->"I saw your father die. Here is his killer. Can I take a skull to bed with me, to give me comfort in the night? Will it make me laugh, write me songs, care for me when I am old and sick?"
* ParentalSubstitute: Serves as a mother figure for Oberyn's older daughters.
%%* SilkHidingSteel
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:Subverted in that she and Oberyn weren't married. But since Dornish culture considers the paramours of highborn men to be almost-wives, Ellaria is essentially treated as Oberyn's widow once she goes home to
won every possible price, even if he did die before Dorne after was fully conquered his death.]]line has ruled Dorne since.



!!!Household

[[folder: Areo Hotah*]]
!!Areo Hotah
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-->''"Protect. Serve. Obey. Simple vows for a simple man."''

Doran's bodyguard and confidante, Hotah was born in Norvos and has served House Martell since his boyhood. A quiet, serious older man, he loves Doran and his children very much. An absolutely devastating fighter, he always keeps his axe sharp.

For the main entry on the Free City of Norvos, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities see here]].

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!!!Household

!!!After the Conquest

[[folder: Areo Hotah*]]
!!Areo Hotah
Princess Meria Martell]]
!!Princess Meria Nymeros Martell
!!!The Yellow Toad of Dorne
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-->''"Protect. Serve. Obey. Simple vows for a simple man.
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-->''"I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king. Tell your brother that.
"''

Doran's bodyguard Princess of Dorne during the War of Conquest, she was old, blind and confidante, Hotah was born in Norvos and has served House Martell since his boyhood. A quiet, serious older man, he loves Doran and his children very much. An absolutely devastating fighter, he always keeps his axe sharp.

For
nearly bald. She offered to aid Aegon against Argilac the main entry Arrogant, but she would not bend the knee. She managed to keep the Targaryens from invading Dorne by having the men launch guerilla attacks on the Free City invading army instead of Norvos, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities see here]].facing them directly. Meria had a son, Nymor, who succeeded her as ruler of Dorne.



* AnAxeToGrind: Wields a longaxe in combat.
* BadassGrandpa: He is a fearsome fighter, and utterly [[CurbstompBattle destroys]] [[spoiler:Ser Arys Oakheart, a trained knight of the Kingsguard]], in a brief battle.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Arianne explicitly tells Arys Oakheart that Hotah is terrifying once he is roused.
* TheCaptain: In addition to his bodyguard duties, Areo is the Captain of the Guard of Sunspear.
* CargoShip: In an in-universe version, he is a celibate warrior who is "married" to his axe, which he refers to as his "iron wife". [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He is rather obsessive about sharpening it]].
* ChurchMilitant: Was trained by the "bearded priests of Norvos."
* TheDragon: Given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series, it's easy enough to see him as either to Doran.
* HiredGuns: Formerly.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he views Princess Arienne, who he affectionately refers to as "little princess". However, his loyalty to Doran wins out over his love for her and he quickly and efficiently destroys her plot to crown Myrcella and imprisons her, although it pains him greatly to do so.
* MartialPacifist: Established very quickly within his first POV chapter. He's peaceful and friendly in behavior and thoughts, but is also constantly evaluating the fighting prowess of those around him in case trouble should happen.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He was the last of six children born to a poor family in Norvos, and was thus sold to the bearded priests.
* OddNameOut: Has the distinction of being one of only two POV characters not from Westeros (the other being Melisandre).
* TheQuietOne: His second chapter is even titled "The Watcher."
* UndyingLoyalty: To Doran. It's actually a creed for him.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Wields a longaxe AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in combat.
''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
%%* AlliterativeName
* BadassGrandpa: He is a fearsome fighter, BadassBoast: After Rhaenys Targaryen flew to Sunspear to demand Dorne's surrender, Meria refused, causing Rhaenys to vow to return with "[[ArcWords fire and utterly [[CurbstompBattle destroys]] [[spoiler:Ser Arys Oakheart, blood]]".
-->'''Meria:''' Your words. Ours are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. You may burn us, my lady...but you will not bend us, break us, or make us bow. This is Dorne. You are not wanted here. Return at your peril.
** Taken UpToEleven when Rhaenys returned to Dorne years later as
a trained knight of the Kingsguard]], in a brief battle.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Arianne explicitly tells Arys Oakheart
warrior. Meria made good on her boast, and ensured that Hotah is terrifying once he is roused.
* TheCaptain: In addition to his bodyguard duties, Areo is the Captain of the Guard of Sunspear.
* CargoShip: In an in-universe version, he is a celibate warrior who is "married" to his axe, which he refers to as his "iron wife". [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He is rather obsessive about sharpening it]].
* ChurchMilitant: Was trained by the "bearded priests of Norvos."
* TheDragon: Given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series, it's easy
Rhaenys [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in Dorne]]. To this day, no one really knew how Rhaenys died. After Rhaenys's disappearance, Aegon ''did'' burn Dorne. Badly enough to see him as either have its own name: ''Dragon's Wroth''.
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* CoolOldLady: Eighty years old during Aegon's Conquest, yet she still threatened a dragonrider without fear.
** During the First Dornish War, she continued
to Doran.
* HiredGuns: Formerly.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he views Princess Arienne, who he affectionately refers to as "little princess". However, his loyalty to Doran wins out over his love for
lead Dorne against the rest of Westeros. The war only ended shortly after her and he quickly and efficiently destroys death in 13 AC (where she's in her plot to crown Myrcella and imprisons her, although it pains him greatly to do so.
* MartialPacifist: Established very quickly within his first POV chapter. He's peaceful and friendly in behavior and thoughts, but
''90s''). It is also constantly evaluating in this war that her threat against Rhaenys was carried out.
* DestinationDefenestration: The way she killed poor Lord Rosby. The guy thought Sunspear was empty.
* {{Expy}}: Her warnings towards Queen Rhaenys Targaryen to keep their hands off Dorne are reminiscent of
the fighting prowess warnings [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]] gave to the Egyptian Pharaoh to keep his hands off the Israelites. Much like the Egyptians, the invading armies at Dorne suffered multiple "plagues", though not as tied to divine intervention as in the Bible.
%%* TheHighQueen
* InUniverseNickname: The Yellow Toad
of those around him Dorne, coined by King Argilac the Arrogant of the Stormlands.
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Averted by her
in case trouble should happen.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He
the First Dornish War. Her successor was the last of six children born one who sued for peace after her death.
* LadyOfWar: Lacks the grace due
to a poor family in Norvos, and her advanced years, but otherwise fits the bill.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She
was thus sold to the bearded priests.
* OddNameOut: Has the distinction of being one of
only two POV characters not from ruler of Westeros (the who managed to keep the Targaryens from conquering her kingdom during the War Of Conquest.
** During the First Dornish War, Aegon The Conqueror named Lord Rosby as Warden of the Sands when he found Sunspear to be emptied much like the
other being Melisandre).
* TheQuietOne: His second chapter is even titled "The Watcher."
* UndyingLoyalty: To Doran. It's actually
castles at Dorne. Meria, bordering 90 years old and blind as a creed bat, overpowered Lord Rosby, bounded him, dragged him to the top of the Spear Tower and threw him out the window.
** Deconstructed during the First Dornish War. After her death, her successor sued
for him.peace (as an equal), after Dorne incurred the Dragon's Wroth.
* ShutUpHannibal: To the Targaryens.



[[folder: Maester Caleotte]]
!!Maester Caleotte
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Prince Doran's personal Maester, Caleotte accompanies his prince wherever he goes.

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[[folder: Maester Caleotte]]
!!Maester Caleotte
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Prince Doran's personal Maester, Caleotte accompanies his prince wherever he goes.Nymor Martell]]
!!Prince Nymor Martell

Prince Nymor was the Prince of Dorne and successor of Princess Meria Martell, ascending to the throne at an advanced age, however. He put an end to the First Dornish War.



* TheGoodChancellor: Despite being rather meek around the Sand Snakes, Caleotte offers smart and sensible advice to Prince Doran, who respects his counsel.
* TheMedic: He is in charge of treating Doran's gout, and does what he can to ease his pain.
* OhCrap: He gets very frightened when Doran places his hand on [[MasterPoisoner Tyene Sand's]] head to give her a blessing, and rushes to his side after she leaves to inspect his hand for puncture marks.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His smooth and fat face makes it difficult to tell how old he is.
* OldRetainer: He has been serving Doran before even Areo entered his service.
* TheSmartGuy: Unsurprising since he is a trained Maester. Caleotte even managed to create a wheelchair for Doran to use which makes getting around much easier and less painful for him.

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* TheGoodChancellor: Despite being rather meek around AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Based on
the Sand Snakes, Caleotte offers smart observation that Aegon honoured the peace treaty until his death (more than 20 years later), the contents of the letter are more likely to be a lighter version of the trope. [[note]]Given Aegon's temper and sensible advice the resources the Iron Throne can muster, threats are unlikely to Prince Doran, who respects his counsel.
* TheMedic: He
ensure a peace of such duration. Also, it is in charge worth noting that for the previous two years, Dorne had endured the Dragon's Wroth (where every Dornish stronghold was burnt at least once, with the exception of treating Doran's gout, Sunspear). With Meria's death and does what he can to ease his pain.
* OhCrap: He gets very frightened when Doran places his hand on [[MasterPoisoner Tyene Sand's]] head to give her a blessing,
Nymor's own health and rushes age issues, Dorne is also keen to end the war and to have an enduring peace with the Iron Throne. [[/note]]
* NonActionGuy: Due
to his side after she leaves to inspect age and frailty
* RefugeInAudacity: Offering Aegon peace terms but '' as equals'' not as vassal and overlord. CrossesTheLineTwice if one takes into consideration the still-unknown contents of
his hand letter to Aegon. In-universe EpilepticTrees from the Maesters range from revealing that Rhaenys had survived and was kept a prisoner at Hellholt under torture, with the letter offering to MercyKill her in exchange for puncture marks.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His smooth and fat face makes it difficult
peace, to tell how old he is.
* OldRetainer: He has been serving Doran before even Areo entered his service.
* TheSmartGuy: Unsurprising since he is a trained Maester. Caleotte even managed
threatening to create hire a wheelchair for Doran Faceless Man to use which makes getting around much easier and less painful for him.kill Aegon's heir.



[[folder: Garin of the Orphans]]
!!Garin of the Orphans

A milk-brother of Arianne and one of her closest friends.

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[[folder: Garin Princess Deria Martell]]
!!Princess Deria Martell
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Princess Deria Martell was the daughter of Nymor Martell, and the ruling Princess of Dorne during the reign of King Aenys I (and presumably also during the later years
of the Orphans]]
!!Garin
reign of the Orphans

A milk-brother of Arianne and one of
Aegon I, as her closest friends.father was already elderly when her grandmother Meria Martell passed away in 13 AC).



* ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Tyene Sand, Sylva Santagar, and Andrey Dalt.
* TheExile: [[spoiler:He is exiled to Tyrosh for two years for his role in Arianne's conspiracy to crown Myrcella.]]
* GoldTooth: He has one, which Arianne bought for him [[NoodleIncident after knocking his original out]].

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* ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Tyene Sand, Sylva Santagar, AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* {{Badass}}: Aegon I just as easily could have ordered her quartered the minute she stepped into the Red Keep. She faced a guy with a proverbial nuclear bomb under his armpit
and Andrey Dalt.
didn't flinch.
* TheExile: [[spoiler:He is exiled FalseReassurance: As Princess, she once reassured Aenys that House Martell were doing everything they could to Tyrosh for two years put down the rebellion of the Vulture King, which was threatening the Iron Throne. However, as the Vulture King was a Dornishman who never raided her territories, Deria largely left him alone.
* NervesOfSteel: Being a diplomat to negotiate peace with ''the'' Dragon and his court requires you to have this. Doubly so when Dorne was not in a position of strength at the time. [[note]]The Princess of Dorne had just died, her successor an already elderly man, and Dorne had suffered from Aegon's reprisal
for his role in Arianne's conspiracy to crown Myrcella.]]
queen's disappearance, also known as the Dragon's Wroth.[[/note]]
* GoldTooth: He has one, NoodleImplements: The letter which Arianne bought she presented to Aegon on that diplomatic mission. Whatever was in the letter convinced Aegon to have peace with Dorne as equals, and the peace lasted for him [[NoodleIncident after knocking more than 20 years, until the Dragon's death. While Aegon never revealed its contents to anyone else, it is unknown if the contents had been lost to Deria's descendants.
* NumberTwo: As her father's heir. Due to
his original out]].advanced years when he became Prince, she was rather heavily involved in Dorne's affairs ever since her grandmother's death, as can be seen in her diplomatic mission.



!!Historical Martells
!!!Pre-Targaryen Conquest

[[folder:Morgan Martell]]
!!Lord Morgan Martell

An Andal adventurer and the first Martell in historical record. He seized domains of Houses Wade and Shell.

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!!Historical Martells
!!!Pre-Targaryen Conquest

[[folder:Morgan
[[folder: Queen Mariah Martell]]
!!Lord Morgan !!Princess Mariah Nymeros Martell

An Andal adventurer The sister of Prince Maron. She married King Daeron II as part of the deal that brought Dorne under the rule of the Iron Throne. They had four sons together: Baelor, Aerys I, Rhaegel and the first Martell in historical record. He seized domains of Houses Wade and Shell.Maekar I.



* AlliterativeName: Seems the tradition of some Martells having alliterative names began with him.
* TheConqueror: A minor one
* BurnBabyBurn: He burned down the castles of the Wades and Shells
* FounderOfTheKingdom: He established the domain in which House Martell would raise their first seat: the Sandship

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%%* AlliterativeName
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* FamousAncestor
* AlliterativeName: Seems the tradition of some Martells having alliterative names began with him.
* TheConqueror: A minor one
* BurnBabyBurn: He burned down the castles of the Wades and Shells
* FounderOfTheKingdom: He established the domain
{{Retcon}}: Her name was retconned from "Myriah" in which House Martell would raise their first seat: the Sandship''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her eventual fate is unknown.



[[folder:Princess Nymeria]]
!!Princess Nymeria
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-->''"Our wanderings are at an end. We have found a new home, and here we shall live and die."''

A legendary warrior queen who managed to unite the Rhoynar people and lead them to escape the expansion of Old Valyria, fleeing across the Narrow Sea in allegedly ten thousand ships. Upon landing, she then married Mors Martell and with his support conquered the rest of Dorne. After the death of Mors, she was married two more times, to Lord Uller and Davos Dayne respectively. Nymeria had four daughters by Mors Martell (the eldest of which succeeded her as ruler of Dorne) and at least one son by Davos Dayne.

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[[folder:Princess Nymeria]]
!!Princess Nymeria
!!!Household

[[folder: Areo Hotah*]]
!!Areo Hotah
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-->''"Our wanderings are at an end. We have found
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-->''"Protect. Serve. Obey. Simple vows for
a new home, and here we shall live and die.simple man."''

A legendary warrior queen who managed to unite the Rhoynar people Doran's bodyguard and lead them to escape the expansion of Old Valyria, fleeing across the Narrow Sea confidante, Hotah was born in allegedly ten thousand ships. Upon landing, she then married Mors Norvos and has served House Martell since his boyhood. A quiet, serious older man, he loves Doran and with his support conquered children very much. An absolutely devastating fighter, he always keeps his axe sharp.

For
the rest of Dorne. After main entry on the death Free City of Mors, she was married two more times, to Lord Uller and Davos Dayne respectively. Nymeria had four daughters by Mors Martell (the eldest of which succeeded her as ruler of Dorne) and at least one son by Davos Dayne.Norvos, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities see here]].



* ActionGirl: PlayedWith. Nymeria was not a warrior, but she was said to be a brilliant commander.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Mors Martell. After Mors' death she took two more husbands, the aged Lord Uller and Ser Davos Dayne, the Sword of the Morning. Neither of them ruled after marrying her, as she was the unchallenged ruler of Dorne.
* BadassPrincess
* TheExile: By choice, knowing that if she and her people remained in Essos, the Valyrians would kill or enslave them all.
* FamousAncestor: To the Martells.
* {{Foil}}: To Aegon the Conqueror, from a Valyrian family that fled before the Doom and conquered most of Westeros, uniting six of the seven Kingdoms, and keeping Valyrian traditions such as brother-sister marriages. Nymeria fled with her people from Valyrian expansion and united Dorne, keeping Rhoynar traditions such as gender-neutral inheritance, which is now practiced throughout Dorne.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Nymeria and Mors unified Dorne under the rule of House Martell. Nymeria was responsible for introducing many Rhoynar customs (including gender-equal primogeniture) to Dorne.
%%* TheHighQueen
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: In-universe. Nymeria wasn't a hands-on warrior, however she is commonly remembered as one.
* LadyOfWar: She even put down two rebellions, and stopped three invasions: two by Durran III the Storm King, and one by Greydon Gardener, King of the Reach.
* OnlySaneWoman: The only Rhoynar ruler that understood fighting the Valyrians was a lost cause.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After the Valyrians defeated the Rhoynar she led the exodus of her people from Essos to Dorne, not before trying to settle on the Basilisk Isles, Zamettar and Yeen on Sothoryos, and on the Isle of Women in the Summer Isles.

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* ActionGirl: PlayedWith. Nymeria was not AnAxeToGrind: Wields a warrior, but she was said to be longaxe in combat.
* BadassGrandpa: He is
a brilliant commander.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Mors Martell. After Mors' death she took two more husbands, the aged Lord Uller
fearsome fighter, and Ser Davos Dayne, the Sword utterly [[CurbstompBattle destroys]] [[spoiler:Ser Arys Oakheart, a trained knight of the Morning. Neither of them ruled after marrying her, as she was the unchallenged ruler of Dorne.
Kingsguard]], in a brief battle.
* BadassPrincess
* TheExile: By choice, knowing
BewareTheQuietOnes: Arianne explicitly tells Arys Oakheart that if she and her people remained in Essos, Hotah is terrifying once he is roused.
* TheCaptain: In addition to his bodyguard duties, Areo is
the Valyrians would kill or enslave them all.
* FamousAncestor: To the Martells.
* {{Foil}}: To Aegon the Conqueror, from a Valyrian family that fled before the Doom and conquered most of Westeros, uniting six
Captain of the seven Kingdoms, and keeping Valyrian traditions such as brother-sister marriages. Nymeria fled with her people from Valyrian expansion and united Dorne, keeping Rhoynar traditions such as gender-neutral inheritance, Guard of Sunspear.
* CargoShip: In an in-universe version, he is a celibate warrior who is "married" to his axe,
which he refers to as his "iron wife". [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He is now practiced throughout Dorne.
rather obsessive about sharpening it]].
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Nymeria and Mors unified Dorne under ChurchMilitant: Was trained by the rule "bearded priests of House Martell. Nymeria was responsible for introducing many Rhoynar customs (including gender-equal primogeniture) to Dorne.
%%* TheHighQueen
Norvos."
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: In-universe. Nymeria wasn't a hands-on warrior, however she is commonly remembered as one.
* LadyOfWar: She even put down two rebellions, and stopped three invasions: two by Durran III
TheDragon: Given the Storm King, and one by Greydon Gardener, King GreyAndGrayMorality of the Reach.
series, it's easy enough to see him as either to Doran.
* OnlySaneWoman: The only Rhoynar ruler that understood HiredGuns: Formerly.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he views Princess Arienne, who he affectionately refers to as "little princess". However, his loyalty to Doran wins out over his love for her and he quickly and efficiently destroys her plot to crown Myrcella and imprisons her, although it pains him greatly to do so.
* MartialPacifist: Established very quickly within his first POV chapter. He's peaceful and friendly in behavior and thoughts, but is also constantly evaluating the
fighting prowess of those around him in case trouble should happen.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He was
the Valyrians last of six children born to a poor family in Norvos, and was a lost cause.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After
thus sold to the Valyrians defeated bearded priests.
* OddNameOut: Has
the Rhoynar she led the exodus distinction of her people being one of only two POV characters not from Essos to Dorne, not before trying to settle on the Basilisk Isles, Zamettar and Yeen on Sothoryos, and on the Isle of Women in the Summer Isles.Westeros (the other being Melisandre).
* TheQuietOne: His second chapter is even titled "The Watcher."
* UndyingLoyalty: To Doran. It's actually a creed for him.



[[folder:Prince Mors Martell]]
!!Prince Mors Martell
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mors_martell_woiaf_621.png]]

A petty lord in the region of Dorne. He married Princess Nymeria as part of the deal for his aid in conquering Dorne, becoming the first Prince of House Martell. Mors and Nymeria had four daughters together (the eldest of which became the ruler of Dorne in turn).

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[[folder:Prince Mors Martell]]
!!Prince Mors Martell
[[folder: Maester Caleotte]]
!!Maester Caleotte
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mors_martell_woiaf_621.png]]

A petty lord in the region of Dorne. He married Princess Nymeria as part of the deal for his aid in conquering Dorne, becoming the first
org/pmwiki/pub/images/caleotte.jpg]]

Prince of House Martell. Mors and Nymeria had four daughters together (the eldest of which became the ruler of Dorne in turn).Doran's personal Maester, Caleotte accompanies his prince wherever he goes.



%%* AlliterativeName
* ArrangedMarriage: With Princess Nymeria in exchange for the Martells' aid in conquering Dorne.
* FamousAncestor: His recognition of how the Rhoynar could increase the power of House Martell dramatically led to him marrying Nymeria and beginning the conquest of Dorne.
%%* FounderOfTheKingdom
* LastOfHisKind: He was the last head of House Martell that was fully Andal. When he married Nymeria, their offspring were henceforth Andal/Rhoynish and deemed in equally important status.
* LoveAtFirstSight: According to the singers, he fell in love with Nymeria almost immediately, captivated by her beauty, power, and drive to keep her people free.
* PragmaticHero: He saw the power of the Rhoynar as an opportunity to rule Dorne unopposed. Falling in love with Nymeria was the icing on the cake; he took a gambit and won every possible price, even if he did die before Dorne was fully conquered his line has ruled Dorne since.

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%%* AlliterativeName
* ArrangedMarriage: With Princess Nymeria in exchange for TheGoodChancellor: Despite being rather meek around the Martells' aid in conquering Dorne.
* FamousAncestor: His recognition of how the Rhoynar could increase the power of House Martell dramatically led to him marrying Nymeria
Sand Snakes, Caleotte offers smart and beginning the conquest sensible advice to Prince Doran, who respects his counsel.
* TheMedic: He is in charge
of Dorne.
%%* FounderOfTheKingdom
treating Doran's gout, and does what he can to ease his pain.
* LastOfHisKind: OhCrap: He was the last gets very frightened when Doran places his hand on [[MasterPoisoner Tyene Sand's]] head of House Martell that was fully Andal. When he married Nymeria, their offspring were henceforth Andal/Rhoynish to give her a blessing, and deemed in equally important status.
* LoveAtFirstSight: According
rushes to the singers, he fell in love with Nymeria almost immediately, captivated by her beauty, power, his side after she leaves to inspect his hand for puncture marks.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His smooth
and drive fat face makes it difficult to keep her people free.
tell how old he is.
* PragmaticHero: OldRetainer: He saw the power of the Rhoynar as an opportunity to rule Dorne unopposed. Falling in love with Nymeria was the icing on the cake; he took a gambit and won every possible price, even if he did die has been serving Doran before Dorne was fully conquered even Areo entered his line has ruled Dorne since.service.
* TheSmartGuy: Unsurprising since he is a trained Maester. Caleotte even managed to create a wheelchair for Doran to use which makes getting around much easier and less painful for him.



!!!After the Conquest

[[folder: Princess Meria Martell]]
!!Princess Meria Nymeros Martell
!!!The Yellow Toad of Dorne
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/meria_martell_woiaf_1766.jpg]]
-->''"I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king. Tell your brother that."''

Princess of Dorne during the War of Conquest, she was old, blind and nearly bald. She offered to aid Aegon against Argilac the Arrogant, but she would not bend the knee. She managed to keep the Targaryens from invading Dorne by having the men launch guerilla attacks on the invading army instead of facing them directly. Meria had a son, Nymor, who succeeded her as ruler of Dorne.

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!!!After the Conquest

[[folder: Princess Meria Martell]]
!!Princess Meria Nymeros Martell
!!!The Yellow Toad
Garin of Dorne
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/meria_martell_woiaf_1766.jpg]]
-->''"I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king. Tell your brother that."''

Princess of Dorne during
the War Orphans]]
!!Garin
of Conquest, she was old, blind the Orphans

A milk-brother of Arianne
and nearly bald. She offered to aid Aegon against Argilac the Arrogant, but she would not bend the knee. She managed to keep the Targaryens from invading Dorne by having the men launch guerilla attacks on the invading army instead one of facing them directly. Meria had a son, Nymor, who succeeded her as ruler of Dorne.closest friends.



* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
%%* AlliterativeName
* BadassBoast: After Rhaenys Targaryen flew to Sunspear to demand Dorne's surrender, Meria refused, causing Rhaenys to vow to return with "[[ArcWords fire and blood]]".
-->'''Meria:''' Your words. Ours are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. You may burn us, my lady...but you will not bend us, break us, or make us bow. This is Dorne. You are not wanted here. Return at your peril.
** Taken UpToEleven when Rhaenys returned to Dorne years later as a warrior. Meria made good on her boast, and ensured that Rhaenys [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in Dorne]]. To this day, no one really knew how Rhaenys died. After Rhaenys's disappearance, Aegon ''did'' burn Dorne. Badly enough to have its own name: ''Dragon's Wroth''.
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* CoolOldLady: Eighty years old during Aegon's Conquest, yet she still threatened a dragonrider without fear.
** During the First Dornish War, she continued to lead Dorne against the rest of Westeros. The war only ended shortly after her death in 13 AC (where she's in her ''90s''). It is also in this war that her threat against Rhaenys was carried out.
* DestinationDefenestration: The way she killed poor Lord Rosby. The guy thought Sunspear was empty.
* {{Expy}}: Her warnings towards Queen Rhaenys Targaryen to keep their hands off Dorne are reminiscent of the warnings [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]] gave to the Egyptian Pharaoh to keep his hands off the Israelites. Much like the Egyptians, the invading armies at Dorne suffered multiple "plagues", though not as tied to divine intervention as in the Bible.
%%* TheHighQueen
* InUniverseNickname: The Yellow Toad of Dorne, coined by King Argilac the Arrogant of the Stormlands.
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Averted by her in the First Dornish War. Her successor was the one who sued for peace after her death.
* LadyOfWar: Lacks the grace due to her advanced years, but otherwise fits the bill.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She was the only ruler of Westeros who managed to keep the Targaryens from conquering her kingdom during the War Of Conquest.
** During the First Dornish War, Aegon The Conqueror named Lord Rosby as Warden of the Sands when he found Sunspear to be emptied much like the other castles at Dorne. Meria, bordering 90 years old and blind as a bat, overpowered Lord Rosby, bounded him, dragged him to the top of the Spear Tower and threw him out the window.
** Deconstructed during the First Dornish War. After her death, her successor sued for peace (as an equal), after Dorne incurred the Dragon's Wroth.
* ShutUpHannibal: To the Targaryens.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
%%* AlliterativeName
* BadassBoast: After Rhaenys Targaryen flew to Sunspear to demand Dorne's surrender, Meria refused, causing Rhaenys to vow to return with "[[ArcWords fire
ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Tyene Sand, Sylva Santagar, and blood]]".
-->'''Meria:''' Your words. Ours are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. You may burn us, my lady...but you will not bend us, break us, or make us bow. This
Andrey Dalt.
* TheExile: [[spoiler:He
is Dorne. You are not wanted here. Return at your peril.
** Taken UpToEleven when Rhaenys returned
exiled to Dorne Tyrosh for two years later as a warrior. Meria made good on her boast, and ensured that Rhaenys [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared for his role in Dorne]]. To this day, no one really knew how Rhaenys died. After Rhaenys's disappearance, Aegon ''did'' burn Dorne. Badly enough Arianne's conspiracy to have its own name: ''Dragon's Wroth''.
crown Myrcella.]]
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* CoolOldLady: Eighty years old during Aegon's Conquest, yet she still threatened a dragonrider without fear.
** During the First Dornish War, she continued to lead Dorne against the rest of Westeros. The war only ended shortly
GoldTooth: He has one, which Arianne bought for him [[NoodleIncident after her death in 13 AC (where she's in her ''90s''). It is also in this war that her threat against Rhaenys was carried out.
* DestinationDefenestration: The way she killed poor Lord Rosby. The guy thought Sunspear was empty.
* {{Expy}}: Her warnings towards Queen Rhaenys Targaryen to keep their hands off Dorne are reminiscent of the warnings [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]] gave to the Egyptian Pharaoh to keep
knocking his hands off the Israelites. Much like the Egyptians, the invading armies at Dorne suffered multiple "plagues", though not as tied to divine intervention as in the Bible.
%%* TheHighQueen
* InUniverseNickname: The Yellow Toad of Dorne, coined by King Argilac the Arrogant of the Stormlands.
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Averted by her in the First Dornish War. Her successor was the one who sued for peace after her death.
* LadyOfWar: Lacks the grace due to her advanced years, but otherwise fits the bill.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She was the only ruler of Westeros who managed to keep the Targaryens from conquering her kingdom during the War Of Conquest.
** During the First Dornish War, Aegon The Conqueror named Lord Rosby as Warden of the Sands when he found Sunspear to be emptied much like the other castles at Dorne. Meria, bordering 90 years old and blind as a bat, overpowered Lord Rosby, bounded him, dragged him to the top of the Spear Tower and threw him out the window.
** Deconstructed during the First Dornish War. After her death, her successor sued for peace (as an equal), after Dorne incurred the Dragon's Wroth.
* ShutUpHannibal: To the Targaryens.
original out]].



[[folder: Prince Nymor Martell]]
!!Prince Nymor Martell

Prince Nymor was the Prince of Dorne and successor of Princess Meria Martell, ascending to the throne at an advanced age, however. He put an end to the First Dornish War.
----
* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Based on the observation that Aegon honoured the peace treaty until his death (more than 20 years later), the contents of the letter are more likely to be a lighter version of the trope. [[note]]Given Aegon's temper and the resources the Iron Throne can muster, threats are unlikely to ensure a peace of such duration. Also, it is worth noting that for the previous two years, Dorne had endured the Dragon's Wroth (where every Dornish stronghold was burnt at least once, with the exception of Sunspear). With Meria's death and Nymor's own health and age issues, Dorne is also keen to end the war and to have an enduring peace with the Iron Throne. [[/note]]
* NonActionGuy: Due to his age and frailty
* RefugeInAudacity: Offering Aegon peace terms but '' as equals'' not as vassal and overlord. CrossesTheLineTwice if one takes into consideration the still-unknown contents of his letter to Aegon. In-universe EpilepticTrees from the Maesters range from revealing that Rhaenys had survived and was kept a prisoner at Hellholt under torture, with the letter offering to MercyKill her in exchange for peace, to threatening to hire a Faceless Man to kill Aegon's heir.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Princess Deria Martell]]
!!Princess Deria Martell
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px_deria_martell.jpg]]

Princess Deria Martell was the daughter of Nymor Martell, and the ruling Princess of Dorne during the reign of King Aenys I (and presumably also during the later years of the reign of Aegon I, as her father was already elderly when her grandmother Meria Martell passed away in 13 AC).
----
* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* {{Badass}}: Aegon I just as easily could have ordered her quartered the minute she stepped into the Red Keep. She faced a guy with a proverbial nuclear bomb under his armpit and didn't flinch.
* FalseReassurance: As Princess, she once reassured Aenys that House Martell were doing everything they could to put down the rebellion of the Vulture King, which was threatening the Iron Throne. However, as the Vulture King was a Dornishman who never raided her territories, Deria largely left him alone.
* NervesOfSteel: Being a diplomat to negotiate peace with ''the'' Dragon and his court requires you to have this. Doubly so when Dorne was not in a position of strength at the time. [[note]]The Princess of Dorne had just died, her successor an already elderly man, and Dorne had suffered from Aegon's reprisal for his queen's disappearance, also known as the Dragon's Wroth.[[/note]]
* NoodleImplements: The letter which she presented to Aegon on that diplomatic mission. Whatever was in the letter convinced Aegon to have peace with Dorne as equals, and the peace lasted for more than 20 years, until the Dragon's death. While Aegon never revealed its contents to anyone else, it is unknown if the contents had been lost to Deria's descendants.
* NumberTwo: As her father's heir. Due to his advanced years when he became Prince, she was rather heavily involved in Dorne's affairs ever since her grandmother's death, as can be seen in her diplomatic mission.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Queen Mariah Martell]]
!!Princess Mariah Nymeros Martell

The sister of Prince Maron. She married King Daeron II as part of the deal that brought Dorne under the rule of the Iron Throne. They had four sons together: Baelor, Aerys I, Rhaegel and Maekar I.
----
%%* AlliterativeName
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* FamousAncestor
* {{Retcon}}: Her name was retconned from "Myriah" in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her eventual fate is unknown.
[[/folder]]

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[[folder: Prince Nymor Martell]]
!!Prince Nymor Martell

Prince Nymor was the Prince of Dorne and successor of Princess Meria Martell, ascending to the throne at an advanced age, however. He put an end to the First Dornish War.
----
* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Based on the observation that Aegon honoured the peace treaty until his death (more than 20 years later), the contents of the letter are more likely to be a lighter version of the trope. [[note]]Given Aegon's temper and the resources the Iron Throne can muster, threats are unlikely to ensure a peace of such duration. Also, it is worth noting that for the previous two years, Dorne had endured the Dragon's Wroth (where every Dornish stronghold was burnt at least once, with the exception of Sunspear). With Meria's death and Nymor's own health and age issues, Dorne is also keen to end the war and to have an enduring peace with the Iron Throne. [[/note]]
* NonActionGuy: Due to his age and frailty
* RefugeInAudacity: Offering Aegon peace terms but '' as equals'' not as vassal and overlord. CrossesTheLineTwice if one takes into consideration the still-unknown contents of his letter to Aegon. In-universe EpilepticTrees from the Maesters range from revealing that Rhaenys had survived and was kept a prisoner at Hellholt under torture, with the letter offering to MercyKill her in exchange for peace, to threatening to hire a Faceless Man to kill Aegon's heir.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Princess Deria Martell]]
!!Princess Deria Martell
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px_deria_martell.jpg]]

Princess Deria Martell was the daughter of Nymor Martell, and the ruling Princess of Dorne during the reign of King Aenys I (and presumably also during the later years of the reign of Aegon I, as her father was already elderly when her grandmother Meria Martell passed away in 13 AC).
----
* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* {{Badass}}: Aegon I just as easily could have ordered her quartered the minute she stepped into the Red Keep. She faced a guy with a proverbial nuclear bomb under his armpit and didn't flinch.
* FalseReassurance: As Princess, she once reassured Aenys that House Martell were doing everything they could to put down the rebellion of the Vulture King, which was threatening the Iron Throne. However, as the Vulture King was a Dornishman who never raided her territories, Deria largely left him alone.
* NervesOfSteel: Being a diplomat to negotiate peace with ''the'' Dragon and his court requires you to have this. Doubly so when Dorne was not in a position of strength at the time. [[note]]The Princess of Dorne had just died, her successor an already elderly man, and Dorne had suffered from Aegon's reprisal for his queen's disappearance, also known as the Dragon's Wroth.[[/note]]
* NoodleImplements: The letter which she presented to Aegon on that diplomatic mission. Whatever was in the letter convinced Aegon to have peace with Dorne as equals, and the peace lasted for more than 20 years, until the Dragon's death. While Aegon never revealed its contents to anyone else, it is unknown if the contents had been lost to Deria's descendants.
* NumberTwo: As her father's heir. Due to his advanced years when he became Prince, she was rather heavily involved in Dorne's affairs ever since her grandmother's death, as can be seen in her diplomatic mission.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Queen Mariah Martell]]
!!Princess Mariah Nymeros Martell

The sister of Prince Maron. She married King Daeron II as part of the deal that brought Dorne under the rule of the Iron Throne. They had four sons together: Baelor, Aerys I, Rhaegel and Maekar I.
----
%%* AlliterativeName
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* FamousAncestor
* {{Retcon}}: Her name was retconned from "Myriah" in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her eventual fate is unknown.
[[/folder]]
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!!!Doran's family



!!!Oberyn's Family



[[folder: The Sand Snakes]]

Oberyn's eight bastard children by various women, who are all female. They have yet to play much of a role in the story, other than agitating for war against the Lannisters after [[spoiler: Oberyn's death]] and being imprisoned by Doran for it.

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!!!Household

[[folder: The Sand Snakes]]

Oberyn's eight bastard
Areo Hotah*]]
!!Areo Hotah
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/areo_hota_ffg_6878.png]]
-->''"Protect. Serve. Obey. Simple vows for a simple man."''

Doran's bodyguard and confidante, Hotah was born in Norvos and has served House Martell since his boyhood. A quiet, serious older man, he loves Doran and his
children by various women, who are all female. They have yet to play much of a role in very much. An absolutely devastating fighter, he always keeps his axe sharp.

For
the story, other than agitating for war against main entry on the Lannisters after [[spoiler: Oberyn's death]] and being imprisoned by Doran for it.Free City of Norvos, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities see here]].



* ActionGirl: Obara Sand most notably, but the narrative implies that all of them are quite capable of defending themselves in one way or another.
* AmazonBrigade: The oldest Sand Snakes.
* BadassAdorable: Dorea Sand, an eight-year-old girl who carries around a morningstar.
* BadassPrincess: Despite being bastards, Dorne holds illegitimate children in higher regard than the rest of Westeros, and they are treated almost as if they were Prince Oberyn's trueborn children.
* CoolBigSis: Ellaria claims that her daughters Elia and Obella look up to the four eldest Sand Snakes as their idols. Ellaria's youngest daughters Dorea and Loreza look up to Elia and Obella.
* DaddysGirl: They all love Oberyn and remain loyal to him even after [[spoiler:his death.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Eight-year-old Dorea Sand is already wielding a morningstar, using it to knock blood oranges off trees at the Water Gardens.
* MoralMyopia: The eldest Snakes are very vocal about wanting to utterly destroy House Lannister -- one of them specifically listing killing several members not because they were at fault of [[spoiler:Oberyn dying]] or Elia killed, but to achieve a "symmetry" between killed members of both houses -- but are horrified when they hear [[spoiler:Cersei is planning to have Trystane killed.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Sand" is the Dornish surname given to bastards, and "Snakes" is because they are the daughters of Oberyn Martell, "The Red Viper".
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Though they are illegitimate, Obara, Tyene, and Nymeria are a prince's daughters who take active roles in Dornish politics. Doran even selects Nymeria to take her father's vacant Dornish seat on the Seven Kingdoms' Small Council and sends her off to King's Landing.
* SiblingTeam: Obara, Nymeria, and Tyene.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Obara and Sarella (Tomboys) and Nymeria and Tyene (Girly Girls).

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* ActionGirl: Obara Sand most notably, but AnAxeToGrind: Wields a longaxe in combat.
* BadassGrandpa: He is a fearsome fighter, and utterly [[CurbstompBattle destroys]] [[spoiler:Ser Arys Oakheart, a trained knight of
the narrative implies Kingsguard]], in a brief battle.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Arianne explicitly tells Arys Oakheart
that all Hotah is terrifying once he is roused.
* TheCaptain: In addition to his bodyguard duties, Areo is the Captain
of them are quite capable the Guard of defending themselves in one way or another.
Sunspear.
* AmazonBrigade: The oldest Sand Snakes.
* BadassAdorable: Dorea Sand,
CargoShip: In an eight-year-old girl in-universe version, he is a celibate warrior who carries is "married" to his axe, which he refers to as his "iron wife". [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He is rather obsessive about sharpening it]].
* ChurchMilitant: Was trained by the "bearded priests of Norvos."
* TheDragon: Given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series, it's easy enough to see him as either to Doran.
* HiredGuns: Formerly.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he views Princess Arienne, who he affectionately refers to as "little princess". However, his loyalty to Doran wins out over his love for her and he quickly and efficiently destroys her plot to crown Myrcella and imprisons her, although it pains him greatly to do so.
* MartialPacifist: Established very quickly within his first POV chapter. He's peaceful and friendly in behavior and thoughts, but is also constantly evaluating the fighting prowess of those
around a morningstar.
him in case trouble should happen.
* BadassPrincess: Despite being bastards, Dorne holds illegitimate MassiveNumberedSiblings: He was the last of six children born to a poor family in higher regard than the rest of Westeros, Norvos, and they are treated almost as if they were Prince Oberyn's trueborn children.
* CoolBigSis: Ellaria claims that her daughters Elia and Obella look up
was thus sold to the four eldest Sand Snakes as their idols. Ellaria's youngest daughters Dorea and Loreza look up to Elia and Obella.
bearded priests.
* DaddysGirl: They all love Oberyn and remain loyal to him even after [[spoiler:his death.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Eight-year-old Dorea Sand is already wielding a morningstar, using it to knock blood oranges off trees at
OddNameOut: Has the Water Gardens.
* MoralMyopia: The eldest Snakes are very vocal about wanting to utterly destroy House Lannister --
distinction of being one of them specifically listing killing several members only two POV characters not because they were at fault of [[spoiler:Oberyn dying]] or Elia killed, but to achieve a "symmetry" between killed members of both houses -- but are horrified when they hear [[spoiler:Cersei from Westeros (the other being Melisandre).
* TheQuietOne: His second chapter
is planning to have Trystane killed.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Sand" is the Dornish surname given to bastards, and "Snakes" is because they are the daughters of Oberyn Martell,
even titled "The Red Viper".
Watcher."
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Though they are illegitimate, Obara, Tyene, and Nymeria are UndyingLoyalty: To Doran. It's actually a prince's daughters who take active roles in Dornish politics. Doran even selects Nymeria to take her father's vacant Dornish seat on the Seven Kingdoms' Small Council and sends her off to King's Landing.
* SiblingTeam: Obara, Nymeria, and Tyene.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Obara and Sarella (Tomboys) and Nymeria and Tyene (Girly Girls).
creed for him.



[[folder:Obara Sand]]
!!Obara Sand
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/obara_sand_ffg2.jpg]]
-->''"Give me back my spear, Uncle. Cersei sent us a head. We should send her back a bag of them."''

The eldest Sand Snake, she is the daughter of a whore in Oldtown. She fights with a whip and spear.

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[[folder:Obara Sand]]
!!Obara Sand
[[folder: Maester Caleotte]]
!!Maester Caleotte
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/obara_sand_ffg2.jpg]]
-->''"Give me back my spear, Uncle. Cersei sent us a head. We should send her back a bag of them."''

The eldest Sand Snake, she is the daughter of a whore in Oldtown. She fights with a whip and spear.
org/pmwiki/pub/images/caleotte.jpg]]

Prince Doran's personal Maester, Caleotte accompanies his prince wherever he goes.



* TheBigGirl: She is the largest of the Sand Snake and the most physically adept out of them.
* BladeOnAStick: Her father asked her to choose a weapon, a spear or her tears. She chose the spear, which she pairs with a round steel and copper shield.
* BrawnHilda: Obara Sand possesses no beauty or elegance, but is stated to be a fearsome warrior.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In order to get revenge for [[spoiler:her father's death]], Obara wants to attack and burn Oldtown, the second-largest city in Westeros, which had absolutely nothing to do with [[spoiler:Oberyn's]] death. It's also her birthplace and she hates it.
* HotBlooded: She is the most outwardly aggressive of the Sand Snakes and cares little for hiding her true feelings or subtlety.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's the most brash of the Sand Snakes and she very casually talks about how her mother drank herself to death a year after Obara willingly left her to go live in Dorne with Oberyn.
* SonOfAWhore: She was born to a whore in Oldtown that Oberyn bedded. When he came to claim her, the whore refused to give Obara up, but Oberyn slapped her and threw a spear at Obara's feet. He pointed at the weapon and then to her crying mother, and let her choose between a spear or tears as her weapon. Obara chose the spear and left her crying mother behind forever.
* WarHawk: Demands that Doran declare war on the Lannisters and their supporters after [[spoiler:Oberyn's]] death, and along with her sisters she tries to stir up discontent in Sunspear to force the issue. She ends up being imprisoned briefly because of this.
* WhipItGood: She is also extremely skilled with a whip.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: She dresses like a man, usually in clothing it would be easy to fight in, but most people in Dorne don't have a problem with that aspect of her personality.

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* TheBigGirl: She is the largest of TheGoodChancellor: Despite being rather meek around the Sand Snake Snakes, Caleotte offers smart and the most physically adept out sensible advice to Prince Doran, who respects his counsel.
* TheMedic: He is in charge
of them.
* BladeOnAStick: Her father asked her to choose a weapon, a spear or her tears. She chose the spear, which she pairs with a round steel
treating Doran's gout, and copper shield.
* BrawnHilda: Obara Sand possesses no beauty or elegance, but is stated
does what he can to be a fearsome warrior.
ease his pain.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In order to get revenge for [[spoiler:her father's death]], Obara wants to attack and burn Oldtown, the second-largest city in Westeros, which had absolutely nothing to do with [[spoiler:Oberyn's]] death. It's also her birthplace and she hates it.
* HotBlooded: She is the most outwardly aggressive of the Sand Snakes and cares little for hiding her true feelings or subtlety.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's the most brash of the Sand Snakes and she
OhCrap: He gets very casually talks about how her mother drank herself to death a year after Obara willingly left her to go live in Dorne with Oberyn.
* SonOfAWhore: She was born to a whore in Oldtown that Oberyn bedded. When he came to claim her, the whore refused
frightened when Doran places his hand on [[MasterPoisoner Tyene Sand's]] head to give Obara up, but Oberyn slapped her a blessing, and threw a spear at Obara's feet. He pointed at the weapon rushes to his side after she leaves to inspect his hand for puncture marks.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His smooth
and then fat face makes it difficult to her crying mother, and let her choose between a spear or tears as her weapon. Obara chose the spear and left her crying mother behind forever.
tell how old he is.
* WarHawk: Demands that OldRetainer: He has been serving Doran declare war on the Lannisters before even Areo entered his service.
* TheSmartGuy: Unsurprising since he is a trained Maester. Caleotte even managed to create a wheelchair for Doran to use which makes getting around much easier
and their supporters after [[spoiler:Oberyn's]] death, and along with her sisters she tries to stir up discontent in Sunspear to force the issue. She ends up being imprisoned briefly because of this.
* WhipItGood: She is also extremely skilled with a whip.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: She dresses like a man, usually in clothing it would be easy to fight in, but most people in Dorne don't have a problem with that aspect of her personality.
less painful for him.



[[folder:Nymeria Sand]]
!!Nymeria Sand
!!!Lady Nym
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-->''"It ends in blood, as it began. It ends when Casterly Rock is cracked open, so the sun can shine on the maggots and the worms within. It ends with the utter ruin of Tywin Lannister and all his works."''

Daughter of a noblewoman from Old Volantis. She specializes in using knives as her WeaponOfChoice.

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[[folder:Nymeria Sand]]
!!Nymeria Sand
!!!Lady Nym
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nymeria_sand_ffg_2744.png]]
-->''"It ends in blood, as it began. It ends when Casterly Rock is cracked open, so
[[folder: Garin of the sun can shine on Orphans]]
!!Garin of
the maggots Orphans

A milk-brother of Arianne
and the worms within. It ends with the utter ruin one of Tywin Lannister and all his works."''

Daughter of a noblewoman from Old Volantis. She specializes in using knives as
her WeaponOfChoice.closest friends.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Of the Sand Snakes, nobody would call her the most obviously HotBlooded one. Not that she fades into the background, as such, but she makes you work to get to know her.
* BraidsOfAction: Favours keeping her hair out of trouble by trapping it in braids.
* FemmeFatale: Like most of the others.
* InSeriesNickname: "Lady Nym".
* KnifeNut: She is mentioned to always have a dozen daggers on her person.
* LadyOfWar: A looker, well-educated, fairly distant and graceful. But, you really need to focus on where the daggers are, just in case they end up in you.
* LipstickLesbian: Nymeria was found to be abed with the [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Fowler twins]], which isn't too much of a hint, until one checks the appendices and discovers that the Fowler twins are both female.
* MsFanservice: On par with Arianne. She often wears very revealing clothing, which Areo Hotah likes, not because of the fanservice, but because it makes it easier to spot if she is carrying any knives.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: She is named after Nymeria, the ancient warrior queen who helped House Martell gain control of Dorne.
* UnknownRival: To Tywin Lannister.
-->'''Nymera:''' I could wish that he died at my hand. … If he had, his dying would not have been so easy.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: A trait she inherited from her father, and she is definitely one of the more villainous Sand Snakes, wanting to kill innocent Tommen.
* WouldHurtAChild: Wants to assassinate Tywin, Cersei, Jaime and eight year old Tommen.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Of the Sand Snakes, nobody would call her the most obviously HotBlooded one. Not that she fades into the background, as such, but she makes you work to get to know her.
* BraidsOfAction: Favours keeping her hair out of trouble by trapping it in braids.
* FemmeFatale: Like most of the others.
* InSeriesNickname: "Lady Nym".
* KnifeNut: She is mentioned to always have a dozen daggers on her person.
* LadyOfWar: A looker, well-educated, fairly distant
ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Tyene Sand, Sylva Santagar, and graceful. But, you really need Andrey Dalt.
* TheExile: [[spoiler:He is exiled
to focus on where the daggers are, just Tyrosh for two years for his role in case they end up in you.
* LipstickLesbian: Nymeria was found
Arianne's conspiracy to be abed with the [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Fowler twins]], crown Myrcella.]]
* GoldTooth: He has one,
which isn't too much of a hint, until one checks the appendices and discovers that the Fowler twins are both female.
* MsFanservice: On par with Arianne. She often wears very revealing clothing, which Areo Hotah likes, not because of the fanservice, but because it makes it easier to spot if she is carrying any knives.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: She is named
Arianne bought for him [[NoodleIncident after Nymeria, the ancient warrior queen who helped House Martell gain control of Dorne.
* UnknownRival: To Tywin Lannister.
-->'''Nymera:''' I could wish that he died at my hand. … If he had,
knocking his dying would not have been so easy.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: A trait she inherited from her father, and she is definitely one of the more villainous Sand Snakes, wanting to kill innocent Tommen.
* WouldHurtAChild: Wants to assassinate Tywin, Cersei, Jaime and eight year old Tommen.
original out]].



[[folder:Tyene Sand]]
!!Tyene Sand
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-->''"We could kill him, to be sure, but then we would need to kill the rest of his party too, even those sweet young squires. That would be... oh so '''messy'''."''

Daughter of a Septa and the closest of the Sand Snakes to Princess Arianne Martell. She specializes in poisons, which she learned from her father.

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[[folder:Tyene Sand]]
!!Tyene Sand
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tyene_sand_ffg2.jpg]]
-->''"We could kill him, to be sure, but then we would need to kill the rest of his party too, even those sweet young squires. That would be... oh so '''messy'''."''

Daughter of a Septa
!!Historical Martells
!!!Pre-Targaryen Conquest

[[folder:Morgan Martell]]
!!Lord Morgan Martell

An Andal adventurer
and the closest first Martell in historical record. He seized domains of the Sand Snakes to Princess Arianne Martell. She specializes in poisons, which she learned from her father.Houses Wade and Shell.



* BadassAdorable: Her innocent appearance and manners cover up a deadly killer.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: By reputation.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Andrey Dalt, Sylva Santagar, and Garin. Arianne notes that she and Tyene were best friends doing everything together; they learned to ride together, to fight together, got drunk for the first time and [[NoodleIncident would have lost their virginity together had their willing partner Drey not gotten too excited and climaxed the moment Tyene pulled his pants down]].
* CreepyBlueEyes: For those who see past her innocent persona, her blue eyes are definitely this.
* CuteAndPsycho: She shows shades of this, particularly when she asks if [[spoiler:Gregor Clegane]] suffered as he died in a tone any other woman would use to ask if her dress was pretty.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Possibly. Her skin tone is never described, but considering her father was stated to be olive-skinned and she spends an awful lot of time in a place famous for its relentless sun, she'll have a tan relative to others in Westeros even if she ''tries'' to stay indoors. [[note]] However, there is the nagging suspicion that she could actually be fair-skinned, so it's up in the air. The Martells ''do'' have pale, Targaryen blood hiding in their gene pool, after all; so blonde-and-pale cropping up as a recessive isn't beyond the realms of possibility considering how loosely this series plays with genetics. [[/note]]
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Has golden blond hair and blue eyes and an innocent appearance and manner befitting the daughter of a Septa, which fools others into thinking she is not dangerous like her sisters. In truth, she is the most sadistic and calculating Sand Snake.
* FemmeFatale: In a rather distressing way, yes.
* InnocentBlueEyes: She isn't really, but she invokes this trope and HairOfGoldHeartOfGold, using her wide blue eyes and blonde hair to appear sweet, innocent, and pious.
* LadyOfWar: She might count, due to her demeanor, though she prefers poisons and plots to direct combat in warfare.
* MasterPoisoner: Her reputation as one is so well known that when Doran puts his hand on her head for a blessing, a Maester ''immediately'' checks for puncture marks afterwards.
* TheMole: In ''A Dance With Dragons'', Doran sends her to King's Landing to infiltrate the Great Sept of Baelor as a Septa and learn about the new High Septon and how he may affect their plans.
* PoisonedWeapons: Her specialty, like her father before her.
* PreachersKid: She is a septa's daughter. This is the reason for why Doran sends her to spy on the new High Septon.
* PsychopathicWomanchild: Areo Hotah thinks of her as one, noting how childish she seems, with her little giggles and feigned innocence masking her dangerous nature.
* SilkHidingSteel: She exploits her pure, sweet appearance. Nobody would expect a MasterPoisoner to look so innocent.
* WarHawk: Like Obara, she wants war with the Lannisters, but prefers starting a defensive one rather than an offensive one by crowning Myrcella Queen, forcing the Lannisters to try invading Dorne. She ends up being imprisoned briefly because of this.
* WomanInWhite: She is rather pleased when Doran dispatches her to infiltrate the Great Sept of Baelor as a Septa because of the outfit.
-->'''Tyene:''' White suits my colouring. I look so ... pure.

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* BadassAdorable: Her innocent appearance and manners cover up a deadly killer.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: By reputation.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Andrey Dalt, Sylva Santagar, and Garin. Arianne notes that she and Tyene were best friends doing everything together; they learned to ride together, to fight together, got drunk for
AlliterativeName: Seems the first time and [[NoodleIncident would have lost their virginity together had their willing partner Drey not gotten too excited and climaxed the moment Tyene pulled his pants down]].
* CreepyBlueEyes: For those who see past her innocent persona, her blue eyes are definitely this.
* CuteAndPsycho: She shows shades
tradition of this, particularly when she asks if [[spoiler:Gregor Clegane]] suffered as he died in a tone any other woman would use to ask if her dress was pretty.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Possibly. Her skin tone is never described, but considering her father was stated to be olive-skinned and she spends an awful lot of time in a place famous for its relentless sun, she'll have a tan relative to others in Westeros even if she ''tries'' to stay indoors. [[note]] However, there is the nagging suspicion that she could actually be fair-skinned, so it's up in the air. The
some Martells ''do'' have pale, Targaryen blood hiding in their gene pool, after all; so blonde-and-pale cropping up as a recessive isn't beyond the realms of possibility considering how loosely this series plays having alliterative names began with genetics. [[/note]]
him.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Has golden blond hair and blue eyes and an innocent appearance and manner befitting TheConqueror: A minor one
* BurnBabyBurn: He burned down
the daughter of a Septa, which fools others into thinking she is not dangerous like her sisters. In truth, she is the most sadistic and calculating Sand Snake.
* FemmeFatale: In a rather distressing way, yes.
* InnocentBlueEyes: She isn't really, but she invokes this trope and HairOfGoldHeartOfGold, using her wide blue eyes and blonde hair to appear sweet, innocent, and pious.
* LadyOfWar: She might count, due to her demeanor, though she prefers poisons and plots to direct combat in warfare.
* MasterPoisoner: Her reputation as one is so well known that when Doran puts his hand on her head for a blessing, a Maester ''immediately'' checks for puncture marks afterwards.
* TheMole: In ''A Dance With Dragons'', Doran sends her to King's Landing to infiltrate the Great Sept of Baelor as a Septa and learn about the new High Septon and how he may affect their plans.
* PoisonedWeapons: Her specialty, like her father before her.
* PreachersKid: She is a septa's daughter. This is the reason for why Doran sends her to spy on the new High Septon.
* PsychopathicWomanchild: Areo Hotah thinks of her as one, noting how childish she seems, with her little giggles and feigned innocence masking her dangerous nature.
* SilkHidingSteel: She exploits her pure, sweet appearance. Nobody would expect a MasterPoisoner to look so innocent.
* WarHawk: Like Obara, she wants war with the Lannisters, but prefers starting a defensive one rather than an offensive one by crowning Myrcella Queen, forcing the Lannisters to try invading Dorne. She ends up being imprisoned briefly because of this.
* WomanInWhite: She is rather pleased when Doran dispatches her to infiltrate the Great Sept of Baelor as a Septa because
castles of the outfit.
-->'''Tyene:''' White suits my colouring. I look so ... pure.
Wades and Shells
* FounderOfTheKingdom: He established the domain in which House Martell would raise their first seat: the Sandship



[[folder:Sarella Sand]]
!!Sarella Sand

Daughter of a trader from the Summer Isles. She has a reputation for being very curious.

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[[folder:Sarella Sand]]
!!Sarella Sand

Daughter of
[[folder:Princess Nymeria]]
!!Princess Nymeria
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-->''"Our wanderings are at an end. We have found
a trader from new home, and here we shall live and die."''

A legendary warrior queen who managed to unite
the Summer Isles. She has a reputation for being very curious.Rhoynar people and lead them to escape the expansion of Old Valyria, fleeing across the Narrow Sea in allegedly ten thousand ships. Upon landing, she then married Mors Martell and with his support conquered the rest of Dorne. After the death of Mors, she was married two more times, to Lord Uller and Davos Dayne respectively. Nymeria had four daughters by Mors Martell (the eldest of which succeeded her as ruler of Dorne) and at least one son by Davos Dayne.



* TheGhost: She has yet to appear, although she has been referred to as "playing a game" in Oldtown. Interestingly, there is an effeminate, Dornish student of the Citadel in Oldtown named Alleras, which is [[SdrawkcabAlias Sarella backwards]], he has a widow's peak like Oberyn, and his father was from Dorne and his mother was from the Summer Isles. Guess what the fandom's assuming.
* MixedAncestry: Oberyn has Andal, Rhoynar and Valyrian ancestry while Sarella's mother is from the Summer Isles.
%%* SweetPollyOliver:

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* TheGhost: She has yet to appear, although ActionGirl: PlayedWith. Nymeria was not a warrior, but she has been referred was said to as "playing be a game" in Oldtown. Interestingly, there is an effeminate, Dornish student brilliant commander.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Mors Martell. After Mors' death she took two more husbands, the aged Lord Uller and Ser Davos Dayne, the Sword
of the Citadel Morning. Neither of them ruled after marrying her, as she was the unchallenged ruler of Dorne.
* BadassPrincess
* TheExile: By choice, knowing that if she and her people remained
in Oldtown named Alleras, Essos, the Valyrians would kill or enslave them all.
* FamousAncestor: To the Martells.
* {{Foil}}: To Aegon the Conqueror, from a Valyrian family that fled before the Doom and conquered most of Westeros, uniting six of the seven Kingdoms, and keeping Valyrian traditions such as brother-sister marriages. Nymeria fled with her people from Valyrian expansion and united Dorne, keeping Rhoynar traditions such as gender-neutral inheritance,
which is [[SdrawkcabAlias Sarella backwards]], he has a widow's peak like Oberyn, now practiced throughout Dorne.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Nymeria
and his father was from Mors unified Dorne under the rule of House Martell. Nymeria was responsible for introducing many Rhoynar customs (including gender-equal primogeniture) to Dorne.
%%* TheHighQueen
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: In-universe. Nymeria wasn't a hands-on warrior, however she is commonly remembered as one.
* LadyOfWar: She even put down two rebellions,
and his mother stopped three invasions: two by Durran III the Storm King, and one by Greydon Gardener, King of the Reach.
* OnlySaneWoman: The only Rhoynar ruler that understood fighting the Valyrians
was a lost cause.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After the Valyrians defeated the Rhoynar she led the exodus of her people
from Essos to Dorne, not before trying to settle on the Basilisk Isles, Zamettar and Yeen on Sothoryos, and on the Isle of Women in the Summer Isles. Guess what the fandom's assuming.
* MixedAncestry: Oberyn has Andal, Rhoynar and Valyrian ancestry while Sarella's mother is from the Summer Isles.
%%* SweetPollyOliver:
Isles.



[[folder:Elia Sand]]
!!Elia Sand
!!!Lady Lance
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Oberyn and Ellaria's fourteen-year-old daughter, and a jouster-in-training.

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[[folder:Elia Sand]]
!!Elia Sand
!!!Lady Lance
[[folder:Prince Mors Martell]]
!!Prince Mors Martell
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Oberyn
org/pmwiki/pub/images/mors_martell_woiaf_621.png]]

A petty lord in the region of Dorne. He married Princess Nymeria as part of the deal for his aid in conquering Dorne, becoming the first Prince of House Martell. Mors
and Ellaria's fourteen-year-old daughter, and a jouster-in-training.Nymeria had four daughters together (the eldest of which became the ruler of Dorne in turn).



* BornInTheSaddle: She loves to ride horses. Ellaria comments she smells like a horse half the time.
%%* BraidsOfAction
* DeadGuyJunior: Named after her aunt.
* InSeriesNickname: "Lady Lance", which Arianne suspects Oberyn gave her.
* LadyInWaiting: She is meant to serve as one to Arianne. She would rather try challenging the knights accompanying them to a joust.
* LittleMissBadass: She is reputedly very good with a lance (so much that her nickname is "Lady Lance") and tries to pick fights with older men.
* RebelliousPrincess: This is the very reason why Doran sends her with Arianne: as "revenge"
* TagAlongKid: Gets sent with Arianne on a diplomatic mission to determine if [[spoiler:Jon Connington has really returned to Westeros with Aegon VI]].

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%%* AlliterativeName
* BornInTheSaddle: She loves to ride horses. Ellaria comments she smells like a horse half ArrangedMarriage: With Princess Nymeria in exchange for the time.
Martells' aid in conquering Dorne.
* FamousAncestor: His recognition of how the Rhoynar could increase the power of House Martell dramatically led to him marrying Nymeria and beginning the conquest of Dorne.
%%* BraidsOfAction
FounderOfTheKingdom
* DeadGuyJunior: Named after her aunt.
* InSeriesNickname: "Lady Lance", which Arianne suspects Oberyn gave her.
* LadyInWaiting: She is meant to serve as one to Arianne. She would rather try challenging
LastOfHisKind: He was the knights accompanying them last head of House Martell that was fully Andal. When he married Nymeria, their offspring were henceforth Andal/Rhoynish and deemed in equally important status.
* LoveAtFirstSight: According
to a joust.
* LittleMissBadass: She is reputedly very good
the singers, he fell in love with a lance (so much that Nymeria almost immediately, captivated by her nickname is "Lady Lance") beauty, power, and tries drive to pick fights keep her people free.
* PragmaticHero: He saw the power of the Rhoynar as an opportunity to rule Dorne unopposed. Falling in love
with older men.
* RebelliousPrincess: This is
Nymeria was the very reason why Doran sends her with Arianne: as "revenge"
* TagAlongKid: Gets sent with Arianne
icing on the cake; he took a diplomatic mission to determine gambit and won every possible price, even if [[spoiler:Jon Connington he did die before Dorne was fully conquered his line has really returned to Westeros with Aegon VI]].ruled Dorne since.



!!!Household

[[folder: Areo Hotah*]]
!!Areo Hotah
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-->''"Protect. Serve. Obey. Simple vows for a simple man."''

Doran's bodyguard and confidante, Hotah was born in Norvos and has served House Martell since his boyhood. A quiet, serious older man, he loves Doran and his children very much. An absolutely devastating fighter, he always keeps his axe sharp.

For the main entry on the Free City of Norvos, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities see here]].

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!!!Household

!!!After the Conquest

[[folder: Areo Hotah*]]
!!Areo Hotah
Princess Meria Martell]]
!!Princess Meria Nymeros Martell
!!!The Yellow Toad of Dorne
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-->''"Protect. Serve. Obey. Simple vows for a simple man.
org/pmwiki/pub/images/meria_martell_woiaf_1766.jpg]]
-->''"I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king. Tell your brother that.
"''

Doran's bodyguard Princess of Dorne during the War of Conquest, she was old, blind and confidante, Hotah was born in Norvos and has served House Martell since his boyhood. A quiet, serious older man, he loves Doran and his children very much. An absolutely devastating fighter, he always keeps his axe sharp.

For
nearly bald. She offered to aid Aegon against Argilac the main entry Arrogant, but she would not bend the knee. She managed to keep the Targaryens from invading Dorne by having the men launch guerilla attacks on the Free City invading army instead of Norvos, [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireEssosTheFreeCities see here]].facing them directly. Meria had a son, Nymor, who succeeded her as ruler of Dorne.



* AnAxeToGrind: Wields a longaxe in combat.
* BadassGrandpa: He is a fearsome fighter, and utterly [[CurbstompBattle destroys]] [[spoiler:Ser Arys Oakheart, a trained knight of the Kingsguard]], in a brief battle.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Arianne explicitly tells Arys Oakheart that Hotah is terrifying once he is roused.
* TheCaptain: In addition to his bodyguard duties, Areo is the Captain of the Guard of Sunspear.
* CargoShip: In an in-universe version, he is a celibate warrior who is "married" to his axe, which he refers to as his "iron wife". [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He is rather obsessive about sharpening it]].
* ChurchMilitant: Was trained by the "bearded priests of Norvos."
* TheDragon: Given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series, it's easy enough to see him as either to Doran.
* HiredGuns: Formerly.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he views Princess Arienne, who he affectionately refers to as "little princess". However, his loyalty to Doran wins out over his love for her and he quickly and efficiently destroys her plot to crown Myrcella and imprisons her, although it pains him greatly to do so.
* MartialPacifist: Established very quickly within his first POV chapter. He's peaceful and friendly in behavior and thoughts, but is also constantly evaluating the fighting prowess of those around him in case trouble should happen.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He was the last of six children born to a poor family in Norvos, and was thus sold to the bearded priests.
* OddNameOut: Has the distinction of being one of only two POV characters not from Westeros (the other being Melisandre).
* TheQuietOne: His second chapter is even titled "The Watcher."
* UndyingLoyalty: To Doran. It's actually a creed for him.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Wields a longaxe AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in combat.
''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
%%* AlliterativeName
* BadassGrandpa: He is a fearsome fighter, BadassBoast: After Rhaenys Targaryen flew to Sunspear to demand Dorne's surrender, Meria refused, causing Rhaenys to vow to return with "[[ArcWords fire and utterly [[CurbstompBattle destroys]] [[spoiler:Ser Arys Oakheart, blood]]".
-->'''Meria:''' Your words. Ours are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. You may burn us, my lady...but you will not bend us, break us, or make us bow. This is Dorne. You are not wanted here. Return at your peril.
** Taken UpToEleven when Rhaenys returned to Dorne years later as
a trained knight of the Kingsguard]], in a brief battle.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Arianne explicitly tells Arys Oakheart
warrior. Meria made good on her boast, and ensured that Hotah is terrifying once he is roused.
* TheCaptain: In addition to his bodyguard duties, Areo is the Captain of the Guard of Sunspear.
* CargoShip: In an in-universe version, he is a celibate warrior who is "married" to his axe, which he refers to as his "iron wife". [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He is rather obsessive about sharpening it]].
* ChurchMilitant: Was trained by the "bearded priests of Norvos."
* TheDragon: Given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series, it's easy
Rhaenys [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in Dorne]]. To this day, no one really knew how Rhaenys died. After Rhaenys's disappearance, Aegon ''did'' burn Dorne. Badly enough to see him as either have its own name: ''Dragon's Wroth''.
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* CoolOldLady: Eighty years old during Aegon's Conquest, yet she still threatened a dragonrider without fear.
** During the First Dornish War, she continued
to Doran.
* HiredGuns: Formerly.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he views Princess Arienne, who he affectionately refers to as "little princess". However, his loyalty to Doran wins out over his love for
lead Dorne against the rest of Westeros. The war only ended shortly after her and he quickly and efficiently destroys death in 13 AC (where she's in her plot to crown Myrcella and imprisons her, although it pains him greatly to do so.
* MartialPacifist: Established very quickly within his first POV chapter. He's peaceful and friendly in behavior and thoughts, but
''90s''). It is also constantly evaluating in this war that her threat against Rhaenys was carried out.
* DestinationDefenestration: The way she killed poor Lord Rosby. The guy thought Sunspear was empty.
* {{Expy}}: Her warnings towards Queen Rhaenys Targaryen to keep their hands off Dorne are reminiscent of
the fighting prowess warnings [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]] gave to the Egyptian Pharaoh to keep his hands off the Israelites. Much like the Egyptians, the invading armies at Dorne suffered multiple "plagues", though not as tied to divine intervention as in the Bible.
%%* TheHighQueen
* InUniverseNickname: The Yellow Toad
of those around him Dorne, coined by King Argilac the Arrogant of the Stormlands.
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Averted by her
in case trouble should happen.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He
the First Dornish War. Her successor was the last of six children born one who sued for peace after her death.
* LadyOfWar: Lacks the grace due
to a poor family in Norvos, and her advanced years, but otherwise fits the bill.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She
was thus sold to the bearded priests.
* OddNameOut: Has the distinction of being one of
only two POV characters not from ruler of Westeros (the who managed to keep the Targaryens from conquering her kingdom during the War Of Conquest.
** During the First Dornish War, Aegon The Conqueror named Lord Rosby as Warden of the Sands when he found Sunspear to be emptied much like the
other being Melisandre).
* TheQuietOne: His second chapter is even titled "The Watcher."
* UndyingLoyalty: To Doran. It's actually
castles at Dorne. Meria, bordering 90 years old and blind as a creed bat, overpowered Lord Rosby, bounded him, dragged him to the top of the Spear Tower and threw him out the window.
** Deconstructed during the First Dornish War. After her death, her successor sued
for him.peace (as an equal), after Dorne incurred the Dragon's Wroth.
* ShutUpHannibal: To the Targaryens.



[[folder: Maester Caleotte]]
!!Maester Caleotte
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Prince Doran's personal Maester, Caleotte accompanies his prince wherever he goes.

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[[folder: Maester Caleotte]]
!!Maester Caleotte
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Prince Doran's personal Maester, Caleotte accompanies his prince wherever he goes.Nymor Martell]]
!!Prince Nymor Martell

Prince Nymor was the Prince of Dorne and successor of Princess Meria Martell, ascending to the throne at an advanced age, however. He put an end to the First Dornish War.



* TheGoodChancellor: Despite being rather meek around the Sand Snakes, Caleotte offers smart and sensible advice to Prince Doran, who respects his counsel.
* TheMedic: He is in charge of treating Doran's gout, and does what he can to ease his pain.
* OhCrap: He gets very frightened when Doran places his hand on [[MasterPoisoner Tyene Sand's]] head to give her a blessing, and rushes to his side after she leaves to inspect his hand for puncture marks.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His smooth and fat face makes it difficult to tell how old he is.
* OldRetainer: He has been serving Doran before even Areo entered his service.
* TheSmartGuy: Unsurprising since he is a trained Maester. Caleotte even managed to create a wheelchair for Doran to use which makes getting around much easier and less painful for him.

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* TheGoodChancellor: Despite being rather meek around AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Based on
the Sand Snakes, Caleotte offers smart observation that Aegon honoured the peace treaty until his death (more than 20 years later), the contents of the letter are more likely to be a lighter version of the trope. [[note]]Given Aegon's temper and sensible advice the resources the Iron Throne can muster, threats are unlikely to Prince Doran, who respects his counsel.
* TheMedic: He
ensure a peace of such duration. Also, it is in charge worth noting that for the previous two years, Dorne had endured the Dragon's Wroth (where every Dornish stronghold was burnt at least once, with the exception of treating Doran's gout, Sunspear). With Meria's death and does what he can to ease his pain.
* OhCrap: He gets very frightened when Doran places his hand on [[MasterPoisoner Tyene Sand's]] head to give her a blessing,
Nymor's own health and rushes age issues, Dorne is also keen to end the war and to have an enduring peace with the Iron Throne. [[/note]]
* NonActionGuy: Due
to his side after she leaves to inspect age and frailty
* RefugeInAudacity: Offering Aegon peace terms but '' as equals'' not as vassal and overlord. CrossesTheLineTwice if one takes into consideration the still-unknown contents of
his hand letter to Aegon. In-universe EpilepticTrees from the Maesters range from revealing that Rhaenys had survived and was kept a prisoner at Hellholt under torture, with the letter offering to MercyKill her in exchange for puncture marks.
* OlderThanTheyLook: His smooth and fat face makes it difficult
peace, to tell how old he is.
* OldRetainer: He has been serving Doran before even Areo entered his service.
* TheSmartGuy: Unsurprising since he is a trained Maester. Caleotte even managed
threatening to create hire a wheelchair for Doran Faceless Man to use which makes getting around much easier and less painful for him.kill Aegon's heir.



[[folder: Garin of the Orphans]]
!!Garin of the Orphans

A milk-brother of Arianne and one of her closest friends.

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[[folder: Garin Princess Deria Martell]]
!!Princess Deria Martell
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Princess Deria Martell was the daughter of Nymor Martell, and the ruling Princess of Dorne during the reign of King Aenys I (and presumably also during the later years
of the Orphans]]
!!Garin
reign of the Orphans

A milk-brother of Arianne and one of
Aegon I, as her closest friends.father was already elderly when her grandmother Meria Martell passed away in 13 AC).



* ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Tyene Sand, Sylva Santagar, and Andrey Dalt.
* TheExile: [[spoiler:He is exiled to Tyrosh for two years for his role in Arianne's conspiracy to crown Myrcella.]]
* GoldTooth: He has one, which Arianne bought for him [[NoodleIncident after knocking his original out]].

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* ChildhoodFriends: With Arianne, Tyene Sand, Sylva Santagar, AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* {{Badass}}: Aegon I just as easily could have ordered her quartered the minute she stepped into the Red Keep. She faced a guy with a proverbial nuclear bomb under his armpit
and Andrey Dalt.
didn't flinch.
* TheExile: [[spoiler:He is exiled FalseReassurance: As Princess, she once reassured Aenys that House Martell were doing everything they could to Tyrosh for two years put down the rebellion of the Vulture King, which was threatening the Iron Throne. However, as the Vulture King was a Dornishman who never raided her territories, Deria largely left him alone.
* NervesOfSteel: Being a diplomat to negotiate peace with ''the'' Dragon and his court requires you to have this. Doubly so when Dorne was not in a position of strength at the time. [[note]]The Princess of Dorne had just died, her successor an already elderly man, and Dorne had suffered from Aegon's reprisal
for his role in Arianne's conspiracy to crown Myrcella.]]
queen's disappearance, also known as the Dragon's Wroth.[[/note]]
* GoldTooth: He has one, NoodleImplements: The letter which Arianne bought she presented to Aegon on that diplomatic mission. Whatever was in the letter convinced Aegon to have peace with Dorne as equals, and the peace lasted for him [[NoodleIncident after knocking more than 20 years, until the Dragon's death. While Aegon never revealed its contents to anyone else, it is unknown if the contents had been lost to Deria's descendants.
* NumberTwo: As her father's heir. Due to
his original out]].advanced years when he became Prince, she was rather heavily involved in Dorne's affairs ever since her grandmother's death, as can be seen in her diplomatic mission.



!!Historical Martells
!!!Pre-Targaryen Conquest

[[folder:Morgan Martell]]
!!Lord Morgan Martell

An Andal adventurer and the first Martell in historical record. He seized domains of Houses Wade and Shell.

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!!Historical Martells
!!!Pre-Targaryen Conquest

[[folder:Morgan
[[folder: Queen Mariah Martell]]
!!Lord Morgan !!Princess Mariah Nymeros Martell

An Andal adventurer The sister of Prince Maron. She married King Daeron II as part of the deal that brought Dorne under the rule of the Iron Throne. They had four sons together: Baelor, Aerys I, Rhaegel and the first Martell in historical record. He seized domains of Houses Wade and Shell.Maekar I.



* AlliterativeName: Seems the tradition of some Martells having alliterative names began with him.
* TheConqueror: A minor one
* BurnBabyBurn: He burned down the castles of the Wades and Shells
* FounderOfTheKingdom: He established the domain in which House Martell would raise their first seat: the Sandship

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%%* AlliterativeName
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* FamousAncestor
* AlliterativeName: Seems the tradition of some Martells having alliterative names began with him.
* TheConqueror: A minor one
* BurnBabyBurn: He burned down the castles of the Wades and Shells
* FounderOfTheKingdom: He established the domain
{{Retcon}}: Her name was retconned from "Myriah" in which House Martell would raise their first seat: the Sandship''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her eventual fate is unknown.




[[folder:Princess Nymeria]]
!!Princess Nymeria
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-->''"Our wanderings are at an end. We have found a new home, and here we shall live and die."''

A legendary warrior queen who managed to unite the Rhoynar people and lead them to escape the expansion of Old Valyria, fleeing across the Narrow Sea in allegedly ten thousand ships. Upon landing, she then married Mors Martell and with his support conquered the rest of Dorne. After the death of Mors, she was married two more times, to Lord Uller and Davos Dayne respectively. Nymeria had four daughters by Mors Martell (the eldest of which succeeded her as ruler of Dorne) and at least one son by Davos Dayne.
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* ActionGirl: PlayedWith. Nymeria was not a warrior, but she was said to be a brilliant commander.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Mors Martell. After Mors' death she took two more husbands, the aged Lord Uller and Ser Davos Dayne, the Sword of the Morning. Neither of them ruled after marrying her, as she was the unchallenged ruler of Dorne.
* BadassPrincess
* TheExile: By choice, knowing that if she and her people remained in Essos, the Valyrians would kill or enslave them all.
* FamousAncestor: To the Martells.
* {{Foil}}: To Aegon the Conqueror, from a Valyrian family that fled before the Doom and conquered most of Westeros, uniting six of the seven Kingdoms, and keeping Valyrian traditions such as brother-sister marriages. Nymeria fled with her people from Valyrian expansion and united Dorne, keeping Rhoynar traditions such as gender-neutral inheritance, which is now practiced throughout Dorne.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Nymeria and Mors unified Dorne under the rule of House Martell. Nymeria was responsible for introducing many Rhoynar customs (including gender-equal primogeniture) to Dorne.
%%* TheHighQueen
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: In-universe. Nymeria wasn't a hands-on warrior, however she is commonly remembered as one.
* LadyOfWar: She even put down two rebellions, and stopped three invasions: two by Durran III the Storm King, and one by Greydon Gardener, King of the Reach.
* OnlySaneWoman: The only Rhoynar ruler that understood fighting the Valyrians was a lost cause.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After the Valyrians defeated the Rhoynar she led the exodus of her people from Essos to Dorne, not before trying to settle on the Basilisk Isles, Zamettar and Yeen on Sothoryos, and on the Isle of Women in the Summer Isles.
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[[folder:Prince Mors Martell]]
!!Prince Mors Martell
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A petty lord in the region of Dorne. He married Princess Nymeria as part of the deal for his aid in conquering Dorne, becoming the first Prince of House Martell. Mors and Nymeria had four daughters together (the eldest of which became the ruler of Dorne in turn).
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%%* AlliterativeName
* ArrangedMarriage: With Princess Nymeria in exchange for the Martells' aid in conquering Dorne.
* FamousAncestor: His recognition of how the Rhoynar could increase the power of House Martell dramatically led to him marrying Nymeria and beginning the conquest of Dorne.
%%* FounderOfTheKingdom
* LastOfHisKind: He was the last head of House Martell that was fully Andal. When he married Nymeria, their offspring were henceforth Andal/Rhoynish and deemed in equally important status.
* LoveAtFirstSight: According to the singers, he fell in love with Nymeria almost immediately, captivated by her beauty, power, and drive to keep her people free.
* PragmaticHero: He saw the power of the Rhoynar as an opportunity to rule Dorne unopposed. Falling in love with Nymeria was the icing on the cake; he took a gambit and won every possible price, even if he did die before Dorne was fully conquered his line has ruled Dorne since.
[[/folder]]

!!!After the Conquest

[[folder: Princess Meria Martell]]
!!Princess Meria Nymeros Martell
!!!The Yellow Toad of Dorne
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-->''"I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king. Tell your brother that."''

Princess of Dorne during the War of Conquest, she was old, blind and nearly bald. She offered to aid Aegon against Argilac the Arrogant, but she would not bend the knee. She managed to keep the Targaryens from invading Dorne by having the men launch guerilla attacks on the invading army instead of facing them directly. Meria had a son, Nymor, who succeeded her as ruler of Dorne.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
%%* AlliterativeName
* BadassBoast: After Rhaenys Targaryen flew to Sunspear to demand Dorne's surrender, Meria refused, causing Rhaenys to vow to return with "[[ArcWords fire and blood]]".
-->'''Meria:''' Your words. Ours are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. You may burn us, my lady...but you will not bend us, break us, or make us bow. This is Dorne. You are not wanted here. Return at your peril.
** Taken UpToEleven when Rhaenys returned to Dorne years later as a warrior. Meria made good on her boast, and ensured that Rhaenys [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in Dorne]]. To this day, no one really knew how Rhaenys died. After Rhaenys's disappearance, Aegon ''did'' burn Dorne. Badly enough to have its own name: ''Dragon's Wroth''.
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* CoolOldLady: Eighty years old during Aegon's Conquest, yet she still threatened a dragonrider without fear.
** During the First Dornish War, she continued to lead Dorne against the rest of Westeros. The war only ended shortly after her death in 13 AC (where she's in her ''90s''). It is also in this war that her threat against Rhaenys was carried out.
* DestinationDefenestration: The way she killed poor Lord Rosby. The guy thought Sunspear was empty.
* {{Expy}}: Her warnings towards Queen Rhaenys Targaryen to keep their hands off Dorne are reminiscent of the warnings [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]] gave to the Egyptian Pharaoh to keep his hands off the Israelites. Much like the Egyptians, the invading armies at Dorne suffered multiple "plagues", though not as tied to divine intervention as in the Bible.
%%* TheHighQueen
* InUniverseNickname: The Yellow Toad of Dorne, coined by King Argilac the Arrogant of the Stormlands.
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Averted by her in the First Dornish War. Her successor was the one who sued for peace after her death.
* LadyOfWar: Lacks the grace due to her advanced years, but otherwise fits the bill.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She was the only ruler of Westeros who managed to keep the Targaryens from conquering her kingdom during the War Of Conquest.
** During the First Dornish War, Aegon The Conqueror named Lord Rosby as Warden of the Sands when he found Sunspear to be emptied much like the other castles at Dorne. Meria, bordering 90 years old and blind as a bat, overpowered Lord Rosby, bounded him, dragged him to the top of the Spear Tower and threw him out the window.
** Deconstructed during the First Dornish War. After her death, her successor sued for peace (as an equal), after Dorne incurred the Dragon's Wroth.
* ShutUpHannibal: To the Targaryens.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Prince Nymor Martell]]
!!Prince Nymor Martell

Prince Nymor was the Prince of Dorne and successor of Princess Meria Martell, ascending to the throne at an advanced age, however. He put an end to the First Dornish War.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Based on the observation that Aegon honoured the peace treaty until his death (more than 20 years later), the contents of the letter are more likely to be a lighter version of the trope. [[note]]Given Aegon's temper and the resources the Iron Throne can muster, threats are unlikely to ensure a peace of such duration. Also, it is worth noting that for the previous two years, Dorne had endured the Dragon's Wroth (where every Dornish stronghold was burnt at least once, with the exception of Sunspear). With Meria's death and Nymor's own health and age issues, Dorne is also keen to end the war and to have an enduring peace with the Iron Throne. [[/note]]
* NonActionGuy: Due to his age and frailty
* RefugeInAudacity: Offering Aegon peace terms but '' as equals'' not as vassal and overlord. CrossesTheLineTwice if one takes into consideration the still-unknown contents of his letter to Aegon. In-universe EpilepticTrees from the Maesters range from revealing that Rhaenys had survived and was kept a prisoner at Hellholt under torture, with the letter offering to MercyKill her in exchange for peace, to threatening to hire a Faceless Man to kill Aegon's heir.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Princess Deria Martell]]
!!Princess Deria Martell
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Princess Deria Martell was the daughter of Nymor Martell, and the ruling Princess of Dorne during the reign of King Aenys I (and presumably also during the later years of the reign of Aegon I, as her father was already elderly when her grandmother Meria Martell passed away in 13 AC).
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* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* {{Badass}}: Aegon I just as easily could have ordered her quartered the minute she stepped into the Red Keep. She faced a guy with a proverbial nuclear bomb under his armpit and didn't flinch.
* FalseReassurance: As Princess, she once reassured Aenys that House Martell were doing everything they could to put down the rebellion of the Vulture King, which was threatening the Iron Throne. However, as the Vulture King was a Dornishman who never raided her territories, Deria largely left him alone.
* NervesOfSteel: Being a diplomat to negotiate peace with ''the'' Dragon and his court requires you to have this. Doubly so when Dorne was not in a position of strength at the time. [[note]]The Princess of Dorne had just died, her successor an already elderly man, and Dorne had suffered from Aegon's reprisal for his queen's disappearance, also known as the Dragon's Wroth.[[/note]]
* NoodleImplements: The letter which she presented to Aegon on that diplomatic mission. Whatever was in the letter convinced Aegon to have peace with Dorne as equals, and the peace lasted for more than 20 years, until the Dragon's death. While Aegon never revealed its contents to anyone else, it is unknown if the contents had been lost to Deria's descendants.
* NumberTwo: As her father's heir. Due to his advanced years when he became Prince, she was rather heavily involved in Dorne's affairs ever since her grandmother's death, as can be seen in her diplomatic mission.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Queen Mariah Martell]]
!!Princess Mariah Nymeros Martell

The sister of Prince Maron. She married King Daeron II as part of the deal that brought Dorne under the rule of the Iron Throne. They had four sons together: Baelor, Aerys I, Rhaegel and Maekar I.
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%%* AlliterativeName
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* FamousAncestor
* {{Retcon}}: Her name was retconned from "Myriah" in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her eventual fate is unknown.
[[/folder]]
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!!The Current Generation
!!!The Royal Family



-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseTargaryen House Targaryen]] character sheet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Prince Oberyn Martell]]
!!Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell
!!!The Red Viper
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-->''"I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will the ''justice'' be served?"''

The younger brother of Prince Doran, Oberyn comes to King's Landing to take up his brother's seat on the small council, and to obtain justice for Princess Elia's murder. He is a fierce and hot-tempered man who has founded his own mercenary company, studied at the Citadel, and fathered many bastard children (all female). [[spoiler:When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey's murder, Oberyn volunteers to champion him in a trial by combat, knowing that he will face Gregor Clegane, the rapist and murderer of Elia]].

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-->See the [[Characters/ASongOfIceAndFireHouseTargaryen House Targaryen]] character sheet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Prince
-->''"Elia and her children have waited long for justice. But this day they shall have it."''
---> --'''Prince
Oberyn Martell]]
!!Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell
!!!The Red Viper
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Martell'''
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-->''"I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will
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[[caption-width-right:350:Elia Martell with
the ''justice'' be served?"''

The younger brother
infant Rhaenys]]

A princess
of Dorne and the sister of Doran and Oberyn. She married Prince Doran, Oberyn comes to Rhaegar Targaryen, and by him birthed Rhaenys and Aegon. Elia was murdered by Ser Gregor Clegane during the sack of King's Landing to take up his brother's seat on the small council, and to obtain justice for Princess Elia's murder. He is a fierce and hot-tempered man who has founded his own mercenary company, studied at the Citadel, and fathered many bastard children (all female). [[spoiler:When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey's murder, Oberyn volunteers to champion him in a trial by combat, knowing that he will face Gregor Clegane, the rapist and murderer of Elia]].Landing.


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* AdultFear: Her infant son was ripped out of her arms and gruesomely murdered right in front of her.
* ArrangedMarriage: To Rhaegar, who according to Barristan was fond of her. Before marrying him, she was courted by several others, including Baelor Hightower, and her mother thought of marrying her to Jaime Lannister until Lord Tywin rejected the match.
* BrainyBrunette: Cersei mentions in one of her chapters that Elia had black hair, and Barristan claims that she was known to have a sharp wit.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: She was raped by Gregor Clegane while he still had the blood and brains of her dead infant son (whom he also killed) on his hands. He then smashed her head open and killed her.
* CultureClash: Above all else, she was Dornish in King's Landing. What part, if any, she had to play in the whole Lyanna affair, or any other aspect of Rhaegar's plans, is up for speculation. But, her being a completely passive, politically inactive wallflower even when held as a hostage by her father-in-law is rather unlikely.
* CutenessProximity: She thought baby Tyrion was ''[[UglyCute adorable]]'' and fawned over him.
* CynicismCatalyst: Her death is this to Oberyn and Doran. [[spoiler:In the fourth book it's revealed Doran and Oberyn have been plotting to help overthrow the current dynasty for a long time, all in revenge for her death.]]
* IHaveYourWife: During Robert's Rebellion Aerys kept her in the Red Keep against her will to ensure that her brother, Prince Doran, would fight on the side of the Targaryens. Doran and the rest of Dorne were furious over her treatment.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: For Oberyn, she was his Gwen, thanks to the very marriage to Rhaegar that ultimately killed her may not have taken place, except for his jokes turning her off her initial marriage prospect. Instead, it could have been Cersei Lannister in the firing line if the Rebellion had still gone ahead in some way.
* IllGirl: Her health was always problematic, and she was bedridden for a year after Rhaenys's birth and nearly died giving birth to Aegon. Apparently the maesters afterwards told Rhaegar she'd never be able to have children again.
* MamaBear: "Fought like a tigress" against Gregor Clegane to save her children. It...[[CruelAndUnusualDeath went badly]].
* NiceGirl: Barristan describes her as being very kind.
* PosthumousCharacter: In a ''very'' FamilyUnfriendlyDeath way, poor lass.
* ProperLady: By all accounts, she was the very picture of good queen material, aside from her health.
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[[folder: Prince Oberyn Martell]]
!!Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell
!!!The Red Viper
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-->''"I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will the ''justice'' be served?"''

The younger brother of Prince Doran, Oberyn comes to King's Landing to take up his brother's seat on the small council, and to obtain justice for Princess Elia's murder. He is a fierce and hot-tempered man who has founded his own mercenary company, studied at the Citadel, and fathered many bastard children (all female). [[spoiler:When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey's murder, Oberyn volunteers to champion him in a trial by combat, knowing that he will face Gregor Clegane, the rapist and murderer of Elia]].
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!!Historical Martells
!!!Pre-Targaryen Conquest

[[folder:Morgan Martell]]
!!Lord Morgan Martell

An Andal adventurer and the first Martell in historical record. He seized domains of Houses Wade and Shell.
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* AlliterativeName: Seems the tradition of some Martells having alliterative names began with him.
* TheConqueror: A minor one
* BurnBabyBurn: He burned down the castles of the Wades and Shells
* FounderOfTheKingdom: He established the domain in which House Martell would raise their first seat: the Sandship
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Princess Nymeria]]
!!Princess Nymeria
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-->''"Our wanderings are at an end. We have found a new home, and here we shall live and die."''

A legendary warrior queen who managed to unite the Rhoynar people and lead them to escape the expansion of Old Valyria, fleeing across the Narrow Sea in allegedly ten thousand ships. Upon landing, she then married Mors Martell and with his support conquered the rest of Dorne. After the death of Mors, she was married two more times, to Lord Uller and Davos Dayne respectively. Nymeria had four daughters by Mors Martell (the eldest of which succeeded her as ruler of Dorne) and at least one son by Davos Dayne.
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* ActionGirl: PlayedWith. Nymeria was not a warrior, but she was said to be a brilliant commander.
* ArrangedMarriage: With Mors Martell. After Mors' death she took two more husbands, the aged Lord Uller and Ser Davos Dayne, the Sword of the Morning. Neither of them ruled after marrying her, as she was the unchallenged ruler of Dorne.
* BadassPrincess
* TheExile: By choice, knowing that if she and her people remained in Essos, the Valyrians would kill or enslave them all.
* FamousAncestor: To the Martells.
* {{Foil}}: To Aegon the Conqueror, from a Valyrian family that fled before the Doom and conquered most of Westeros, uniting six of the seven Kingdoms, and keeping Valyrian traditions such as brother-sister marriages. Nymeria fled with her people from Valyrian expansion and united Dorne, keeping Rhoynar traditions such as gender-neutral inheritance, which is now practiced throughout Dorne.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Nymeria and Mors unified Dorne under the rule of House Martell. Nymeria was responsible for introducing many Rhoynar customs (including gender-equal primogeniture) to Dorne.
%%* TheHighQueen
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: In-universe. Nymeria wasn't a hands-on warrior, however she is commonly remembered as one.
* LadyOfWar: She even put down two rebellions, and stopped three invasions: two by Durran III the Storm King, and one by Greydon Gardener, King of the Reach.
* OnlySaneWoman: The only Rhoynar ruler that understood fighting the Valyrians was a lost cause.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After the Valyrians defeated the Rhoynar she led the exodus of her people from Essos to Dorne, not before trying to settle on the Basilisk Isles, Zamettar and Yeen on Sothoryos, and on the Isle of Women in the Summer Isles.
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[[folder:Prince Mors Martell]]
!!Prince Mors Martell
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A petty lord in the region of Dorne. He married Princess Nymeria as part of the deal for his aid in conquering Dorne, becoming the first Prince of House Martell. Mors and Nymeria had four daughters together (the eldest of which became the ruler of Dorne in turn).
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%%* AlliterativeName
* ArrangedMarriage: With Princess Nymeria in exchange for the Martells' aid in conquering Dorne.
* FamousAncestor: His recognition of how the Rhoynar could increase the power of House Martell dramatically led to him marrying Nymeria and beginning the conquest of Dorne.
%%* FounderOfTheKingdom
* LastOfHisKind: He was the last head of House Martell that was fully Andal. When he married Nymeria, their offspring were henceforth Andal/Rhoynish and deemed in equally important status.
* LoveAtFirstSight: According to the singers, he fell in love with Nymeria almost immediately, captivated by her beauty, power, and drive to keep her people free.
* PragmaticHero: He saw the power of the Rhoynar as an opportunity to rule Dorne unopposed. Falling in love with Nymeria was the icing on the cake; he took a gambit and won every possible price, even if he did die before Dorne was fully conquered his line has ruled Dorne since.
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!!!After the Conquest

[[folder: Princess Meria Martell]]
!!Princess Meria Nymeros Martell
!!!The Yellow Toad of Dorne
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-->''"I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king. Tell your brother that."''

Princess of Dorne during the War of Conquest, she was old, blind and nearly bald. She offered to aid Aegon against Argilac the Arrogant, but she would not bend the knee. She managed to keep the Targaryens from invading Dorne by having the men launch guerilla attacks on the invading army instead of facing them directly. Meria had a son, Nymor, who succeeded her as ruler of Dorne.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
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* BadassBoast: After Rhaenys Targaryen flew to Sunspear to demand Dorne's surrender, Meria refused, causing Rhaenys to vow to return with "[[ArcWords fire and blood]]".
-->'''Meria:''' Your words. Ours are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. You may burn us, my lady...but you will not bend us, break us, or make us bow. This is Dorne. You are not wanted here. Return at your peril.
** Taken UpToEleven when Rhaenys returned to Dorne years later as a warrior. Meria made good on her boast, and ensured that Rhaenys [[NeverFoundTheBody disappeared in Dorne]]. To this day, no one really knew how Rhaenys died. After Rhaenys's disappearance, Aegon ''did'' burn Dorne. Badly enough to have its own name: ''Dragon's Wroth''.
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* CoolOldLady: Eighty years old during Aegon's Conquest, yet she still threatened a dragonrider without fear.
** During the First Dornish War, she continued to lead Dorne against the rest of Westeros. The war only ended shortly after her death in 13 AC (where she's in her ''90s''). It is also in this war that her threat against Rhaenys was carried out.
* DestinationDefenestration: The way she killed poor Lord Rosby. The guy thought Sunspear was empty.
* {{Expy}}: Her warnings towards Queen Rhaenys Targaryen to keep their hands off Dorne are reminiscent of the warnings [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]] gave to the Egyptian Pharaoh to keep his hands off the Israelites. Much like the Egyptians, the invading armies at Dorne suffered multiple "plagues", though not as tied to divine intervention as in the Bible.
%%* TheHighQueen
* InUniverseNickname: The Yellow Toad of Dorne, coined by King Argilac the Arrogant of the Stormlands.
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Averted by her in the First Dornish War. Her successor was the one who sued for peace after her death.
* LadyOfWar: Lacks the grace due to her advanced years, but otherwise fits the bill.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She was the only ruler of Westeros who managed to keep the Targaryens from conquering her kingdom during the War Of Conquest.
** During the First Dornish War, Aegon The Conqueror named Lord Rosby as Warden of the Sands when he found Sunspear to be emptied much like the other castles at Dorne. Meria, bordering 90 years old and blind as a bat, overpowered Lord Rosby, bounded him, dragged him to the top of the Spear Tower and threw him out the window.
** Deconstructed during the First Dornish War. After her death, her successor sued for peace (as an equal), after Dorne incurred the Dragon's Wroth.
* ShutUpHannibal: To the Targaryens.
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[[folder: Prince Nymor Martell]]
!!Prince Nymor Martell

Prince Nymor was the Prince of Dorne and successor of Princess Meria Martell, ascending to the throne at an advanced age, however. He put an end to the First Dornish War.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Based on the observation that Aegon honoured the peace treaty until his death (more than 20 years later), the contents of the letter are more likely to be a lighter version of the trope. [[note]]Given Aegon's temper and the resources the Iron Throne can muster, threats are unlikely to ensure a peace of such duration. Also, it is worth noting that for the previous two years, Dorne had endured the Dragon's Wroth (where every Dornish stronghold was burnt at least once, with the exception of Sunspear). With Meria's death and Nymor's own health and age issues, Dorne is also keen to end the war and to have an enduring peace with the Iron Throne. [[/note]]
* NonActionGuy: Due to his age and frailty
* RefugeInAudacity: Offering Aegon peace terms but '' as equals'' not as vassal and overlord. CrossesTheLineTwice if one takes into consideration the still-unknown contents of his letter to Aegon. In-universe EpilepticTrees from the Maesters range from revealing that Rhaenys had survived and was kept a prisoner at Hellholt under torture, with the letter offering to MercyKill her in exchange for peace, to threatening to hire a Faceless Man to kill Aegon's heir.
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[[folder: Princess Deria Martell]]
!!Princess Deria Martell
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Princess Deria Martell was the daughter of Nymor Martell, and the ruling Princess of Dorne during the reign of King Aenys I (and presumably also during the later years of the reign of Aegon I, as her father was already elderly when her grandmother Meria Martell passed away in 13 AC).
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* AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''.
* {{Badass}}: Aegon I just as easily could have ordered her quartered the minute she stepped into the Red Keep. She faced a guy with a proverbial nuclear bomb under his armpit and didn't flinch.
* FalseReassurance: As Princess, she once reassured Aenys that House Martell were doing everything they could to put down the rebellion of the Vulture King, which was threatening the Iron Throne. However, as the Vulture King was a Dornishman who never raided her territories, Deria largely left him alone.
* NervesOfSteel: Being a diplomat to negotiate peace with ''the'' Dragon and his court requires you to have this. Doubly so when Dorne was not in a position of strength at the time. [[note]]The Princess of Dorne had just died, her successor an already elderly man, and Dorne had suffered from Aegon's reprisal for his queen's disappearance, also known as the Dragon's Wroth.[[/note]]
* NoodleImplements: The letter which she presented to Aegon on that diplomatic mission. Whatever was in the letter convinced Aegon to have peace with Dorne as equals, and the peace lasted for more than 20 years, until the Dragon's death. While Aegon never revealed its contents to anyone else, it is unknown if the contents had been lost to Deria's descendants.
* NumberTwo: As her father's heir. Due to his advanced years when he became Prince, she was rather heavily involved in Dorne's affairs ever since her grandmother's death, as can be seen in her diplomatic mission.
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[[folder: Queen Mariah Martell]]
!!Princess Mariah Nymeros Martell

The sister of Prince Maron. She married King Daeron II as part of the deal that brought Dorne under the rule of the Iron Throne. They had four sons together: Baelor, Aerys I, Rhaegel and Maekar I.
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%%* AlliterativeName
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* FamousAncestor
* {{Retcon}}: Her name was retconned from "Myriah" in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her eventual fate is unknown.
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10th Jul '16 6:07:27 AM SorPepita
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She admits to herself she was really attracted to Gerold Dayne because he was dangerous

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She admits to herself she was really attracted to Gerold Dayne because he was dangerousdangerous.



%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses

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%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: As princess of Dorne.



%%* HotBlooded

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%%* HotBlooded* HotBlooded: As usual with the Martells.



%%* SilkHidingSteel

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%%* SilkHidingSteel* SilkHidingSteel: She has a strong personality behind her royal beauty.
9th Jul '16 3:17:32 PM SorPepita
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* MissingMom: At an early age, Quentyn was sent to Lord Yronwood as a diplomatic gesture by his father on account of Oberyn killing Lord Anders Yronwood. This drove a wedge in his parents marriage and she ended up leaving Doran and living in Norvos. Quentyn contemplates visiting Norvos to meet his mother, [[spoiler:but he ends up dead instead]].

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* MissingMom: At an early age, Quentyn was sent to Lord Yronwood as a diplomatic gesture by his father on account of Oberyn killing Lord Anders Yronwood. This drove a wedge in his parents parents' marriage and she ended up leaving Doran and living in Norvos. Quentyn contemplates visiting Norvos to meet his mother, [[spoiler:but he ends up dead instead]].
9th Jul '16 2:29:15 PM SorPepita
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* BlueOniRedOni: The calm, collected and [[TheChessmaster scheming]] Blue to his brother's Oberyn Red.

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* BlueOniRedOni: The calm, collected and [[TheChessmaster scheming]] Blue to his brother's Oberyn brother Oberyn's Red.
6th Jul '16 7:48:43 PM damus2300
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[[folder: Queen Mariah Martell]]
!!Princess Mariah Nymeros Martell

The sister of Prince Maron. She married King Daeron II as part of the deal that brought Dorne under the rule of the Iron Throne. They had four sons together: Baelor, Aerys I, Rhaegel and Maekar I.
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%%* AlliterativeName
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* FamousAncestor
* {{Retcon}}: Her name was retconned from "Myriah" in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her eventual fate is unknown.
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4th Jul '16 1:29:32 PM AzureOwl
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* MixedAncestry: Oberyn has Andal and Rhoynar ancestry while Sarella's mother is from the Summer Isles.

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* MixedAncestry: Oberyn has Andal and Andal, Rhoynar and Valyrian ancestry while Sarella's mother is from the Summer Isles.
4th Jul '16 12:39:06 PM leraluna
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* Irony: Who could have told that the last house to surrender to the Targaryens after two wars as a VoluntaryVassal, no less [[spoiler: would be the one actively trying to restore them 300 years after?]]

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Who could would have told that the last house to surrender to the Targaryens after two wars as a VoluntaryVassal, no less [[spoiler: would be the one actively trying to restore them 300 years after?]]
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