"Who would pass the Bloody Gate?"
―Donnel Waynwood's question to people wishing to pass the Bloody Gate.[src]

Ser Donnel Waynwood is a knight of House Waynwood and serves House Arryn as the Knight of the Gate, commander of the Bloody Gate.



Ser Donnel is a son of Lady Anya Waynwood, the current head of House Waynwood.

Season 4

Ser Donnel is at the Gate when Littlefinger and Sansa arrive. Littlefinger introduces Sansa as his niece, Alayne. Donnel believes him and lets them pass.[1]

When the Hound and Arya reaches the Bloody Gate and Donnel orders them to stop, Sandor tells him who they are expecting ransom for reuniting Arya with her aunt Lysa. After Donnel explains that Lysa died three days ago, Sandor is left in shock while Arya bursts out in laughter, because of the irony.[2]


Season Four appearances
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Ser Donnel Waynwood is described as being a stocky man of twenty, with a wide nose and thick brown hair. Donnel is the second of Lady Anya's three sons: Morton, Donnel, and Wallace. He serves at the Bloody Gate and leads the sortie that saves Catelyn Stark and her retinue from the Mountain clans at the Mountains of the Moon. After Brynden Tully departs with Catelyn, Donnel later replaces him as the new Knight of the Gate.

Later at the Bloody Gate, Anya introduces her grandson Roland, a muscular man about 25 years old, as well as her youngest son Wallace, who is identified as Roland's uncle. It is not clear if Roland is Morton's son or Donnel's son.

See also


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Lord: Lady Anya Waynwood Heir: Unknown
Seat: Ironoaks Lands: The Vale of Arryn
Title(s): Lord of Ironoaks
Current members: Donnel Waynwood
Overlord: House Arryn
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