"The new Prince of Dorne pledges his support."
Varys to Daenerys Targaryen[src]

An unidentified Martell rules over Dorne after the defeat of Ellaria Sand, whose coup resulted in the deaths of Doran and Trystane Martell.


Season 8

By the time the Battle of Winterfell was over, an unnamed Martell managed to take control of Dorne and become the new Prince of Dorne. While planning for the ongoing war against Cersei, Varys mentions that the prince has pledged his support to Daenerys Targaryen.[1]

The prince is present at the Dragonpit during the trial of Tyrion Lannister, which takes place weeks after the assassination of Daenerys Targaryen. He consents to electing Bran Stark as the Lord of the Six Kingdoms after Tyrion proposes it.[2]

Behind the scenes

The aforementioned Prince of Dorne is not identified by name or House in the series, but he wears the colors and the sigil of House Martell. The actor, Toby Osmond, specifically researched and emulated Prince Oberyn Martell for the role and reports appeared during production, stating that he was playing a younger brother of Doran and Oberyn Martell.[3]

A letter bearing the sun symbol of House Martell can also be seen in "The Last of the Starks", when Varys mentions the arrival of the Golden Company to King's Landing.

Going by the book series, the Prince could possibly be Manfrey Martell (Doran's cousin) or Quentyn Martell (Doran's other son), but these characters were never introduced in the TV series. Furthermore, Doran's heir in the books is his daughter Arianne Martell, also never introduced in the TV series. The unidentified prince may also be a character exclusive to the TV continuity.

In a subsequent interview, Toby Osmond has stated that a lot of fans suggested that he was playing Quentyn Martell to him, but that he didn't believe that to be true as he was much older than Toby Sebastian, who played Trystane Martell. Osmond maintained that he figured that he was playing Doran's and Oberyn's younger brother.[4]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Dorne is still ruled by Prince Doran of House Martell.

As of now, it is impossible to say whether the unnamed show character has an equivalent in the books, as too little information has been given on him.


Season Eight appearances
Winterfell A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms The Long Night
The Last of the Starks The Bells The Iron Throne

See Also


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Lord: Prince Martell Heir: Unknown
Seat: Sunspear Lands: Dorne
Title(s): Prince of Dorne · Lord of Sunspear
Ancestors:Princess Nymeria · Prince Mors Martell · Daughter of Mors · Princess Meria Martell · Prince Nymor Martell · Prince Maron Martell · Princess Daenerys Martell · Queen Myriah Martell
Current members:Sarella Sand · Elia Sand · Obella Sand · Dorea Sand · Loreza Sand
Deceased members:Prince Lewyn Martell · Princess Elia Martell · Prince Oberyn Martell · Prince Doran Martell · Prince Trystane Martell · Obara Sand · Nymeria Sand · Tyene Sand · Ellaria Sand
Household:{Areo Hotah} · {Caleotte}
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing (formerly) · Bran Stark
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