Varys: "What have I told you, Martha?"
Martha: "The greater the risk, the greater the reward."
— Varys and Martha[src]

Martha is a Northern girl and one of the little birds working for Varys.



Martha is a girl from Winterfell who works in the kitchens and secretly spying for Varys.

Season 8

She is at Winterfell during the Battle of Winterfell, hiding in the crypt with Varys. They hide behind the statue of Lyanna Stark when the dead are reanimated by the Night King.[1]

Later, she works in the kitchens at Dragonstone. She reports to Varys that Daenerys has not been accepting food, to which Varys responds that they will "try again tomorrow", suggesting that Varys is attempting to poison Daenerys.[2]

Behind the scenes

Martha is portrayed by Bronte Carmichael, and appears in both of the season 8 episodes directed by Miguel Sapochnik.[3]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no character by that name.


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


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