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All Members of the House Martell from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and the HBO show "Game of Thrones." House Martell is the prominent house of Dorne. Their coat of arms depicts a sun pierced by a spear and their motto is “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” House Martell attempts to stay neutral in the War of the Five Kings.

Who is the most prominent member of the House Martell? Doran Martell is the Prince of Dorne. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Thus far, he has only been mentioned on the HBO show Game of Thrones. Doran Martell pledged his allegiance to the Lannisters after Tyrion arranged for Myrcella Baratheon to marry Trystane Martell. This allegiance is very shaky as Doran wants revenge on Lannister Bannerman Gregor Clegane for the murder of his sister Elia.

Prince Doran's brother, Prince Oberyn Martell, appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Pedro Pascal on the HBO show Game of Thrones. Prince Oberyn is a great fighter, lover, and master of poison. He serves as one of the judges at the trial of Tyrion Lannister.

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Doran Nymeros Martell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Members of House Martell
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Doran Nymeros Martell


Doran Martell is the Prince of Dorne. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Alexander Siddig on the HBO series A Game of Thrones.

Doran Martell pledged his allegiance to the Lannisters after Tyrion arranged for Myrcella Baratheon to marry Trystane Martell. This allegiance is very shaky as Doran wants revenge on Lannister bannerman Gregor Clegane for the murder of his sister, Elia. Later Gregor Clegane will also murder Doran's brother, Oberyn.

Doran Martell is murdered by Ellaria Sand, who calls him "weak" and chastises him for failing to avenge the murders of his sister and brother, Elia and Oberyn.

Status: Deceased (Season 6)
Elia Martell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Members of House Martell
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Elia Martell


Elia Martell was princess of Dorne and the wife of the crown prince Rhaegar Targaryen. She died before the setting of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and the HBO show Game of Thrones.

Elia had two children with Rhaegar: Rhaenys and Aegon Targaryen. She was murdered by Gregor Clegane during Robert Baratheon's rebellion.

Status: Deceased (Before start of series)
Oberyn Nymeros Martell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Members of House Martell
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Oberyn Nymeros Martell


Oberyn Martell is the younger brother of Prince Doran and the father of eight bastard daughters. He appears in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and is played by Pedro Pascal on the HBO show Game of Thrones.

Prince Oberyn is a great fighter, lover, and master of poison. He is devoted to his lover, Ellaria Sand. He serves as one of the judges at the trial of Tyrion Lannister, and offers to represent Tyrion in a trial by combat against Cersei's representative, Ser Gregor Clegane. Prince Oberyn wants revenge against Ser Gregor for murdering his sister, Elia. Ser Gregor murders Oberyn, leading to Tyrion being found guilty.

Status: Deceased (Season 4)
Mellario of Norvos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Members of House Martell
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Mellario of Norvos


Mellario of Norvos is the estranged wife of Prince Doran Martell. She is mentioned in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, but has yet to make an appearance on the HBO show Game of Thrones.

Mellario became estranged from her husband after he sent their son Quentyn to be fostered at Yronwood.

Status: Alive (To Date, Books Only)