"He called us his "little birds". He gave us sweets."
―Arthur to Qyburn about Varys.[src]

Arthur is a recurring character in the sixth season. He is played by guest star Nathanael Saleh and first appears in "Oathbreaker". He was part of Varys's network of informants and spies, and he is now under the command of Qyburn.



Season 6

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Arthur and the other little birds.

He is first seen around other little birds in Qyburn's chamber, where Qyburn is tending to his bruised eye. It's revealed that Qyburn has done away with Arthur's abusive father, and has taken the boy under his wing along with the rest of the little birds. When another child asks about Lord Varys, Arthur reveals that he and the other children were the eunuch's network of 'little birds'. Qyburn bribes the children with candied plums to take allegiance with him, and do for him what they did for Varys.

In "The Winds of Winter", Arthur is found luring Lancel from the Great Sept of Baelor, presumably under the command of Cersei and Qyburn, to a maze of tunnels underneath the Sept. At the last minute he darts out of sight, leaving Lancel exposed. He stabs the unsuspecting sparrow in the spine, paralysing him. He studies the man, before leaving him to die, and fleeing down the tunnels and disappearing.


Season Six appearances
The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter

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