|The title of this article is conjecture based on information revealed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels or related material and may be subject to change.
Ser Arys Oakheart is a recurring background character in the first, second, fifth, and sixth seasons. He is played by an unidentified extra and debuts in "You Win or You Die". Ser Arys is a knight and a member of the Kingsguard and defends King Joffrey Baratheon as he defended King Robert Baratheon before him. He is sent with Princess Myrcella Baratheon to Dorne.
Ser Arys returns to King's Landing after Myrcella's arrival in Dorne and escorts King Tommen in his attempt to enter the Great Sept of Baelor to speak to the High Sparrow about the arrest of Ser Loras Tyrell.
Ser Arys accompanies Tommen and guards him during his conversation with the High Sparrow.
|Season One appearances|
|Winter Is Coming||The Kingsroad||Lord Snow||Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things||The Wolf and the Lion|
|A Golden Crown||You Win or You Die||The Pointy End||Baelor||Fire and Blood|
|Season Two appearances|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What Is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season Five appearances|
|The Wars To Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||Hardhome||The Dance of Dragons||Mother’s Mercy|
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Arys Oakheart is a member of Robert Baratheon's Kingsguard, appointed after his predecessor - whose name hasn't been mentioned - perished during the Greyjoy Rebellion. He's a member of House Oakheart, a noble house from the Reach.
He is regarded as one of the kinder Knights of the Kingsguard under King Joffrey, objecting at first to Joffrey's orders to beat Sansa Stark, then only hitting her as lightly as he dares. He is also of a much more pleasant demeanor, often engaging in pleasant conversation with the Stark girl.
Arys remains in Dorne as Myrcella's sworn shield. During this time, Arianne Martell, Prince Doran's daughter and heiress, seduces him. She persuades him to take part in her plan to crown Myrcella to incite war with the Iron Throne in retaliation for the death of Oberyn Martell. The plan is foiled, as Arianne's party is intercepted by Areo Hotah. Ser Arys, bravely but foolishly, charges at the sorrounding soldiers and kills some of them, but is killed by Hotah. During the confusion moments, Myrcella is gravely injured and nearly killed by one of their escorts, Ser Gerold "Darkstar" Dayne.
Cersei is pleased to hear about Ser Arys's death, for it has created a vacancy at the Kingsguard - which can be filled by her new champion, Ser Robert Strong.
|Lord:||None, extinct||Heir:||None, extinct|
|Seat:||Red Keep, King's Landing||Lands:||The Crownlands|
|Title(s):||King of the Andals and the First Men · Lord of the Seven Kingdoms · Protector of the Realm|
|Current members:||Cersei Lannister|
|Deceased members:||Robert I · Joffrey I · Myrcella Baratheon · Tommen I · Margaery Tyrell|
|Household:||Jaime Lannister · Gregor Clegane · Preston Greenfield · Arys Oakheart · Boros Blount · Balon Swann · Osmund Kettleblack · Ilyn Payne · Gyles Rosby · Aron Santagar · Qyburn · Eglantine|