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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.


Season 1Edit

Ser Arys was among the guards that attacked Eddard Stark when he tried to de-throne King Joffrey.[1] He was also present when Ser Barristan Selmy was dismissed from the brotherhood [2]

Season 2Edit

Myrcella leaves

Ser Arys (far right) in Princess Myrcella's retinue

Ser Arys accompanies Princess Myrcella Baratheon as her sworn shield for her journey to Dorne.[3]

Season 5 Edit

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.[4]

Season 6 Edit

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 booksEdit

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, and Myrcella is gravely injured and nearly killed by one of their escorts, Ser Gerold "Darkstar" Dayne.

See alsoEdit


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Lord: King Tommen I Heir:
House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield
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:Queen Mother Cersei Lannister · Queen Margaery Tyrell
Deceased members:King Robert I · King Joffrey I · Princess Myrcella Baratheon
Household:Lord Mace Tyrell · Grand Maester Pycelle · Ser Jaime Lannister · Ser Gregor Clegane · Ser Preston Greenfield · Ser Arys Oakheart · Ser Boros Blount · Ser Balon Swann · Ser Osmund Kettleblack · Ser Ilyn Payne · Lord Gyles Rosby · Ser Aron Santagar · Qyburn · Septa Eglantine

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