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|Title = [[File:House Martell.jpg|30px|left|link=House Martell]] Doran Martell [[File:House Martell.jpg|30px|right|link=House Martell]]
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|Title = Doran Martell
|Season = [[Season 2|2]]
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|Season = [[Season 5|5]]
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|Mentioned = Season 2 Blu-ray: War of the Five Kings feature
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|Mentioned = "[[Two Swords]]"<br>"[[The Lion and the Rose]]"
 
|Status = [[:Category:Status: Alive|Alive]]
 
|Status = [[:Category:Status: Alive|Alive]]
 
|Allegiance = [[House Martell]]
 
|Allegiance = [[House Martell]]
|Titles = Prince
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|Titles = [[Prince of Dorne]]<br>[[Lord of Sunspear]]
|Family = {[[Elia Martell]]} - sister<br>[[Trystane Martell]] - son
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|Family = [[Trystane Martell]] - son<br>{[[Oberyn Martell]]} - brother<br>{[[Elia Martell]]} - sister<br>{[[Rhaegar Targaryen]]} - brother-in-law<br>{[[Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Rhaegar)|Rhaenys Targaryen]]} - niece<br>{[[Aegon Targaryen (Son of Rhaegar)|Aegon Targaryen]]} - nephew<br>[[Sand Snakes]] - nieces
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|Actor = [[Alexander Siddig]]|Culture = [[Dornishmen]]
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|Place = [[Sunspear]]}}
'''Doran Martell''' is an unseen character in the [[Season 2|second season]]. He is first mentioned in the [[War of the Five Kings]] feature in the [[Season 2]] Blu-ray.
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{{Quote|The prince's health forces him to remain at [[Sunspear]]. He sends his brother, Prince Oberyn to attend the [[Purple Wedding | royal wedding]] in his stead.|[[Blackmont (Lord)|Lord Blackmont]] to [[Tyrion Lannister]]|Two Swords}}
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'''Doran Martell''' is a major character in the [[Season 5|fifth season]]<ref>http://winteriscoming.net/2014/05/23/characters-confirmed-game-thrones-season-5-new-details</ref>, although he had already been mentioned in the [[Season 2|second]] and [[Season 4|fourth]] seasons. He will be played by [[Alexander Siddig]].
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"Doran" is pronounced as two distinct syllables, "doh-RAN", with the emphasis on the second syllable (as opposed to "DOOR-un", with the emphasis on the first syllable).
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
Doran Martell is the [[Prince of Dorne]] and the Lord of [[Sunspear]]. He heads [[House Martell]], the ruling house of [[Dorne]]. He's the older brother of the late Princess [[Elia Martell|Elia]], who was murdered by Ser [[Gregor Clegane]] in the [[Sack of King's Landing]].
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Doran Martell is the [[Prince of Dorne]] and the Lord of [[Sunspear]]. He is the head of [[House Martell]], the ruling house of [[Dorne]]. He is the older brother of the late Princess [[Elia Martell|Elia]], who was murdered by Ser [[Gregor Clegane]] in the [[Sack of King's Landing]], and Prince [[Oberyn]], known as The Red Viper, also killed by Clegane.
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He suffers from a severe case of gout, which prevents him from walking.<ref>"[[The Lion and the Rose]]"</ref>
   
 
===[[Season 2]]===
 
===[[Season 2]]===
[[Tyrion Lannister]], [[Hand of the King]], proposes a marriage alliance to Prince Doran, offering the hand of Princess [[Myrcella Baratheon]] to be wedded to Doran's youngest son, Prince [[Trystane Martell|Trystane]], when both come of age.<ref>"[[What is Dead May Never Die]]"</ref> Prince Doran accepts the alliance and Myrcella is sent to Dorne as a ward of House Martell.<ref>"[[The Old Gods and the New]]"</ref>
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[[Tyrion Lannister]], the acting [[Hand of the King]], proposes a marriage alliance to Prince Doran, offering the hand of Princess [[Myrcella Baratheon]] to be wedded to Doran's son, Prince [[Trystane Martell|Trystane]], when both come of age. Queen [[Cersei Lannister]] resists to the idea, insisting her daughter would be a political hostage under House Martell, who notoriously hate the Lannisters.<ref>"[[What is Dead May Never Die]]"</ref> However, when Prince Doran accepts the alliance, Myrcella is sent to Dorne as a ward of his House.<ref>"[[The Old Gods and the New]]"</ref>
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===[[Season 4]]===
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Prince Doran is expected to arrive at [[King's Landing]] for the Royal Wedding. Due to his poor health, however, his younger brother [[Oberyn]] travels to the capital instead.<ref>"[[Two Swords]]"</ref>
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During [[Purple Wedding|Joffrey and Margaery's wedding]], [[Tywin Lannister]] inquires after Prince Doran's health, revealing that he suffers from gout and is unable to walk. [[Oberyn]] reassures Tywin that his brother is fine.<ref>"[[The Lion and the Rose]]"</ref>
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==Family Tree==
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{{Template:House Martell family tree}}
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Prince Doran is a cautious, pensive man who does not wear his emotions on his sleeve. He has a bad case of gout and has trouble walking, preferring to move in a wheeled chair constructed by his maester. He hides his disability so as to not appear weak to his potential enemies. He has three children: Princess Arianne, Prince Quentyn, and Prince Trystane, all born of his wife, Lady Mellario of Norvos.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Prince Doran is a cautious, pensive man who does not wear his emotions on his sleeve. He weighs the consequences of every action before he makes them, but whatever action he ultimately takes is therefore very deliberate. Tywin Lannister himself warns that Doran's patience and insistence on long-term planning should not be mistaken for indecision or laziness, and considers him a genuine threat.
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Doran was the eldest child and heir of his mother, who by the equal primogeniture laws of the Dornish ruled as Princess of Dorne in her own right. It is unknown what noble House his father was from. He had two younger brothers who died in infancy, thus his two younger siblings Elia and Oberyn were born almost ten years after he was. As a result of their age difference Doran was raised alone, which probably reinforced his tendency to not share his thoughts, though he deeply loved both Elia and Oberyn.
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At the time of the War of the Five Kings, Doran has a bad case of gout and has trouble walking, preferring to move in a wheeled chair constructed by his maester. He hides his disability so as to not appear weak to his potential enemies. Instead, while still in command of his wits, Doran has semi-retired to the Water Gardens palace, and delegated much of the day-to-day running of Dorne to his eldest child and heir Arianne.
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Doran's gout is bad enough that he has trouble walking, but he is not a complete invalid, and thus he could have come to King Joffrey's wedding if he truly wanted to, travelling by ship or palanquin. His physical condition was just bad enough, however, to make a convenient excuse for not having to go to King's Landing - enough that the Lannisters couldn't overtly express their displeasure that he did not come.
   
Doran married Mellario for love, not as an arranged marriage, however the two of them later fell out of love, and Mellario moved back to Norvos.
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Doran has three children: Princess Arianne, Prince Quentyn, and Prince Trystane, all born of his wife, Lady Mellario of [[Norvos]]. Doran married Mellario for love, not as an arranged marriage, however the two of them later fell out of love, and Mellario moved back to Norvos.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Doran_Martell Doran Martell at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
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*{{AWOIAF}} (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
   
 
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"The prince's health forces him to remain at Sunspear. He sends his brother, Prince Oberyn to attend the royal wedding in his stead."
Lord Blackmont to Tyrion Lannister[src]

Doran Martell is a major character in the fifth season[1], although he had already been mentioned in the second and fourth seasons. He will be played by Alexander Siddig.

"Doran" is pronounced as two distinct syllables, "doh-RAN", with the emphasis on the second syllable (as opposed to "DOOR-un", with the emphasis on the first syllable).

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Doran Martell is the Prince of Dorne and the Lord of Sunspear. He is the head of House Martell, the ruling house of Dorne. He is the older brother of the late Princess Elia, who was murdered by Ser Gregor Clegane in the Sack of King's Landing, and Prince Oberyn, known as The Red Viper, also killed by Clegane.

He suffers from a severe case of gout, which prevents him from walking.[2]

Season 2Edit

Tyrion Lannister, the acting Hand of the King, proposes a marriage alliance to Prince Doran, offering the hand of Princess Myrcella Baratheon to be wedded to Doran's son, Prince Trystane, when both come of age. Queen Cersei Lannister resists to the idea, insisting her daughter would be a political hostage under House Martell, who notoriously hate the Lannisters.[3] However, when Prince Doran accepts the alliance, Myrcella is sent to Dorne as a ward of his House.[4]

Season 4Edit

Prince Doran is expected to arrive at King's Landing for the Royal Wedding. Due to his poor health, however, his younger brother Oberyn travels to the capital instead.[5]

During Joffrey and Margaery's weddingTywin Lannister inquires after Prince Doran's health, revealing that he suffers from gout and is unable to walk. Oberyn reassures Tywin that his brother is fine.[6]

Family TreeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mellario of Norvos
 
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Elia Martell
Deceased
 
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Deceased
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Oberyn Martell
Deceased
 
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Ellaria Sand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Trystane Martell
 
Myrcella Baratheon Family Tree
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Deceased
 
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Deceased
 
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Oberyn's
8 bastard daughters
 

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Prince Doran is a cautious, pensive man who does not wear his emotions on his sleeve. He weighs the consequences of every action before he makes them, but whatever action he ultimately takes is therefore very deliberate. Tywin Lannister himself warns that Doran's patience and insistence on long-term planning should not be mistaken for indecision or laziness, and considers him a genuine threat.

Doran was the eldest child and heir of his mother, who by the equal primogeniture laws of the Dornish ruled as Princess of Dorne in her own right. It is unknown what noble House his father was from. He had two younger brothers who died in infancy, thus his two younger siblings Elia and Oberyn were born almost ten years after he was. As a result of their age difference Doran was raised alone, which probably reinforced his tendency to not share his thoughts, though he deeply loved both Elia and Oberyn.

At the time of the War of the Five Kings, Doran has a bad case of gout and has trouble walking, preferring to move in a wheeled chair constructed by his maester. He hides his disability so as to not appear weak to his potential enemies. Instead, while still in command of his wits, Doran has semi-retired to the Water Gardens palace, and delegated much of the day-to-day running of Dorne to his eldest child and heir Arianne.

Doran's gout is bad enough that he has trouble walking, but he is not a complete invalid, and thus he could have come to King Joffrey's wedding if he truly wanted to, travelling by ship or palanquin. His physical condition was just bad enough, however, to make a convenient excuse for not having to go to King's Landing - enough that the Lannisters couldn't overtly express their displeasure that he did not come.

Doran has three children: Princess Arianne, Prince Quentyn, and Prince Trystane, all born of his wife, Lady Mellario of Norvos. Doran married Mellario for love, not as an arranged marriage, however the two of them later fell out of love, and Mellario moved back to Norvos.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Lord: Prince Doran Martell Heir:
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Seat: Sunspear Lands: Dorne
Title(s): Prince of Dorne · Lord of Sunspear
Ancestors:Prince Maron Martell · Princess Daenerys Martell · Queen Myriah Martell
Current members:Prince Trystane Martell · Ellaria Sand · Obara Sand · Nymeria Sand · Tyene Sand · Sarella Sand · Elia Sand · Obella Sand · Dorea Sand · Loreza Sand
Deceased members:Princess Elia Martell · Prince Oberyn Martell
Household:Princess Myrcella Baratheon · Septa Eglantine · Ser Arys Oakheart · Areo Hotah
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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