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"Is it true you have dragons? And they breathe fire?"
―Ornela to Daenerys Targaryen[src]

Ornela[1] is a recurring character in the sixth season. She is portrayed by Hannah John-Kamen and debuts in the episode "Oathbreaker". She is a member of the Dosh khaleen who befriends Daenerys Targaryen.

Biography Edit

Season 6 Edit

Ornela is present when Daenerys Targaryen is introduced to the Dosh Khaleen.[2]

In the temple of the Dosh Khaleen, the High Priestess points out a Dothraki widow as a young member of the crones to Daenerys. She mentions that she was a Lhazareen Khaleesi who was married off at age 12. When she bore her Khal a daughter one year later, he broke her ribs. Her khal died when she was sixteen. The High Priestess used Ornela to illustrate her contemptuous opinion of khaleen who disliked Daenerys because of her non-Dothraki appearance, pointing out that Dothraki had always intermarried and interbred with outsiders.

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Daenerys convinces Daario Naharis and Ser Jorah Mormont not to kill Ornela.

When Daenerys asks to be let out of temple temporarily, she is accompanied by the Dothraki widow. Daenerys is friendly towards her and quips that her abusive khal should have died sooner, a sentiment which cheers the widow somewhat. Ornela expresses excitement over the thought of Daenerys's dragons. Suddenly, she is seized by Ser Jorah Mormont and Daario Naharis. They are about to kill her because they think that she will betray them, but Daenerys convinces them not to do so. Ornela later brings Daenerys before the Khalar vezhven, and is among the many who bow to Daenerys when they see her emerge unburnt from the conflagration at the Temple.[3]

Appearances Edit

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

In the booksEdit

There is no character named "Ornela" in the novels nor has there been any mention that one of the dosh khaleen is a Lhazareen girl. Daenerys's storyline caught up with the novels at the end of Season 5, however, so it is possible this character will appear in the next unpublished book.

The only other named female characters from Lhazar were Mirri Maz Duur, seen in Season 1, and Eroeh, whom Daenerys took on as a handmaiden, but who was later raped and killed by Mago and Jhaqo prior to abandoning Drogo's khalasar.

References Edit

  1. "Book of the Stranger" script excerpt from David J. Peterson
  2. "Oathbreaker"
  3. "Book of the Stranger"

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