161 Facts About Elia Martell


Elia Martell is executed, by Joffrey's order, on the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor.

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Elia Martell serves as a POV character for 15 chapters in A Game of Thrones.

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Elia Martell is the daughter of Lord Hoster Tully of Riverrun; niece to Ser Brynden Tully and sister to Lysa Arryn of the Vale and to Edmure Tully.

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Elia Martell is murdered during the Red Wedding, and later resurrected as an undead, vengeful killer under the name of Lady Stoneheart.

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Elia Martell serves as a POV character for 25 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.

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Elia Martell is not a POV character, but features in the POV chapters of his family members in the first three novels in the series.

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Elia Martell serves as a POV character for 24 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows.

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Elia Martell serves as a POV character for 33 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator of twenty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell is theorized to be the son of Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister, and Rhaegar Targaryen.

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Elia Martell appears briefly at the start of A Game of Thrones, first in Winterfell and then later on the Wall at Castle Black, where he travels with his bastard nephew Jon Snow.

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Elia Martell died at the young age of 16, was said to have been very beautiful by all who knew her as "a child-woman of surpassing loveliness" and "a wild beauty".

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Elia Martell was remembered as being headstrong and "had a touch of" the fabled Starks' "wolf blood", and was one of the best horse-riders in the North.

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Elia Martell was betrothed to Robert Baratheon, who was deeply in love with her, although she was unimpressed by Robert's reputation for infidelity.

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Elia Martell was later chosen by the eventual jousting champion, Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, as the tourney's "Queen of Love and Beauty".

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Elia Martell meets Robb Stark when he is wounded, and falls in love with him during his convalescence.

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Elia Martell marries her the next day to preserve her honour, in doing so breaking a marriage contract with House Frey.

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Elia Martell's seat is the Dreadfort and his sigil is a flayed human, a homage to the ancient Bolton tradition of flaying enemies.

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Elia Martell is nicknamed "the Leech Lord" for regular leechings meant to improve his health.

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Elia Martell is known as the Bastard of Bolton or the Bastard of the Dreadfort.

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Elia Martell takes great pleasure and pride in torturing others and enthusiastically practices the Bolton custom of flaying their enemies.

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Elia Martell is described as ugly, with blotchy skin and dry, dark hair.

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Elia Martell is betrothed to Daryn Hornwood, heir to the Hornwood, but Jaime Lannister kills him alongside two of her brothers.

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Elia Martell's father offers her to whomever captures Jaime Lannister, so the sadistic sellsword Vargo Hoat captures Jaime in the hope of becoming Lord of Karhold.

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Elia Martell declares for Stannis when he comes North in the hope this will mean the Lannisters execute his great-nephew Harrion Karstark, so Karhold will pass to Alys, whom Arnolf intends to force into marriage with his son Cregan Karstark.

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Elia Martell is an enormously fat man, with two sons, Ser Wylis and Ser Wendel Manderly.

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Elia Martell is over seven feet tall, and hinted to possibly have giant ancestry.

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Elia Martell has a friendly, childlike disposition and possesses great physical strength, though he is too timid and gentle to use it against others.

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Elia Martell becomes close to Bran Stark and often gives him advice about the oncoming winter.

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Elia Martell joins Bran and Rickon hiding in Winterfell's crypt after faking escape.

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Elia Martell has brown eyes and dark hair and is described as being very pretty.

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Elia Martell is intensely loyal and protective of her "prince" as well as of her own brother, with Bran commenting that the only one who ever angers or upsets her is her brother, Jojen.

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Elia Martell is a skilled huntress and fights with a small fishing net and a three-pronged frog spear ; she is able to defeat Bran's direwolf, Summer, in mock combat by entangling the direwolf in her net.

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Elia Martell is short and slim with unusually deep green eyes, and he wears green-colored clothing.

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Elia Martell was later crowned as King Aegon V when a Great Council bypassed those before him in the line of succession and his older brother Aemon chose to abdicate by joining the Night's Watch.

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Elia Martell was called "Aegon the Unlikely" because as the fourth son of a fourth son, he was placed very low down the line of succession and therefore considered unlikely to inherit the Iron Throne.

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Elia Martell's sister-wife Rhaella bore him eight children, but only three survived into adulthood: sons Rhaegar and Viserys and daughter Daenerys, who was not yet born when the Targaryen dynasty fell.

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Elia Martell died 14 years before the events of A Game of Thrones, and his life's tales are mainly narrated through the words of Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Barristan Selmy and Daenerys, as well as commentaries by Eddard Stark, Aemon Targaryen, Jorah Mormont, Meera Reed, Jon Connington and Gilly.

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Elia Martell is widely nicknamed the "Beggar King" across both Essos and Westeros.

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Elia Martell loses influence over Daenerys, who gradually stands up to his abusive behavior.

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Elia Martell serves as the point of view character in thirty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell is to be used by Varys and Illyrio as a puppet king.

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Elia Martell is one of the only three characters to have appeared in both the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas.

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Elia Martell is an albino, with white skin, long white hair, and red eyes.

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Elia Martell has a red birthmark on his left cheek, said to be in the shape of a raven, and thus the source of his nickname "Bloodraven".

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Elia Martell was sent to the Wall as the punishment and later elected the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, and served in that capacity for many years before disappearing during a ranging beyond the Wall.

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Elia Martell is the fourth and youngest son of Daeron II Targaryen.

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Elia Martell was made Prince of Summerhall, a summer castle built in the Stormlands by his father.

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Elia Martell was angry when his father Daeron ordered that his third son Aemon be sent to the Citadel.

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Elia Martell allows Dunk to take Aegon as his squire when Dunk points out how Daeron and Aerion turned out.

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Elia Martell becomes romantically involved with her, eventually becoming one of her advisors.

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Elia Martell is the commander of Daenerys's Unsullied and one of her trusted advisors.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator of twelve chapters in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator of seventeen chapters throughout A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell was widely considered one of the best swordsmen in all the Seven Kingdoms before having his right hand chopped off by Vargo Hoat.

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Elia Martell is the narrator with the most chapters in the books.

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Elia Martell is described as a strong-willed child with a vicious temper and a sadistic streak.

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Elia Martell is described as delicate, beautiful and courteous, and is said to have all her mother's beauty but none of her cruel nature.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator for the epilogue of A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell is comfortable with carrying out Tywin's wishes and resigned himself to perpetually living in his brother's shadow.

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Elia Martell is described as having a sardonic sense of humor and a pragmatic, amoral philosophy.

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Elia Martell helps Catelyn take Tyrion to the Eyrie, where he befriends Tyrion.

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Elia Martell is regarded as one of the most dangerous and skilled fighters in Westeros.

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Elia Martell's face is distinguished by gruesome burn scars, which he received as a child when his brother pushed his head into a brazier.

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Elia Martell continues his duties through A Storm of Swords until Tyrion vanishes in A Feast for Crows.

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Elia Martell follows Brienne of Tarth, knowing that she was searching for Tyrion's wife Sansa Stark.

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Elia Martell becomes Brienne's squire and serves her as faithfully as he did Tyrion.

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Elia Martell accompanies him to King's Landing, against Tywin's orders, and serves as his mistress.

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Elia Martell is later found in Tywin's bed by Tyrion and strangled to death with the Hand's Chain.

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Elia Martell was the ward of Jon Arryn and was raised at the Eyrie alongside Eddard Stark.

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Elia Martell is portrayed as a brooding and humorless man with a harsh sense of justice and an obsession with slights both real and imagined.

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Elia Martell is regarded as a skilled but overcautious military commander.

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Elia Martell is described as handsome and charismatic, winning friends easily.

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Elia Martell is described as being fairly unattractive with extremely prominent ears and a hint of a mustache on her upper lip.

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Elia Martell is the first of her family to be converted to the religion of the Red God by Melisandre.

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Elia Martell contracted the lethal greyscale disease as a child, disfiguring her by leaving the left side of her cheek and most of her neck covered by grey, cracked, and stone-like skin.

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Elia Martell was conceived on Stannis and Selyse's wedding night, when Robert seduced and deflowered Delena Florent, one of Selyse's cousins, in Stannis' marriage bed.

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Elia Martell is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter of A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell is described as a beautiful woman with red eyes, always dressing in red and rarely sleeping or eating.

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Elia Martell is introduced in A Clash of Kings and is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell blames Melisandre for the deaths of his sons and plans to kill her, but she receives word of the plot and he is jailed.

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Elia Martell will be killed several other times, only to be repeatedly brought back to life.

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Elia Martell took Robert and Eddard Stark as wards and became a father figure to both.

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Elia Martell ruled the Eyrie as High Steward of the Vale during Jon Arryn's absence and acted as Keeper of the Gates of the Moon and feels he is owed for his years of service.

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Elia Martell has two surviving children, his only daughter, Asha, and Theon.

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Elia Martell captures the Neck and ravages the coastline of the Stark-held North.

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Elia Martell dies in A Storm of Swords after falling off a bridge during a storm.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell is eventually captured by Stannis Baratheon and travels with his army toward Winterfell, where she is reunited with her brother Theon.

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Elia Martell is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell wears a patch over his left eye, for which he is nicknamed "Crow's Eye", and is more ruthless and sadistic than his brothers.

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Elia Martell sends his brother Victarion away to court Daenerys Targaryen in his name and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.

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Elia Martell first appears in A Clash of Kings and is present as his brother, King Balon Greyjoy, reveals his plans to invade the north; Victarion is given overall command of the invasion.

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Elia Martell appears next in A Feast for Crows and serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as a third-person narrator for two chapters of A Feast for Crows.

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Elia Martell is the richest man in the Iron Islands and the maternal uncle of Asha Greyjoy, one of his sisters being Balon's wife.

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Elia Martell has so many books that they have filled one of the Towers in his castle of Ten Towers.

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House Elia Martell is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms and is the ruling house of the kingdom of Dorne.

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Dorne, along with House Elia Martell, is culturally, ethnically, and politically distinct from the rest of the kingdoms.

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House Elia Martell was an Andal house that was founded in Dorne during the Andal invasion, where they defeated the ruling First Men houses like the Wades and the Shells, but remained as vassals of other kings like those of Houses Jordayne, Allyrion, and Yronwood while maintaining their own territory.

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House Elia Martell would rise to prominence with the arrival of the Rhoynish warrior-queen Nymeria in Dorne, along with the remnants of the Rhoynish people, fleeing the wrath of the Valyrian Freehold from the Rhoynish Wars.

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Lord Mors Elia Martell wed Nymeria and used their combined strength to subdue all his rivals and unify Dorne into one principality.

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Elia Martell is a cautious, pensive man who does not display his emotions.

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Elia Martell swears loyalty to Joffrey only after Myrcella Baratheon is betrothed to Trystane by Tyrion Lannister, sending her off to Dorne.

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Arianne Elia Martell is the eldest child of Prince Doran Elia Martell of Dorne and heir to the Sunspear.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters in A Feast for Crows, and will be the narrator for at least two chapters in The Winds of Winter.

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Elia Martell is cunning and beautiful and is close with her cousins, the Sand Snakes.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell is described as intelligent, serious, and dutiful, though not particularly handsome.

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Elia Martell was the younger sister of Prince Doran Martell of Dorne and was very close to her younger brother Oberyn.

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Elia Martell married Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and bore him two children: a daughter Rhaenys and a son Aegon.

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Elia Martell is a hot-headed, forceful, and lustful man with a quick wit and a barbed tongue.

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Elia Martell is a formidable fighter and is called the "Red Viper" because it is rumored he poisons his weapons.

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Elia Martell accompanies Oberyn to King's Landing when Oberyn takes the seat on the small council.

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In two of pre-released chapters from the yet unfinished The Winds of Winter, the fifth Sand Snake, Elia Sand, nicknamed "Lady Lance", accompanies her cousin, Princess Arianne Martell, on the diplomatic journey to meet with Jon Connington and the allegedly survived Aegon Targaryen.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell was born as the youngest of a large family in Norvos.

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Elia Martell helps foil Arianne Martell's plot to name Myrcella Baratheon the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, killing Arys Oakheart in the process.

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Elia Martell is the father of Catelyn Stark, Lysa Arryn, and Edmure Tully.

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Elia Martell is dutiful and wishes to earn his father's respect and protect the common people of the Riverlands.

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Elia Martell takes command of the Riverlands in A Game of Thrones because of his father's illness and is taken captive by Jaime Lannister.

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Elia Martell is rescued by his nephew Robb Stark, and upon hearing of Eddard Stark's death he leads the Riverland lords in proclaiming Robb the King in the North.

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Elia Martell constantly quarreled with his brother, usually over Brynden's refusal to marry.

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Elia Martell is appointed head of Robb's outriders and is a crucial member of the war council.

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Elia Martell is called the Lord of the Crossing as the placement of his castle allows him to control who crosses the river, giving Walder Frey considerable strategic importance.

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Elia Martell is known for having over a hundred descendants from his eight wives.

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Elia Martell emphasizes family loyalty and believes in taking care of relations, including those who disappoint him.

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Elia Martell then swears loyalty to House Lannister and his second son Emmon Frey receives Riverrun, the seat of House Tully, as a reward, with advantageous marriages for other descendants.

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Elia Martell has three sons—Willas, Garlan, and Loras—and one daughter, Margaery.

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Elia Martell is described as a prematurely old and tedious man who lacks in political savvy and is thought to serve as the figurehead to his mother, Olenna.

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Elia Martell is a young, but highly skilled knight and jouster.

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Elia Martell is beloved by the crowds, and many young girls are infatuated with him.

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Elia Martell successfully captures Dragonstone but is badly wounded and near death.

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Elia Martell is an intelligent, beautiful, and shrewd young woman, and despite being only sixteen, she is manipulative and adept at political intrigue.

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Elia Martell is described as a wizened and cunning old woman with a wicked wit and a sharp tongue, and is known for openly stating her opinion.

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Elia Martell was the Lord of Bear Island in the North but joined the Watch to pass the title to his son Jorah Mormont.

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Elia Martell keeps a raven capable of speaking simple phrases as a pet.

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Elia Martell leads the survivors to Craster's Keep, where he is killed in a mutiny.

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Elia Martell was later offered the throne of the Seven Kingdoms after the death of his father Maekar, but ceded the rule to Aegon and joined the Night's Watch.

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Elia Martell first appears in A Game of Thrones as commander of the City Watch.

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Elia Martell is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Night's Watch, dealing with issues of supplies, funding, logistics and communications.

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Elia Martell is one of Jon Snow's closest friends at Castle Black.

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Elia Martell is one of the men brought along as muscle to assist Lord Commander Jon Snow in escorting Janos Slynt for his execution.

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Elia Martell is killed by a White Walker, and turned into a wight, after which he kills Gared, making him the first character whose death is explicitly depicted in the series.

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Elia Martell rejoins the wildlings, and is present when Rattleshirt traps Qhorin and Jon in a cave, resulting in Jon feigning surrender by killing Qhorin.

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Elia Martell is the POV character of the prologue chapter of A Dance With Dragons.

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Elia Martell is described as bald and fat, and he usually affects a fawning, effeminate manner.

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Elia Martell knows all of the secret passages in the royal castle and his spies are found everywhere.

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Elia Martell is secretly an agent of influence for House Lannister: he convinced King Aerys II Targaryen to open the gates for Tywin Lannister during Robert's rebellion, he allowed Jon Arryn to die to keep the true parentage of Cersei Lannister's children secret, and would have killed King Robert Baratheon upon Cersei's command.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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Elia Martell has been a member of the Kingsguard for most of his life and served three kings.

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Elia Martell remained loyal to House Targaryen during Robert Baratheon's rebellion, but he later accepted Robert's pardon and held his position as commander.

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Elia Martell serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter in A Feast for Crows.

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Elia Martell is said to be skilled with the lance, Morningstar, and bow and arrow.

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Elia Martell is a skilled headsman, seldom requiring a second stroke to finish his charges.

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Elia Martell serves as Jaime's sparring partner in A Feast for Crows.

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Elia Martell is a formidable fighter known for using a flaming sword.

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Elia Martell is an accomplished warrior and has never been defeated in battle.

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Elia Martell later meets Arya Stark, who frees him and the two others when the group is attacked by Lannister forces commanded by Amory Lorch.

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Elia Martell is overweight, although in his youth he was a strong mercenary.

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Elia Martell bought Tyrion Lannister, Penny, and Jorah Mormont from the slavers, and gives them to the charge of his henchman, Nurse.

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