|Allegiance||House Baratheon of King's Landing|
|Born||In 290 AL, at King's Landing|
A Game of Thrones (Appears)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
|Played by||Aimee Richardson|
|TV series||Season 1 | Season 2|
Appearance and Personality
Myrcella is described by her uncle Tyrion Lannister as having all of her mother's beauty, but none of her mother's nature. She is delicate, beautiful, and courteous. For her age, she displays courage, a strong will, and high intelligence. She is eight at the beginning of the series.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
In an effort to win Dorne over to the side of House Lannister in the War of the Five Kings, her uncle Tyrion offers to marry her to Trystane Martell, Prince Doran's youngest son. The offer is accepted and Princess Myrcella, accompanied by Ser Arys Oakheart of the Kingsguard, set sail for Braavos, where they will be met by an escort from Dorne..
A Feast for Crows
To get revenge against the Lannisters for the deaths of Elia and Oberyn Martell, Arianne Martell schemed to make Myrcella Queen of the Seven Kingdoms after Joffrey I's death. According to Dornish law, an elder sister inherits before her younger brother, which would make Myrcella the rightful queen. Arianne hoped that the Dornishmen would rise to defend her claim for a chance to war against the Lannisters, who would be expected to support Myrcella's brother Tommen I.
Arianne and a small group of friends traveled with Myrcella through the desert, leaving the princess' cousin and handmaiden Rosamund Lannister as a decoy in Sunspear. When they came to their destination, Doran Martell's guardsmen were waiting for them. Their conspiracy had been betrayed. Myrcella's bodyguard, Arys Oakheart, attacked the guardsmen but was killed by their captain. During the chaos, Ser Gerold Dayne attempted to kill Myrcella to force Doran Martell into a war against the Lannisters. He failed to kill her, but Myrcella lost an ear and received a hideous facial scar.
A Dance with Dragons
Myrcella injuries are revealed to Ser Balon Swann of the Kingsguard. As coached by the Martells, she states her injuries are due to the actions of the renegade knight Ser Gerold Dayne and under Arianne's direction lies to Ser Balon Swann and claims he also cut down Ser Arys Oakheart. She then begs Ser Balon to bring Ser Gerold to justice (once again under Arianne's direction). Ser Balon agreed.
References and Notes
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 5, Jon
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, The Princess in the Tower
- Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen