The Big Picture

  • Though an importanct character in the book, Game of Thrones cut Arianne Martell, who could have improved the Dorne storyline by adding another layer of complication to the conflict.
  • Arianne's similarities to Cersei and her manipulation of Myrcella would have made her a perfect antagonist for the Lannister Queen while highlighting Myrcellla's character.
  • There was much for Arianne to do in Game of Thrones, making her exclusion a missed opportunity that could have enhanced the sereis.