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|Title = [[File:House Martell.jpg|40px|left|link=House Martell]] Oberyn Martell [[File:House Martell.jpg|40px|right|link=House Martell]]
 
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|Family = [[Doran Martell]] - brother<br>{[[Elia Martell]]} - sister<br>[[Trystane Martell]] - nephew
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|Culture= [[Dornishmen]]
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|Family = [[Doran Martell]] - brother<br>{[[Elia Martell]]} - sister<br>[[Trystane Martell]] - nephew<br>[[Ellaria Sand]] - [[Paramour|paramour]]<br>Sand Snakes - bastard daughters<br>{[[Rhaegar Targaryen]]} - brother-in-law<br>{[[Rhaenys Targaryen]]} - niece<br>{[[Aegon Targaryen (Son of Rhaegar)|Aegon Targaryen]]} - nephew
 
|Actor = [[Pedro Pascal]]
 
|Actor = [[Pedro Pascal]]
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|First = "[[Two Swords]]"
'''Oberyn Martell''' is character that will debut in the [[Season 4|fourth season]],<ref>http://winteriscoming.net/2013/05/grrm-confirms-red-viper-mace-magnar-being-cast/</ref> portrayed by [[Pedro Pascal]].<ref>[http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/06/28/thrones-red-viper-oberyn/ Entertainment Weekly]</ref> He's a member of [[House Martell]], the ruling house of [[Dorne]].
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|Appearances = 2 episodes <small>([[#Appearances|see below]])</small>}}{{Quote|Tell [[Tywin Lannister|your father]] I'm here - and tell him the Lannisters aren't the only ones who pay their debts.|Prince Oberyn Martell to [[Tyrion Lannister]]|Season 4}}
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'''Oberyn Martell''' is a major character in the [[Season 4|fourth season]]<ref>http://winteriscoming.net/2013/05/grrm-confirms-red-viper-mace-magnar-being-cast/</ref>. He is portrayed by [[Pedro Pascal]] and first appears in "[[Two Swords]]".<ref>[http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/06/28/thrones-red-viper-oberyn/ Entertainment Weekly]</ref> He's a member of [[House Martell]], the [[Great house|ruling family]] of [[Dorne]].
   
Prince Oberyn, known as the '''Red Viper of Dorne''', is the younger brother of [[Doran Martell]], the [[Prince of Dorne]], and the older brother of the late [[Elia Martell]].
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[[Prince]] Oberyn, known as the '''Red Viper of Dorne''', is the younger brother of [[Doran Martell]], the [[Prince of Dorne]], and the late [[Elia Martell]], wife of [[Rhaegar Targaryen]], the late [[Prince of Dragonstone]] and heir to the [[Iron Throne]].
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==Biography==
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===Background===
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Prince Oberyn is the younger brother of Prince Doran Martell and Princess Elia Martell; like most members of House Martell, he is styled "Prince" instead of "Lord". Oberyn is known for being an accomplished warrior, but Tyrion implies that he is just as infamous for his sexual appetite. Oberyn's official [[paramour]] is [[Ellaria Sand]].<ref>"Two Swords"</ref>
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===[[Season 4]]===
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[[Tyrion Lannister]] meets the lords of Dorne outside King's Landing, only to find out that Oberyn will be representing House Martell at the king's wedding, and not his brother, reigning Prince Doran. The Dornish lords tell Tyrion that Oberyn in fact arrived in the city before dawn. It doesn't take Tyrion long to realize that Oberyn is in one of Littlefinger's brothels. Oberyn assists his paramour Ellaria in choosing a whore for her own enjoyment before selecting [[Olyver]] to satisfy himself. Oberyn's fun is cut short when he hears Lannister men singing [[The Rains of Castamere (song)|the Rains of Castamere]], which sends Oberyn into a quiet rage. Before one of them could draw his sword, Oberyn drives his dagger through the man's wrist, though he assures the man's compatriot that he can be saved, if his injury is treated immediately. Tyrion arrives, and interrupts the fight. Leaving the brothel, Tyrion asks Oberyn why he came to the capital. Oberyn, much to Tyrion's discomfort, relates the story of how [[Gregor Clegane]], Tywin's bannerman, raped and murdered Elia Martell and slaughtered her children. He then warns Tyrion that the Lannisters weren't the only ones who paid their debts.<ref>"Two Swords"</ref>
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Later, Oberyn attends [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey's]] [[Purple Wedding|wedding]], where he meets [[Tywin Lannister]] and [[Cersei Lannister]]. He introduces Ellaria to them; however, after they clearly express their distaste for bastards, Oberyn discreetly argues with the two Lannisters over the cultural differences between the Dornish and the rest of Westeros.[[File:Cercei_Tywin_and_Oberyn.jpg|thumb|Cercei and Tywin greet Oberyn Martell.]] Oberyn also gives [[Loras Tyrell]] a very flirtatious look, which leaves Loras blushing.<ref>"[[The Lion and the Rose]]"</ref>
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==Appearances==
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{{Season Four Appearances|yes|yes}}
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==Family Tree==
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{{Template:House Martell family tree}}
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==Quotes==
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{{Quote|If [[the Mountain]] killed [[Elia Targaryen | my sister]], then [[Tywin Lannister | your father]] gave the order.|'''Oberyn''' to Tyrion Lannister|Two Swords}}
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{{Quote|May I tell you a secret? You're not a golden lion. You're just a pink little man who's far too slow on the draw.|'''Oberyn''' to a Lannister soldier|Two Swords}}
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{{Quote|The Lannisters aren't the only ones who pay their debts.|'''Oberyn''' to Tyrion Lannister|Two Swords}}
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{{Quote|In some places, the high-born frown upon those of low birth and in others the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful.|'''Oberyn''' to Tywin Lannister|The Lion and the Rose}}
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery columns="3" spacing="small" widths="170" hideaddbutton="true">
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Pedro-Pascal-as-Oberyn-Martell-Indira-Varma-as-Ellaria-Sand photo-Helen-Sloan HBO.jpg|Promotional image of Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand, his paramour
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Oberyn-Martell.jpg|The Red Viper in Season 4
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Oberyn and Varys throne room.jpg|Oberyn with Varys in the throne room
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Oberyn-tirion.jpg|Oberyn talks with Tyrion
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OberynEllariaPW.jpg|Oberyn introduces Ellaria to Lord Tywin and Queen Cersei
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==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Prince Oberyn is hot-headed younger brother of Prince Doran Martell. He has eight [[bastard]] daughters, called the Sand Snakes, the four youngest of which by his current paramour, Ellaria Sand.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Prince Oberyn is the hot-headed younger brother of Prince Doran Martell. He has eight [[bastard]] daughters, called the Sand Snakes, the four youngest of which by his current paramour, [[Ellaria Sand]]. 
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Oberyn has a lined face with thin eyebrows, black "viper" eyes and a sharp nose. His hair is lustrous and black with only a few silver streaks and recedes from his brow into a widow's peak. It is rumored that he has sexual relations with his squires when Ellaria is unavailable. It is not unusual for lords and ladies in Dorne to be openly bisexual, due to the relaxed attitude towards sexuality among the Dornish.
   
Oberyn has a lined face with thin eyebrows, black "viper" eyes and a sharp nose. His hair is lustrous and black with only a few silver streaks and recedes from his brow into a widow's peak.
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Oberyn is called "the Red Viper" by friend and foe alike due to his penchant for coating his weapons in lethal poisons, so that even a glancing wound will prove fatal.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Oberyn_Martell Oberyn Martell at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
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*{{AWOIAF}} (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
   
 
==References==
 
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"Tell your father I'm here - and tell him the Lannisters aren't the only ones who pay their debts."
―Prince Oberyn Martell to Tyrion Lannister[src]

Oberyn Martell is a major character in the fourth season[1]. He is portrayed by Pedro Pascal and first appears in "Two Swords".[2] He's a member of House Martell, the ruling family of Dorne.

Prince Oberyn, known as the Red Viper of Dorne, is the younger brother of Doran Martell, the Prince of Dorne, and the late Elia Martell, wife of Rhaegar Targaryen, the late Prince of Dragonstone and heir to the Iron Throne.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Prince Oberyn is the younger brother of Prince Doran Martell and Princess Elia Martell; like most members of House Martell, he is styled "Prince" instead of "Lord". Oberyn is known for being an accomplished warrior, but Tyrion implies that he is just as infamous for his sexual appetite. Oberyn's official paramour is Ellaria Sand.[3]

Season 4Edit

Tyrion Lannister meets the lords of Dorne outside King's Landing, only to find out that Oberyn will be representing House Martell at the king's wedding, and not his brother, reigning Prince Doran. The Dornish lords tell Tyrion that Oberyn in fact arrived in the city before dawn. It doesn't take Tyrion long to realize that Oberyn is in one of Littlefinger's brothels. Oberyn assists his paramour Ellaria in choosing a whore for her own enjoyment before selecting Olyver to satisfy himself. Oberyn's fun is cut short when he hears Lannister men singing the Rains of Castamere, which sends Oberyn into a quiet rage. Before one of them could draw his sword, Oberyn drives his dagger through the man's wrist, though he assures the man's compatriot that he can be saved, if his injury is treated immediately. Tyrion arrives, and interrupts the fight. Leaving the brothel, Tyrion asks Oberyn why he came to the capital. Oberyn, much to Tyrion's discomfort, relates the story of how Gregor Clegane, Tywin's bannerman, raped and murdered Elia Martell and slaughtered her children. He then warns Tyrion that the Lannisters weren't the only ones who paid their debts.[4]

Later, Oberyn attends Joffrey's wedding, where he meets Tywin Lannister and Cersei Lannister. He introduces Ellaria to them; however, after they clearly express their distaste for bastards, Oberyn discreetly argues with the two Lannisters over the cultural differences between the Dornish and the rest of Westeros.
Cercei Tywin and Oberyn
Cercei and Tywin greet Oberyn Martell.
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 Oberyn also gives Loras Tyrell a very flirtatious look, which leaves Loras blushing.[5]

AppearancesEdit

Season Four appearances
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

Family TreeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Doran Martell
 
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Mellario of Norvos
 
Elia-family-tree
Elia Martell
Deceased
 
Rhaegar-family-tree
Rhaegar Targaryen Targaryen-small
Deceased
Oberyn-Martell-family-tree
Oberyn Martell
 
EllariaTree
Ellaria Sand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Trystane Martell
 
Myrcella Baratheon Family Tree
Myrcella Baratheon Joff icon
 
Rhaenys tree
Rhaenys Targaryen Targaryen-small
Deceased
 
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Aegon Targaryen Targaryen-small
Deceased
 
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Sand Snakes
Oberyn's bastard daughters
 

QuotesEdit

"If the Mountain killed my sister, then your father gave the order."
Oberyn to Tyrion Lannister[src]
"May I tell you a secret? You're not a golden lion. You're just a pink little man who's far too slow on the draw."
Oberyn to a Lannister soldier[src]
"The Lannisters aren't the only ones who pay their debts."
Oberyn to Tyrion Lannister[src]
"In some places, the high-born frown upon those of low birth and in others the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful."
Oberyn to Tywin Lannister[src]

Image GalleryEdit

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Prince Oberyn is the hot-headed younger brother of Prince Doran Martell. He has eight bastard daughters, called the Sand Snakes, the four youngest of which by his current paramour, Ellaria Sand

Oberyn has a lined face with thin eyebrows, black "viper" eyes and a sharp nose. His hair is lustrous and black with only a few silver streaks and recedes from his brow into a widow's peak. It is rumored that he has sexual relations with his squires when Ellaria is unavailable. It is not unusual for lords and ladies in Dorne to be openly bisexual, due to the relaxed attitude towards sexuality among the Dornish.

Oberyn is called "the Red Viper" by friend and foe alike due to his penchant for coating his weapons in lethal poisons, so that even a glancing wound will prove fatal.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Lord: Prince Doran Martell Heir:
House-Martell-heraldry
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 · Prince Oberyn Martell · Ellaria Sand
Deceased members:Princess Elia Martell
Household:Princess Myrcella Baratheon · Septa Eglantine · Ser Arys Oakheart
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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