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| Season=[[Season 3|3]], [[Season 4|4]], [[Season 5|5]]
| Appearances="[[Kissed by Fire]]"
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| Appearances= 3 episodes <small>[[#Appearances|(see below)]]</small>
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| Age=25<ref>"[[Breaker of Chains]]"</ref>
 
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| Place=[[King's Landing]]
 
| Place=[[King's Landing]]
| Allegiance=[[Petyr Baelish]]
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| Actor=[[Will Tudor]]}}
 
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{{Quote|I shall like to see you spar with a proper partner, Ser.|Olyver to Loras Tyrell|Kissed by Fire}}
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{{Quote|I'm wildly expensive.|Olyvar to [[Oberyn Martell]]|Two Swords}}
   
'''Olyver''' is a character in the [[Season 3|third]] season. He is played by [[Will Tudor]], and debuts in "[[Kissed by Fire]]". Olyver is a spy and prostitute, specializing in homosexual relations, in the employ of [[Petyr Baelish]].
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'''Olyvar''' is a recurring character in the [[Season 3|third]], [[Season 4|fourth]], and [[Season 5|fifth]] seasons. He is played by guest star [[Will Tudor]], and debuts in "[[Kissed by Fire]]". Olyvar is a spy and a [[Prostitution|prostitute]], specializing in homosexual relations, in the employ of [[Petyr Baelish|Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===[[Season 3]]===
 
===[[Season 3]]===
Olyver poses as [[Loras Tyrell|Loras Tyrell's]] squire during a sparring match. He makes flirtatious advances toward Loras and the two later have sex. Olyver discovers that Loras is due to be married, and relays this information to Littlefinger shortly thereafter. Olyver implies that noblemen in Loras' position make up the bulk of his clientele.<ref>"[[Kissed by Fire]]"</ref>
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Olyvar poses as [[Loras Tyrell|Loras Tyrell's]] squire during a sparring match. He makes flirtatious advances toward Loras and the two later have sex. Olyvar discovers that Loras is due to be married, and relays this information to Littlefinger shortly thereafter. Olyvar implies that noblemen in Loras' position make up the bulk of his clientele.<ref>"[[Kissed by Fire]]"</ref>
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===[[Season 4]]===
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[[File:Olyver-and-Oberyn.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Olyvar and Prince Oberyn.]]
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Olyvar has been left in charge of Littlefinger's brothels, presumably replacing [[Ros]]. When [[Oberyn Martell]] and [[Ellaria Sand]] arrive to [[King's Landing]], they attend the brothel, with Olyvar showing three prostitutes to the couple. After Ellaria chooses one and dismisses the other two, Oberyn turns his attentions to Olyvar, who protests that he's not on offer before giving in and admitting he's just "wildly expensive". Oberyn asks if Olyvar has ever been with a prince before and orders him to remove his clothes, grabbing him by the crotch. However, they are interrupted when Oberyn overhears a pair of Lannister men singing "[[The Rains of Castamere (song)|The Rains of Castamere]]".<ref>"[[Two Swords]]"</ref>
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Olyvar later takes part in a small orgy involving Oberyn and Ellaria. When the latter attempts to "share" him with Oberyn, Olyvar politely refuses her, claiming to have "not acquired the taste" for women. He then presses Oberyn to divulge his own preference. The Prince, however, explains his rather fluid approach to sexuality, a common trait among the Dornish. Olyvar and the other prostitutes depart when [[Tywin Lannister]] unexpectedly arrives to speak with Oberyn.<ref>"[[Breaker of Chains]]"</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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{{Season Four Appearances|yes||yes}}
   
 
==Image Gallery==
 
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==In the books==
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==Behind the scenes==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, there is no prostitute named Olyver. The character in the series assumes the role given to [[Dontos Hollard]] in the books, that of a spy for Littlefinger who reports the plan to marry [[Sansa Stark]] to a Tyrell. Ever since Sansa saved Dontos' life, he becomes her friend and confidant, and she innocently shares with him the plot to marry her to [[Willas Tyrell]]. Dontos reports this back to Littlefinger, who proceeds to inform the Lannisters. Since Dontos was largely cut from the series, the writers needed another way for Littlefinger to find out about the plot, hence Olyvar.
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In the books, Loras Tyrell is left deeply mourning the loss of his great love [[Renly Baratheon]], and famously swears that he will never love again, saying "When the sun has set, no candle can replace it." Several critics including Westeros.org were upset that Loras has sex with Olyvar in "[[Kissed by Fire]]", because it seemed rather sudden, as if Renly's death did not deeply impact him. Writer [[Bryan Cogman]], however, subsequently did an interview with Westeros.org, and specifically addressed this concern: changes in adaptation meant that Loras had to have sex with Olyvar, to let it slip that he would marry Sansa, as part of the plot mechanics of the Lannister/Tyrell rivalry. However, Cogman explained, his earlier drafts of the episode actually included longer scenes which made it explicitly clear that Loras is ''not'' finished mourning Renly. Rather, Loras was very depressed and lonely, and in effect "drowning his sorrows" by engaging in casual sex in the hope that it would make himself feel better, but it ultimately made Loras feel more emotionally distraught and reminded of how much he misses Renly. Cogman lamented that "as we get closer to production a lot of trims have to be made and this scene was one where I had to do that," and he acknowledged that cutting the scene gave the unintended impression that Loras was moving past Renly, when he actually isn't.<ref>[http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Features/Entry/Season_3_Interview_Bryan_Cogman Westeros.org,] Season 3 Interview: Bryan Cogman.</ref>
   
The name appears only in the person of [[Olyvar Frey]], a character completely unrelated to Olyvar or Dontos Hollard. In the series, the name is pronounced identically to the real-world "Oliver".
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==In the books==
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, there is no prostitute named Olyvar. The character in the series assumes part of the role of [[Dontos Hollard]], who obtains the information not from Loras Tyrell but from Sansa Stark herself, who is unaware that Dontos works for [[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]].
   
 
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"I'm wildly expensive."
―Olyvar to Oberyn Martell[src]

Olyvar is a recurring character in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. He is played by guest star Will Tudor, and debuts in "Kissed by Fire". Olyvar is a spy and a prostitute, specializing in homosexual relations, in the employ of Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish.

BiographyEdit

Season 3Edit

Olyvar poses as Loras Tyrell's squire during a sparring match. He makes flirtatious advances toward Loras and the two later have sex. Olyvar discovers that Loras is due to be married, and relays this information to Littlefinger shortly thereafter. Olyvar implies that noblemen in Loras' position make up the bulk of his clientele.[2]

Season 4Edit

Olyver-and-Oberyn

Olyvar and Prince Oberyn.

Olyvar has been left in charge of Littlefinger's brothels, presumably replacing Ros. When Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand arrive to King's Landing, they attend the brothel, with Olyvar showing three prostitutes to the couple. After Ellaria chooses one and dismisses the other two, Oberyn turns his attentions to Olyvar, who protests that he's not on offer before giving in and admitting he's just "wildly expensive". Oberyn asks if Olyvar has ever been with a prince before and orders him to remove his clothes, grabbing him by the crotch. However, they are interrupted when Oberyn overhears a pair of Lannister men singing "The Rains of Castamere".[3]

Olyvar later takes part in a small orgy involving Oberyn and Ellaria. When the latter attempts to "share" him with Oberyn, Olyvar politely refuses her, claiming to have "not acquired the taste" for women. He then presses Oberyn to divulge his own preference. The Prince, however, explains his rather fluid approach to sexuality, a common trait among the Dornish. Olyvar and the other prostitutes depart when Tywin Lannister unexpectedly arrives to speak with Oberyn.[4]

AppearancesEdit

Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa
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

Image GalleryEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

In the books, Loras Tyrell is left deeply mourning the loss of his great love Renly Baratheon, and famously swears that he will never love again, saying "When the sun has set, no candle can replace it." Several critics including Westeros.org were upset that Loras has sex with Olyvar in "Kissed by Fire", because it seemed rather sudden, as if Renly's death did not deeply impact him. Writer Bryan Cogman, however, subsequently did an interview with Westeros.org, and specifically addressed this concern: changes in adaptation meant that Loras had to have sex with Olyvar, to let it slip that he would marry Sansa, as part of the plot mechanics of the Lannister/Tyrell rivalry. However, Cogman explained, his earlier drafts of the episode actually included longer scenes which made it explicitly clear that Loras is not finished mourning Renly. Rather, Loras was very depressed and lonely, and in effect "drowning his sorrows" by engaging in casual sex in the hope that it would make himself feel better, but it ultimately made Loras feel more emotionally distraught and reminded of how much he misses Renly. Cogman lamented that "as we get closer to production a lot of trims have to be made and this scene was one where I had to do that," and he acknowledged that cutting the scene gave the unintended impression that Loras was moving past Renly, when he actually isn't.[5]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no prostitute named Olyvar. The character in the series assumes part of the role of Dontos Hollard, who obtains the information not from Loras Tyrell but from Sansa Stark herself, who is unaware that Dontos works for Littlefinger.

ReferencesEdit

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Lord: Lord Petyr Baelish Heir: None Baelish mini flag
Seat: Harrenhal Lands: The Riverlands
Title(s): Lord of Harrenhal
Current members:"Alayne"
Household:Lothor Brune · Olyvar · {Ros}
Overlord:House Frey / House Arryn

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