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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>
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===[[Season 5]]===
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Olyvar continues to see Loras on a regular basis, though it's unclear if their arrangement is personal or professional. Around the time of [[Tywin Lannister]]'s funeral, Olyvar is cuddling with Loras Tyrell post coitus, discussing the possibility of visiting [[Dorne]] or anywhere far away from [[King's Landing]], when [[Margaery Tyrell|Margaery]] walks in. Staring down Olyvar, she admonishes Loras for making them late for supper with King [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen]], and tells Olyvar to leave.<ref>"[[The Wars to Come]]"</ref>
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Olyvar later plays the role of the Father with a fake beard when the [[High Septon (After the riot of King's Landing)|High Septon]] visits the brothel, while a collection of female prostitutes play the rest of the Seven. He breaks character to make a snide remark about the High Septon's choice, and to remind him that two prostitutes will cost him extra. Moments later, the brothel is attacked by [[Sparrows]], led by [[Lancel Lannister]], who seize the High Septon. Olyvar attempts to tell them that they will have to answer to Baelish, but they strike him across the face and remove his fake beard.<ref>"[[High Sparrow (episode)]]"</ref>
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Olyvar is present when the brothel is attacked again by the Sparrows, this time having formed into the [[Faith Militant]] with [[Cersei Lannister]]'s permission. Again, he is struck when he tells them they will have to answer to Baelish, but this time, the Faith Militant have targeted the brothel's homosexual patrons and prostitutes who have been caught in the act. Since Olyvar is fully clothed, he is not suspected of homosexuality, and is able to flee the brothel when he sees the Sparrows castrate both the homosexual patron and the prostitute.<ref>"[[Sons of the Harpy (episode)]]"</ref>
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Olyvar is later called to give evidence at the "Holy Inquest" of Loras, who is accused of "fornication", "buggery", and "blasphemy", though it is clear he is doing it on Cersei's instructions. Despite their previous, affectionate relationship, Olyvar turns on his lover, and provides the High Sparrow with testimony that allows him to pursue formal charges against Loras. For his cooperation, Olyvar is spared from punishment for his own homosexuality.<ref>"[[Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken]]"</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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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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Olyvar appears to have taken over Ros's duties both in-universe and behinds the scenes: he has taken over her management duties at the brothel, and has taken her narrative role as the "go-to" prostitute character present during illicit goings-on in King's Landing.
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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. At first, 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]]. Later in the TV series, when Cersei gives Olyvar to the Faith Militant so that he admits to sleeping with Loras Tyrell, he is taking the role of the Blue Bard, a singer in Margaery's retinue, whom Qyburn - under Cersei's orders - tortures into accusing her of fornication and sleeping with other men as well (all false charges).
   
 
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Olyvar
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Season(s) 3, 4, 5
First seen "Kissed by Fire"
Appeared in 7 episodes (see below)
Status Alive
Age 26 in Season 5[1]
Origin King's Landing
Allegiance House Baelish
Portrayed by Will Tudor
"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]

Season 5Edit

Olyvar continues to see Loras on a regular basis, though it's unclear if their arrangement is personal or professional. Around the time of Tywin Lannister's funeral, Olyvar is cuddling with Loras Tyrell post coitus, discussing the possibility of visiting Dorne or anywhere far away from King's Landing, when Margaery walks in. Staring down Olyvar, she admonishes Loras for making them late for supper with King Tommen, and tells Olyvar to leave.[5]

Olyvar later plays the role of the Father with a fake beard when the High Septon visits the brothel, while a collection of female prostitutes play the rest of the Seven. He breaks character to make a snide remark about the High Septon's choice, and to remind him that two prostitutes will cost him extra. Moments later, the brothel is attacked by Sparrows, led by Lancel Lannister, who seize the High Septon. Olyvar attempts to tell them that they will have to answer to Baelish, but they strike him across the face and remove his fake beard.[6]

Olyvar is present when the brothel is attacked again by the Sparrows, this time having formed into the Faith Militant with Cersei Lannister's permission. Again, he is struck when he tells them they will have to answer to Baelish, but this time, the Faith Militant have targeted the brothel's homosexual patrons and prostitutes who have been caught in the act. Since Olyvar is fully clothed, he is not suspected of homosexuality, and is able to flee the brothel when he sees the Sparrows castrate both the homosexual patron and the prostitute.[7]

Olyvar is later called to give evidence at the "Holy Inquest" of Loras, who is accused of "fornication", "buggery", and "blasphemy", though it is clear he is doing it on Cersei's instructions. Despite their previous, affectionate relationship, Olyvar turns on his lover, and provides the High Sparrow with testimony that allows him to pursue formal charges against Loras. For his cooperation, Olyvar is spared from punishment for his own homosexuality.[8]

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
Season Five appearances
The Wars to Come The House of Black and White High Sparrow Sons of the Harpy Kill the Boy
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken The Gift Hardhome The Dance of Dragons Mother’s Mercy

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.[9]

Olyvar appears to have taken over Ros's duties both in-universe and behinds the scenes: he has taken over her management duties at the brothel, and has taken her narrative role as the "go-to" prostitute character present during illicit goings-on in King's Landing.

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no prostitute named Olyvar. At first, 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. Later in the TV series, when Cersei gives Olyvar to the Faith Militant so that he admits to sleeping with Loras Tyrell, he is taking the role of the Blue Bard, a singer in Margaery's retinue, whom Qyburn - under Cersei's orders - tortures into accusing her of fornication and sleeping with other men as well (all false charges).

ReferencesEdit

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