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Prince Oberyn of House Martell is [[Doran Martell|Doran]]'s hot-headed younger brother. He has been called "the Red Viper" since [[House Yronwood|Lord Yronwood]] died from wounds sustained in a duel with him, causing rumors that he poisons his weapons. He is a forceful, lusty man with a quick wit and barbed tongue. Oberyn has traveled the world, founded his own mercenary company, and even studied at [[the Citadel]]. He became an enemy of [[House Tyrell]] after accidentally injuring [[House Tyrell#Willas|Willas]]'s leg in a tourney, though Willas himself holds no grudge against him. He has eight bastard daughters, called the [[The Sand Snakes|Sand Snakes]], four of them with his current [[paramour]] [[Ellaria Sand]]: [[The Sand Snakes#Obara|Obara]], [[The Sand Snakes#Nymeria|Nymeria]], [[The Sand Snakes#Tyene|Tyene]], [[The Sand Snakes#Sarella|Sarella]], [[The Sand Snakes#Elia|Elia]], [[The Sand Snakes#Obella|Obella]], [[The Sand Snakes#Dorea|Dorea]], and [[The Sand Snakes#Loreza|Loreza]].
 
Prince Oberyn of House Martell is [[Doran Martell|Doran]]'s hot-headed younger brother. He has been called "the Red Viper" since [[House Yronwood|Lord Yronwood]] died from wounds sustained in a duel with him, causing rumors that he poisons his weapons. He is a forceful, lusty man with a quick wit and barbed tongue. Oberyn has traveled the world, founded his own mercenary company, and even studied at [[the Citadel]]. He became an enemy of [[House Tyrell]] after accidentally injuring [[House Tyrell#Willas|Willas]]'s leg in a tourney, though Willas himself holds no grudge against him. He has eight bastard daughters, called the [[The Sand Snakes|Sand Snakes]], four of them with his current [[paramour]] [[Ellaria Sand]]: [[The Sand Snakes#Obara|Obara]], [[The Sand Snakes#Nymeria|Nymeria]], [[The Sand Snakes#Tyene|Tyene]], [[The Sand Snakes#Sarella|Sarella]], [[The Sand Snakes#Elia|Elia]], [[The Sand Snakes#Obella|Obella]], [[The Sand Snakes#Dorea|Dorea]], and [[The Sand Snakes#Loreza|Loreza]].
Some rumors hold that he is bisexual. Oberyn had a very close relationship with his sister [[Elia Martell|Elia]], and attempted to raise Dorne for Viserys after her murder. He has desired revenge ever since.
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Some rumors hold that he is bisexual. Oberyn had a very close relationship with his sister [[Elia Martell|Elia]], and attempted to raise Dorne for Viserys after her murder. He has desired revenge ever since.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:57, 22 April 2007

Prince Oberyn of House Martell is Doran's hot-headed younger brother. He has been called "the Red Viper" since Lord Yronwood died from wounds sustained in a duel with him, causing rumors that he poisons his weapons. He is a forceful, lusty man with a quick wit and barbed tongue. Oberyn has traveled the world, founded his own mercenary company, and even studied at the Citadel. He became an enemy of House Tyrell after accidentally injuring Willas's leg in a tourney, though Willas himself holds no grudge against him. He has eight bastard daughters, called the Sand Snakes, four of them with his current paramour Ellaria Sand: Obara, Nymeria, Tyene, Sarella, Elia, Obella, Dorea, and Loreza.

Some rumors hold that he is bisexual. Oberyn had a very close relationship with his sister Elia, and attempted to raise Dorne for Viserys after her murder. He has desired revenge ever since.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Oberyn went to King's Landing to take his brother's seat on the Small Council, and to obtain justice for his sister's murder as promised by Tyrion Lannister. Oberyn rebuked the Lannisters' empty promises, and his incendiary presence threatened the peace of the city. When Tyrion was accused of Joffrey's murder, Oberyn volunteered to champion him in his trial by combat, knowing that his opponent would be his sister's killer, Gregor Clegane. Despite his enormous physical disadvantage, Oberyn managed to wound Clegane several times and cripple him. As Oberyn prolonged Gregor's death, trying to wring a murder confession from him, the prostrate Clegane managed to grab hold of Oberyn and smash his armored fist into Oberyn's face, killing him. Oberyn achieved posthumous vengeance by having coated his spear in a special kind of poison, leaving Clegane to die slowly and in tremendous agony.