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Prince '''Oberyn Martell''', known as the '''Red Viper''', was [[Doran Martell|Doran]]'s hot-headed younger brother. He has eight bastard daughters, called the [[Sand Snakes]], the four youngest of which by his current paramour [[Ellaria Sand]]. Some rumours hold that he is bisexual.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 38|Chapter 38]], Tyrion</ref>
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Prince '''Oberyn Martell''', known as the '''Red Viper''', was [[Doran Martell|Doran]]'s hot-headed younger brother. He has eight bastard daughters, called the [[Sand Snakes]], the four youngest of which by his current paramour [[Ellaria Sand]]. Some rumours hold that he is bisexual.{{Ref|aSoS|38}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
When he was young, Oberyn was fostered at [[Sandstone]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 21|Chapter 21]], The Queenmaker</ref>
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When he was young, Oberyn was fostered at [[Sandstone]].{{Ref|aFfC|21}}
  
He has been called "the Red Viper" by friends and foes alike since [[House Yronwood|Lord Yronwood]] died from wounds sustained in a duel with him, causing rumours that he poisons his weapons.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 38|Chapter 38]], Tyrion</ref> He was a forceful, lusty man with a quick wit and barbed tongue. Oberyn had travelled the world, founded his own mercenary company, and even studied at the [[Citadel]]. He became an enemy of [[House Tyrell]] after accidentally injuring [[Willas Tyrell|Willas]]'s leg in a tourney, though Willas himself holds no grudge against him.
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He has been called "the Red Viper" by friends and foes alike since [[House Yronwood|Lord Yronwood]] died from wounds sustained in a duel with him, causing rumours that he poisons his weapons.{{Ref|aSoS|38}} He was a forceful, lusty man with a quick wit and barbed tongue. Oberyn had travelled the world, founded his own mercenary company, and even studied at the [[Citadel]]. He became an enemy of [[House Tyrell]] after accidentally injuring [[Willas Tyrell|Willas]]'s leg in a tourney, though Willas himself holds no grudge against him.
  
Prince Oberyn was unhorsed by Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] at a tourney at [[Storm's End]].<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 42|Chapter 42]], Daenerys</ref> He was unhorsed by Ser [[Barristan Selmy]] at a different tourney at Storm's End.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 67|Chapter 67]], Jaime</ref>
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Prince Oberyn was unhorsed by Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] at a tourney at [[Storm's End]].{{Ref|aSoS|42}} He was unhorsed by Ser [[Barristan Selmy]] at a different tourney at Storm's End.{{Ref|aSoS|67}}
  
Oberyn had a very close relationship with his sister [[Elia Martell|Elia]], and attempted to raise Dorne for [[Viserys Targaryen|Viserys]] after her murder. He has desired revenge ever since.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 38|Chapter 38]], Tyrion</ref>
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Oberyn had a very close relationship with his sister [[Elia Martell|Elia]], and attempted to raise Dorne for [[Viserys Targaryen|Viserys]] after her murder. He has desired revenge ever since.{{Ref|aSoS|38}}
 
He and his brother [[Doran Martell|Doran]] worked in secret for years planning on bringing an end to the reign of [[Robert Baratheon]] and destroying [[House Lannister]], Oberyn travelled to Braavos where [[Viserys Targaryen]] and [[Daenerys Targaryen]] were being kept by Ser [[Willem Darry]] and signed a secret pact that the Sealord of Braavos witnessed promising Viserys the hand of [[Arianne Martell]] in return for Dornes help in claiming the throne. Other possible key players in this plot were [[Varys]], [[Illyrio Mopatis]], [[Jon Connington]] and Ser [[Myles Toyne]] the commander of the [[Golden Company]].
 
He and his brother [[Doran Martell|Doran]] worked in secret for years planning on bringing an end to the reign of [[Robert Baratheon]] and destroying [[House Lannister]], Oberyn travelled to Braavos where [[Viserys Targaryen]] and [[Daenerys Targaryen]] were being kept by Ser [[Willem Darry]] and signed a secret pact that the Sealord of Braavos witnessed promising Viserys the hand of [[Arianne Martell]] in return for Dornes help in claiming the throne. Other possible key players in this plot were [[Varys]], [[Illyrio Mopatis]], [[Jon Connington]] and Ser [[Myles Toyne]] the commander of the [[Golden Company]].
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===A Storm of Swords===
 
===A Storm of Swords===
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 [[House Lannister|Lannisters]]' empty promises, and his incendiary presence threatened the peace of the city.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 53|Chapter 53]], Tyrion</ref> When Tyrion was accused of [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I]]'s murder, Oberyn was one of the judges. The day before a judgement was pronounced Oberyn offered to be Tyrion's champion in a Trial by Battle if Tyrion would tell who was guilty of the murder of Elia Martell. Tyrion took him up on his offer. He denied any involved of his father but told Oberyn that Ser [[Amory Lorch]] had killed [[Rhaenys Targaryen|Rhaenys]] and Ser [[Gregor Clegane]] had killed Elia and [[Aegon Targaryen|Aegon]].<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 66|Chapter 66]], Tyrion</ref> At that time Oberyn knew already that Ser Gregor would be his adversary.  
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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]].{{Ref|aSoS|38}} Oberyn rebuked the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]]' empty promises, and his incendiary presence threatened the peace of the city.{{Ref|aSoS|53}} When Tyrion was accused of [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I]]'s murder, Oberyn was one of the judges. The day before a judgement was pronounced Oberyn offered to be Tyrion's champion in a Trial by Battle if Tyrion would tell who was guilty of the murder of Elia Martell. Tyrion took him up on his offer. He denied any involved of his father but told Oberyn that Ser [[Amory Lorch]] had killed [[Rhaenys Targaryen|Rhaenys]] and Ser [[Gregor Clegane]] had killed Elia and [[Aegon Targaryen|Aegon]].{{Ref|aSoS|66}} At that time Oberyn knew already that Ser Gregor would be his adversary.  
  
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 armoured fist into Oberyn's face, killing him.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 70|Chapter 70]], Tyrion</ref> Oberyn achieved posthumous vengeance by having coated his spear in a special kind of poison, leaving Clegane to die slowly and in tremendous agony.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 2|Chapter 2]], The Captain of the Guards</ref>
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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 armoured fist into Oberyn's face, killing him.{{Ref|aSoS|70}} Oberyn achieved posthumous vengeance by having coated his spear in a special kind of poison, leaving Clegane to die slowly and in tremendous agony.{{Ref|aFfC|2}}
  
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
 
[[File:Oberyn Martell fights Gregor Clegane.jpg|300px|thumb|Oberyn fights Gregor Clegane by M.Luisa Giliberti©]]
 
[[File:Oberyn Martell fights Gregor Clegane.jpg|300px|thumb|Oberyn fights Gregor Clegane by M.Luisa Giliberti©]]
  
Oberyn has a lined face with thin eyebrows, black "viper" eyes and a sharp nose.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 2|Chapter 2]], The Captain of the Guards</ref> His hair is lustrous and black with only a few silver streaks and recedes from his brow into a widow's peak.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 38|Chapter 38]], Tyrion</ref>
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Oberyn has a lined face with thin eyebrows, black "viper" eyes and a sharp nose.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 2|Chapter 2]], The Captain of the Guards</ref> His hair is lustrous and black with only a few silver streaks and recedes from his brow into a widow's peak.{{Ref|aSoS|38}}
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==

Revision as of 20:21, 5 December 2011

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Oberyn Martell
Oberyn Martell by Amoka©
Oberyn Martell by Amoka

Alias The Red Viper
Title Prince of Dorne
Allegiance House Martell
Culture Dornishmen
Died In 300 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) A Storm of Swords

Prince Oberyn Martell, known as the Red Viper, was Doran's hot-headed younger brother. He has eight bastard daughters, called the Sand Snakes, the four youngest of which by his current paramour Ellaria Sand. Some rumours hold that he is bisexual.[1]

History

When he was young, Oberyn was fostered at Sandstone.[2]

He has been called "the Red Viper" by friends and foes alike since Lord Yronwood died from wounds sustained in a duel with him, causing rumours that he poisons his weapons.[1] He was a forceful, lusty man with a quick wit and barbed tongue. Oberyn had travelled 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.

Prince Oberyn was unhorsed by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen at a tourney at Storm's End.[3] He was unhorsed by Ser Barristan Selmy at a different tourney at Storm's End.[4]

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.[1] He and his brother Doran worked in secret for years planning on bringing an end to the reign of Robert Baratheon and destroying House Lannister, Oberyn travelled to Braavos where Viserys Targaryen and Daenerys Targaryen were being kept by Ser Willem Darry and signed a secret pact that the Sealord of Braavos witnessed promising Viserys the hand of Arianne Martell in return for Dornes help in claiming the throne. Other possible key players in this plot were Varys, Illyrio Mopatis, Jon Connington and Ser Myles Toyne the commander of the Golden Company.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

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.[1] Oberyn rebuked the Lannisters' empty promises, and his incendiary presence threatened the peace of the city.[5] When Tyrion was accused of Joffrey I's murder, Oberyn was one of the judges. The day before a judgement was pronounced Oberyn offered to be Tyrion's champion in a Trial by Battle if Tyrion would tell who was guilty of the murder of Elia Martell. Tyrion took him up on his offer. He denied any involved of his father but told Oberyn that Ser Amory Lorch had killed Rhaenys and Ser Gregor Clegane had killed Elia and Aegon.[6] At that time Oberyn knew already that Ser Gregor would be his adversary.

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 armoured fist into Oberyn's face, killing him.[7] Oberyn achieved posthumous vengeance by having coated his spear in a special kind of poison, leaving Clegane to die slowly and in tremendous agony.[8]

Appearance

Oberyn fights Gregor Clegane by M.Luisa Giliberti©

Oberyn has a lined face with thin eyebrows, black "viper" eyes and a sharp nose.[9] His hair is lustrous and black with only a few silver streaks and recedes from his brow into a widow's peak.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess
of Dorne
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
Lewyn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doran
 
Mellario
 
Mors
 
Olyvar
 
Elia
 
Rhaegar
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
Oberyn
 
Ellaria Sand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arianne
 
Quentyn
 
Trystane
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
Targaryen
 
Aegon
Targaryen
 
Obara Sand
 
 
Tyene Sand
 
 
Elia Sand
 
 
Dorea Sand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nymeria
Sand
 
Sarella Sand
 
Obella Sand
 
Loreza Sand
 


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