Game of Thrones

HBO's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' TV Show


Oberyn Nymeros Martell

"The Red Viper"
Played by Pedro Pascal

Brother to the Prince of Dorne, Prince Oberyn is an infamous figure, and dangerous. Rumored to have used poison in a duel—at the age of 16—against a famous, but aged, Dornish warrior, he has been a source of gossip for many years: his alleged knowledge of the dark arts, his time in the Citadel, his many lovers (women and, allegedly, boys included), his bastard daughters called the Sand Snakes, his time as a sellsword in the east, his effort to raise Dorne in rebellion against King Robert, and more. His paramour is Ellaria Sand, a bastard herself and the mother of the youngest Sand Snakes.