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The Red Viper of Dorne by InfernalFinn The Red Viper of Dorne by InfernalFinn
Oberyn Martell, The Red Viper - one of my personal favorite characters in George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.

Can't wait to see him in the upcoming season.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
 The Red Viper isn't one of my favourites, but this is definitely one of my favourite images of his armour (and Dornish armour in general); I also find his 'Evil Spock' goatee and smirk entirely appropriate.
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09alih Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whatever Oberyn's flaws, though, you can't deny that he loved his sister. I thought his speech in the battle with the Mountain was so great.

"If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all Seven Hells!"
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
 I would never deny Prince Oberyn's devotion to his sister's memory, but I can only consider his failure to finish off The Mountain that Rides while he had the brute down and at his mercy to be the least laudable manifestation of his fraternal piety - it was both sadistic and stupid, FATALLY stupid as it turned out.

 If you want a dangerous man dead KILL HIM and don't try to finish the job by TALKING him to death.

 Let me put it this way, I find it easy to admire The Red Viper's cunning and showmanship (even if he died, his poisons assured the death of Ser Gregor too), he shows a certain lack of common sense in being willing to risk his neck by placing it in close proximity to The Mountain's still-mighty paws!
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09alih Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He wanted the Mountain to confess first, but I can agree with you on that. 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
 I must admit that his desire to hear Ser Gregor confess seems just a bit too much like hubris for comfort; it's as though he wanted to have his cake and eat it WITHOUT taking a photograph - one almost has to wonder if Prince Oberyn was a little surprised by just how well he was doing in this particular single combat and let the ensuing case of Victory Fever go straight to his head! (understandable, but still surprising in a practiced killer - another sign of his love for his sister and rage at her murderers, perhaps?).
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09alih Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he didn't just want Ser Gregor to pay, but the ones he took orders from too. If Gregor confessed publicly, it would mean bad things for Tywin. 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
 I quite agree, but must still suspect that Prince Oberyn was getting just a bit TOO ambitious for his own good! (much as I'd like to see Lord Tywin brought to account, I doubt it could be done in the course of a single duel).
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I like it. The armor really seems indian-based, maybe even some rajput influence ?
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Iagorincon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I like it!
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Heir-to-Sunspear-23 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
It's great! I love Oberyn Martell.
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