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Gourdyn Martell

Gourdyn Martell

So, people try to get clever with their pumpkins this time of year, and you inevitably see that one where the jack o’lantern is puking his own seeds and innards out. I started thinking of what other type of pumpkin carving might utilize the guts, and I had a flashback to the season 4 showdown between the Red Viper of Dorne and the Mountain that Rides on Game of Thrones. Tyrion’s story about his cousin Orson smashing beetles immediately evoked thoughts of series author George R.R. Martin, wantonly killing off everyone’s favorite characters on a whim.

Enter the Red Viper of Dorne, Oberyn Martell. Progressive, hedonistic, moral. And just when you think, finally, I’ll be rewarded for empathizing and cheering on a character – the Mountain quite literally squashes your dreams.

Happy Halloween.

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