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This guest post written by Lochlan Sudarshan appears as part of our theme week on Bisexual Representation.

Prince Oberyn Martell, commonly referred...

Like any other character on the show, he has his own convoluted political revenge plot. Part of what makes Game of Thrones notable, namely the character deaths and the copious sex scenes, are precisely what help Oberyn blend in.

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By this, I mean the narrative is surprisingly egalitarian with its treatment of him. In Westeros, no matter who you like screwing, the universe always likes screwing you.

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Game of thrones oberyn martell bisexual The thing about first impressions is, you can only make them once. This means the scene lacks the baggage it would in a series where Oberyn was the only one shown having sex with men. If he were the only character shown to indulge in explicit casual sex and having sex with sex workers, it would be difficult to separate out from his characterization as a bisexual man of color.

A fan favorite, Oberyn is confident, bold, passionate, and fearless. And he is candid about his bisexuality:. The gods made that… and it delights me. The gods made this… and it delights me. When it comes to war, I fight for Dorne.

Like Oberyn, Ellaria is also bisexual. Unlike the plotline of Loras Finn Jones and Renly Gethin Anthonywho are both gay characters, no drama ensues from Oberyn being queer. As Oberyn says later, this is the way things are done in Dorne. Oberyn is very close with his large family. Again, in contrast to Loras and Renly, no one ever makes homophobic jokes about Oberyn having sex with men behind his back or to his face.

Oberyn Martell stepped onto the...

Game of Thrones is all about letting personal slights overcome what you and your country need, and the small council is the staging ground for all manner of petty fights, but not this time. Loras, in addition to still being alive, is one of the scions to the powerful House Tyrell. At this stage in the television series, a lot of time Game of thrones oberyn martell bisexual been spent talking about how important it is for House Lannister to secure House Tyrell as political allies.

In spite of both of these factors in play, the open secret of the relationship between Renly and Loras means this kind of mockery can go on without any immediate complaint. He transcends many tropes. He wants to get his Inigo Montoya on and avenge the rape and murder of his sister and the murder of her children.

While this ending for his character is unfortunate and would definitely come with some reservations in a different show — much like his introduction in a brothel — its context is different on Game of Thrones. In the end, they die horribly.

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