When it comes to Game of Thrones, no character is safe. In this series, writer and bartender Chris Vola crafts a cocktail and then pours one out for the major deaths in every episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones.
Prince Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne, was known for three things: his poison-enhanced fighting prowess, his sexual conquests (“half of Westeros,” according to Tyrion Lannister) and his propensity for producing bastards, three of which, Obara, Nymeria and Tyene Sand, made quite an impact.
Raised in a country of relative gender equality, the trio collectively known as the Sand Snakes grew into ruthless warriors and master seductresses, epitomizing Dornish culture, and unabashedly following in their father’s footsteps, including his passion and propensity for revenge. After the Red Viper’s death, the Sand Snakes aided Oberyn’s ex-paramour (and Tyene’s mother) Ellaria Sand on her bloodthirsty quest against the Lannisters. After pledging their support to Daenerys Targaryen and meeting with her at Dragonstone, the Sands agreed to return to their home with Yara Greyjoy’s fleet to muster the Dornish forces in preparation for a siege on King’s Landing.