If y’all haven’t realized yet, in the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire universe I am wild for Dorne and the Dornish. For this reason, a line from last night’s episode of GoT pissed me off.
"We met, you and I. Many years ago. You had just been born. Our lord father brought me and my sister Elia with him on a visit to Casterly Rock.”
Let’s compare that to the lines from A Storm of Swords:
"We have met before, I would not expect you to remember though, You were smaller than you are now. It was many years ago, when my mother ruled in Dorne and your lord father was Hand to a different king. I visited Casterly rock with my mother, her consort, and my sister Elia.”
One of the things that sets Dorne apart from the rest of the realm is that in Dorne, women have the same inheritance rights as men. The first born child is the heir, no matter the sex. Oberyn Martell never had a lord father. His mother was Princess of Dorne, ruling in her own right, and she had a consort.
It’s an unnecessary and stupid change and I don’t like its implications.
If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one?
“‘You belong to me now,’ he said. ‘I want you to fuck me like this is my last night in this world.’”
Game Of Thrones Character Per Episode:
↳ Oberyn Martell (4x06, The Laws of Gods and Men)
Oberyn Martell in 4.06 The Laws of Gods and Men
→ She burned bright as any man // Leila Bekhti as Arianne Martell