You stabbed him. You murdered him. Now say his name! SAY IT!
unOberyn Star-Eyes Martell.
Do you know of someone in the series that wields a spear or staff that has blades on both ends?
Symeon Star-Eyes fought with a long staff with blades at both ends and would spin it in his hands to chop down two men at once.
“There was a knight once who couldn’t see,” Bran said stubbornly, as Ser Rodrik went on below. “Old Nan told me about him. He had a long staff with blades at both ends and he could spin it in his hands and chop two men at once.”“Symeon Star-Eyes,” Luwin said as he marked numbers in a book. “When he lost his eyes, he put star sapphires in the empty sockets, or so the singers claim. Bran, that is only a story, like the tales of Florian the Fool. A fable from the Age of Heroes.” The maester tsked. “You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.”The mention of dreams reminded him. “I dreamed about the crow again last night. The one with three eyes. He flew into my bedchamber and told me to come with him, so I did. We went down to the crypts. Father was there, and we talked. He was sad.”-A Game of Thrones – Bran VII
Bran’s dreams are real. But I doubt GRRM would introduce this man will a long staff or spear in the sixth or seventh book, 5 to 8 thousand pages into the story.
The most prominent spear-man and person with that kind of deadly ability is Oberyn Martell. And the show may have done more foreshadowing of this than much more subtle GRRM has.
Maybe a blade on both ends is not literal weapon but a metaphor.
If I die, you die. Oberyn won either way. Just like his match with Gregor, the two men Oberyn chopped down were both himself and his foe.
It was death on both ends because his dagger was poisoned. He wins even if he loses the match because Gregor “died” a far more gruesome death all; while getting Dorne riled up and ready to go to war.
If we have unGregor, wouldn’t it be fitting to have unOberyn?
unOberyn would unBe the fucking coolest sapphire eyed Other since… since…. well Symeon Star-Eyes from the previous Long Night.
Isobel Harper found this great passage and wrote:
“Ask Jaremy Rykker how ineffective UnOberyn would be. Oh wait… ”
The other wight, the one-handed thing that had once been a ranger named Jafer Flowers, had also been destroyed, cut near to pieces by a dozen swords … but not before it had slain Ser Jaremy Rykker and four other men.
Ser Jaremy had finished the job of hacking its head off, yet had died all the same when the headless corpse pulled his own dagger from its sheath and buried it in his bowels.
Strength and courage did not avail much against foemen who would not fall because they were already dead; even arms and armor offered small protection.
-A Game of Thrones, Jon VIII
And if he is Symeon Star-Eyes, the show shoved and exploded it in our faces.