Oh, Oberyn (Pedro Pascal), we already miss you. The swaggering prince of Dorne only showed up at the start of Game of Thrones Season 4, but he quickly became a fan favorite before meeting his untimely end at the hands of The Mountain (Thor Bjornsson), the very person he came to King's Landing to kill. Oh, cruel Westeros.
Still, in the short time we knew him, Oberyn gave us plenty of awesome scenes — and even more memorable quotes. So in honor of the fallen hero, we've gathered his best quips, insights, and moments of philosophy right here.
On making his presence known: "Tell your father I'm here — and tell him the Lannisters aren't the only ones who pay their debts."
On Lannisters: "May I tell you a secret? You're not a golden lion. You're just a pink little man who's far too slow on the draw."
On bastards: "Bastards are born of passion, aren't they? We don't despise them in Dorne."
On bisexulaity: "Then everyone is missing half the world's pleasure. 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, when it comes to love — I don't choose sides."
On cultural differences: "People everywhere have their differences. In some places, the highborn frown upon those of low birth. In other places, the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful."
On the lack of certain assets: "I have been to Essos and seen the Unsullied firsthand. They are very impressive on the battlefield. Less so in the bedroom."
On seeing the world: "It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us."
On baby Tyrion: "Your head was a bit large. Your arms and legs were a bit small, but no claw. No red eye. No tail between your legs. Just a tiny pink cock. We didn't try to hide our disappointment. 'That's not a monster,' I told Cersei. 'That's just a baby.'"
On his favorite things: "It is rare to meet a Lannister who shares my enthusiasm for dead Lannisters."
Famous last words: "Elia Martell of Dorne. You raped her, you murdered her. You killed her children."
Will you miss Oberyn? Let us know in the comments below.
Catch the next episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 on June 8, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.