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In their latest attempt to drive us all mad with anticipation for Season 4, HBO has unveiled a series of promotional photographs showing Game of Thrones’s main characters, plus a few new faces for the season. Perhaps the most exciting pic of them all is one depicting new characters Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand. So now that you’ve seen what the pair will look like on the show, what do you think?

You may recall there was some outrage when Pedro Pascal was cast as Oberyn, with critics voicing concerns that the actor was too white for the role as he is described in the source material, A Song of Ice and Fire, and series author George R. R. Martin shooting back by defending Pedro’s casting. Now that we’ve seen Pedro as Oberyn alongside his paramour, Ellaria, we have to agree with George that it looks like the show found the right man for the job. Pedro has dark hair and dark eyes, and looks decidedly more exotic than the Lannisters and Tyrells with whom he’ll be interacting. There’s also a “crazy like a fox” look in his eyes that really seems to capture Oberyn’s spirit from the books.

As far as Ellaria Sand is concerned, Indira Varma didn’t face the same type of criticism as Pedro (Indira is half Indian), and she definitely looks like how we’ve always pictured Ellaria. Sexy and intense, she should make a fitting foil for Cersei.

We have to say, after seeing this photo, we really can’t wait to see this Dornish pair in action!