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Game of Thrones Season 4: Oberyn Martell Dream Casting (PHOTOS)

Game of Thrones Season 3 still has two big episodes coming up, but eyes are already turning to Season 4. Writer George R. R. Martin recently confirmed that three key characters are currently being cast. Amongst them is Oberyn Martell, AKA the Red Viper, a swaggering, butt-kicking prince of Dorne, and one of the most prominent fan-favorite characters who has yet to appear on screen. The internet is abuzz with ideas about who should play the part, and we can't help but throw our hats in the ring. ;

For those who don't know, Oberyn is part of the older cohort of characters (we're thinking they'll cast him around the same age as Ned, Cat, etc.) and is
described as such in the books: "His face is lined and saturnine, with thin arched eyebrows and large black eyes. He has lustrous black hair streaked with silver." His skin is described as dark, though not necessarily brown, making him racially ambiguous. George Martin has described Dorne as influenced by Moorish Spain and Palestine and, given the show's relative lack of racial diversity, we hope the casting department will take the addition of Dorne as an opportunity to bring on more non-white actors.

With all that in mind, here are six actors we think could rock the part.

05.30.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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