The Game of Thrones finale in May 2019 remains one of the most talked about topics among fans who enjoyed the HBO show. However, reflecting a little on the scenes of the fourth season, the actor Pedro Pascal, was revealing the reason why the death of his character, Prince Oberyn Martell, was one of his favorites, despite how horrific. what was it
Recall that Pascal’s arrival as Oberyn Martell occurred during the fourth season of Game of Thrones, who arrives in King’s Landing to attend the marriage of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) instead of his brother, Prince Doran (Alexander Siddig). But, her character actually had an ulterior motive for why she was attending the royal wedding.
In the show, the prince reveals that his sister, Elia Martell, and her children were killed by Tywin Lannister’s knight (Charles Dance), Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), during the Sack of King’s Landing. decades before. So Oberyn was looking for a way to get revenge on him.
Until the opportunity finally comes when he offers himself as the champion of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), in a fight to prove his innocence for the death of King Joffrey. At first, Oberyn gains the advantage over Clegane because of his great speed and agility with the spear, which contained manticore poison. But, overconfident in getting him to talk about the murders he committed, he is knocked down by Clegane who grabs him by the head gouging out his eyes before crushing his skull with his huge hands.
However, in an interview for Esquire, Pedro Pascal revealed what he felt about one of the most shocking scenes in the Game of Thrones series, assuring that it is also one of his favorites, especially because of the impressive way someone can crush the head of another person with his hands.
“[Me] makes you feel like a boss. If I’m really up there, and if I’m between the three [escenas de muerte más memorables], I mean… everything that follows is kind of useless. It’s like, what am I doing? Why do I keep trying? I did it”.
Pascal certainly loved filming this episode and it’s clear he’s delighted to be among the group of characters who had shocking deaths in the Game of Thrones series. But, thanks to Oberyn’s death, some of the show’s story took big twists, with Tyrion’s escape from King’s Landing and the death of his father Tywin Lannister.
Now, viewers are hoping Game of Thrones prequel spin-off House of the Dragon will top the show with shocking scenes like the one Pedro Pascal had in the HBO series.
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