Reactions to Oberyn Martell's death. Oberyn's death brings Dorne into the story with a vengeance, as it were: new characters will enter the narrative with loads of momentum. Also, this is George R.R. Martin we're talking about: if a character is about to achieve some kind of noble goal, he therefore must die. Five crushed beetles out of a possible five: as good a GoT episode as I've ever seen.