First Look At The Game of Thrones Sand Snakes of DorneMarch 3, 2015
Game of Thrones heads to Dorne this season. A new video showcasing the Dorne armoury with weapon designer Tommy Dunne shows the first footage of the legendary Sand Snakes of Dorne, three tough female warriors and the daughters of fan favourite Oberyn Martell.
Obara Sand (Keisha Castle-Hughes) carries a spear that looks reminiscent of Oberyn’s, Tyene Sand’s (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) weapons of choice are double daggers and Nymeria Sand (Jessica Henwick) brandishes a stunning whip.
When the Red Viper first appeared in last season’s Game of Thrones he quickly transitioned in the eyes of viewers from just another menacing stranger among the more known players to a hero of sorts, fighting to avenge the murder of his sister and a champion of Tyrion. His exit from the show would be the most gruesome death on Game of Thrones to date, and that’s saying a lot.
While the appearance of these characters will mean more to fans of the books than show watchers in the beginning, the addition of the Sand Snakes will likely shake up the balance of power in a big way. Characters have come and gone throughout the seasons but the prominent female characters of the show have not only survived, but have been tough contenders in the race for power and vengeance. With an axe to grind over the murder of their father, Cersei may have just met her match in the form of three Sand Snakes. Season five of HBO’s Game of Thrones will premiere on April 12, 2015.