'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Is About To Upset Fans In A Major Way

July 29, 2014 3:19 PM

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The majority of the newest cast members will play characters from Dorne, one of the regions of the Seven Kingdom's where Season 5 is expected to spend a decent amount of time. Last season we met the beloved fallen hero Oberyn Martell, Prince of Dorne, who gushed about his home country's forward-thinking. Its laws of equal inheritance among men and women and its lack of a stigma toward illegitimate children are two things highly uncommon in the rest of the male-dominated Seven Kingdoms.

One storyline of note in George R.R. Martin's book series (semi-spoiler alert for non-book readers) is the Dornish character Arianne Matell, who is Oberyn's niece, the daughter of Doran Martell and, most important, the heiress of Dorne. The fact of a woman ruling a region in the Seven Kingdoms is ne...

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