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The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked

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6. Oberyn Martell vs. Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane

Episode: Season 4, Episode 8, “The Mountain and the Viper”

This is another battle between just two men, but it’s one of the most unmerciful battles in the entire series. Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) agrees to fight in trial by combat for Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) since his opponent, Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), raped and murdered his sister years ago. The battle begins in Oberyn’s favor, with him landing some very good shots. But he gets cocky and emotional, taunting his opponent and hedging him to admit what he did to his sister. It leads to a slip-up and Oberyn getting his eyes caved in by The Mountain’s massive thumbs. It’s disgusting and hard to watch, but also one of the most remarkable moments in Game of Thrones history.

 

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