During the trial of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) on Game of Thrones, Season 4, Episode 6, we learn that Tywin (Charles Dance) planned to send Tyrion to the Wall rather than execute him when found guilty for the murder of Joffrey.
Tyrion seemed to go along with the plan until Shae (Sibel Kekilli) testified against him and he decided to throw a wrench in his father’s plan by demanding a trial by combat. If Tyrion is still found guilty at the trial by combat, will he still be sent to the Wall? Or did he quash that when he went against Tywin’s plans?
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While Tyrion found his trip to the Wall intriguing in Season 1, he will not be returning there anytime soon. Nor will he be executed. So does that mean he will be found innocent in his trial by combat?
Nope, guilty as can be! So what happens?
In the books, Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) volunteers to be Tyrion’s champion in his trial against the Mountain, Gregor Clegane. While Oberyn is an accomplished fighter and has his way with the Mountain, he eventually lets his emotions get the best of him and loses the fight, and his life. Tyrion is found guilty, but while he is awaiting his sentence he is sprung from his jail cell by Jaime and Varys. Tyrion is then spirited away to Essos where he begins the next phase of his story in exile.