Game of Thrones Spoilers: Who Is Tyrion’s Champion?
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Game of Thrones Spoilers: Who Is Tyrion’s Champion?

In Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 6, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) made the surprise move during his “farce” of a trial to demand a trial by combat. And why not? Things worked out for him ok the last time he went that route in Season 1.

But who will fight for Tyrion this time? Will Bronn come to his rescue again? Or will he call on his brother Jaime, who’s anxious to prove he’s still got it as a one-handed 40-year-old? Read on to find out!

Warning! This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, click away now if you don’t want to know!

Tyrion will have a champion, but it won’t be Jamie or Bronn. In the books, Tyrion asks Bronn but he declines. Why? For a couple reasons: first off, Cersei has paid him off handsomely, and second, Bronn’s afraid he’ll lose since Cersei has chosen the Mountain, the Hound’s enormous and scary brother, as her champion, someone one-handed Jaime would also be an idiot to oppose. So who does that leave left for Tyrion?

Luckily for the “Lion of Lannister," there’s one established fighter in King’s Landing who’s aching for a shot at the Mountain: Oberyn Martell. Oberyn approaches Tyrion and asks him to name him as his champion so that the Mountain might finally receive justice for what he did to Oberyn’s sister. Oberyn taking the side of a Lannister, didn’t see that one coming!

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