I have a question regarding Game of Thrones:
Does the Trial By Combat thing actually work in this universe? I had assumed it was just tradition to keep the people who swing swords about relatively content with however an argument ends. Then I considered it further, and it seems like every case of it ended up being decided justly.
*Tyrion just happens to have a champion at hand who can beat the knight at the Eyrie.
*The Hound defeats Beric in battle despite his fear of fire, which may seem wrong since was accused of killing Mycah, but then he was already on the path that presumably would take him to find some peace, and not many people in the Seven Kingdoms can say that.
*The Mountain seems to win his battle over Tyrion’s life… but he took a fatal blow and was clearly defeated before his last-ditch retaliation “won” the fight.