GRRM tells us about the guest right and kinslaying from the beginning of AGOT, then he serves up a spectacular example of each; the Red Wedding and the murder of Tywin Lannister by his son Tyrion.
Slowly and steadily the Freys are paying for their sins, but will the worst ever happen to Tyrion? The posters here don't think so, in fact, whenever a thread about the end of the series appears, a substantial number of them, if not a majority, predict that Tyrion will not only survive the saga but become Lord of Casterly Rock and Hand of the King, married to some fabulously beautiful highborn maid or other, partying with the ladies of the night, and so on and so forth. But I don't agree, I think, like any good Lannister, he'll eventually have to pay his debt to the gods, his family, and society even though so far his plot armor has been impregnable. Neither the power of the Iron Throne nor the power of gold can save a person cursed by the gods and the long-held beliefs of men. More important, myths, legends, graphic novels* and the story of Bael the Bard tell us that nothing, nothing, justifies kinslaying in the eyes of gods and men.
Here's what I think might happen: Tyrion finally claws his way up from slavery to Lordship, and just after some triumph he'll be killed, not by one of his many powerful enemies, but by some insignificant person he hasn't seriously harmed.
Or a bounty hunter finally gets the right head
Or Bron will kill him, for the right price, of course.
IMO, Tyrion's death has been telegraphed loud and clear and it will be written to make as big an impact as the deaths of Robb, Joffrey or Tywin. Does anyone else out there agree?
*The Sandman series.
Edited by Sand Snake No. 9, 27 April 2012 - 03:24 AM.