In the Song of Fire and Ice books, there are many references to the idea that nothing offends the gods more than killing a relative ("kin-slaying") or killing a guest of yours who has eaten bread and salt under your roof ("guest-right").
But, far from people who do these things suffering or being ill-fated, as claimed in legends like the Rat Cook, they seem to tend to do rather well - if anything, they seem almost blessed with good luck.
Here's every example I can think of:
- Tyrion (in the books) dodges two plagues which hit people around him, survives a shipwrecking and escapes slavery, execution and castration many times
- Ramsay goes from being an unwanted bastard to the legitimised heir of the whole of the North
- In the Knight of the Seven Kingdoms:
- Maekar is one of the few Targaryens to escape the Spring Sickness unscathed; as do his sons. He becomes king and his heirs continue the line of kings, despite being fourth in line
- Brynden Rivers becomes the most powerful man in the Kingdom, then lives for an unnatural amount of time influencing events across the kingdom from under a tree
Are there any examples of such people actually suffering ill fate, bad luck or anything similar?