History Characters / GameOfThronesHouseBolton

14th Jan '18 11:31:02 AM TrollBrutal
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* VillainDecay: In Season 4, he is shown to be a BloodKnight MasterSwordsman who is able to defeat the "most vicious killers on the Iron Islands" while shirtless, with contemptuous ease. Come Season 6, he's a DirtyCoward who goes down after a few punches to the face. Then again, it is [[OneManArmy Jon Snow beating him up.]]
14th Jan '18 9:51:58 AM 309216364
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* VillainDecay: In Season 4, he is shown to be a BloodKnight MasterSwordsman who is able to defeat the "most vicious killers on the Iron Islands" while shirtless, with contemptuous ease. Come Season 6, he's a DirtyCoward who goes down after a few punches to the face.

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* VillainDecay: In Season 4, he is shown to be a BloodKnight MasterSwordsman who is able to defeat the "most vicious killers on the Iron Islands" while shirtless, with contemptuous ease. Come Season 6, he's a DirtyCoward who goes down after a few punches to the face. Then again, it is [[OneManArmy Jon Snow beating him up.]]
8th Jan '18 4:08:36 PM bodhirook
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** This trope is so much of a part of his personality it shows up in minor things. When everyone else is worried about winter and having enough food, Ramsay is having a big private feast to himself, made up of animals he should have kept alive for the hard times ahead. Ramsay does what he wants when he wants without thinking of something as simple as how to have enough food for the future.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Ramsay is always his own first priority and he thinks of little beyond satisfying his own sadistic desires, never paying attention to the consequences of Them for House Bolton. Like his other flaws, this comes back to bite him in Season 6 when he murders his father and brother to gain power, damaging House Bolton's hold on the North, and his complete disregard for the lives of his men means that his army is wiped out, letting Jon's forces take back Winterfell and execute Ramsay.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Ramsay is always and forever his own first priority and he thinks of little beyond satisfying his own sadistic desires, never paying attention to the consequences of Them for House Bolton. Bolton, and repeatedly showing that no one else matters to him in the slightest. Like his other flaws, this comes back to bite him in Season 6 when he murders his father and brother to gain power, damaging House Bolton's hold on the North, and his complete disregard for the lives of his men means that his army is wiped out, letting Jon's forces take back Winterfell and execute Ramsay.Ramsay in a truly horrifying manner.



* LackOfEmpathy: As you may have figured out by now, empathy isn't Ramsay's strong suit.



* LaughingMad: When the "Battle of the Bastards" finally comes down to a one-on-one between him and Jon, Jon ends up straddling Ramsay's chest, pummeling him to a bloody pulp with his fists for all the hell Ramsay has done to his family and the devastation Ramsay has wreaked. After the first couple of punches, Ramsay starts laughing deliriously. After a few more punches, he suddenly ''stops'' laughing when it becomes clear that Jon is going to kill him then and there -- but Jon stops when he sees his sister Sansa, who finds Ramsay awake (and smiling the best he can) in the dungeons. Then Sansa feeds Ramsay to Ramsay's own starving dogs.

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* LaughingMad: When the "Battle of the Bastards" finally comes down to a one-on-one between him and Jon, Jon ends up straddling Ramsay's chest, pummeling him to a bloody pulp with his fists for all the hell Ramsay has done to his family and the devastation Ramsay has wreaked. After the first couple of punches, Ramsay starts laughing deliriously. After a few more punches, he suddenly ''stops'' laughing when it becomes clear that Jon is going to kill him then and there -- but Jon stops when he sees his sister Sansa, who finds Ramsay awake (and smiling the best he can) in the dungeons. Then Sansa feeds Ramsay to Ramsay's own starving dogs.dogs and the smile promptly disappears.


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** He also overestimates his cunning and abilities as a ruler and pays dearly for it in Season 6.


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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse!: There's little about his appearance to suggest he's the sadistic monster he is.


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* AssholeVictim: Her death was very much deserved and no one wastes any time pretending to be very sad about it.


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* KarmicDeath: She is killed by Theon whose torture she has participated in. She is also fed to the dogs afterwards just like the girls she and Ramsay used to hunt and he forgets about her quickly afterwards, showing she was never as important to him as she imagined.


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* {{Sadist}}: She's clearly not too far behind Ramsay in this department.
* SmugSnake: She's quite full of herself and tends to imagine she's more important to Ramsay than she is.
* ToThePain: She tells Sansa about some of the horrible tortures she has in mind for her. This is the final straw for Theon who snaps back and tosses her to her death.
7th Jan '18 10:48:17 AM bodhirook
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** He makes it clear he doesn't have a high view of Ramsay and sees him as a vicious fool who causes problems for his rule. His dim view of Ramsay is repeatedly shown to be completely justified.
7th Jan '18 10:45:16 AM bodhirook
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* CardCarryingVillain: Ramsay clearly revels in all the pain and misery he causes and enjoys the reputation he gains from it.


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* SlasherSmile: He has a truly nightmarish one.
3rd Jan '18 6:45:38 AM oforiousmic
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* ShadowArchetype: To ''Tywin Lannister'' of all people. Both are the patriarchs of their families, both are StraightEdgeEvil and [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastards]] who usually [[TheStoic lock down their emotions]] and both have evil descendants (Ramsay for Roose, Joffrey for Tywin), both employ ''other'' psychopaths as their top enforcers (Locke and Gregor Clegane, respectively) but while Tywin is defined by his PragmaticVillainy and total devotion to his family's legacy, Roose every now and then lets slip that he just might be in it ForTheEvulz, although he's far more subtle about it than his son. And both betrayed their kings. It's also fun to point out that Michael [=McElhatton=] looks quite a bit [[http://img.pandawhale.com/125547-Charles-Dance-1992-Tywin-Lanni-0rYT.jpeg like a younger Charles Dance]]. They also both die varyingly [[UndignifedDeath Undignified Deaths]] at the hands of their respective sons.

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* ShadowArchetype: To ''Tywin Lannister'' of all people. Both are the patriarchs of their families, both are StraightEdgeEvil and [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastards]] who usually [[TheStoic lock down their emotions]] and both have evil descendants (Ramsay for Roose, Joffrey for Tywin), both employ ''other'' psychopaths as their top enforcers (Locke and Gregor Clegane, respectively) but while Tywin is defined by his PragmaticVillainy and total devotion to his family's legacy, Roose every now and then lets slip that he just might be in it ForTheEvulz, although he's far more subtle about it than his son. And both betrayed their kings. It's also fun to point out that Michael [=McElhatton=] looks quite a bit [[http://img.pandawhale.com/125547-Charles-Dance-1992-Tywin-Lanni-0rYT.jpeg like a younger Charles Dance]]. They also both die varyingly [[UndignifedDeath Undignified Deaths]] {{Undignified Death}}s at the hands of their respective sons.
1st Jan '18 9:40:38 AM bodhirook
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Ramsay is always his own first priority and he thinks of little beyond his own sadistic desires, never paying attention to the consequences of Them for House Bolton.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Ramsay is always his own first priority and he thinks of little beyond satisfying his own sadistic desires, never paying attention to the consequences of Them for House Bolton. Like his other flaws, this comes back to bite him in Season 6 when he murders his father and brother to gain power, damaging House Bolton's hold on the North, and his complete disregard for the lives of his men means that his army is wiped out, letting Jon's forces take back Winterfell and execute Ramsay.


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Big time. He murders Roose to take over, turning the Northern Houses he hadn't already pissed off with his sadistic actions against him, his abuse of Sansa is what causes her to flee Winterfell and his military decisions cause his army to be wiped out. It's fair to say that Ramsay played a crucial role in restoring the Starks to power.
1st Jan '18 9:31:49 AM bodhirook
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* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: All of Roose's actions for the protection and benefit of House Bolton almost instantly after his death and House Bolton is destroyed and doomed to be forgotten.



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Initially played straight and taken to ridiculous levels as Ramsay survives fighting Ironborn and Bolton soldiers without so much as a scratch to show for it. Finally averted in Battle of The Bastards when Jon gets his hands on him and inflicts a brutal beatdown on him. In his last scene, Ramsay is covered in blood, dirt and in so much pain he struggles to speak. That's before his hounds come and start tearing him apart, starting with his face.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Initially played straight and taken to ridiculous levels as Ramsay survives fighting Ironborn and Bolton Baratheon soldiers without so much as a scratch to show for it. Finally averted in Battle of The Bastards when Jon gets his hands on him and inflicts a brutal beatdown on him. In his last scene, Ramsay is covered in blood, dirt and in so much pain he struggles to speak. That's before his hounds come and start tearing him apart, starting with his face.


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** He could also be seen as one for Tyrion Lannister. Both were born with things that caused people to write Them off (Ramsay being a bastard and Tyrion being a dwarf) and grew up under the thumb of cold abusive fathers who made their low opinions of Them known while still using Then to further Their goals. The difference is that Tyrion is one of the kindest, most noble and intelligent characters in the series while Ramsay is...well, just look at the rest of the tropes used here.
1st Jan '18 3:46:49 AM bodhirook
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* AssholeVictim: It's downplayed due to being done by [[spoiler: Ramsay]] who is several magnitudes worse but [[spoiler: Roose's death]] was still a case of this.


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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: He betrays and murders Robb and House Stark to save House Bolton from being wiped out by The Lannisters yet his betrayal, combined with Ramsay's actions, turns the other Northern houses against him and causes House Bolton to be wiped out anyway.


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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Initially played straight and taken to ridiculous levels as Ramsay survives fighting Ironborn and Bolton soldiers without so much as a scratch to show for it. Finally averted in Battle of The Bastards when Jon gets his hands on him and inflicts a brutal beatdown on him. In his last scene, Ramsay is covered in blood, dirt and in so much pain he struggles to speak. That's before his hounds come and start tearing him apart, starting with his face.


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** Averted at the worst possible time when he misses a perfect opportunity to kill Jon to deal the final blow to an already dying Wun-Wun. Jon promptly takes him down easily.


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** This also present in his torture and castration of Theon. Theon is so psychologically broken that he ends up being no use as a negotiator, which is what Roose had hoped for, and his castration means that Balon has no interest in trying to get him back, making him useless as a bargaining chip. It's clear from Ramsay's reaction that he never considered the consequences of his actions.


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* FateWorseThanDeath: If you happen to fall into Ramsay's hands, pray to all the gods that he simply kills you quickly.


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* ItsAllAboutMe: Ramsay is always his own first priority and he thinks of little beyond his own sadistic desires, never paying attention to the consequences of Them for House Bolton.


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* JustDesserts: His ultimate fate.


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** There's also the fact that he's easily the most sadistic character in the show and is given one of the most horrific and painful deaths.
24th Dec '17 3:34:32 AM ReginaRugina
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** Subverted in Battle of the Bastards when he becomes more complacent after killing his father and no longer feeling the need to fight enemies except psychologically.

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** Subverted Ultimately subverted in Season 6 where his only feats are stabbing his unprepared father, having Walda killed and counter-assasinating Osha. By the time of Battle of the Bastards when he becomes more complacent after killing his father essentially fat and complacent, no longer feeling the need to fight enemies except psychologically. like he did shirtless against the Ironborn.
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