History Characters / GameOfThronesHouseBolton

10th Dec '16 8:31:25 PM Doldrum27831
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheSociopath: He's a coldhearted sadist who treats his only son as a tool, doesn't care when his 'best hunter' disappears entirely and is willing to commit mass murder to advance his own schemes.

to:

* TheSociopath: He's a coldhearted sadist sadistic tyrant who treats views his only son as a tool, pawn, doesn't care when his 'best hunter' disappears entirely and is willing to commit mass murder to advance his own schemes.
10th Dec '16 8:28:29 PM Doldrum27831
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheSociopath: He's an unfeeling psychotic who treats his only son as a tool, doesn't care when his 'best hunter' disappears entirely and is willing to commit mass murder to advance his own schemes.

to:

* TheSociopath: He's an unfeeling psychotic a coldhearted sadist who treats his only son as a tool, doesn't care when his 'best hunter' disappears entirely and is willing to commit mass murder to advance his own schemes.
27th Nov '16 11:13:10 PM 43110
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: Takes control of House Bolton in Season 6 after he kills his father, but meets his doom before the end of the season.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: For Season 6 alongside the Night's King, Euron Greyjoy and the High Sparrow. He personally acts as the main antagonist of Jon and Sansa's storyline.]]

to:

* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: Takes control of House Bolton in Season 6 after he kills his father, but meets his doom before the end of the season.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: For Season 6 alongside the Night's King, Euron Greyjoy and the High Sparrow. He personally acts as the main antagonist of Jon and Sansa's storyline. He also briefly takes control of House Bolton but meets his doom before the end of the season.]]
30th Oct '16 7:28:19 AM Silverblade2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeconstructedTrope: Of several villainous tropes, specifically TokenEvilTeammate, TyrantTakesTheHelm, EvilOverlord, and TheDreaded.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Instead of being loyal to TheHero in spite of their moral ambiguity or villainy, the Boltons opt to betray and usurp the Starks when it's clear that the war is lost, and an opportunity has been presented wherein they can advance themselves at their liege lords expense.
** TyrantTakesTheHelm: Roose only gets away with his betrayal and usurpation due to the depletion of the Stark forces at the Red Wedding, and the backing of the Lannister controlled Iron Throne. Even then, Roose has to use his political savvy to keep the Bolton regime intact, as many of his vassals want to see him gone.
** TheDreaded: Roose ''does'' use fear to keep his vassals in line, but Ramsey goes overboard, and instead comes to be hated as well as feared, which just makes things more difficult for the Boltons in the long run. [[spoiler: Sansa ends up running away in large part out of fear of what Ramsey could do to her, which as Roose points out, would invite rebellion from the North, and the wrath of the Iron Throne.]]
** EvilOverlord: Roose's pragmatism lets him understand that he has to placate the North in order to keep them in line. [[spoiler: Ramsey ''doesn't'' so when he takes control, the only houses to stay loyal are the Umbers and the Karstarks, who do so out of hatred of the Wildlings and the Starks respectively. Every other house is either neutral or fighting against them because they hate the Boltons ''that'' much. In the end, Ramsey's StupidEvil antics end up destroying his hold on the North and House Bolton.]]

to:

* DeconstructedTrope: Of several villainous tropes, specifically TokenEvilTeammate, TyrantTakesTheHelm, EvilOverlord, and TheDreaded.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Instead of being loyal to TheHero in spite of their moral ambiguity or villainy, the Boltons opt to betray and usurp the Starks when it's clear that the war is lost, and an opportunity has been presented wherein they can advance themselves at their liege lords expense.
** TyrantTakesTheHelm: Roose only gets away with his betrayal and usurpation due to the depletion of the Stark forces at the Red Wedding, and the backing of the Lannister controlled Iron Throne. Even then, Roose has to use his political savvy to keep the Bolton regime intact, as many of his vassals want to see him gone.
**
TheDreaded: Deconstructed. Roose ''does'' use fear to keep his vassals in line, but Ramsey goes overboard, and instead comes to be hated as well as feared, which just makes things more difficult for the Boltons in the long run. [[spoiler: Sansa ends up running away in large part out of fear of what Ramsey could do to her, which as Roose points out, would invite rebellion from the North, and the wrath of the Iron Throne.]]
** EvilOverlord: Roose's pragmatism lets him understand that he has to placate the North in order to keep them in line. [[spoiler: Ramsey ''doesn't'' so when he takes control, the only houses to stay loyal are the Umbers and the Karstarks, who do so out of hatred of the Wildlings and the Starks respectively. Every other house is either neutral or fighting against them because they hate the Boltons ''that'' much. In the end, Ramsey's StupidEvil antics end up destroying his hold on the North and House Bolton.]]
]]


Added DiffLines:

* EvilOverlord: Deconstructed. Roose's pragmatism lets him understand that he has to placate the North in order to keep them in line. [[spoiler: Ramsey ''doesn't'' so when he takes control, the only houses to stay loyal are the Umbers and the Karstarks, who do so out of hatred of the Wildlings and the Starks respectively. Every other house is either neutral or fighting against them because they hate the Boltons ''that'' much. In the end, Ramsey's StupidEvil antics end up destroying his hold on the North and House Bolton.]]


Added DiffLines:

* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Deconstructed. Roose only gets away with his betrayal and usurpation due to the depletion of the Stark forces at the Red Wedding, and the backing of the Lannister controlled Iron Throne. Even then, Roose has to use his political savvy to keep the Bolton regime intact, as many of his vassals want to see him gone.
27th Oct '16 10:05:15 PM babyhenchy1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[spoiler:Even when chained up and at Sansa's mercy, he still can't resist doing this, taunting her with the fact that what he did to her will always be present. This doesn't end well for him.]]
27th Oct '16 10:59:23 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: For Season 6 alongside the Night's King, Euron Greyjoy and the High Septon. He personally acts as the main antagonist of Jon and Sansa's storyline.]]

to:

* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: For Season 6 alongside the Night's King, Euron Greyjoy and the High Septon.Sparrow. He personally acts as the main antagonist of Jon and Sansa's storyline.]]
27th Oct '16 10:58:28 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdaptationExpansion: Ramsay only appears in two of the five published books and is mainly part of Theon's story arc. The show gives him several additional scenes and moments that vastly expands his role.

to:

* AdaptationExpansion: Ramsay only appears in two of the five published books and is mainly part of Theon's story arc. The show gives him several additional scenes and moments that vastly expands his role. Ironically, it also ''tones down'' his cruelty which says a lot.
27th Oct '16 1:07:06 AM Aerro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[spoiler: And in the aftermath of the second episode of Season Six, Ramsey has now unequivocally usurped Joffrey's position as the most despicable character in all of Westeros. Joffrey might have been a [[CallBack "vicious idiot [of] a king"]] but he never killed his own father and then had his stepmother and newborn brother fed alive to dogs ''just so'' he could be in charge.]]

to:

** [[spoiler: And in the aftermath of the second episode of Season Six, Ramsey has now unequivocally usurped Joffrey's position as the most despicable character in all of Westeros. Joffrey might have been a [[CallBack "vicious idiot [of] a king"]] but he never killed his own father and then had his stepmother and newborn brother fed alive to dogs ''just so'' he could be in charge. Following his death in "The Battle of the Bastards", Cersei quickly moves in to scoop up his vacant crown one episode later.]]
27th Oct '16 1:02:53 AM Aerro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[spoiler:He kills Osha after she tries to assassinate him.]]



* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: He is the last living Bolton after murdering his father, stepmother and newborn brother to secure his position. With his death in the Battle of the Bastards, House Bolton's line has come to an end.]]

to:

* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: He is the last living Bolton after murdering his father, his elder trueborn brothers, stepmother and newborn brother to secure his position. With his death in the Battle of the Bastards, House Bolton's line has come to an end.]]



* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: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. After the first couple of punches, Ramsay starts laughing deliriously. After a few more punches, he suddenly ''stops'' laughing.]]

to:

* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: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. After the first couple of punches, Ramsay starts laughing deliriously. After a few more punches, he suddenly ''stops'' laughing.laughing when it becomes clear that Jon is going to kill him then and there.]]
27th Oct '16 12:54:53 AM Aerro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[spoiler: Murdering his father, stepmother and younger brother to become head of House Bolton and Warden of the North has two major problems. First, Roose had been able uphold the Boltons' dominion over the North despite Ramsay's impulses due to his pragmatism and political savvy in maintaining the support of the Lannisters and the Northern houses, qualities that [[StupidEvil Ramsay]] lacks. Second, killing Walda will likely ruin the Boltons alliance with the Freys, who control one of the most vital routes in and out of the North, and at a time when the Boltons are in desperate need of allies.]]

to:

** [[spoiler: Murdering his father, stepmother and younger brother to become head of House Bolton and Warden of the North has two major problems. First, Roose had been able uphold the Boltons' dominion over the North despite Ramsay's impulses due to his pragmatism and political savvy in maintaining the support of the Lannisters and the Northern houses, qualities that [[StupidEvil Ramsay]] lacks. Second, killing Walda will likely ruin ruined the Boltons alliance with the Freys, who control one of the most vital routes in and out of the North, and at a time when the Boltons are in desperate need of allies.]]


Added DiffLines:

* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: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. After the first couple of punches, Ramsay starts laughing deliriously. After a few more punches, he suddenly ''stops'' laughing.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 874. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.GameOfThronesHouseBolton