History Characters / GameOfThronesHouseBolton

21st Jun '17 12:35:49 PM EmmaHarrow
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* CanonForeigner: After Luwin, no maester assigned to Winterfell are identified in the books.



* MyMasterRightOrWrong: As with Luwin, he's bound to serve the realm, regardless of the actions of House Bolton.

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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: As with Luwin, he's bound to serve the realm, Winterfell, regardless of the actions of House Bolton.Bolton.
* TrappedInVillainy: He's sworn to dutifully serve the master of Winterfell, even if he is appalled by his actions.
21st Jun '17 12:26:51 PM EmmaHarrow
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed. In the books, he was ordered to spy on Stannis Baratheon pretending to be the Karstarks' maester. In the show, he doesn't do any such thing.
* AdaptationalNameChange: House Bolton's maester was named Tybald in the books.


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16th Jun '17 5:07:09 AM TywinIsGod
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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.
16th Jun '17 5:03:22 AM TywinIsGod
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* {{Foil}}: He's one for Tywin Lannister as both are stoic, MagnificentBastard characters with posh accents as well as deconstructions of the EvilOverlord trope. Whilst Tywin is all about sending a message to people who cross him, Roose is all about trying to keep his own sadistic impulses in check. They also have sociopathic descendants, a son and grandson respectively who practice StupidEvil.

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* {{Foil}}: He's one for Tywin Lannister as both are stoic, MagnificentBastard characters with posh accents as well as deconstructions of the EvilOverlord trope. Whilst Tywin is all about sending a message to people who cross him, Roose is all about trying to keep his own sadistic impulses in check. They also have sociopathic descendants, a son and grandson respectively who practice StupidEvil. Whilst Tywin is able to completely domineer [[TheAllegedBoss King]] [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] due to being two generations his senior, whilst Roose ultimately fails to control Ramsay and dies due to letting his guard down.
14th Jun '17 4:40:54 PM BatmanKalEl
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* He is also everything Ned Stark hates: treacherous, deceitful, dishonorable, cruel, [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]], and opportunistic. Also, contrast their treatment of their illegitimate sons:

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* ** He is also everything Ned Stark hates: treacherous, deceitful, dishonorable, cruel, [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]], and opportunistic. Also, contrast their treatment of their illegitimate sons:



** It's ironic that in the end, Roose did the one thing that Ned, who lovingly raised Jon and brought him up as one of his sons, never did: legitimize his bastard son, give him the family name, and make him his heir -- at the same time, according to [[WordOfGod GRRM]], Roose only did this because he had no other choice and states: "Ramsay gets nothing from Roose."

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** It's ironic that in the end, Roose did the one thing that Ned, who lovingly raised Jon and brought him up as one of his sons, never did: legitimize his bastard son, give him the family name, and make him his heir -- at the same time, according to [[WordOfGod [[Creator/GeorgeRRMartin GRRM]], Roose only did this because he had no other choice and states: "Ramsay gets nothing from Roose."
13th Jun '17 7:22:13 PM k410ren
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, he's described as "neither handsome nor plain". His voice is also described as soft and whispery in the books, but [=McElhatton=]'s [[BadassBaritone deep, smooth voice]] has earned him quite a few fangirls.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, he's described as "neither handsome nor plain". His voice is also described as soft and whispery in the books, but [=McElhatton=]'s [[BadassBaritone deep, smooth voice]] has earned him quite a few fangirls. He's also not as pasty white as he is in the books



* CompositeCharacter: Takes Edwyn Frey's place as the Red Wedding conspirator who reveals to Catelyn that the whole thing is a trap.



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* PragmaticVillainy: "The high road's very pretty Your Grace, but you'll have a hard time marching your army down it."



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once Robb loses Winterfell and the Lannisters win in the Battle of the Blackwater, [[spoiler: Roose realises that it's all downhill from there and orders his bastard son to destroy Winterfell. Then he conspires with Walder Frey, who's also working with Tywin Lannister, to massacre the Starks so that he can become the Warden of the North]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once Robb loses Winterfell and the Lannisters win in the Battle of the Blackwater, [[spoiler: Roose [[spoiler:Roose realises that it's all downhill from there and orders his bastard son to destroy Winterfell. Then he conspires with Walder Frey, who's also working with Tywin Lannister, to massacre the Starks so that he can become the Warden of the North]].


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* ReverseMole: Pretends to be one of these ForTheEvulz.
12th Jun '17 1:20:49 AM TywinIsGod
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Roose Bolton's bastard son, once named "Ramsay Snow" and legitimized after proving his worth to his father. He remains at the Dreadfort when Robb calls the bannermen to march south, and later marches to besiege Winterfell when Theon and the Ironborn capture it in Robb's absence. [[BastardBastard He is by far the most despicable, vile character in the show]], being an utterly unrepentant {{Sadist}} and [[TheSociopath Psychopath]].

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Roose Bolton's bastard son, once named "Ramsay Snow" and legitimized after proving his worth to his father. He remains at the Dreadfort when Robb calls the bannermen to march south, and later marches to besiege Winterfell when Theon and the Ironborn capture it in Robb's absence. [[BastardBastard He is by far the most despicable, vile character in the show]], being an utterly unrepentant {{Sadist}} and [[TheSociopath Psychopath]].Sociopath]].



* DirtyCoward: In "Battle of the Bastards", he [[spoiler:refuses to fight Jon one-on-one, then stands back and watches the battle without getting his own hands dirty. When the knights of the Vale arrive and turn the tide, he turns and retreats to Winterfell. ''Then'' when Wun Wun smashes the main gate and Winterfell is stormed, he retreats. Finally, when he's cornered, he spitefully shoots Wun Wun in the eye and snarks that he's "reconsidered" Jon's offer for one-on-one combat, trying to kill Jon at a distance. He gets his face beaten in when Jon closes in using a shield.]] Quite the 180-degree turn from the shirtless BloodKnight in "The Laws of Gods and Men".

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* DirtyCoward: In "Battle of the Bastards", he [[spoiler:refuses to fight Jon one-on-one, then stands back and watches the battle without getting his own hands dirty. When the knights of the Vale arrive and turn the tide, he turns and retreats to Winterfell. ''Then'' when Wun Wun smashes the main gate and Winterfell is stormed, he retreats. Finally, when he's cornered, he spitefully shoots Wun Wun in the eye and snarks that he's "reconsidered" Jon's offer for one-on-one combat, trying to kill Jon at a distance. He gets his face beaten in when Jon closes in using a shield.]] Quite the 180-degree turn from the shirtless BloodKnight in "The Laws of Gods and Men".Men", as it turns out a lifetime of flaying helpless people after that [[RealityEnsues left him quite unprepared]] for someone who could actually fight back for once.
8th Jun '17 9:42:41 AM GaryKing95
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Roose Bolton's bastard son, once named "Ramsay Snow" and legitimized after proving his worth to his father. He remains at the Dreadfort when Robb calls the bannermen to march south, and later marches to besiege Winterfell when Theon and the Ironborn capture it in Robb's absence. [[BastardBastard He is by far the most despicable, vile character in the show]], being an utterly unrepentant {{Sadist}}.

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Roose Bolton's bastard son, once named "Ramsay Snow" and legitimized after proving his worth to his father. He remains at the Dreadfort when Robb calls the bannermen to march south, and later marches to besiege Winterfell when Theon and the Ironborn capture it in Robb's absence. [[BastardBastard He is by far the most despicable, vile character in the show]], being an utterly unrepentant {{Sadist}}.{{Sadist}} and [[TheSociopath Psychopath]].
3rd Jun '17 5:48:09 PM babyhenchy1
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Being devoured alive by your own dogs while chained down is a horrible way to go. There was no one in the series who deserved it more than Ramsay.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Being devoured alive by your own dogs while chained down is a horrible way to go. There was [[spoiler:Arguably no one better example in the series who deserved it more than Ramsay.history of the series. Him being torn apart by his own hounds is horrific and thoroughly deserved.]]
23rd May '17 11:46:51 AM k410ren
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* HeroKiller: Aside from being a feared commander, Roose was one of the masterminds of the Red Wedding and personally killed Robb Stark.



* {{Troll}}: Most of what he does, see ManipulativeBastard for details. Shown in all his horrifying glory in "The Climb" and onward.

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* {{Troll}}: Most of what he does, see ManipulativeBastard for details. Shown in all his horrifying glory in "The Climb" and onward.onward, like waving a sausage at Theon after pretending that it was Theon's recently severed penis.
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